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Paweł J. Kowalski

PhD Eng.

He has graduated from the Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography at Warsaw University of Technology. He has been a research and teaching employee at the Department of Cartography since 1994. He specializes in: geographic information systems, topographic databases, multimedia techniques in cartography, designing geoinformation websites and cartographic publications online. He authored over 70 publications, i.a. in Polski Przegląd Kartograficzny [Polish Cartographical Review], Przegląd Geodezyjny, Magazyn Geoinformacyjny Geodeta, Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Geodesia et Descriptio Terrarium. He authored or co-authored 8 chapters in monographs and collected works. He is the co-author of the monograph entitled Podstawy wizualizacji kartograficznej [Introduction to cartographic visualization].

He participated in scientific research and implementation work, e.g. within the following projects: “Cyfrowa technologia produkcji mapy topograficznej 1: 10 000” [“Digital technology of topographic map production 1:10 000”] (Warsaw University of Technology), “Granice administracyjne Polski” [“Administrative boundaries of Poland”] (Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography). He is the co-author of the monograph entitled System informacji topograficznej kraju – teoretyczne i metodyczne opracowanie koncepcyjne [Topographic information system of the country: theoretical and methodical conceptual development], edited by A. Makowski. From 2006 to 2009, he was the main executor of the Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography’s [GUGiK] targeted project entitled “Metodyka i procedury integracji, wizualizacji, generalizacji i standaryzacji reference databases dostępnych w zasobie geodezyjnym i kartograficznym” [“Methodology and procedures for the integration, visualization, generalization and standardization of reference databases available in geodetic and cartographic resources”] (UP Wrocław). From 2009 to 2011, a member of the expert team of the Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography [GUGiK], as well as a member of the expert team developing an ordinance regarding a topographic objects database.

He conducts classes on cartographic visualization, thematic cartography, multimedia cartography, digital map production systems and databases, as well as courses on cartography and GIS.

In 1999, His Magnificence Rector of Warsaw University of Technology awarded him with the second-degree team award for teaching achievements. Since 1999, he has been a member of the Association of Polish Cartographers [Stowarzyszenie Kartografów Polskich], and the organizer and commissioner of its annual contest for the Internet Map of the Year.

Further plans for his scientific work are centered on the social cartography, neocartography and the methodology of designing social geoinformation sites. He aims at raising broader awareness of the importance of the art of cartography in creating modern information transfers.

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