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.


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

Welcome 11th intake!

We are happy to welcome our new intake of the International Master in Cartography program! The 21 students from 13 countries have finished their first semester at TU München and will spend the summer semester with us before moving to Dresden.

We wish all students a great and successful time and are glad to share social activities, such as our Carto Walk through the historical centre of Vienna.

Atlas on SDGs in action

Our lecturer Dr. Markus Jobst has published an atlas on the Sustainable Development Goals. “SDGs in Action – A Generations` View” includes maps, statements and biographies of various contributors to illustrate different perspectives on today`s problems and motivations for establishing a sustainable world.

For more information or to get the printed or digital bilingual atlas in English / German, visit: https://sdggeneration.cartography.at/

Congratulations, Markus, on this valuable work!

Congratulations to Prof. Gartner and Manuela Schmidt

As part of the 30th International Cartographic Conference, held in December 2021 in Florence, the International Cartographic Association ICA awarded outstanding contributions to the ICA and the science of Cartography.

We congratulate Prof. Georg Gartner on the ICA Honorary Fellowship award and our lecturer Manuela Schmidt on the Diploma for Outstanding Services to ICA.

Georg Gartner receiving the ICA
Honorary Fellowship – Photo by Stephan Wondrak

Ravenstein-Förderpreis for Nele Peschel

Congratulations to our M.Sc. student Nele Peschel for winning the Ravenstein-Förderpreis in the category students with Mapping SÁMI Languages. Designed in the Project Map Creation during her summer semester in Vienna 2021, the jury awarded her work with: “excellently designed map that makes outstanding use of semiotic rules”. 

The Ravenstein-Förderpreis, which is awarded annually, promotes young cartographic talents in German-speaking countries. This year’s award ceremony took place at the Faculty of Plastics Engineering and Surveying at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt. 

Farewell to the 10th intake of the International Master in Cartography

Students of the International Master Programme in Cartography have finished their “Viennese Semester”. In a farewell session, we showcased the results of their hard work and reviewed the summer term. 

We wish our students all the best and a great time at TU Dresden for their third semester!

To find out more about the International Master in Cartography, please visit cartographymaster.eu.

Doctoral defense of Silvia Klettner

Silvia Klettner has successfully defended her dissertation titled “The Polysemy of Map Signs: An Exploration of the Connotative Meanings of Cartographic Point Symbols”.

Her supervisor was Prof. Gartner from our Research Unit Cartography; reviewers were Prof. Michael P. Peterson from the University of Nebraska Omaha, USA and Dr. Amy Griffin from the RMIT University in Australia.

Congratulations, Dr. Klettner, and all the best for your future!

Dr. Silvia Klettner, Prof. Georg Gartner

Read more about Dr. Klettner`s research here.