Kommission Kartographie & Forschung


Workshop - Map creation from user-generated data

October 8th, 2012, Hannover (just before Intergeo and Kartographentag 2012)


As the amount of user generated, spatio-temporal data grows exponentially, also the necessity of suitable cartographical representations increases more and more. Hence, this Workshop will address special aspects related to the generation of maps from user generated data, among others the topics of the workshop can be as follows:

  • Technical aspects (such as programming APIs, data formats, etc.)
  • Specific design aspects in the face of user orientation, participation, collaboration
  • Quality of map design and measures for quality assurance
  • Aspects of data privacy

Both theoretical work and best practice applications are expected, of course, also ongoing work is welcome.

Important dates:

March 31, 2012: Submission of abstracts (approx. 1 page, PDF or MS Word format) - submit via E-Mail

April 30, 2012: Notification of authors and publication of preliminary program.


  • Map creation and cartographic communication in Web 2.0
    Karsten Hoffmann (University of Osnabrück, Germany), [slides…]
  • Creating a worldwide 3D globe from user-generated data
    Matthias Uden , Arne Schilling, Ming Li, Marcus Götz, Alexander Zipf (University of Heidelberg), [slides…]
  • Individual Theme Route Planning on User-generated Content
    Karsten Pippig, Dirk Burghardt, Nikolas Prechtel (TU Dresden, Germany), [abstract…]
  • The Impact of the Contributor in VGI projects
    Silvia Klettner, Manuela Schmidt, Elisabeth Häusle, Renate Steinmann (TU Vienna / Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft, Austria), [slides…]
  • Mapping the spatial patterns of fields traffic and traffic intensity by means of GPS-data received from farm vehicles
    Rainer Duttmann, Michael Nolde (University of Kiel, Germany), [slides…]
  • Generating Sentiment Maps of Touristic Locations based on Visitors’ Reviews and OSM
    Sarah Tauscher, Karl Neumann (TU Braunschweig, Germany), [abstract…]
  • Spatial delineation of geographic objects using an online knowledge repository
    Tobias Dahinden (Leibniz University Hannover, Germany), [slides…]
  • Applying User Generated Geographic Information from Social Networks for the Creation of Maps - Towards a Research Agenda
    Oliver Roick (University of Heidelberg, Germany), [slides…]