Students from the Cartography Master meet students from Iowa State University

Thanks to Alenka Poplin and her students from Iowa State University for visiting our Research Division during spring break! Together with our students from the International Cartography Master program, they were introduced to the research field of emotion mapping and jointly conducted interviews in which they explored how Vienna is perceived by its inhabitants and where people find restorative places in the city.

Cartography Master students and students from Iowa State University

Thanks to our guest lecturers!

This week we had the pleasure to welcome three prominent guests who shared their expertise with our students:

  • Prof. Philippe de Maeyer: lecture on Cartographic Semiology
  • Prof. William Cartwright: lecture on Cartography and Emotions
  • Dr. Kenneth Field: lecture on Design and Cartography
Georg Gartner and Kenneth Field

In his guest lecture, Kenneth Field shared his journey of making the book “Cartography.” On this occasion, he handed over a hard-cover copy of his book for our library. Thanks!

Guest lecturer Benjamin Hennig on Cartograms

We are thankful for the guest lectures and practical sessions on Cartograms from Benjamin Hennig, Associate Professor of Geography at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences of the University of Iceland and a honorary research associate at the University of Oxford.

In his research, Benjamin Hennig focuses on social inequalities, humanity’s impact on Earth, global sustainability and the development of concepts for analysing, visualising and mapping these issues.

Eine offene Stelle im Forschungsbereich Kartographie

Im Forschungsbereich Kartographie ist eine Univ.-Ass. Stelle (30 Wochenstunden) ehestmöglich für die Dauer von 1 Jahr zu besetzen.

  • Erfordernisse: Abgeschlossenes Magister-, Diplom- Masterstudium der Fachrichtung Kartographie, Geoinformatik, Geodäsie oder Geographie bzw. gleichwertiges Universitätsstudium im In- oder Ausland
  • Sonstige Kenntnisse: ​Programmierkenntnisse (JavaScript, Python), Kenntnisse zu Location-Based-Services vorteilhaft
  • Bewerbungsfrist: 7. 2. 2019

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Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Bewerbung!

CartoTalk Alisa Pettitt: Visualizing Cultural Narratives – Developing XR Applications for Archaeological Sites

We are happy to announce our next CartoTalk by Alisa Pettitt, a PhD student in the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University and an SOI qualified archaeologist with the Fairfax County Park Authority. Her current research focuses on the use of XR technologies for the interpretation, preservation, and analysis of heritage sites.

Friday, 16 Nov 2018, 11:00
Seminar room 126
Gußhausstraße 30, 1st floor

Abstract: Narrating and visualizing complex and multi-faceted histories tied to archaeological sites can be challenging; especially at sites where tangible histories have vanished from the landscape. Interpreting and narrating on the varied cultural layers bound to these sites when physical remnants are gone require supplemental information and sometimes advanced visualization techniques. Local museums and/or archaeological site centres often have supplemental information and data available but interpreting and building new narratives for these sites is resource intensive. For many lesser known historical sites a resource intensive interpretation and documentation is not feasible.

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Welcome 8th intake of the International Master in Cartography!

This year we are proud and happy to welcome 30 students from 19 different countries to the International Cartography Master program! The program’s first semester started with a welcoming week in Munich. A week full of activities and opportunities to meet & greet new students, alumni from previous intakes, and members from all four partner universities: TU München, TU Wien, TU Dresden, and UTwente.

We wish all students a great and successful time in Munich and we look forward to welcoming the students this summer term in Vienna!

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

Eyetracking Studie – TeilnehmerInnen gesucht

Was? Die Eyetracking Studie findet am Hauptbahnhof Wien statt.  Für Ihre Teilnahme erhalten Sie 50 Euro Aufwandsentschädigung.

Wann? Die Studie findet im Oktober 2018 statt. Termine werden individuell mit Ihnen vereinbart.

Wer kann teilnehmen? Voraussetzung ist normale oder über Kontaktlinsen korrigierte Sicht. Die Durchführung des Eyetrackings mit Brille ist leider nicht möglich.

Anmeldung, Fragen und Details bei Tabea Fian: oder Martin Söllner:

Bachelor thesis presentation on cartographic storytelling

Congratulations to Jakob Listabarth who successfully finished his Bachelor thesis today! His topic focused on a cartographic storytelling approach for the Sustainable Development Goal 6 “Ensure availability and sustainability of water and sanitation for all”.

He created a folder with some background information as well as 6 storymaps addressing school children. Some screenshots of his impressive work can be found here:

Artwork by Jakob Listabarth

Artwork by Jakob Listabarth
The wall and Sara’s thirst: A storymap to highlight the inequalities in the access to water – in this case even between neighbourhoods

Artwork by Jakob Listabarth
Sepp’s swampy, little paradise: A storymap to portray one of the water-related ecoysystems addressed by subtarget 6.6 Water-Related Ecosystems

Artwork by Jakob Listabarth
Excerpt from a storymap on pollution of the Ganga river basin

Artwork by Jakob Listabarth
Excerpt from a storymap on water fluxes of pasta-production in Italy

We wish Jakob all the best for his future career!