Spatial context is relevant to an enormous amount of questions, problems and decisions. Maps and cartographic communication processes are keys for enabling humans to deal with this context in an efficient way.
The four semester Cartography M.Sc. programme starts every year in winter semester (October) and will enrol up to 25 students from all over the world. Language of instruction is English. The full-time programme awards a total of 120 ECTS.
With a high concentration of scientific competence, the programme is outstanding not only in Europe. The four involved universities complement each other to provide an exceptional programme with excellent job employment prospects in this interdisciplinary field.
During the first semester at Technische Universität München, students are provided with the foundations of cartography and geovisualization.
Students are taught in mobile and 3D cartography during the third semester at TU Dresden. The Alpine Cartography Field School is part of this semester.
In the second semester at Technische Universität Wien, students get knowledge in multimedia cartography, especially web mapping, mobile internet and location-based services.
Online modules prepared by the University of Twente (ITC) are incorporated into the curriculum during the first and third semester. Additionally, ITC is responsible for the organization of the fourth semester.
The International Cartographic Association (ICA) offers its full support and endorses the initiative of a much-needed dedicated high-quality international Master programme in Cartography. It is a good example for collaboration and innovation in European universities offering advanced studies in Cartography.– The International Cartographic Association (ICA) is the world authoritative body for Cartography. The mission is to promote the discipline and profession of Cartography in an international context. An important aspect of the ICA’s activities is its promotion and support of education and training in Cartography and GIScience. Find out more at icaci.org