EuroCarto 2015 – A world of Geo-knowledge

This was the final Program of the 1st ICA European Symposium on Cartography which celebrated in Vienna on 10–12 November 2015.  Promoted by International Cartographic Association (ICA) and the Vienna University of Technology.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

9:00 Conference opening: Vice Rector Kurt Matyas and Georg Gartner
9:15–9:45 Keynote by Menno-Jan Kraak (ITC & University of Twente)

9:45–10:30 (Chair: Georg Gartner)

Cartographic Modelling and Design 1
  • Jari Korpi and Paula Ahonen-Rainio

    Design Guidelines for Pictographic Symbols: Evidence from Symbols Designed by Students

  • Andrea Nass and Stephan van Gasselt

    Dynamic Cartography: Map–Animation Concepts for Point Features

  • Kenneth Field

    Experiments with New and Modified Thematic Map Types

10:30–11:00 Coffee break


11:00–12:30 (Chair: Menno-Jan Kraak)

Cartographic Modelling and Design 2
  • René Sieber, Marianna Serebryakova, Raimund Schnürer and Lorenz Hurni

    Atlas of Switzerland Goes Online and 3D – Concept, Architecture and Visualization Methods

  • Sarah Tauscher and Karl Neumann

    A Displacement Method for Maps Showing Dense Sets of Points of Interest

  • E. Lynn Usery

    Semantic Representation of Topographic Data for Cartographic Presentation and Application

  • Alžběta Brychtová and Jitka Doležalová

    Designing Usable Sequential Color Schemes for Geovisualizations

  • Salla Multimäki, Antti Mäkilä, Jari Korpi and Paula Ahonen-Rainio

    Combining Two Datasets into a Single Map Animation

  • Jochen Schiewe

    Preserving Attribute Value Differences of Neighboring Regions in Classified Choropleth Maps

12:30–13:45 Lunch Break

13:45–15:15 (Chair: Jochen Schiewe)

Spatial Analysis and Geovisual Analytics
  • Johannes Scholz, Thomas J. Lampoltshammer, Norbert Bartelme and Eveline Wandl-Vogt

    Spatial-Temporal Modeling of Linguistic Regions and Processes with Combined Indeterminate and Crisp Boundaries

  • Qiuju Zhang, Menno-Jan Kraak and Connie A. Blok

    Structuring Relations Between User Tasks and Interactive Tasks using a Visual Problem-Solving Approach

  • Ionuț Iosifescu Enescu, Raluca Nicola, Benjamin Kellenberger, Cristina Iosifescu Enescu, Roman Walt, Meda Hotea, Arlette Piguet and Lorenz Hurni

    The Wheel of Design – Usability Driven Improvements to the GeoVITe User Interface

  • Andreas Keler and Jukka M. Krisp

    Visual Analysis of Floating Taxi Data based on Selection Areas

  • Lukasz Wielebski

    The Graphical Attractiveness and Perceived Effectiveness of Cartographic Presentations of Spatio-temporal Accessibility

  • Bernhard Bauer-Marschallinger, Daniel Sabel and Wolfgang Wagner

    Optimisation of Global Grids for High-resolution Remote Sensing Data

eurocarto201515:15–15:45 Coffee Break

15:45–17:15 (Chair: Haosheng Huang)

Cartographic Technologies 1
  • M. T. Manrique, M. Wachowicz , T. Iturrioz and M. A. Manso

    Towards Mapping Experience Design for the Internet of Things

  • Pouria Amirian, Anahid Basiri, Francois Van Loggerenberg, Terry Moore, Trudie Lang and Margaret Varga

    Intersection of Geospatial Big Data, Geocomputation and Cloud Computing

  • Markus Jobst and Tatjana Fischer

    The Role of Service-Oriented Mapping in Spatial and Regional Sciences

  • Anja Hopfstock, Dominique Laurent and Thomas van Ellett Braasch

    ELF Basemap – Offering a European Reference Map Service

  • Erwan Bocher and Olivier Ertz

    Towards Cartographic Portrayal Interoperability – the Revision of OGC Symbology Encoding Standard

  • Akila Sriramulu, Jochen Wendel, Syed Monjur Murshed and Alexandru Nichersu

    Web-based Interface Development for 3D Geo-spatial Data Visualisation – An open-source and plug-in free approach

17:15–17:30 Refreshment Break

17:30–18:30 (Chair: Evangelos Livieratos)

Cartographic Applications 1
  • Marco Mastronunzio and Elena Dai Pra

    Who Needs Mitteleuropa Old Maps? Present-day Applications of Habsburgic Cartographic Heritage

