International Master of Cartography students at Otto Neurath exhibition

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.

Students from the Cartography Master meet students from Iowa State University

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.

Cartography Master students and students from Iowa State University

Thanks to our guest lecturers!

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
Georg Gartner and Kenneth Field

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!

Welcome to Vienna to the 8th intake of the International Master in Cartography

We are happy to welcome 30 students of the International Master in Cartography at TU Vienna for the summer semester 2019. This intake’s students come from 19 countries: Bangladesh, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, UK, Ukraine, USA and Zimbabwe.

After finishing their first semester at TU München, the students are now with us for their second semester, before they move to TU Dresden. We are really happy to have them here and wish them a fun & successful semester!

To find out more about the International Master in Cartography, please visit cartographymaster.eu.

Welcome 8th intake of the International Master in Cartography!

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.

Bachelor thesis presentation on cartographic storytelling

Congratulations to Jakob Listabarth who successfully finished his Bachelor thesis today! His topic focused on a cartographic storytelling approach for the Sustainable Development Goal 6 “Ensure availability and sustainability of water and sanitation for all”.

He created a folder with some background information as well as 6 storymaps addressing school children. Some screenshots of his impressive work can be found here:

Artwork by Jakob Listabarth

Artwork by Jakob Listabarth
The wall and Sara’s thirst: A storymap to highlight the inequalities in the access to water – in this case even between neighbourhoods

Artwork by Jakob Listabarth
Sepp’s swampy, little paradise: A storymap to portray one of the water-related ecoysystems addressed by subtarget 6.6 Water-Related Ecosystems

Artwork by Jakob Listabarth
Excerpt from a storymap on pollution of the Ganga river basin

Artwork by Jakob Listabarth
Excerpt from a storymap on water fluxes of pasta-production in Italy

We wish Jakob all the best for his future career!

Bachelor thesis presentations on Emotion Mapping

Congratulations to our students who successfully finished their Bachelor theses in the field of Emotion Mapping today:

  • Cristian Andronic: Überprüfung der Reliabilität einer Emotionskarte anhand von Verkehrsknotenpunkten in Wien
  • Gabriela Goranova:  Emotionale Raumgestaltung – Auf dem Weg zum Einsatz von Emotionen als Beteiligungsinstrument in der Stadtplanung am Beispiel des Wien Museum
  • Viktor Jauk: Überprüfung der Reliabilität einer Emotionskarte anhand von Wiener Stadtteilentwicklungsgebieten

Well done and best wishes for your future studies and careers!

A special thanks to our partners from Wien Museum, Sandor Békési, Isabel Termini, and Elke Doppler,  for their kind support and the excellent collaboration !

Great student maps from Project Map Creation, summer semester 2018

As in former semesters, we would like to showcase a selection of extraordinary student projects from this summer semester. The following maps are results from the class Project Map Creation.

Spanish Civil War in the Basque Country by Iñigo Etxeandia Rodriguez
Spanish Civil War in the Basque Country by Iñigo Etxeandia Rodriguez (jpg, 2.2mb)

Butterflies in Taiwan by Yuan Pei-Lun
Butterflies in Taiwan by Yuan Pei-Lun (jpg, 1,7mb)

Go for Mikulov by Jarmila Fucikova
Go for Mikulov by Jarmila Fucikova (front | back, jpg, 2.0mb)

Moving Ice? by Mengyu Liang
Moving Ice? by Mengyu Liang (jpg, 1mb)

Road to final by Mohamed Ibrahim
Road to final by Mohamed Ibrahim (jpg, 2.2mb)

Almaty – City of Apples by Kikkarina Altynay
Almaty – City of Apples by Kikkarina Altynay (jpg, 1.1mb)

Hexagonal World Map by Mariana Vallejo Velazquez
Hexagonal World Map by Mariana Vallejo Velazquez (jpg, 1.3mb)

Pictorial Map of Bangladesh by Nuzhat Tabasum Nawshin
Pictorial Map of Bangladesh by Nuzhat Tabasum Nawshin (jpg, 1.9mb)

National Parks of Poland by Agnieszka Mank
National Parks of Poland by Agnieszka Mank (jpg, 3mb)

Argentina's World Heritage by Zarina Acero
Argentina’s World Heritage by Zarina Acero (jpg, 1.3mb)

World Map of Coffee by Elifcan Ozyildirim
World Map of Coffee by Elifcan Ozyildirim (jpg, 2.5mb)

Results from other classes might be added later.

A huge thank you to all students for their hard work in this busy summer semester. Enjoy the summer!
Results from earlier semesters can be found here:
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