Wangshu Wang has successfully defended her dissertation “Please Follow the Signs: Considering Existing Navigational Aids in Indoor Navigation Services “.
Prof. Georg Gartner from our Research Unit Cartography was her supervisor, while Prof. Liqiu Meng from the Technical University of Munich and Prof. Haosheng Huang from Ghent University were the reviewers.
Congratulations, Dr. Wang, and all the best for your future!
We are pleased to invite you to the concluding conference of our Erasmus+ project, DigiGeo, which will take place on May 24th 2023, in Olomouc. We aim to bring together students and scholars who share an interest in the field of Geosciences within higher education. Specifically, we`d like to explore the impact of the virtual/online/digital transformation era we experienced due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Part of my family has roots in the UK, so receiving this award from the British Cartographic Society means a lot to me, also on a personal level.” Florian will invest the prize money of 100£ to expand his personal collection of cartographic books and atlases.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing demand for online education have highlighted the importance of implementing digital approaches in education. In response, the EU-funded ERASMUS+ project DigiGeo has emerged, bringing together the Research Unit Cartography and four international partner universities from Czechia, Norway, Finland and Germany. Together, we are exploring new ways to transfer contact, technology- and field-based geoscience education, which typically requires in-person attendance from both teachers and students, into digital environments.
One aspect of the DigiGeo project is to involve students with their perspectives and ideas. Last week, the second summer school within the project took place at Palacký University in Olomouc, attended by 24 students and 14 lecturers from the respective partner universities. Building on theoretical knowledge and methods presented in earlier online lectures and small workshops, the students worked collaboratively, with the support of all lecturers, to develop new, fully digital thematic lessons for online geoscience training.
We thank all students for their active participation and valuable contributions to this summer school! For more insights on the project, visit the DigiGeo website.
We are happy to host a CartoTalk by our former colleague Prof. Haosheng Huang, Professor of Cartography and GIScience at Ghent University, Belgium. He will be presenting: GeoAI for Mobility Analytics and Prediction.
Thursday, 27.04. 2023, 16:00-17:30 Seminarroom 126, Erzherzog-Johann-Platz 1/120-6, 1040 Wien
Abstract: Incorporating geographic knowledge or concepts into machine learning (ML) might help to reduce the required amount of training data and improve the performance and explainability of ML models. A research theme is currently emerging in GIScience and Cartography regarding the development of geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI) techniques for geographic knowledge discovery. This presentation will give a summary of our recent research activities in this domain, with a focus on applications in mobility analytics and prediction.
Haosheng Huang is a Professor in Cartography and GIScience at Ghent University, Belgium. He was previously a senior lecturer and research group leader (2016-2020) at the GIScience Center at the University of Zurich, Switzerland; a researcher and lecturer (2007-2016) at the Research Group Cartography, TU Wien, Austria; and a visiting scholar (2010) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. Haosheng Huang received his Ph.D. (with Distinction/Honours) in Cartography and Geoinformation from TU Wien in 2013.
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Haosheng Huang is currently the Chair of the ICA Commission on Location-Based Services (Since 2015). He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Location Based Services (Taylor & Francis) and Journal of Maps (Taylor & Francis) and serves as an editorial board member and guest editor at several international journals.
Haosheng Huang’s research interests lie in Cartography and GIScience, particularly on LBS, mobile cartography, spatial cognition, urban informatics, and GeoAI. He has (co-)authored more than 70 refereed research papers published in journals and conference proceedings and has edited 12 books and conference proceedings. He has also been invited as a keynote speaker at several conferences, workshops, and universities. For more details, visit https://users.ugent.be/~haohuang/.
We are happy to host a CartoTalk by Prof. Maria A Brovelli, Professor of “GIS” and “The Copernicus Green Revolution for sustainable development” at Politecnico di Milano (PoliMI). She will be presenting the Insubri.parks project and the GeoCollectorBot.
Tuesday, 17.01. 2023, 10:00-11:00 Seminarroom 126, Erzherzog-Johann-Platz 1/120-6, 1040 Wien
Abstract: Green areas such as natural and peri-urban parks provide support to biodiversity and landscape preservation while boosting local economic growth in their hosting territories, thanks to the establishment of eco-tourism activities. Smart management and promotion actions are vital for the sustainable exploitation of such benefits for citizens and visitors. These tasks may be hindered by a lack of economic resources and digital skills of public authorities but also by fragmented local political contexts to which these areas may be subjected. The parks in the Insubria region (between Southern Switzerland and Northern Italy) represent a relevant example of the above.
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The INSUBRIPARKS project aims at the harmonisation of management and promotion practices for the Insubria parks. The project activities encompass multiple actions, from the establishment of unified territorial marketing strategies to the development of supporting IT tools. Accordingly, the seminar provides an overview of the IT tools ecosystem which was designed and developed within the project and an outlook on its role in empowering smart monitoring and promotion for these parks. Tools include a Web portal (enriched with Web mapping components) for a unified presentation of the tourism offers, an analysis framework for social media data exploitation in park visitors’ fluxes assessment, and a mobile tool for users’ engagement in the park areas monitoring. The mobile app GeoCollectorBot will be presented in detail and will be used in the training.
Maria Antonia Brovelli is a Professor of “GIS” and “The Copernicus Green Revolution for sustainable development” at Politecnico di Milano (PoliMI) and a member of the School of Doctoral Studies in Data Science at “Roma La Sapienza” University.
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From 2006 to 2011 she lectured GIS at the ETH of Zurich and from 1997 to 2011 she was the Head of the Geomatics Laboratory of PoliMI (Campus Como). From 2011 to 2016 she was the Vice-Rector of PoliMI for the Como Campus. Currently she is the coordinator of the Copernicus Academy Network for the PoliMI and the Head of the GEOLab, the Interdepartmental Lab where 7 Departments of POLIMI are contributing
She is Vice President of the ISPRS Technical Commission on Spatial Information Science, former member of ESA ACEO (Advisory Committee of Earth Observation); co-chair of the United Nations Open GIS Initiative, chair of the UN-GGIM (Global Geospatial Information Management) Academic Network, mentor of the PoliMI Chapter of YouthMappers (PoliMappers), one of the three curators of the geospatial series of the AI for Good, organized by ITU in partnership with 40 UN Sister Agencies.
Her research activity is in the field of geomatics. Her interests have been various, starting from geodesy, radar-altimetry and moving later to GIS, webGIS, geospatial web platform, VGI, Citizen Science, Big Geo Data, geoAI. She is participating and leading research on these topics within the frameworks of both national and international projects and scientific networks. One of her main interests is in Open-Source GIS, where she is playing a worldwide leading role.
Twenty-one 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!
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)