  • Mark Vetter and Boris Dreyer

    Geomatic Methods Supporting the Investigation of Ancient History

  • Federico Prandi, Umberto Di Staso, Marco Berti, Luca Giovannini, Piergiorgio Cipriano and Raffaele De Amicis

    Hybrid Approach for Large-scale Energy Performance Estimation based on 3D City Model Data and Typological Classification

  • Burcu Akinci

    The Role of Visual Representations in Urban Planning


Poster Session 1
  • Jolanta Korycka-Skorupa and Tomasz Nowacki

    The Complexity of Cartographic Presentation Types

  • Andrea Pődör and József Halász

    Impact of Attentional Issues on Map Use Performance

  • Mateusz Ilba

    Advanced CityGML Visualization in 3D Environment

  • Adriana Alexandria Machado and Silvana Philippi Camboim

    Designing an User-centric Academic SDI

  • Jan D. Bláha and Martin Soukup

    The Use of Methods of Cartography and GIS Tools in Cultural Anthropology Research: Pilot Study in Localities Yawan and Toweth (Papua New Guinea)

  • Bogdan Olariu

    Anthropogenic Influence Mapping in Protected Areas: A Case Study from Bucegi Natural Park, Romanian Carpathians

  • Alena Vondrakova and Vit Vozenilek

    Licenses and Open Data in Cartography

  • Alice Rühl

    Enhancing Urban Planning Processes with Web-based Open Source Geotechnology

  • Marek Baranowski

    The EuroCarto Heritage

  • Nguyen Cam Van, Le thi Kim Thoa, Nguyen Dinh Ky, Nguyen Truong Xuan and Nguyen Manh Ha

    Building GIS Database for Web Atlas of Tay Nguyen Region in Vietnam.

  • Thomas Schulz

    Graphical-statistical Atlas of Switzerland 1914-2014

  • Zorica Milkova and Maya Mishkova

    Proposal for an Update of the Bulgarian Graphical Sign Database Used for Cadastral Plans of Settlements and Land Plots – for Scales of 1: 1000 and 1: 500

18:30 Ice Breaker

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

9:00–10:30 (Chair: László Zentai)

Cartographic Heritage
  • José Jesús Reyes Nunez

    A Forgotten Atlas of Erwin Raisz: “Atlas de Cuba”


  • Evangelos Livieratos

    The Matteo Ricci 1602 Chinese Word Map: the Ptolemaean Echoes

  • Dariusz Lorek

    The Integrative Interpretation of Old Maps and Other Source of Spatial Information for Researching and Presenting Phenomena from Economic History

  • Tomas Janata and Ruzena Zimova

    Iconographic Sources of Swedish Campaign in 1647 in a Multidisciplinary Research

  • Zsolt G. Török, Domonkos Hillier and Ádám Bérces

    Touch the Map and Take a Historic Walk: Reviving Cartographic Heritage in the Danube Museum

  • Markus Breier, Karel Kriz and Alexander Pucher

    Digitising (Historical) Patterns of Power

10:30–11:00 Coffee Break

11:00–12:30 (Chair: Markus Jobst)

Cartographic Modelling and Design 3
  • Sergio Estella and Jamie Gibson

    Everyone Needs a Map! – Evolving Information Society to Provide Insight from Big Data

  • Giedrė Beconytė

    Application of Conceptual Model in Thematic Mapping: Representation of Relationships

  • Beata Medynska-Gulij, Łukasz Halik, Łukasz Wielebski and Frank Dickmann

    The Multiperspective Visualisation of the Spatial Behaviour of Smartphone Users

  • Dominik Käuferle, Christoph Streit and Olaf Forte

    New National Maps for Switzerland

  • Anna Vetter

    Challenging Cartography in ArcGIS from Esri Switzerland (Part 1)

  • Mark Wigley

    Challenging Cartography in ArcGIS from Esri Switzerland (Part 2)

12:30–13:45 Lunch Break

13:45–15:15 (Chair: Mark Vetter)

Cartographic Technologies 2
  • Anita Graser, Maximilian Leodolter and Hannes Koller

    Towards Better Urban Travel Time Estimates Using Street Network Centrality

  • Xiaoling Wang, Corné P.J.M. van Elzakker and Menno-Jan Kraak

    User Requirements Analysis for a Mobile Augmented Reality Application Supporting Geography Fieldwork

  • Farid Karimipour, Negar Alinaghi, Paul Weiser and Andrew Frank

    Contextual Adaptability of Navigational Spatial Descriptions: A Pragmatic Comparison

