Great student projects from summer semester 2020

As in former semesters, we would like to showcase a selection of extraordinary student projects from this summer semester.

Project Map Creation

The following maps are results from the class Project Map Creation:

Zion National Park
Zion National Park by Anouska Jaspersen (jpg, 5.1mb)

An Urbanist's Guide to Copenhagen
An Urbanist’s Guide to Copenhagen (folder) by Ceren Dolma (animated gif, 2.7mb)

The World of Wolfhound
The World of Wolfhound by Milana Glebova (jpg, 2.5mb)

Where the Northern Lights Occur in Russia
Where the Northern Lights Occur in Russia by Nina Ioseliani (jpg, 3.9mb)

Project Possible - Journey of Nirmal “Nims” Purja in Mountaineering History
Project Possible – Journey of Nirmal “Nims” Purja in Mountaineering History by Shlesha Acharya (jpg, 3.4mb)

Shrinking Lake Chad
Shrinking Lake Chad (flipbook) by Stephanie Fovenyessy (animated gif, 4.5mb)

Multimedia-Cartography and Geocommunication

The following projects were created within the class Multimedia-Cartography and Geocommunication:

Novaya Zemlya. A carto-cast about Willem Barentsz – a navigator, cartographer and Arctic explorer by Jaspersen Anouska, Kurumbayeva Nargiz​, Acharya Shlesha, and Fovenyessy Stephanie: https://storymaps.arcgis.com

Novaya Zemlya
 

100 questions about cartography. A platform aiming at helping to develop an answer to the question “What is cartography?” by Ceren Dolma, Jesse Friend, Mariam Gambashidze​, and Jakob Listabarth​: https://whatiscartography.netlify.app/

100 questions about cartography
 

What is cartography? People’s perspectives in a word. ​A video by Estefania Ruiz Martinez, Sadhman Sadik, Md Imtiaz Uddin, and Julius Nyonyo​: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckMQlxmwoMM

What is cartography? People's perspectives in a word.
 

What is Cartography? An interactive animation. An interactive video by Festina Sadiku, Junru Lin, and Mengyao Gao​: www.bilibili.com/video/BV1bt4y1Q7A1/

What is Cartography? An interactive animation.

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:
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | summer 2014 | winter 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Thanks to our prominent guest lecturers of summer term 2020!

This summer term we had the pleasure to e-host six international guest lecturers who shared their research with our students from the International Master in Cartography:

  • Prof. Dariusz Gotlib (TU Warszawa): Selected qualities of mobile maps on the indoor navigation examples
  • Prof. Michael Peterson (University of Nebraska Omaha): Paradigms guiding Cartographic Research since the 1950s
  • Dr. Amy Griffin (RMIT Melbourne): The User is the Centre of the Universe: Designing Interactive Maps for End Users
  • Prof. Philippe de Maeyer (Ghent University): Semiology and Syntaxis in Cartography
  • Prof. Philippe de Maeyer (Ghent University): A Brief History of Cartography
  • Prof. Menno-Jan Kraak (University of Twente): Maps and Time
  • Prof. Rob Roth (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Cartographic Design and Visual Storytelling

Master thesis defense on solar shadow map

We congratulate  Georg Molzer for finishing his Master’s studies with his thesis on “Interactive Web-based 3D Solar Shadow Map“.

Nowadays, the majority of people live in cities, consisting of ever taller building structures, occluding more and more sunlight. Thus, humans are getting increasingly restricted from direct access to the Sun. This thesis claims that a tool, enabling humans to gain a better understanding of solar shadows in cities and around the world, would be beneficial. […] Such a tool should be able to consider relevant three-dimensional occluding structures such as buildings, terrain, and vegetation, as well as the actual Sun position, and visualize respective shadows for arbitrary points in time, providing predictability of solar shadows. […] Therefore, a methodology towards a capable prototype implementation is framed […].

For more details visit the project website shadowmap.org.

Well done and best wishes for your future career!

Cartography M.Sc. Alumni Meeting 2019

From October 10-12, 2019, the first Cartography M.Sc. Alumni Meeting took place, hosted by TU Munich. The alumni of all former intakes, fresh graduates, current students, and consortium members of the four cooperating universities met for the first time to learn, reconnect, and network.

