Cartography and Children

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4605.1 - Brief retrospection on Hungarian school atlases

Tuesday, July 4
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Location: Virginia C

The first part of this article is dedicated to the history of Hungarian school atlases to the end of the 1st World War. Although the first maps included in a Hungarian textbook were probably made in 1751, the publication of atlases for schools is dated almost 50 years later, when professor Ézsáiás Budai created his “New School Atlas for elementary pupils” in 1800. This was followed by a long period of 90 years, when the school atlases were mostly translations and adaptations of foreign atlases, the majority of which were made in German-speaking countries. In those years, a school atlas made by a Hungarian astronomer, Antal Vállas, should be highlighted as a prominent independent piece of work. In 1890, a talented cartographer, Manó Kogutowicz founded the Hungarian Geographical Institute, which was the institution responsible for producing school atlases for the different types of schools in Hungary. The professional quality of the school atlases published by his institute was also recognized beyond the Hungarian borders by prizes won in international exhibitions. Kogutowicz laid the foundations of the current Hungarian school cartography: this statement is confirmed in the second part of this article, when three of his school atlases are presented in more detail to give examples of how the pupils were introduced to the basic cartographic and astronomic concepts as well as how different innovative solutions were used on the maps.

José Jesús Reyes Nunez

Associate Professor
Eotvos Lorand University, Faculty of Informatics, Dept. of Cartography and Geoinformatics

José Jesús Reyes Nunez is Associate Professor at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. His research interests lie in Cartography for Children, Geovisualization, GIS-based Cartography, Web Cartography and Pre-columbian Cartography. Author of more than 20 articles in scientific publications and more than 50 papers in different events. Responsible for the organization of the Barbara Petchenik Map Competition in Hungary from 1999 and President of the International Jury in 2005 and 2007. He was Chair of the ICA Commission on Cartography and Children from 2007 to 2015, currently Vice-Chair . ICA awarded him with the Diploma for Outstandings Services in 2015.


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István Klinghammer

Eötvös Loránd University

Member of the Department of Cartography at Eötvös Loránd University from 1966, he was Head of the Department (1987-2005), Dean of the Faculty of Sciences (1989-1990) and Rector (2000-2006). His research interests lie in Thematic Cartography. He is author or co-author of 8 books, 6 textbooks and 123 scientific articles. He became member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in 2000, the German National Academy in 2009 and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2010. From 1974 to 1999 supported the work of ICA Commission on Education and Training, being awarded with the ICA Honorary Fellowship in 2003.


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Naeema M. Alhosani


Dr. Naeema Alhosani, obtained her Ph. D. & M.A. in Geography "Cartography" from the University of Kansas, USA. She is an assistant dean for student affairs, as well as she is an assistant professor in the Geography and Urban Planning dept, UAEU. She has many awards. Her research interests are: Cartography, Maps & Mapping, Cartographic Design, Environment, GIS, RS, tourism and Education. She has participated in many conferences (both regional and international), research projects as well as maps publications, besides being a member of many professional committees. She has various contributions at the departmental, College, University and Community levels.


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