Guest lectures at TU Wien

This summer semester, we had the privilege to welcome 10 guest lecturers at TU Wien. This way our students had the chance to meet and discuss with some of the leading researchers in the field of cartography.

  • Nico Van De Weghe, University Ghent: Lecture on Visualising Time
  • Alenka Poplin, Iowa State University: Lecture and Experiment on Emotion Mapping
  • Philippe de Maeyer, Ghent University: Lecture on Cartographic Semiology
  • William Cartwright, RMIT Australia: Lecture on Cartography and Emotions
  • Kenneth Field, ESRI: Lecture on Design and Cartography
  • Benjamin Hennig, University of Iceland: Lecture on Cartograms
  • Steven Verstockt, Ghent University: Lecture on Visualizing Heritage
  • Menno-Jan Kraak, University of Twente and President of ICA: Lecture on GeoVisualization
  • Lynn Usery, U.S. Geological Survey: Lecture on Semantic Cartography
  • Sarah Fabrikant, University of Zurich: Lecture on Cognitive Cartography


Group picture of IMC and Iowa State students
Alenka Poplin and her students from Iowa State University visited the Research Division Cartography during spring break. Together with the IMC students, they were introduced to the research field of emotion mapping and jointly conducted interviews in which they explored how Vienna is perceived by its inhabitants and where people find restorative places in the city.
Kenneth Field handing over a copy of his book Cartography to the library of the Cartography group
In his guest lecture Kenneth Field shared his journey of making the book “Cartography.” On this occasion, he handed over a hard-cover copy of his book for our library. Thanks!
Francisco Porras, Benjamin Hennig and Georg Gartner
In his research, Benjamin Hennig focuses on social inequalities, humanity’s impact on Earth, global sustainability and the development of concepts for analysing, visualising and mapping these issues. He gave guest lectures and practical sessions on Cartograms.