Florian Ledermann wins best paper award at GI_Forum 2018

We are proud to announce that PhD candidate and lecturer Florian Ledermann has won the award for “Best Student Paper” at this year’s GI_Forum conference in Salzburg, Austria. The jury unanimously voted for his paper “Analysing Digital Maps Online: A Reverse Engineering Approach” and praised the author’s accomplishment of making the complex workings of online maps transparent to a wide audience. A preprint of the paper, which will appear in print later this year in the GI_Forum journal, is available here.


Florian Ledermann with Adrijana Car (Editor of GI_Forum Journal). (Photo by Julia Stepan)

genderATlas won a 1st prize at the International Cartographic Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

At the 28th International Cartographic Conference in Washington, D.C., USA, our atlas project genderATlas für die Schule won the first jury prize in the category educational cartographic products. The jury stated:

“A very well thought through mini-atlas that explores gender issues for women and men. This version specifically aimed at school children to promote understanding of equality and support research initiatives.”

We are extremely happy about this award! The atlas, which is a sub-project of the regular genderATlas was funded by the Bundesministeriums für Bildung (BMB) in 2016 and developed by a team around Elisabeth Aufhauser and Christiane Hintermann from Universität Wien. The technical implementation was done by Manuela Schmidt based on the prototype by Florian Ledermann. A huge thank you to everyone involved!

More about genderATlas für die Schule can be found here (German).

Participate in an indoor wayfinding experiment and get the chance to win Amazon vouchers

Our PhD student Wangshu Wang is looking for volunteers to participate in an indoor wayfinding experiment. The experiment will take place in two buildings (Albertina and TU Wien main building), each around 20 minutes.

Who can participate? You may be eligible to participate if you have never been to Albertina and are unfamiliar with TU Wien main building (Karlsplatz 13), and speak English and understand basic German.

Your benefits? Your benefits will be a free entry to Albertina and a small gift. In addition, all participants also have the chance to win one of three 20 € Amazon or Thalia vouchers.

If you are interested in participating, please find more information in the information sheet or contact Wangshu Wang.

genderatlas.at ist online!

genderAtlas logo

Seit Sommer 2013 arbeitet unsere Forschungsgruppe an dem Projekt genderATlas – einem interaktiven Onlineatlas zur Visualisierung geschlechterdifferenzierter Daten für Österreich. Am 22. Oktober fand die Fachtagung “Warum Gleichstellungspolitik einen genderATlas braucht” statt, in deren Rahmen der finale Prototyp des genderATlas veröffentlicht wurde.

In derzeit 13 Karten werden verschiedene Themen aus den Bereichen Arbeit, Bildung, Mobilität, Politik und Gesellschaft aufbereitet, darunter beispielsweise …


Federführend für die technische Umsetzung des genderATlas war Florian Ledermann. Die im Rahmen des Projekts entwickelte API mapmap.js wurde auf der International Cartographic Conference in Rio im Sommer diesen Jahres vorgestellt [Paper].

genderATlas ist eine Kooperation der Forschungsgruppe Kartographie der TU Wien (Projektleitung, technisch-kartographische Umsetzung) mit dem Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung der Universität Wien (Inhaltliche Aufbereitung und Evaluierung) und der ÖIR Projekthaus GmbH (Datenpool und Betriebskonzept). Das Projekt wurde im Rahmen der Programmlinie FEMtech Forschungsprojekte des BMVIT gefördert.

Wir freuen uns über das enorme Medienecho, u.a. von ORF Science, ö1 Mittagsjournal, Kurier und dieStandard.

Summary: Over the last two years, the Research Group Cartography worked on project genderATlas – an online atlas of Austria that visualizes data about the life situations of women and men in their regional distribution in an innovative and easily accessible way. The final prototype was published on October 22 at genderatlas.at (German only).

Master-Präsentation von Manuela Stögerer

Manuela Stögerer hat am 21. April erfolgreich ihre Masterarbeit “Einfluss von Interpretationshilfen auf die Benützung von komplexen interaktiven thematischen Karten” verteidigt. Der Volltext der Arbeit kann in der TU-Online-Bibliothek heruntergeladen werden; eine Zusammenfassung der Ergebnisse findet sich in dem Präsentationsfile ihrer Diplomprüfung.

Präsentationsfile der Masterarbeit von Manuela Stögerer
Präsentation der Masterarbeit von Manuela Stögerer

Wir gratulieren Manuela Stögerer zu ihrer gelungenen Arbeit!

Invitation to the 1st ICA European Symposium on Cartography

We are very pleased to invite you to the 1st ICA European Symposium on Cartography (EuroCarto 2015), which will take place in Vienna on November 10–12, 2015.

EuroCarto 2015 aims at bringing together cartographers, GI scientists and those working in related disciplines with the goal of offering a platform of discussion, exchange and stimulation of research and joined projects.

PDF version of the Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is currently open. The deadline for full paper submissions is June 1, 2015; work in progress can be submitted until June 29, 2015. High-quality submissions are intended to be published in the International Journal of Cartography and in a book of the series Lecture Notes on Geoinformation and Cartography by Springer.

Please feel free to distribute the CfP to your network and contacts.

Further details can be found on the symposium website: eurocarto.org  We are looking forward to your contributions and to meeting you in Vienna!

With kind regards,
Georg Gartner

Presentation of three master theses on 5.12.2014

On Friday, December 5, three of our students successfully completed their studies in the International Master of Cartography (2nd intake) by presenting their theses:

Georg Gartner, Alice Rühl, Anna Vetter and Ekaterina Chuprikova
Georg Gartner, Alice Rühl, Anna Vetter and Ekaterina Chuprikova

Congratulations and all the best for your future!