Alumni, current students, and consortium members of the four cooperating universities

During the three-day event, the alumni from different intakes shared their career stories, gave professional advice, motivational mantras, and presented lessons learned after they left the Alma Mater.

For more impressions and details visit Cartography M.Sc. Alumni Meeting or follow the Cartography M.Sc. Program on Twitter.

Master thesis presentations 2019

We congratulate  Metrine, Maria, Marko, Agnieszka, and Yingwen for finishing their International Master in Cartography!

  • Metrine Muyoka Bwisa: Effects of Uncertainty Visualization on Decision Making and User Confidence: An Empirical Study
  • Maria Athanasiou: Comparing Social Media Topics of Interest associated with places according to user’s origin
  • Marko Tošić: Analysing the potential of network kernel density estimation for the study of tourism based on geosocial media data
  • Agnieszka Mańk: Cartographic symbolization for high-resolution displays
  • Yingwen Deng: Tourists vs. locals: mapping urban traces from social media
Metrine Muyoka Bwisa, Maria Athanasiou, Marko Tošić, Agnieszka Mańk, and Yingwen Deng

Well done and best wishes for your future careers!

Congratulations to Jakob Listabarth for winning at MONOCARTO 2019

We congratulate our student Jakob Listabarth for being a winner at the Monochrome Mapping Competition 2019 with his purely magenta map “The Lost Treasures of la Isla del Coco”, which he created within the class Project Map Creation this summer semester.

Isla del Coco by Jakob Listabarth
The full resolution file can be downloaded here.

From the jury statement:

When doing monochrome design, cartographers can only use one “ink” color, but most of us at least use various tints of that ink: basically, mixing it with the background color to create a continuous ramp of colors (e.g., greyscale) that we can use to distinguish rivers, contours, and other feature types from each other. Continuous monochrome is tough enough, but Jakob Listabarth takes the challenge even further and uses this map’s sole ink at 100% strength only. He is only able to distinguish feature types from each other using line weight, dot/dash patterns, and hachure shading. This he does excellently, and I continue to be impressed by how much information is shown, and how clearly each layer is distinguished from the others when they are all, after all, exactly the same version of magenta.

It’s not only an attractive aesthetic choice, but one that ties into the map’s subject. In the 19th century cartographers were usually likewise limited to representing features using ink lines, printed from engraved copper plates. Listabarth still puts a modern spin on things with the sans serif typography and charming (whimsical?) illustrations. It’s a lovely blending of old and new.

Daniel P. Huffman, competition Curator

Congratulations on your impressive work, Jakob!

Great student maps from Project Map Creation, summer semester 2019

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.

La Isla del Coco by Jakob Listabarth
La Isla del Coco. A monochromatic exploration by Jakob Listabarth (png, 6.2mb)

SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental - Orientation and Navigation Map by Jenny Janssen
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental. An orientation and navigation map by Jenny Janssen (jpg, 3.3mb)

Churches on Gotlandsleden by Verena Klasen
Around Medieval Churches on Gotlandsleden by Verena Klasen (jpg, 2.1mb)

Ocean Plastic. A relief light map by Nikita Slavin
Ocean Plastic. A relief light map by Nikita Slavin (jpg, 3.3mb)

The Polar Fanzine by Danai Maria Kontou
The Polar Fanzine by Danai Maria Kontou (jpg, 2.6mb)

The Return of the European Beaver by Jonas Beinder
The Return of the European Beaver by Jonas Beinder (jpg, 2.2mb)

Sagenhafte Wachau - Eine Karte zum Ausmalen und Entdecken by Sophie Haselsteiner
Sagenhafte Wachau. Eine Karte zum Ausmalen und Entdecken by Sophie Haselsteiner (jpg, 2.0mb)

Kazakh Khanate (1465-1847) by Bibigul Zhunis
Kazakh Khanate (1465–1847) by Bibigul Zhunis (jpg, 4.9mb)

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:
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | summer 2014 | winter 2014 | 2013 | 2012