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.

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!