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Overview

Short description
The goal of this program is to train Cartographers with a professional cartographic approach based on high level theoretical and practical knowledge.

This program is recommended to applicants who wants to able to manage and coordinate cartographic and geoinformatic research projects as well as to have the knowledge and skills to solve traditional cartographic or information technology-based problems.

This program provides students with a broad scale of knowledge in Cartography and Geoinformatics in combination with geography, other earth sciences, information technology, database management, web-based mapping services, etc. Students acquire the theory as well as the methodologies in the development and implementation of the latest visualization technics.

Strength of program
Cartography has become a modern and practical science again with the development of computerization. However, only few higher education institutions offer this training at master level.

The high standard of the training is guaranteed by the highly qualified academic staff. Several of the teachers are involved in the leadership of national and international professional organizations of the related area and in editorial boards of journals in the field. Teaching is supported by modern infrastructure and well-equipped labs. Upper-year students and PhD students help the first-year students in a mentor system to overcome their first challenges at the university.

Programme structure

COMPULSORY COURSES
Introduction to Cartography
Photogrammetry and Remote sensing
Geodesy and Topography
Geovisualization
Complex Work Placement (min. 3 weeks)
Operating systems
Thematic Cartography (Lecture)
Thematic Cartography (Practical)
Geoinformatics
Map Design and Editing
Geovisualization-based solutions in cartography (Lecture)
Geovisualization-based solutions in cartography (Practical)
3D modelling in GIS
Spatial application development
Spatial System Design
Open Source Web GIS Programming
Individual Geoinformatic Project
Processing of remote sensing data
Individual Cartographic Project
OPTIONAL COURSES – AT LEAST 6 ECTS HAVE TO BE OBTAINED DURING THE STUDIES
Image processing software development
Desktop Publishing
Navigation systems
Scripting Languages in Webcartography
The English language terminology of cartography
Web cartography
Coordinate systems on the earth ellipsoid and on the maps
Output-oriented Digital Cartography
DEGREE THESIS CONSULTATION – 5 ECTS
DEGREE THESIS – 15 ECTS
FREE CREDITS – 6 ECTS

Career opportunities

Government offices, administration in local governments, research institutions, mapping agencies, archives and private firms need a growing number of cartographers who have a solid background of geoinformatics. Business companies which have a strong involvement in various visualization problems (in print or in three-dimensions) are definitely interested in employing our young cartographers. Also decision-makers often need the GIS support for understanding the spatial relationship of features and social or natural phenomena.

Job examples
Cartographer at national mapping agencies, in land registration, at private companies, publishers, geoinformatical firms.

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States