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The goal of our new project with Kachelmannwetter.com is to provide specialized maps based on OpenStreetMap data using the cartographic framework MapSurfer.NET which currently serves the map service at uni-heidelberg.de/openmapsurfer. To achieve the project goals, we will design a brand new map style and add several extensions to the framework.
Stay tuned for the result!

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The German Cartographers Day (Deutscher Kartographentag) is taking place at INTERGEO conference held in Stuttgart this week.
We will present an update on recent progress in automated cartography in a talk by Andreas Reimer and Maxim Rylov about our latest improvements in automated label placement, which have been implemented in MapSurfer.NET as published as in OpenMapSurfer.uni-hd.de.

The talk [...]

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Last week our GIScience team member Dr. Andreas Reimer successfully defended his PhD at TU Eindhoven (Promotor: Prof. Dr. Bettina Speckmann, Eindhoven and Co-promotor: Prof. Dr. W.A. Mackaness, Edinburgh).
The topic of the PhD thesis was “Cartographic modelling for automated map generation” and includes a range of fascinating research on cartography, ranging from schematizing and [...]

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We present an algorithm that labels linear features with two matched toponyms describing the left and the right side of a line, respectively. Such a pairwise line labeling is a common technique used in manually produced maps (see Figure 1). The lines differentiate administrative divisions or other geographic subdivisions. The proposed method can be used [...]

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The German site “Die bemerkenswerte Karte” (The Remarkable Map) by the German Cartographic Society (DGfK) reports about OpenMapSurfer.uni-hd.de as a remarkable OSM base map, because of it’s unique combination of high information density on the one hand and appealing aesthetics on the other hand. In particular the high quality automated label placement algorithms implemented in [...]

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