Last week members of the GIScience Research Group were attending the Eight International Conference on Geographic Information Science in Vienna. Beside the interesting welcome note given by Andrew U. Frank and further follow-up keynote talks, the first conference day was opened up for full day workshops covering various topics of GIScience.
Geographic Information Workshop
In conjunction with the GIScience conference Andreas Reimer presented results from the SUCAP-Project at a workshop on cartography and generalization. Enrico Steiger was presenting a talk about his past research on geographic feature extraction from uncertain Twitter data which was followed by an opening discussion around the emerging topic of user generated content (UGC) and its future scientific impacts and challenges.