Dr Barend Köbben at our Research Unit

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!

UN Mapathon

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. 

Thanks to all our students for their support!

Welcome 11th intake!

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.

Ravenstein-Förderpreis for Nele Peschel

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. 

Great student projects from summer semester 2021

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:

Kamran on Bike
Kamran on Bike by Hassam Ali (jpg, 3,3mb)

Transit Map of Vienna (Redesign of the official map)
Transit Map of Vienna (Redesign of the official map) by Iaroslav Boretskii (pdf, 3,5mb)

Iztaccihuatl - Popocatepetl Hiking Map
Iztaccihuatl – Popocatepetl Hiking Map by Jose Pablo Ceballos Cantu (jpg, 2,7mb)

Wertheim Castle
Wertheim Castle by Valerian Lange (pdf, 1,9mb)

The Alpine Network
The Alpine Network by Sangho Lee (jpg, 7,3mb)

Mapping SÁMI Languages
Mapping SÁMI Languages by Nele Peschel (jpg, 5,2mb)

Ecoturism in Tayrona National Natural Park
Ecoturism in Tayrona National Natural Park by Ana Oliva Pinilla Pachon (jpg, 2,8mb)

Hiking Sarek
Hiking Sarek by Vivien van Dongen (jpg, 4,4mb)

The World of Scientists
The World of Scientists by Hsiang-Yun Wu (png, 6,7mb)

A Glance at Taobao Villages in the Yangtze River Delta
E-commerce Revitalizes Rural China: A Glance at Taobao Villages in the Yangtze River Delta by Zhuo Yang (jpg, 3mb)

Kenan’s Climb: Honoring Kenan's Record Hike
Kenan’s Climb: Honoring Kenan’s Record Hike by Lydia Youngblood (jpg, 4,4mb)

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:
2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | summer 2014 | winter 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Farewell to the 10th intake of the International Master in Cartography

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!

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

Welcome 10th intake!

We are happy to welcome 29 students from 20 different countries to the International Master in Cartography program! After finishing their first semester at TU München and before they move to Dresden, the students will stay with us at TU Vienna for the summer semester of 2021.

Despite the circumstances, we wish all students a great and successful time in Vienna!

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

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