Welcome to the 5th intake of the International Master in Cartography

We are happy to welcome 21 students from all over the world at TU Vienna for the summer semester 2016. Countries of origin include China, Bosnia and Herzigowina, UK, Iran, Turkey, Bangladesh, Egypt, Kuwait, USA, Brazil, Ukraine, Poland and Namibia!

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After finishing their first semester at TU München, the students are now here with us for their second semester, before proceeding to TU Dresden. We wish them a fun and successful semester!

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

Master thesis presentation on 16.12.2015

On December 16, Francisco Daniel Porras Bernárdez, student of the International Master of Cartography (3rd intake), presented his master thesis on the topic of “Extraction of user’s stays from GPS logs: A comparison of three spatio-temporal clustering approaches”. His presentation is accessible online here.

Haosheng Huang, Francisco Daniel Porras Bernárdez and Georg Gartner after the master presentation
Haosheng Huang, Francisco Daniel Porras Bernárdez and Georg Gartner after the master presentation

 

200 cartographers will meet in Vienna

eurocarto_logoNext week will be a very busy week for our Research Group: We will host the 1st ICA European Symposium on Cartography (EuroCarto). From Tuesday to Thursday participants can expect a dense program of cartographic input. Feel free to scroll through the program on eurocarto.org.

Just before the conference, a meeting of representatives of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) will take place at TU Wien. All ICA commission chairs are invited to join and plan their activities for the next years. This will also include a meeting of the Working Group on the International Map Year (IMY).

On Wednesday, the consortium of the Cartography M.Sc. programme will meet to discuss the future of the Erasmus+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree.

Great student projects, summer semester 2015

After a busy summer semester we would like to showcase a selection of extraordinary projects from the classes Webmapping, Multimedia Cartography, Project Map Creation and Applied Cartography:

Indy Wien Map Guide by Myles Cook, Project Map CreationHiking map for Brdy Hills by Vlach Pavel, Project Map Creation

Tombstone Territorial Park Map by Allie Strel, Project Map Creation

Typographic Map of Vienna by Shuoyan Huang, Project Map Creation

Prater Running Map by Aleksandra Draksler, Project Map Creation

Thematic Map about Vorderland-Feldkirch by Lisa Ertl, Applied Cartography

A huge thanks to all students for their hard work! Enjoy the summer.

Projects from earlier semesters can be found here: summer 2014 | winter 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Farewell to the fourth intake of the International Master on Cartography

The fourth intake of the International Master Programme on Cartography has finished the “Vienna Semester” and is now heading to TU Dresden for the third semester. We organized a farewell session to review the semester and to showcase results of their hard work in this semester. 

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Exhibition of the semester results

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We wish them all the best!

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

Anna Vetter won the 2015 swisstopoEDU-MSc promotion programme

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Anna Vetter after her master presentation in Dec 2014

Anna Vetter, alumni of the second intake of the International Master of Cartography, won the 2015 swisstopoEDU-MSc promotion programme for her thesis The automatic generalisation of buildings whilst maintaining the settlement structure: A case study based on the 1:50‘000 Swiss National Map Series, which she wrote in collaboration with swisstopo, ESRI Switzerland and the Research Group Cartography. Congratulations, Anna!

More about the swisstopoEDU-MSc promotion programme can be found here: swisstopo.admin.ch

Presentation of three master theses on 5.12.2014

On Friday, December 5, three of our students successfully completed their studies in the International Master of Cartography (2nd intake) by presenting their theses:

Georg Gartner, Alice Rühl, Anna Vetter and Ekaterina Chuprikova
Georg Gartner, Alice Rühl, Anna Vetter and Ekaterina Chuprikova

Congratulations and all the best for your future!

Master thesis presentation by Jan Behrens

Georg Gartner, Jan Behrens, Manuela Schmidt
Georg Gartner, Jan Behrens, Manuela Schmidt

On 21 August 2014, Jan Behrens, student from the International Master in Cartography (2011 intake), successfully completed his master studies by presenting his thesis on the topic of

„Testing the Usability of OpenStreetMap’s iD Tool“

Congratulations, Jan!

His thesis can be online accessed from the TU library.

Unfortunately, Corné van Elzakker from ITC Enschede, who was as an external supervisor for Jan’s thesis could not attend the presentation. We would like to thank him for his excellent support and are looking forward to future cooperation!

International Master in Cartography selected for Erasmus+

International Master in CartographyI am happy to inform you that the International Master Programme Cartography – our joint master degree in cooperation with TU Munich, TU Vienna and TU Dresden focusing on modern cartography – has been selected for Erasmus+ by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. Out of 58 submitted applications, we are one of 9 successful joint master degrees in the “Erasmus Mundus” section.

This means that the International Master in Cartography will be supported by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme, allowing also the University of Twente to join in. The 5 year grant will help to support a preparatory year (starting in October 2014), followed by three student intakes (2015, 2016, 2017).

The evaluation pointed out the excellence of the exisiting teams in Munich, Vienna and Dresden as well as the professional structure and cooperation. It was also highlighted that the “unique selling point” in offering a Master Programme in Cartography is seen as a most successful strategy.

– Georg Gartner