“ISSonVis 2021”

International Spring School on Visualization

— Geovisualization in Maps —

7-9 April 2021

 

Online Venue: Department of Geoinformatics (Palacký University Olomouc, Czechia) via GatherTown webtool

Topics: Visual analytics, spatial and temporal data visualization, mapmaking in open source geospatial tools, multivariate mapping

Experts: 

  • Menno-Jan Kraak (University of Twente, Netherlands)
  • René Sieber (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Aileen Buckley (Esri, USA)
  • Topi Tjukanov (Gispo, Finland)
  • Gennady and Natalia Andrienko (Fraunhofer Institute IAIS, Germany & City, University of London, UK)

Local organizers and “buddies”:

  • Vít Voženílek – Spring School 2021 coordinator and supervising lecturer
  • Vít Pászto – Spring School 2021 coordinator and admin support
  • Rostislav Nétek, Alena Vondráková, Stanislav Popelka – experts’ buddies

ISSonVis mission:

Geovisualisation is a broad term referring to a visualisation of geospatial phenomena. It has been gradually gaining importance for more than 20 years. Moreover, various forms of geovisualisations are now penetrating many disciplines that do not primarily focus on working with geospatial data. Therefore, it is important to raise awareness of the basic principles of geovisualisation techniques and educate future practitioners about the proper design and application of geovisualisations.

The International Spring School on Visualization (ISSonVis) offers an opportunity for the encounter of students, scholars, and experts in the field of geovisualisation. It is designed to introduce students to contemporary advances in geovisualisation covering aspects of map design, web cartography, desktop publishing and others via a series of lectures, workshops and practical sessions. Teaching and learning sessions will be led and supervised by well-known experts in geovisualization. Moreover, the Spring School strives to establish an open platform for participants to bring their experiences, ideas, data, and projects to share, work, present, and discuss. The Spring School primary focus is to provide and transfer new geovisualisation skills, techniques, and knowledge both ways – from scholars/experts to the students, and vice versa.

The International Spring School 2021 is designed to be ONLINE and dedicated to students (Bachelor, Master, PhD).

So far, we have officially received auspices from the Czech Cartographic Society (patronage here).

Preliminary programme (all times in CET):

Registration & Fee

The registration fee is set to be a “flat” price of 45 EUR (special covid-19 price) and allows to:

  • access to all lectures and workshops led by internationally renowned experts
  • gain new knowledge in the field of geovisualisation 
  • have an opportunity to discuss own work with:
    • other students
    • international experts
    • and expert buddies from the department of geoinformatics
  • get new international contacts useful for future career
  • get access to all learning and teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • ECTS credits (where applicable)

BIOs

prof. Menno-Jan Kraak (University of Twente, Netherlands)

prof. Menno-Jan Kraak (University of Twente, Netherlands)

prof. Menno-Jan Kraak (University of Twente, Netherlands)

Menno-Jan Kraak is currently vice dean Capacity Building of the Faculty of Geo-Information Sciences and Earth Observation at the University of Twente. He wrote more than 200 publications on cartography and GIS. His most visible publications are books on aspects of cartography: Cartography, visualization of geospatial data (with Ormeling) and published by CRC press (4th edition 2020 – translated in 5 languages), Webcartography, developments and prospects (editor with Brown) published by Taylor and Francis 2000, and Exploring Geovisualization (edited with Dykes and MacEachren) published by Elseviers 2005. In 2014 ‘Mapping time, illustrated by Minard’s map of Napoleon’s invasion into Russia 1812’ was published by ESRI Press. This year, 2021, Mapping for a Sustainable World coedited with Roth, Ricker, Kagawa, and Le Sourd, was published by the United Nations. He is a member of the editorial board of several international journals in the field of Cartography and GIScience, he has been board member and president of the Netherlands Cartographic Society and of the Society Geo-Information Netherlands (GIN), and he was the President of the International Cartographic Association for the period 2015-2019.

prof. Gennady and Natalia Andrienko (City, University of London, United Kingdom)

prof. Gennady and Natalia Andrienko (City, University of London, United Kingdom)

prof. Gennady and Natalia Andrienko (City, University of London, United Kingdom)

Gennady and Natalia Andrienko are lead scientists at Fraunhofer Institute IAIS and professors at City, University of London. They published two monographs: “Exploratory analysis of spatial and temporal data. A systematic approach” (Springer, 2005) and “Visual analytics of movement” (Springer, 2013) and a textbook entitled “Visual analytics for data scientists” (Springer, 2020). They co-authored numerous papers addressing theoretical aspects and practical applications of visual analytics approaches. Natalia and Gennady Andrienko received test of time award at IEEE VAST 2018, best paper awards at AGILE 2006, IEEE VAST 2011 and 2012, and EuroVis 2015 conferences and EuroVA 2018 and 2019 workshops, honorable mention awards at IEEE VAST 2010 and EuroVis 2017 conferences, VAST challenge awards 2008 and 2014, and best poster awards at AGILE 2007 and 2018, ACM GIS 2011 and IEEE VAST 2016 conferences.

Topi Tjukanov (Gispo, Finland)

Topi Tjukanov (Gispo, Finland)

Topi Tjukanov (Gispo, Finland)

Topi Tjukanov based in Helsinki (Finland) is enthusiastic about geospatial data, visualisation and learning the latest tricks in GIS e.g. custom map styles. He focuses on advanced visualisation and open source geospatial technology. He made custom animations for few of the biggest online media in Finland. He is well-known as a promoter of #30DayMapChallenge on social networks. Currently, he is working for Gispo company.

Dr. René Sieber (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Dr. René Sieber (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Dr. René Sieber (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

René Sieber is a researcher at Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation at the ETH Zurich. He is currently deputy editor-in-chief of the world-famous and many times rewarded “Atlas of Switzerland”. René has been actively engaged in the Atlas Commission of the International Cartographic Association as well as in the whole atlas community for decades.

Dr. Aileen Buckley (Esri, USA)

Dr. Aileen Buckley (Esri, USA)

Dr. Aileen Buckley (Esri, USA)

Dr. Aileen Buckley is a Professional Cartographer and has been making maps for over 30 years. She studied and taught cartography at Oregon State University, and she was on the faculty at University of Oregon. She is currently an adjunct professor at University of Redlands. Dr. Buckley has published and lectured widely on topics of map design and GIS for mapping. She is an author of the “Atlas of Oregon” (2001) and the sixth, seventh, and eighth editions of “Map Use” (2009, 2012, and 2016). She publishes regularly in Esri’s ArcWatch and ArcUser. She is a past president of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society and is currently Chair of the AutoCarto Conference Committee. Since 2003 she has been a Research Cartographer at Esri.


Payment method 

By bank transfer –  45 EUR, in Euro (EUR) only!

  • Bank: KOMERČNÍ BANKA (KB)
  • IBAN: CZ9801000000433855090287
  • Account number: 43-3855090287/0100
  • SWIFT: KOMBCZPPXXX
  • Variable symbol: 993105501
  • Message for recipient: “your name” + “variable symbol” above (in case of international transfers)

You will be provided with a receipt/invoice upon payment.

Payment must be made by 1 April 2021.


Registration is now closed