  • Tomas Kliment, Vlado Cetl and Marcel Kliment

    Interoperable Volunteered Geographic Information empowering e-governance processes: Case study for Land Use Dataset in the City of Zagreb

  • Volker Walter, Dominik Laupheimer and Dieter Fritsch

    Use of Paid Crowdsourcing for the Collection of Geodata

  • Giuseppe Borruso and Viola Defend

    Mapping a City’s Activity. A Project of Volunteered Geographic Information using Mobile Mapping Collection

eurocarto 2015

15:15–15:45 Coffee Break

15:45–17:15 (Chair: Marek Baranowski)

Cartographic Application 2
  • Łukasz Halik, Beata Medyńska-Gulij and Maciej Smaczyński

    The Cartographic Visualizations of the Population Movements during Mass Events with the Use of Drone (UAV)

  • Jan Feranec and Tomas Soukup

    Sample of Map Representation of Land Cover Changes in Two and Three Time Horizons

  • Irina Karachevtseva, Alexander Kokhanov, Zhanna Rodionova, A.Yu Zharkova, Anatoly Zubarev, Andrey Garov, Evgeny Matveev and Jürgen Oberst

    Modern Methodology for Planetary Mapping

  • Ossi Kotavaara, Tommi Hakkarainen, Tiina Huotari, Timo Keistinen and Jarmo Rusanen

    Mapping Opportunities for Enhancing Effectiveness of Health Care System by GIS based Accessibility Analyses: Locating Core and Support Services within Long Distances in Northern Finland

  • Gustavo Dias Ramos, Claudia Robbi Sluter and Gislene Pereira

    Requirements Survey and Documentation of a Geo-information System Applied to Land Value Capture Policies

  • Peter Ondrejka, Lukáš Herman, Jan Russnák, Petr Kubíček, Robert Cibula, Pavel Grochal, Josef Chrást, Adam Mertel and Daniel Vrbík

    Spatial Analysis of Police Open Data as a Part of Community Policing – An Example of Pardubice City (Czech Republic)

17:15–17:30 Refreshment Break

17:30–18:30 (Chair: Temenoujka Bandrova)

Cartographic Fundamentals 1
  • János Györffy

    Some Remarks on the Question of Pseudocylin-drical Projections with Minimum Distortions for World Maps

  • Miljenko Lapaine and Nedjeljko Frančula

    Map Projection Aspects

  • Ibrahim Oztug Bildirici

    The Web Mercator Projection: A Cartographic Analysis

  • Ádám Barancsuk

    A Semi-automatic Approach for Determining the Projection of Small Scale Maps based on the Shape of Graticule Lines


Poster Session 2
  • Refiz Duro

    Disasters, Maps & Data: C2-SENSE – Objects of Interest in Disaster Related Real-Time Situations

  • Mátyás Gede, Zsuzsanna Ungvári, Klaudia Kiss and Gábor Nagy

    Open-source Web-based Viewer Application for TLS Surveys in Caves

  • Adam Mertel, Zdeněk Stachoň and Tomáš Glomb

    Selected Issues of the Spatial Datasets focused on Historical Data

  • Marina-Ramona Rujoiu-Mare and Bogdan-Andrei Mihai

    Land Cover Mapping for Subcarpathian Area (Romania) at Different Scales using Currently Available Data Models

  • Osman Sami Kırtıloğlu, Ibrahim Oztug Bildirici, Nesibe Necla Ulug-tekin and Aydin Ustun

    Basin Monitoring System With Map Mashups: Case Study of Konya Closed Basin

  • Enikő Korodi

    Overview of the Geological Mapping in Transylvania in the 19th Century

  • Umberto Di Staso, Matteo Matassoni and Raffaele De Amicis

    INSPIRE and VGI: Specie Distribution in Europe

  • lemen Kozmus Trajkovski, Katja Berkopec and Dušan Petrovič

    Web Maps Adaptation for Smartphones

  • Csaba Szigeti and Gáspár Albert

    Measuring the Adequacy of Maps for Field Use

  • Tünde Kiss

    Changes of Landscape in the Sió-Sárvíz Valley (Transdanubia, Hungary) due to Human Activity. Analysis of Old Maps and Historical Data

  • Zsuzsanna Ungvari and Krisztina Iras

    Web-based Reconstruction of Old Educational Instruments of Geography

  • Ngoc Quy Bui

    Model Development for Web – atlas System Applying in Administration Management

  • Alexander Wolodtschenko

    Conception of Mini-atlas “Virtual museum of Leo Bagrow”

