Cartography Master students visit the UN office in Vienna

On June 28, the students of the Cartography Master programme visited the UN office in Vienna (UNOV). The chief of the UN-SPIDER Programme at UNOOSA in Vienna, Lóránt Czárán, gave the students an excursion in the exhibition space in UNOV. Then the visit continued in a conference room, where students listened to the presentations about the geospatial and cartography-related projects in the different UN offices.

Coen Bussink from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime gave a presentation, Collection and Sharing of Geospatial Data on Drugs and Crime, where he told how the office helps the national governments monitor drug plant cultivation and wildlife abuse. Ashraf Abushady, Senior Advisor on Digitalisation and AI from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) showed the presentation on UNIDO Digital Transformation and AI Strategies. It revealed the current trends in industrial development and how UNIDO supports countries in creating sustainable and hi-tech industries. Lóránt Czárán gave a talk about the Coordination of Global Geospatial Information Management across the UN System, where he described the challenges and the outcomes of the recently created UN Geospatial Network’s work. Finally, he presented the projects within the earth observation mission of the UNOOSA.

Lóránt Czárán, the chief of the UN-SPIDER Programme at UNOOSA

The UNOV officers answered all students’ questions about the different offices’ work and the work in the UNOV. They encouraged Cartography Master students to apply for jobs at the UN and advised them on the possible career tracks there. We thank the UNOOSA and Lóránt Czárán for introducing the insides of the comprehensive UN environment!

Cartography Master students with Lóránt Czárán

DigiGeo Final Conference in Olomouc

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.

For more details, visit DigiGeo Conference.

© Vít Pászto | Palacký University Olomouc

Thank you for a great EuroCarto2022!

280 participants from 38 countries, 128 presentations, 35 poster presentations, 31 scholarships and nine workshops: We thank all presenters, participants, our sponsors and volunteers for an exciting and inspiring conference in Vienna!

For more information and pictures of the conference, visit, The conference proceedings are published in a special issue of the Abstracts of the International Cartographic Association Series (Volume 5).

CartoTalks 2022

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)

For more information visit CartoTalks.

EuroCarto 2022

We are very pleased to invite you to the European Cartographic Conference “EuroCarto 2022”, held from 19-21 September 2022 at TU Wien in Vienna, Austria. The conference is co-organized by us, the Research Unit Cartography at TU Wien, the International Cartographic Association (ICA) and the German (DGfK), Austrian (ÖKK), Swiss (SGK) and British (BCS) Cartographic Societies.

We aim to bring together Cartographers and those working in related disciplines to offer a platform for discussion, exchange and stimulation of research and joined projects. If you are interested in participating or contributing to EuroCarto 2022, visit our conference website for general information, registration and guidelines on our open Call for Submissions.

We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful Vienna and celebrating Cartography!

Logo by Manuela Schmidt

Österreichische Beiträge bei der International Cartographic Exhibition in Florenz

Vom 14.–18. Dezember 2021 fand in Florenz, Italien, die 30. International Cartographic Conference (ICC) statt. In diesem Rahmen wurde auch wieder die International Cartographic Exhibition organisiert – eine Ausstellung für digitale und analoge Karten aus aller Welt. Die Ausstellung fand im Italienischen Militärgeographischen Institut statt und wurde am 13. Dezember eröffnet. Von den 410 Beiträgen aus 32 Ländern war auch Österreich mit 12 Beiträgen vertreten!

Die österreichischen Beiträge in Florenz

Basierend auf dem Call for Maps wurden von der ÖKK 12 Beiträge aus Österreich nominiert, darunter 7 Papierkarten, 3 Atlanten, ein digitales Kartenprodukt und ein digitaler Service.

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Congratulations to Prof. Gartner and Manuela Schmidt

As part of the 30th International Cartographic Conference, held in December 2021 in Florence, the International Cartographic Association ICA awarded outstanding contributions to the ICA and the science of Cartography.

We congratulate Prof. Georg Gartner on the ICA Honorary Fellowship award and our lecturer Manuela Schmidt on the Diploma for Outstanding Services to ICA.

Georg Gartner receiving the ICA
Honorary Fellowship – Photo by Stephan Wondrak

Call for Maps: Einladung zur Einreichung von Beiträgen zur International Cartographic Exhibition

Vom 14.–18. Dezember 2021 findet in Florenz, Italien, die 30. International Cartographic Conference (ICC) statt. In diesem Rahmen wird auch wieder die International Cartographic Exhibition organisiert – eine Ausstellung für digitale und analoge Karten aus aller Welt.  Bis 26. Juli haben Sie die Möglichkeit, österreichische Beiträge für die Ausstellung zu nominieren! 

Warum teilnehmen?

  • Sichtbarkeit Ihres Produkts bei über 1.500 Kartographie- und GIS-ExpertInnen aus aller Welt bei der International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2021)
  • Listung im online verfügbaren Ausstellungskatalog
  • Chance, einen ICA Map Award zu gewinnen. ICA Map Awards eignen sich hervorragend als Marketinginstrument. Die ausgezeichneten Beiträge werden im Anschluss außerdem als Map of the Month auf der ICA-Website gefeatured und erreichen auf diese Weise eine hohe Sichtbarkeit.

Alle Infos zur Nominierung finden Sie unter

Ansprechpartnerin für die österreichischen Beiträge bei der ICC-Kartenausstellung ist Manuela Schmidt.

EuroCarto 2020: Sept 21-25

The Research Division Cartography is proud to be participating in this year’s EuroCarto 2020, which is hosted as a virtual event:

  • Georg Gartner: Part of the organizational committee and chairing the sessions “COVID and Methodology”, “Innovations and Applications”, and “Design”
  • Silvia Klettner: Scientific talk on “More than identifiers: Map symbols and their connotative meaning” (Sept 21)
  • Florian Ledermann: Scientific talk on “Classifying Cartographic Projections Based on Dynamic Analysis of Program Code” (Sept 24)

All contributions can be found in the detailed conference program.

The conference is jointly carried out by the German Society of Cartography (DGfK), the Austrian Cartographic Commission in the Austrian Geographic Society (ÖKK), the Swiss Society of Cartography (SGK), the University of Vienna, and endorsed by the International Cartographic Association. The conference is also recognized as an ICA Regional Cartographic Conference. For all conference details, visit the EuroCarto2020 website at