Dear colleagues and friends, we would like to thank you for the pleasant collaborations in 2016. We are looking forward to working with you in the upcoming year! Our best wishes for a pleasant holiday season and a prosperous New Year!
Happy holiday wishes from Wangshu, Edith, Violet, Georg, Manuela, Silvia, Florian, and Francisco!
Thank you for participating in LBS 2016, the 13th Conference on Location-Based Services!
From 14 to 16 November 2016, the conference was once again organized by the ICA Commission on Location-Based Services and the Research Group Cartography, taking place at TU Vienna. After its initiation at TU Vienna in 2002, the conference travelled around the world – with venues in Austria, China, Germany, and United Kingdom.
This year we were again priviledged to host more than 120 participants from 23 countries, contributing to the conference with high quality presentations and inspiring discussions. Thank you for making the conference such a memorable event again!
Photos of the event can be found at Google Photos.
A review of the event by the Viennese company indoo.rs can be found here: slaminfo.indoo.rs/lbs-vienna-2016-review
On November 11, two students presented their bachelor theses: Mariela Nazlamova presented her work “Open Government Data in Austria. Analyzing the Potential of Cartographic Visualization of Spatial Administration Data” (supervised by Gartner and Ledermann), and Christopher Kmen presented his work on replicating the basemap.at map style for OSM data.
For Mariela, this was the last step in completing her studies at TU Wien – congratulations and best wishes for your future career!
We are looking forward to a new era of the Research Group Cartography by welcoming our new colleagues Silvia Klettner and Francisco Porras Bernárdez.
Silvia is a psychologist by training and has gained experiences in the context of modern cartography by working in the EmoMap project and at the Mobility Group of the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). Francisco is an alumni of the International Master Programme on Cartography and was one of the outstanding students in this programme.
Both are enthusiastic about modern cartography and will work together with Florian Ledermann, Manuela Schmidt (who is back in the team as a Project Assistant by working part-time on a project with the Austrian Federal Railways) and the Chinese Scholarship Holder Wangshu Wang. The scientific team will be supported by Violet Derman (secretariat) and Edith Wandl (special tasks).
– Georg Gartner
The project needs to be completed until mid-December and would be paid through a freelance consulting contract (“Werkvertrag”). There is a budget of ≈EUR 4.000 for an estimated workload of about a month (full-time), and a lot of room for bringing your personal interests and ideas to the project. If the project is successful, a longer-term employment in the course of 2017 may be possible.
Please not that this job requires basic knowledge of the German language in order to be able to follow discussions in meetings and working with the content! The nature of the project also requires you to be present in Vienna.
If you are interested, please send your CV and links to previous works and/or code by email to firstname.lastname@example.org until October 9 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly.
- Good Knowledge of HTML/CSS
- Experience with D3.js
- Basic Knowledge of SVG
- Git/Github Basic Knowledge
- An interest in “data driven journalism” and interactive maps
- Feeling comfortable discussing issues of gender equality and feminism
- Basic German skills!
- Experience with Node.js and static site generators
- Academic experience or interest
Our PhD student Wangshu Wang is looking for volunteers to participate in an indoor wayfinding experiment. The experiment will take place in two buildings (Albertina and TU Wien main building), each around 20 minutes.
Who can participate? You may be eligible to participate if you have never been to Albertina and are unfamiliar with TU Wien main building (Karlsplatz 13), and speak English and understand basic German.
Your benefits? Your benefits will be a free entry to Albertina and a small gift. In addition, all participants also have the chance to win one of three 20 € Amazon or Thalia vouchers.
If you are interested in participating, please find more information in the information sheet or contact Wangshu Wang.
On September 9, Sigita Grīnfelde, student of the International Master in Cartography, presented her Master Thesis „Motorway network depiction from OpenStreetMap data in accordance with cartographic demands“. We congratulate Sigita and wish her all the best for her future career!
We invite you to the master thesis presentation by Sigita Grīnfelde on the topic of Motorway network depiction from OpenStreetMap data in accordance with cartographic demands.
- Date: September 8, 2016, 1pm (13:00 Uhr)
- Place: Seminar room 126, Erzherzog-Johann-Platz 1, 1st floor
In der Forschungsgruppe Kartographie gibt es ab 1. Oktober 2016 zwei Univ.-Ass.-PräDoc-Stellen (25 Wochenstunden) zu besetzen. Beide Stellen sind befristet (bis 28. Februar 2019 bzw. 30. September 2020).
Erfordernisse: Abgeschlossenes Magister-, Diplom- oder Masterstudium der Fachrichtung Kartographie, Geoinformatik, Informatik mit Schwerpunkt Visualisierung, Geodäsie oder Geographie.
Bewerbungsfrist: 24. August 2016
Alle weiteren Details finden sich im TU Mitteilungsblatt.
Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Bewerbung!