Short-term job in D3.js, #ddj, interactive web cartography

We are currently looking for someone who can bring experience with D3.js, JavaScript and SVG visualization to a project at at the research group cartography, TU Wien. The concrete task is to extend the genderATlas with new interactive maps and to contribute to the further development of the mapmap.js API and other components.

The project needs to be completed until mid-December and would be paid through a freelance consulting contract (“Werkvertrag”). There is a budget of ≈EUR 4.000 for an estimated workload of about a month (full-time), and a lot of room for bringing your personal interests and ideas to the project. If the project is successful, a longer-term employment in the course of 2017 may be possible.

Please not that this job requires basic knowledge of the German language in order to be able to follow discussions in meetings and working with the content! The nature of the project also requires you to be present in Vienna.

If you are interested, please send your CV and links to previous works and/or code by email to florian.ledermann@tuwien.ac.at until October 9 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly.

Must haves:

  • Good Knowledge of JavaScript
  • Good Knowledge of HTML/CSS
  • Experience with D3.js
  • Basic Knowledge of SVG
  • Git/Github Basic Knowledge
  • An interest in “data driven journalism” and interactive maps
  • Feeling comfortable discussing issues of gender equality and feminism
  • Basic German skills!

Bonus:

  • Experience with Node.js and static site generators
  • Academic experience or interest

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Zwei offene Stellen in der Forschungsgruppe Kartographie

In der Forschungsgruppe Kartographie gibt es ab 1. Oktober 2016 zwei Univ.-Ass.-PräDoc-Stellen (25 Wochenstunden) zu besetzen. Beide Stellen sind befristet (bis 28. Februar 2019 bzw. 30. September 2020).

Erfordernisse: Abgeschlossenes Magister-, Diplom- oder Masterstudium der Fachrichtung Kartographie, Geoinformatik, Informatik mit Schwerpunkt Visualisierung, Geodäsie oder Geographie.

Sonstige Kenntnisse: ​Kartographische Informationssysteme, insbesondere Location-Based Services, kartographisches Design, Web Mapping, Visualisierungstechniken, sehr gute GIS- und Programmierkenntnisse (bevorzugt JavaScript und Python).

Bewerbungsfrist: 24. August 2016

Alle weiteren Details finden sich im TU Mitteilungsblatt.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Bewerbung!

Goodbye, Haosheng Huang!

The long-standing staff member of our Research Group Dr Haosheng Huang is leaving TU Wien at the end of June to join the University of Zurich for his next career step.

Dr Huang was contributing heavily to the succesful work of our research group through his research contributions in several projects, his publications and the classes he gave over the last years.

He joined our group 2007 with a Computer Science Background gained at Guangzhou (China) and was a major proponent of our research focus on Location-based Services. He finished his PhD on “Learning from Location Histories for Location Recommendations in LBS” in 2013. In 2015, he became the Chair of the ICA Commission on Location-based Services.

We are looking forward to witness his next successful career steps.

We organized a small farewell party with current and former colleagues:

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It was a pleasure working with you – we wish you all the best in Zürich!

Season’s Greetings from the Research Group Cartography

Dear friends and colleagues, we would like to thank you for the pleasant collaborations in 2015. We are looking forward to working with you in the upcoming year! Our best wishes for a pleasant holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

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Happy holiday wishes from Haosheng, Florian, Manuela, Violet, Georg, Wangshu and (not in this picture) Edith!

Welcome Timea, Florian and Wangshu

We are happy to introduce our new team members: Timea Turdean, Florian Ledermann and Wangshu Wang. Timea and Florian will both work in the genderATlas project.

Portrait Florian Ledermann
Florian Ledermann started working in our group in June. He has previous research experience in the fields of virtual/augmented reality and information visualization. As a freelance web developer, Florian implemented award-winning web applications for several institutions and independent projects. In the genderATlas project he is responsible for building the technical framework for the atlas.

Portrait Timea Turdean
Timea Turdean started working in our group in May. She wrote her diploma thesis on the topic of Identifying people’s affective responses to the environment from social media data. In the genderATlas project she focusses on social media data analysis.

Portrait Wangshu Wang
Wangshu Wang completed the International Master in Cartography. She wrote her diploma thesis on the topic of Modeling individual’s familiarity of places using social media. She received a PhD scholarship from China Scholarship Council and will work in our group on her PhD in the field of location-based services and cartography.

Welcome!

Ph.D. defense of Alexandra Millonig

Prof. Kanonier, Dr. Millonig, Prof. Dangschat, Prof. Gartner
Prof. Kanonier, Dr. Millonig, Prof. Dangschat, Prof. Gartner

On 19 March 2014, our former colleague Alexandra Millonig successfully defended her PhD research on the topic of

„My Way – Towards a Typology of Pedestrian Spatio-temporal Behaviour in Shopping Environments“

Her examination committee included Prof. Georg Gartner, Prof. Jens Dangschat, and Prof. Arthur Kanonier. Prof. Kanonier chaired the examination committee.

Congratulations, Dr. Millonig!