Doctoral defense of Wangshu Wang

Wangshu Wang has successfully defended her dissertation “Please Follow the Signs: Considering Existing Navigational Aids in Indoor Navigation Services “.

Prof. Georg Gartner from our Research Unit Cartography was her supervisor, while Prof. Liqiu Meng from the Technical University of Munich and Prof. Haosheng Huang from Ghent University were the reviewers.

Congratulations, Dr. Wang, and all the best for your future!

Prof. Georg Gartner, Dr. Wang and Prof. Huang

Henry Johns Award for Florian Ledermann

Congratulations to Florian Ledermann for winning the Henry Johns Award of the British Cartographic Society, awarded yearly for the best paper published in The Cartographic Journal. Florian’s paper “The Effect of Display Pixel Density on the Minimum Legible Size of Fundamental Cartographic Symbols” was chosen as the best paper of the year 2022.

“Part of my family has roots in the UK, so receiving this award from the British Cartographic Society means a lot to me, also on a personal level.” Florian will invest the prize money of 100£ to expand his personal collection of cartographic books and atlases.

PhD defense of Florian Ledermann

We are pleased to invite you to the public PhD defense of our staff member Florian Ledermann on the “Empirical assessment of minimum dimensions for cartographic symbology on smartphone displays”

The defense will take place on the 7th of December 2022, 11 am at the Seminarraum DA02C  (TU Wien “Freihaus”, green area, 2nd floor), Wiedner Hauptstraße 8, 1040 Wien and via Zoom

For more information on his doctoral research, find the abstract here

Doctoral defense of Silvia Klettner

Silvia Klettner has successfully defended her dissertation titled “The Polysemy of Map Signs: An Exploration of the Connotative Meanings of Cartographic Point Symbols”.

Her supervisor was Prof. Gartner from our Research Unit Cartography; reviewers were Prof. Michael P. Peterson from the University of Nebraska Omaha, USA and Dr. Amy Griffin from the RMIT University in Australia.

Congratulations, Dr. Klettner, and all the best for your future!

Dr. Silvia Klettner, Prof. Georg Gartner

Read more about Dr. Klettner`s research here.

Best Paper Award goes to Silvia Klettner

We are proud to announce that Silvia Klettner’s research on cartographic semiotics received TU Wien’s Best Paper Award 2019 from the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation:

Klettner, S. (2019). Why Shape Matters — On the Inherent Qualities of Geometric Shapes for Cartographic Representations. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 8(5), 217.

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The EURECA project closing event in Brussels

On last Thursday 12th the closing event of the EURECA/UGESCO projects was held at Cinematek, the Royal Belgian Film Archive in Brussels. EURECA is an international cooperation of the TU Wien, the Ghent University and several Belgian and Austrian archives focused on revealing inter-regional traces in Europe.

Results were presented by Steven Verstockt, Nico Van de Weghe, Kenzo Milleville, Dilawar Ali, Georg Gartner and Francisco Porras Bernárdez. We will extend further our excellent cooperation with our colleagues.

(Images from ÖKF Brüssel)

More information about EURECA can be found here.

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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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: tabea.fian@tuwien.ac.at oder Martin Söllner: martin.soellner@univie.ac.at