  • Zorica Milkova and Vladimir Ilinkin

    Cartographic Techniques used in Soil Maps and Atlases of Bulgaria

  • Andrea Binn

    Perceptive and Cognitive Aspects – Route Planning with a Map

19:30 Conference Dinner (Esterhazykeller, Haarhof 1, 1010 Vienna)


Thursday, November 12, 2015

9:00–10:30 (Chair: Corné van Elzakker)

Cartographic Fundamentals 2
  • Claudia Robbi Sluter, João Vitor Meza Bravo and Melissa Midori

    Research Investigations related to User Centered Design for Geoinformation Products

  • Marinos Kavouras, Margarita Kokla and Eleni Tomai

    The GEOTHNK Approach to Spatial Thinking

  • Chrysoula Boutoura, Alexandra Kousoulakou and Angeliki Tsorlini

    Thematic Cartography: A Key Course in Geospatial Engineering

  • Wolf Günther Koch

    Lexical Knowledge Sources for Cartography and GIS – Development, Current Status and Outlook

  • Paulo Márcio Leal de Menezes, Manoel do Couto Fernandes, Kairo da Silva Santos, Tainá Laetta and Juliana Rambaldi

    Toponymy of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil: From Historical to Current Maps – Research and State of Art

  • Cezar Buterez, Andrei Nacu and Alexandru-Ionut Cruceru

    The Political Mosaic: Mapping Romania’s Administrative Divisions from 1930

10:30–11:00 Coffee Break

11:00–12:30 (Chair: Kenneth Field)

Cartographic Modelling and Design 4
  • Sebastian Lemstra, Boris Dreyer and Mark Vetter

    Low-cost Approach for a 3D-visualization of Historical Structures in Metropolis (Ionia)

  • Jakub Straka, Marta Sojčáková and Róbert Fencík

    Model of Dynamic Labelling of Populated Places in Slovakia

  • Arkadiusz Borek and Tomasz Panecki

    Cartographic Visualization of Historical Source Data on

  • Wasim A. M. Shoman and Fatih Gülgen

    A Research in Cartographic Labeling to Predict the Suitable Amount of Labeling in Multi-resolution Maps

  • Viktor Putrenko

    The Spatial Statistical Generalization of Information for Regional Land-use Management in Ukraine

  • Monica Cristina de Castro and Claudia Robbi Sluter

    Methodology for Automating Cartometric Evaluation of Urban Topographic Maps in Brazil

12:30–13:45 Lunch Break

eurocarto13:45–15:15 (Chair: Beata Medynska-Gulij)

Cartographic Technologies 3
  • Alexander Knapp and Andreas Pammer

    Automated Generalization at BEV – From Base Models to 1:50k Map

  • Andrea Lopes Iescheck, Rita de Cássia Marques Alves, Manuella Anaís Rodrigues Fagundes and Gabriel de Souza

    Data Quality Control for Topographic Mapping Production

  • Otakar Čerba, Karel Charvát, Tomáš Mildorf, Raitis Berzins,  Pavel Vlach and Barbora Musilova

    SDI4apps Points of Interest Knowledge Base

  • Filiz Kurtcebe Altin, Tolga Kaya, Mehmet Bilgekagan Cintimur and Tugba Aydar

    Geospatial Project Management Portal

  • Stig Heinesen and Morten Winkler

    New Map Production Environment in the Danish Geodata Agency: ‘Maps Without Hands’

  • Eric Losang

    Where Have All the Atlases Gone? Developing Data Structures for a Virtual Research Environment

15:15–15:45 Coffee Break

15:45–17:30 (Chair: Florian Ledermann)

Cartographic Modelling and Design 5
  • Vit Vozenilek

    Maps in Documentary Videos

  • Jana Moser and Sebastian Koslitz

    Pins or Points? Cartographically Appealing Webmaps and Technical Challenges: the Example of “Landschaften in Deutschland Online”

  • Paweł Cybulski

    Visual Suggestiveness and Change Blindness in Dynamic Cartographic Vsualisations

  • Čeněk Šašinka, Zdeněk Stachoň, Zbyněk Štěrba, Radim Štampach and Kamil Morong

    New Approach to Experimental Testing in Cartography

  • Alessia Movia and Maria Vittoria Santi

    Mapping Abandoned Industrial Buildings: The Territory from Land Use to Reuse

  • Walter Vilém, Herman Lukáš and Stachoň Zdeněk

    Reconstructive 3D Models of the Brno for the Years 1400, 1645 and 1749 and Their Use in Education

  • László Zentai

    The Effect of the Political Transition of Hungary on Map Publishing

17:30 Closing & Farewell Drinks

A great job of Anita Graser by the Hashtag #eurocarto15

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