vienna - MSc Topics

Designing urban maps to encourage sustainable behavior

In the coming decades, cities will be among the main areas where the transformation towards a more sustainable society has to take place.

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Accessible & Inclusive Cartography – Developing a conceptual framework and map design guidelines

It is widely accepted that information published online should be accessible to potential users with perceptual, cognitive or physical limitations (Kim et al.,

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The Atlas of Cognitive and Perceptual Biases

Human perception and cognition does not supply the map-reader with objective measurements of the visual field, but incorporate various information-processing st

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New maps for the “15-minute city”

What maps do we need in order to support the concept of the 15-minute-city? This project can be developed in one of several directions.

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The impact of map design on interaction behavior for users of mobile maps

Modern smartphone displays have the potential to display highly detailed maps with intricate symbology.

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Explainable MapAI

Artifical Intelligence (AI) revolutionizes many aspects of our digital world. However, the “blackbox” AI might lead to an impact on how users trust maps.

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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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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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Effect of Authoritative Mapmakers on the Trustworthiness of Maps

Artifical Intelligence (AI) revolutionizes many aspects of our digital world. However, the “blackbox” AI might lead to an impact on how users trust maps.

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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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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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The design of base map layers

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

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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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Map in our heads

People pay attention to space around them, however, what we focus on depends on our situation, mood, background and reason for which we interact with space.

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Do we trust in MapAI?

Artifical Intelligence (AI) revolutionizes many aspects of our digital world. However, the “blackbox” AI might lead to an impact on how users trust maps.

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PPGIS data quality

PPGIS data is increasingly collected understand location-specific human values, perceptions, behavior, and preferences for future land use and development.

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