Workshop "Mapping Different Geographies" 2009
The workshop "Understanding Different Geographies" is second in a series of events on interdisciplinary cartography and the mapping of non-traditional subjects.
From 11th to the 15th of February 2009 the first workshop on "Mapping Different Geographies" took place at the same venue in Puchberg am Schneeberg. The aim of this workshop was to share information from current research projects that are investigating how 'different' geographies might be mapped. A key issue of the workshop was the development of a consensus about which methodologies and standards might be appropriate for integration into trans-disciplinary research programs.
Additionally the application of map-based information systems in non-conventional areas and the usage of innovative applications and approaches were showcased. 24 participants from 7 countries used the opportunity to present and discuss the outcomes of various research projects in this diverse field of cartography and geo-communication.There was enough time between the sessions to discuss research areas of mutual interest. The presentation of the results of completed research, to highlight on-going research and to build new networks, were also some of the aims of this workshop.
One of the outcomes of this workshop is the book "Mapping Different Geographies" (eds.: Kriz, Cartwright, Hurni) which is now available in the Springer series "Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography".