Major events of the Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics (2019)

IX. 27.

The Night of Researchers. Programmes offered by the Department: Make your own globe! Find your way in the Campus! Organizers and contributors: Gede Mátyás, Nemes Zoltán, Szekerka József, Veres Kinga (colleagues from the Department), Farkas-Németh Zoltán, Takáts Tünde, Varga Lola, Vörös Fanni, Vörös Réka (regular students and PhD students).

IX. 23-27.

15th European Geoparks Conference in Sevilla, Spain. The Department was represented by Pál Márton, a PhD student. He gave a paper, Digital cartography for the Bakony–Balaton UNESCO Global Geopark.

IX. 21.

The capital of sciences event (STEM Festival) at ELTE. Paper from he Department: Török Zsolt Győző: Oientation without or with a map?

IX. 19.

5vös 5 km race. Participants from the Department: Farkas-Németh Zoltán, Tóth András, Szabó Enikő, Lenkefi Botond, Balla Dániel, Gurály Attila, Nyulas L. Vince, Tóth Kornél (students); Pál Márton, Vörös Fanni (PhD students); Gede Mátyás, Irás Krisztina, Veres Kinga (teachers and other staff); Huszár László, Gregor Rita, Tolnai Gábor (former students).
Campus orientation race. Participants from the Department: Albert Gáspár, Zentai László (teachers); Pál Márton, Vörös Fanni, Daniel Nyangweso (PhD students); Mjomba Lewis, Szabó Enikő, Farkas-Németh Zoltán, Tóth András (students); Meláth Szabolcs (former student).

IX. 9-14.

Erasmus mobility of teachers: Jesús Reyes gives a course on „Geovisualización y Cartografía” in the University of Santiago de Compostela in Lugos, Spain.

IX. 9.

The Thematic Programme of Excellence supported by the National Office of Research, Development, and Innovation (NKFIH) held its national press conference at ELTE. . Project presentations from the Department in the frame of the project High-reliability informatic solutions for specific applications of the Faculty of Informatics: Török Zsolt Győző (associate professor): "Spatial reference frame in cognitive visualization: the virtual tourist”,  Takáts Tünde, MSc student of cartography (supervisor: Albert Gáspár, associate professor): Erosion protection and soil monitoring with precise relief modelling in the vineyards of Neszmély.

IX. 3-4.

Reguly 200 conference in the Hungarian Geographical Museum of Érd, opened by Klinghammer István. Papers from the Department:
Márton Mátyás: The role of the Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics of ELTE in exploring the cartographic activity of Antal (presented by Gercsák Gábor).
Gulyás Zoltán (former regular and PhD student): The cartographic attitude of Antal Reguly.

VIII. 28-31.

Jesús Reyes gave a paper in the 2019 EUROGEO conference, „Hidden Geographies” in Ljubljana. His paper: „Erwin Raisz: a cartographer’s influence on school cartography”.

VIII. 26.

New secretary at the Department: Veres Kinga.

VIII. 12-16.

Kovács Béla gave a paper in the Division of Natural Sciences at the 23rd Summer Academy in Szabadka (Subotica)

VIII. 1-

After Gercsák Gábor’s ending his commission, Jesús Reyes became the Vice-Dean of International Affairs and Projects at the Faculty of Informatics.

VII. 15-20.

International Cartographic Conference, Tokyo. Participants from the Department: Albert Gáspár, Gede Mátyás, Jesus Reyes, Zentai László (teachers), Pál Márton, Vörös Fanni (graduating MSc students, prospective PhD students), Ashna Abdulrahman Kareem, Malak Alasli (SH PhD students).

  • Presentations:

José Jesús Reyes Nunez, Naeema Al Hosani, Nargiz Safaraliyeva

Teaching basic map concepts in three countries: Azerbaijan, Hungary and United Arab Emirates

Gáspár Albert

The changing use-cases of medium and large-scale geological maps in Hungary

Károly Kocsis, Zsombor Nemerkényi, László Zentai, Gábor Gercsák

The new National Atlas of Hungary – volume Natural Environment

Malak Alasli

Toponyms’ contribution to identity: The case study of Rabat (Morocco)

László Zentai, Gábor Gercsák

Cross-border topographic mapping, cross-border orienteering: the Hungarian overview

Andrea Pődör, László Zentai, Erika Gál

Digital sketch maps in teaching GIS for law enforcement students

Mátyás Gede

Fast georeferencing/geocoding tool for old maps with large distortions

Ashna Abdulrahman Kareem

Testing Maps for Visually Impaired People in Kurdistan

Mátyás Gede, Bálint Kádár

Analysing tourism movements along the Danube river based on geotagged Flickr photography

Márton Pál, Gáspár Albert

Digital cartography for geoheritage: turning an analogue geotourist map into digital

