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!
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.
Students of the Cartography Master of Science Programme have access to a range of teaching, study, lab and social facilities within the four universities in Munich (TUM), Vienna (TUW), Dresden (TUD) and Twente (UT).
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!
The ninth intake of the International Master Programme in Cartography has finished the “Vienna Semester” and is now heading to TU Dresden for their third semester. In a farewell session, we reviewed the summer term and showcased the results of their hard work.
Together with our students of the International Master of Cartography, we went on a hike to Hermannskogel last week. In perfect weather conditions, we reached the highest natural point of Vienna – at 542 metres above sea level. Atop the Hermannskogel, we visited the Habsburgwarte, which marked the kilometre zero in cartographic measurements in Austria-Hungary until 1918.
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 […].