Congratulations to Prof. Gartner and Manuela Schmidt

As part of the 30th International Cartographic Conference, held in December 2021 in Florence, the International Cartographic Association ICA awarded outstanding contributions to the ICA and the science of Cartography.

We congratulate Prof. Georg Gartner on the ICA Honorary Fellowship award and our lecturer Manuela Schmidt on the Diploma for Outstanding Services to ICA.

Georg Gartner receiving the ICA
Honorary Fellowship – Photo by Stephan Wondrak

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

Call for Maps: Einladung zur Einreichung von Beiträgen zur International Cartographic Exhibition

Vom 14.–18. Dezember 2021 findet in Florenz, Italien, die 30. International Cartographic Conference (ICC) statt. In diesem Rahmen wird auch wieder die International Cartographic Exhibition organisiert – eine Ausstellung für digitale und analoge Karten aus aller Welt.  Bis 26. Juli haben Sie die Möglichkeit, österreichische Beiträge für die Ausstellung zu nominieren! 

Warum teilnehmen?

  • Sichtbarkeit Ihres Produkts bei über 1.500 Kartographie- und GIS-ExpertInnen aus aller Welt bei der International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2021)
  • Listung im online verfügbaren Ausstellungskatalog
  • Chance, einen ICA Map Award zu gewinnen. ICA Map Awards eignen sich hervorragend als Marketinginstrument. Die ausgezeichneten Beiträge werden im Anschluss außerdem als Map of the Month auf der ICA-Website gefeatured und erreichen auf diese Weise eine hohe Sichtbarkeit.

Alle Infos zur Nominierung finden Sie unter sites.google.com/view/callformaps-2021.

Ansprechpartnerin für die österreichischen Beiträge bei der ICC-Kartenausstellung ist Manuela Schmidt.

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.

Doctoral defense of Silvia Klettner

Silvia Klettner has successfully defended her dissertation titled “The Polysemy of Map Signs: An Exploration of the Connotative Meanings of Cartographic Point Symbols”.

Her supervisor was Prof. Gartner from our Research Unit Cartography; reviewers were Prof. Michael P. Peterson from the University of Nebraska Omaha, USA and Dr. Amy Griffin from the RMIT University in Australia.

Congratulations, Dr. Klettner, and all the best for your future!

Dr. Silvia Klettner, Prof. Georg Gartner

Read more about Dr. Klettner`s research here.

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.

Best Paper Award goes to Silvia Klettner

We are proud to announce that Silvia Klettner’s research on cartographic semiotics received TU Wien’s Best Paper Award 2019 from the Faculty of Mathematics and Geoinformation:

Klettner, S. (2019). Why Shape Matters — On the Inherent Qualities of Geometric Shapes for Cartographic Representations. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 8(5), 217.

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