Márton Pál, Fanni Vörös, István Elek, Béla Kovács

Possibilities of high precision GPS data in autonomous driving

Fanni Vörös, Zoltán Tompos, Béla Kovács

Examination of car navigation systems and UX designs – suggestion for a new interface

Péter Jeszenszky, Yoshinobu Hikosaka, and Keiji Yano

Lexical variation in Japanese dialects revisited: Geostatistic and dialectometric analysis

  • Posters:

Krisztina Irás, José Jesús Reyes Nunez

Work in Team – Improve your GIS Skills. Effectiveness of project work in teaching GIS for foreign students

Mátyás Gede, Lola Varga

Spatiotemporal Analysis of Carpooling Data

Malak Alasli

Static Risk Mapping of Forest Fires - In the case of the Province of Chefchaouen (Morocco)

  • Section chairing:

László Zentai

T07-1 Educational resources

Jesus Reyes

T04-3 Cartography and Children 3

Mátyás Gede

T03-2 Cartographic Heritage 2: Map Libraries
T03-3 Cartographic heritage 3: Applications

Márton Pál

T38-1 Mapping the Environment 1

The General Assembly of the ICA elected Zentai László vice-president of the organization for the period 2019–2023. The chairman of the commission Cartographic Heritage into the Digital became Gede Mátyás. ICA Scholarship support was awarded to Pál Márton, our graduating MSc student.

VII. 15.

ICC2019, Cartography for Specific Users pre-conference workshop in Tokyo. Jesus Reyes participated and contributed to editing the volume of proceedings.

VII. 11.

The book of Dr. Gulyás Zoltán (our former regular MSc and PhD student, "Reguly Antal’s cartographic activity" has appeared. The book was presented in Zirc in the frame of the Reguly Festival. The knowledge invested in the book is partly related to several teachers and other staff of the Department through the personality of Gulyás Zoltán.

VII. 10-12.

ICC2019, pre-conference workshop. Geospatial and Cartographic Education – Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities, Bejing. Zentai László gives two lectures: Teaching orienteering maps: a perfect example of for user-driven cartography; Experiences of a new English language MSc programme in cartography

VII. 4-6.

Itinerary congress of the Hungarian Society of Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing in Békéscsaba. Pál Márton (recently obtained MSc in cartography) gives a paper in the junior section, Experimental usage of a high-precision GPS cartographic database in autonomous vehicle technology

VI. 27-28.

BSc final exams

VI. 19.

MSc state exam of Stipendium Hungaricum students of cartography

VI. 13-17.

Faragó Imre published the first volume of a novel, "Életcserepek" (Tiles of Life) presented during the Book Week.

VI. 11-12.

State exam of Hungarian MSc students of caretography

V. 31.

Timár Gábor’s defence of Academic Doctor. One of the opponents was Márton Mátyás.

V. 27-VI. 1.

Gercsák Gábor has an Erasmus mobility week in Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) at Babeș–Bolyai University. He held English–Hungarian translation courses for Hungarian students.

V. 24.

Török Zsolt Győző gave a lecture, Map reading or navigation? in the University of Debrecen, "ADA 2019" conference. The title of the conference series, Ada was named after the first female scientist of informatics.

V. 23-24.

10th GIS Conference and Exhibition in Debrecen.
Papers from the Department:
Daniel O. Nyangweso–Mátyás Gede: Integration of Toponyms Mobile data Collection in PostgreSQL Database (A mobile application for toponyms of Kenya, Django REST API open source approach)
Malak Alasli: Concordance of Maghrebian place names in the Hungarian school atlases
Varga Lola–Gede Mátyás: Analysis of the data of Telekocsi taxi service
Török Zsolt Győző: The „virtual tourist”: study of spatial orientation strategies and map-use by examining eye motion
Posters:
Pál Márton–Albert Gáspár: Cartography and GIS in the service of geological heritage
Vörös Fanni–Tompos Zoltán–Kovács Béla: Study of built-in car navigation systems and user surfaces
Vörös Fanni–Pál Márton–Kovács Béla–Elek István: The use of high-precision GNSS in autonomous driving

V. 22.

Compulsory annual report of PhD students

V. 16-18.

Geomates 2019 conference in Pécs (International Congress on Geomathematics in Earth and Environmental Sciences).
Papers from the Department:
Albert Gáspár: Datamining the Santonian dinosaur bonebed of Iharkút, Hungary
Elek István: Redundancy-fee topological data structures

V. 8-10.

Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage conference in Saloniki. Papers from the Department:

  • Gede Mátyás: Matching old maps with reality
  • Kiss Veronika–Gede Mátyás: A comprehensive database of cartographic heritage conference papers
  • Zentai László: Preserving our national atlases

Section chairing: Gede Mátyás, Zentai László.

V. 9.

Török Zsolt Győző gave a paper, How does the Equator exist? – cases of existence of cartographic objects at the 3rd Dimension conference (Diversity and homogeneity in history, in society and environment) at the Faculty of Humanities of ELTE.

