Three students from the 11th intake of the Cartography Master’s program have recently successfully defended their master’s theses at our research unit.
Moreover, celebrating the defence of our programme’s 200th graduate, Julia Schiller, was a special occasion. She defended the thesis on the topic “Typology of Map Functions” under the supervision of Prof. Georg Gartner.
Oskar Baumann introduced his thesis “The Nuances of Mapping Street Art – Developing a Web Map for Interactive Graffity Exploration”. His supervisors were Benjamin Wild and Prof. Norbert Pfeiffer from the Research Unit Photogrammetry.
Sacha Schlumpf presented his thesis “Space as a Metaphor”, supervised jointly by Prof. Georg Gartner and Jethro Lennox from HarperCollins Publishers in the UK. Thus, he concluded successful defences of his intake at TU Wien.
Congratulations to them, and all the best in their future explorations!
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)”
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 […].
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.