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.
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.
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.
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
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!
On March 29, students of the International Master of Cartography went on a hike to Hermannskogel. The hill is the highest peak of Vienna and a geodetic fundamental point. The small exhibition at Habsburgwarte gave some insights into its history as the kilometre zero of cartographic measurements in Austria-Hungary.
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.
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We are very proud to announce that the Senate of Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest awarded the title of professor et doctor honoris causa to Georg Gartner on November 9, 2018 at the celebration of the 384th anniversary of the foundation of the university.Continue reading “Honorary doctorate to Georg Gartner”
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.
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 cartographymaster.eu.