V. 8.

Neumann Day in the Faculty of Informaticsn.
Outstanding students of the Faculty: Pál Márton and Vörös Fanni.

V. 7.

Albert Gáspár gave a paper, Modelling of tension space based on point cloud in online environment in the Satellite Geodetic Observatory.
5vös 5 km race. Participants from the Department: Albert Gáspár, Irás Krisztina. Our students: Gurály Attila, Markó Dániel, Eigner Péter, Szabó Enikő. 
Participants in the campus orientation event: Albert Gáspár, Bordács Anna, Natalia Mamayeva.

IV. 25-V. 8.

Three guest lecturers arrived at the Department within the Erasmus + ICM – Campus Mundi programme:

They gave classes as part of the elective course, „Cartographic Information Processing – School Cartography”.

IV. 26.

Pál Márton received first place in the Tourism Geography section of Physics–Geography–Mathematics at the National Student Research competition. Takáts Tünde reached the final in the section Application of Environmental and Earth Sciences.
Consultant: Albert Gáspár.

IV. 15-17.

Jesús Reyes represented the Department at the Recontextualising Geography conference in London, organized by the IGU Committee on Geography Education. He gave a paper, Teaching Map Concepts in Elementary and Secondary Schools in Hungary.

IV. 10.

The students of the Czuczor Gergely Benedectine Secondary School visit the Lágymányos Campus and the Department. They visited the departmental library and map collection, got a presentation Cartography and geoinformatics, and tested the Google My Maps application.

IV. 7-12.

European Geosciences Union (EGU) conference in Vienna. Our presenters: Pál M., Albert G.: Managing the spatial variability of geosite assessment in the Balaton Uplands (Hungary)

  • Poster:
    • Elek I., Kovács B., Pál M., Vörös F.: High precision GNSS in autonomous driving
    • Kovács B., Tompos Z., Vörös F.: Inquiry of in-built car navigation systems and UX designs
    • Albert G., Takáts T.: Predictive modelling of forest cover change in the Gerecse Hills, Hungary
  • PICO (Presenting Interactive COntent)
    • Vörös F., Székely B.: Developing methodology for scoria cone morphometry processing
IV. 10. The students of the Czuczor Gergely Benedectine Secondary School visit the Lágymányos Campus and the Department. They visited the departmental library and map collection, got a presentation Cartography and geoinformatics, and tested the Google My Maps application.
IV. 7-12.

The conference of European Geosciences Union (EGU) in Vienna. Our presenters (photos):

  • Presentation:
    • Pál M., Albert G.: Managing the spatial variability of geosite assessment in the Balaton Uplands (Hungary)
  • Posters:
    • Elek I., Kovács B., Pál M., Vörös F.: High precision GNSS in autonomous driving
    • Kovács B., Tompos Z., Vörös F.: Inquiry of in-built car navigation systems and UX designs
    • Albert G., Takáts T.: Predictive modelling of forest cover change in the Gerecse Hills, Hungary
  • PICO (Presenting Interactive COntent)
    • Vörös F., Székely B.: Developing methodology for scoria cone morphometry processing
IV. 6. Geo Days in the Lurdy House.
IV. 5. A one-hour live interview on the Beautiful Hungarian Map competition with Gercsák Gábor and Oláh Krisztina (PhD student) on Karc FM Radio.
III. 31.–IV.5. Gede Mátyás takes part in the VESPA implementation workshop with Hargitai Henrik, planetologist.
III. 29. Beautiful Hungarian Map 2019 - opening and announcement of results
III. 21. Albert Gáspár gives a presentation, From the precise GPS measurements of dinosaurs of Iharkút to scientific modelling in the programme of the World Day of Surveyors and Geoinformatics.
III. 19. Book presentation of the publication, 100 years of Hungarian Military Mapping 1919–2019 in the National Public Service University. The book was edited by Buga László, one of the consultants was Gercsák Gábor. The volume was reviewed by Zentai László.
III. 16–31. Irás Krisztina, assistant professor, and Jesús Reyes, associate professor holds a 16-hour course in Rio de Janeiro within the framework of the Erasmus + ICM programme. Irás Krisztina gave a course, Data Driven Cartography in Niteroi, in the Institute of Geography at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, and Jesús Reyes had a course, Geovisualizaҫão e cartografia in Rio de Janeiro, in the GeoCart Laboratory of the Federal University.
III. 8. Handover of MSc degrees
II. 12. Contest of students: 100 years of Hungarian Military Mapping. The team of the Department finished at the 5th place.
II. 1.– Zelenka Balázs, MSc students goes to the University of Olomouc in the Erasmus programme.
Arriving Erasmus students: Sigrid Loyning (Norway) and Jana Ambruzsova (Brno, Czechia)
I. 31. Open Day in the Faculty of Informatics
I. 29. Final exams of BSc students.
I. 18. Open Day in the Faculty of Sciences