On Friday, the 2nd of December, the Research Unit of Cartography at the Vienna University of Technology hosted the Cartography M.Sc. graduation ceremony. This year, 24 students successfully graduated from the Cartography M.Sc. programme. Eight of them revisited TU Vienna for graduation, which was in hybrid mode. The thesis semester coordinator Barend Köbben from the University of Twente, and the Cartography M.Sc. programme coordinator, Juliane Cron, from the Technical University of Munich, ran the ceremony and granted the graduation certificates.
The students accomplished their master’s theses during the summer semester at one of the four partner universities: the Technical University of Munich, Vienna University of Technology, Technical University of Dresden and the University of Twente. The published theses of the 10th intake can be found at https://cartographymaster.eu/theses/.
We congratulate all students on the completion of their studies!
Five students from the Cartography M.Sc. programme successfully defended their theses at TU Wien on the 22ns and 23rd of September. We sincerely congratulate them and wish them success in the future discovers!
José Pablo Ceballos Cantú “Maps+ – Enhancing maps from knowledge networks” Vivien van Dongen “The application of a user-centered design framework for a static topographic ski touring map” Lydia Youngblood “Narrating the route” Sangho Lee “Tracing the Evolution of Digital Cartography in Cartography Textbooks” Héctor Ochoa Ortiz “Pedestrian routing of periodically changing areas using Volunteered Geographical Information (OpenStreetMap)”
Twenty-one students of the International Master Programme in Cartography have finished their “Viennese Semester”. In a farewell session, we showcased the results of their hard work and reviewed the summer term.
We wish our students all the best and a great time at TU Dresden for their third semester!
Dr Barend Köbben from ITC of the University of Twente visited our Research Unit Cartography in April 2022. The excellent and close cooperation of the four partner universities of the International MSc Cartography has reached a new level of engagement, with having Dr Köbben contributing significantly to the teaching of the class “Cartographic Information Systems” during the “Vienna Semester”. Besides this, his role as Thesis Semester Coordinator of the MSc Cartography programme was used to inform and steer the current 4th Semester master students accordingly.
We are thankful for Barend’s visit and his most beneficial contribution!
This Wednesday, 30th of March, 27 students of our Research Unit contributed to the UN Mapathon, a collaborative action organized by the UN Mappers and the UNGGIM Academic Network. The Mapathon aims to map areas in OpenStreetMap where the UN carries out field operations, encourage students to contribute to open geospatial data and raise awareness about the UN Mappers mission.
We organized a Zoom session, where students collaborated while performing their mapping tasks, and as a result, our students mapped 1881 buildings in Tripoli, Libya. In total, all Mapathon participants mapped 13700 buildings in 10 hours.
We are happy to welcome our new intake of the International Master in Cartography program! The 21 students from 13 countries have finished their first semester at TU München and will spend the summer semester with us before moving to Dresden.
We wish all students a great and successful time and are glad to share social activities, such as our Carto Walk through the historical centre of Vienna.
Congratulations to our M.Sc. student Nele Peschel for winning the Ravenstein-Förderpreis in the category students with Mapping SÁMI Languages. Designed in the Project Map Creation during her summer semester in Vienna 2021, the jury awarded her work with: “excellently designed map that makes outstanding use of semiotic rules”.
The Ravenstein-Förderpreis, which is awarded annually, promotes young cartographic talents in German-speaking countries. This year’s award ceremony took place at the Faculty of Plastics Engineering and Surveying at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt.