Thank you for a great EuroCarto2022!

280 participants from 38 countries, 128 presentations, 35 poster presentations, 31 scholarships and nine workshops: We thank all presenters, participants, our sponsors and volunteers for an exciting and inspiring conference in Vienna!

For more information and pictures of the conference, visit, https://eurocarto2022.org/

The conference proceedings are published in a special issue of the Abstracts of the International Cartographic Association Series (Volume 5).

Cartography M.Sc. Theses Defenses

Five students from the Cartography M.Sc. programme successfully defended their theses at TU Wien on the 22ns and 23rd of September. We sincerely congratulate them and wish them success in the future discovers!

José Pablo Ceballos Cantú “Maps+ – Enhancing maps from knowledge networks”
Vivien van Dongen “The application of a user-centered design framework for a static topographic ski touring map”
Lydia Youngblood “Narrating the route”
Sangho Lee “Tracing the Evolution of Digital Cartography in Cartography Textbooks”
Héctor Ochoa Ortiz “Pedestrian routing of periodically changing areas using Volunteered Geographical Information (OpenStreetMap)”

Lydia Youngblood, Prof. Georg Gartner and Vivien van Dongen after the defense at TU Wien on the 22nd of September.

Danke, Iby!

Wem TISS, TUWEL, PublDB, SAP, Schlüsselbuch, GUT, FWF, FFG, WWF, LBS und unzählige andere Abkürzungen nichts sagen: Das sind nur einige der Systeme, Organisationsformen, Datenbanken die sich Violet Derman im Laufe ihrer Dienstzeit als Sekretärin am Institut für Kartographie und Reproduktionstechnik, später Institut für Kartographie und Geo-Medientechnik, später Forschungsbereich Kartographie, später Research Unit Cartography, angeeignet und beherrscht hat!

In den Jahrzehnten im Dienste der akademischen Kartographie gab es keine einzige Zahl, keinen Beistrich und kein Wort, die von Violet Derman falsch eingegeben worden wäre, auch wenn Begriffe, Namen und Bezeichnungen die Internationalisierung der Universitäten und der Entwicklung der Kartographie widerspiegeln!

Iby, wie sie von allen genannt wurde, hat zahlreiche Mitarbeiter, Studenten und Kollegen kommen und gehen gesehen, sie blieb immer eine Anlaufstation für kleinere und größere Probleme und eine Anlaufstelle für Austausch.

Die ihr eigene Verlässlichkeit, Freundlichkeit und Kompetenz ist in unserer schnelllebigen und hektischen Zeit selten geworden, wir verdanken dir alle viel!

Am wichtigsten war mir und uns aber immer, dass du einfach ein netter Mensch bist!

Danke für Alles!

Die “Kartographen”

CartoTalks 2022

We are happy to announce and invite you to our following CartoTalks for the summer semester of 2022:

• 3. Mai 2022, 16:00-17:30
The production of atlas maps for generation views on SDG (Markus Jobst, BEV)
• 10. Mai 2022, 16:00-17:30
Artificial Intelligence and Cartography (Monika Sester, Universtität Hannover)
• 17. Mai 2022, 16:00-17:30
Map Ethics (Menno-Jan Kraak, University Twente)
• 24. Mai 2022, 16:00-17:30
Research in Cartography (David Fairbairn, Newcastle University)
• 31. Mai 2022, 16:00-17:30
Mobile Map Design (Rob Roth, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

For more information visit CartoTalks.


Dr Barend Köbben at our Research Unit

Dr Barend Köbben from ITC of the University of Twente visited our Research Unit Cartography in April 2022. The excellent and close cooperation of the four partner universities of the International MSc Cartography has reached a new level of engagement, with having Dr Köbben contributing significantly to the teaching of the class “Cartographic Information Systems” during the “Vienna Semester”. Besides this, his role as Thesis Semester Coordinator of the MSc Cartography programme was used to inform and steer the current 4th Semester master students accordingly.

We are thankful for Barend’s visit and his most beneficial contribution!

UN Mapathon

This Wednesday, 30th of March, 27 students of our Research Unit contributed to the UN Mapathon, a collaborative action organized by the UN Mappers and the UNGGIM Academic Network. The Mapathon aims to map areas in OpenStreetMap where the UN carries out field operations, encourage students to contribute to open geospatial data and raise awareness about the UN Mappers mission.

We organized a Zoom session, where students collaborated while performing their mapping tasks, and as a result, our students mapped 1881 buildings in Tripoli, Libya. In total, all Mapathon participants mapped 13700 buildings in 10 hours. 

Thanks to all our students for their support!

EuroCarto 2022

We are very pleased to invite you to the European Cartographic Conference “EuroCarto 2022”, held from 19-21 September 2022 at TU Wien in Vienna, Austria. The conference is co-organized by us, the Research Unit Cartography at TU Wien, the International Cartographic Association (ICA) and the German (DGfK), Austrian (ÖKK), Swiss (SGK) and British (BCS) Cartographic Societies.

We aim to bring together Cartographers and those working in related disciplines to offer a platform for discussion, exchange and stimulation of research and joined projects. If you are interested in participating or contributing to EuroCarto 2022, visit our conference website for general information, registration and guidelines on our open Call for Submissions.

We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful Vienna and celebrating Cartography!

Logo by Manuela Schmidt