Cartography M.Sc. Alumni Meeting 2019

From October 10-12, 2019, the first Cartography M.Sc. Alumni Meeting took place, hosted by TU Munich. The alumni of all former intakes, fresh graduates, current students, and consortium members of the four cooperating universities met for the first time to learn, reconnect, and network.

Alumni, current students, and consortium members of the four cooperating universities

During the three-day event, the alumni from different intakes shared their career stories, gave professional advice, motivational mantras, and presented lessons learned after they left the Alma Mater.

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Master thesis presentations 2019

We congratulate  Metrine, Maria, Marko, Agnieszka, and Yingwen for finishing their International Master in Cartography!

  • Metrine Muyoka Bwisa: Effects of Uncertainty Visualization on Decision Making and User Confidence: An Empirical Study
  • Maria Athanasiou: Comparing Social Media Topics of Interest associated with places according to user’s origin
  • Marko Tošić: Analysing the potential of network kernel density estimation for the study of tourism based on geosocial media data
  • Agnieszka Mańk: Cartographic symbolization for high-resolution displays
  • Yingwen Deng: Tourists vs. locals: mapping urban traces from social media
Metrine Muyoka Bwisa, Maria Athanasiou, Marko Tošić, Agnieszka Mańk, and Yingwen Deng

Well done and best wishes for your future careers!

The research group’s contributions at ICC2019

This year’s 29th International Cartographic Conference (ICC) took place in Tokyo, Japan, with over 950 participants. The members of the Research Division Cartography and its affiliates also contributed their latest works by Scientific Presentations, Scientific Posters, Maps, and Atlases. With a Position Paper, the research group also participated in the pre-conference workshop in Beijing, China on “User Experience Design for Mobile Cartography: Setting the Agenda”. Read more to access all contributions.

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International Master of Cartography students at Otto Neurath exhibition

Together with our students of the International Master of Cartography, we visited the Otto Neurath exhibition “Sprechende Zeichen at the Wirtschaftsmuseum in Vienna. The exhibition is dedicated to Otto Neurath, founder of the Society and Economic Museum. Otto Neurath developed new graphics techniques during the First World War. He was a member of the philosophical Wiener Kreis and developed the Viennese method of image statistics to present statistics in an easily understandable, visual form.

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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