The Research Division Cartography at Vienna University of Technology was founded in 1971. It is one of the seven research divisions that form the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation.
Main research activities refer to fundamental and methodological issues of cartographic communication processes, such as syntactical, semantic, and pragmatic dimensions of cartographic representations. A particular technological focus is given to multimedia cartography, web mapping, and location-based services (LBS). Applied research is conducted with a strong focus on map interactivity, 3D presentations, map-based navigation support, and on the conception of online atlases.