Cartography – MSc Topics

Linked Complementary Globes

An orthographic view of a globe is a relatively undistorted view of Earth's geography, but the whole surface cannot be seen synoptically at once: the viewe

Topics at the Environmental Remote Sensing group

[depending on the topic considered]

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Towards an automatic UAV-based mapping tool for first responders: Defibrillator missions in Alpine regions

To develop a mapping tool that will support first responders in the execution of defibrillator-cargo missions using drones.

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Eye-tracking Research on GIS-Based Football Animation

The objective of this thesis is using eye-tracking methods to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency and compare the user’s visual behavior of several GIS-ba

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Annotations for the paper and online ITC atlas

To design and and implement an approach that allow the use of annotations in both paper and online atlases use the strengths of both media.

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Effectiveness of 2D and 3D symbols on virtual globes

Understand the usefulness of 3d symbols on a 3d globe

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Spatial Chunking Visualization – Improving Spatial Learning in Mixed Reality

The goal of this thesis is to design a visualization method for spatial chunking cues to improve users spatial learning in mixed reality.

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Gaze-directed Flow Map Explosions in AR/VR

To build an AR or VR application that allows users to explore a generalized 3D origin-destination flow map by having grouped routes “exploded” (i.e., disaggrega

Developing a location-based “CartoGame” for learning the main concepts of cartography by using GeoGami

Academic education of the fundamental concepts and methods of cartography is usually done in the class room, often by frontal lectures.

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From leaves to forests: How to map stress in plants due to climate change

To develop interactive maps at different scales (spatial, temporal, and spectral) highlighting the condition and the factors that produce stress in plants resul

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Reproducing and updating historic user studies from cartography and related domains

The goal of this research is to a) re-implement two or more classic studies from cartography using modern digital tools; b) to attempt to replicate the findings

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Open source data and national mapping agencies

Undertake a survey of NMAs to determine recent changes in products and interaction with the open source community.

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Graph based data analytics and visualization on multi-dimensional settlement characteristics

Producing analytics on multidimensional settlement characteristics (intensity, size, access) for evidence-based policy making.

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Actionable map ethics

Include ethics in the maps design

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Visualizing Places

Developing and comparing different cartographic means to display places on a map.

Declarative grammars for visualisation pipelines

Explore the potential of formal declarative grammars such as VegaLite for the construction of automated cartographic visualisation pipelines

Use of notebooks for cartography teaching

Investigate the potential of notebooks for cartographic education.

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Maps Telling Stories

Implementing and testing modifications to existing cartographic means with respect to their ability to tell stories.

Conceptual design of REST-based Geospatial Web APIs

To develop a design approach for creating modern standards-based geospatial APIs

Dimension of Geographical Networks

Developing and implementing algorithms for detecting subnetworks the local network dimension of which is homogeneous.

Cartographic display of mass real-time urban observations

Assess the usability and value of portraying multi-dimensional, large volume, sensor-derived, dynamic urban data.

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Inclusive Web Mapping for People with Learning and Cognitive Disabilities

The goal of this thesis is to develop a web mapping prototype for people with learning and cognitive disabilities and extent current cartographic rules by inclu

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Accessible Web Mapping for Visually Impaired Users

The goal of this thesis is to develop a mobile mapping application for visually impaired users by implementing a screen reader compatible semantic tagging of ma

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Typicality as a measure for analysis of geo-social media data

The aim of this master thesis is to investigate the measure of typicality.

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Improving Users' Depth Perception in Mixed Reality

This thesis aims to incorporate visual effects to facilitate depth perception in Mixed Reality (MR).

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Developing an Interactive Visual Tutorial for Citizen Science

The aim of this thesis is to propose techniques on how to most effectively visualize and design interactive tutorials for citizen scientists.

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Creation of an artistic 3D panorama for cross-media use

For cross-media use a workflow for the derivation of an artistic 3D panorama should be developed.

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Topics at the chair of Geoinformatics

[depending on the topic considered]

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Topics at the Laser Scanning and DTM Generation group

[depending on the topic considered]

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Prediciting Affordance Differences of Map Use of different media

In this thesis eventual differences in the action possibilities of using maps based on the affordances of maps in different media should be analyzed.

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The design of base map layers

Research the use of vector tiles for base layers in thematic mapping.

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Development of an Interactive Tool for Map-based Cognitive Pitfalls in Climate Disinformation

The objective of this thesis is to collect the map-based cognitive pitfall cases in climate disinformation, summarize their features, and develop an interactive

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Classification of map visualization strategies for knowledge base queries

The objective of this thesis is to identify the proper visualization strategies of relevant map elements based on the queries for knowledge base, initially desi

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Spatial prediction considers friends rather than neighbours

The objective of this thesis is to rethink the first law of geography to better map the geospatial world.

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