Beata Medynska-Gulij

Head of the Department

room: 321
phone: +48 61 829 6239
e-mail: bmg@amu.edu.pl

2010: Head of Department; 2018: Titular Professor; 2009: Associate professor; 2008: Post-doctoral degree (habilitation), Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin; 2001: Assistant Professor, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan; 1998: Doctorate, University of Wroclaw; 1990: Master's degree Geography/speciality Cartography, University of Wroclaw

Research subjects: visualisation of topographical and urban space, cartographic design, multimedia cartography, history of cartography, touristic maps

Teaching courses: topography, cartographic design, geomatics, mapping techniques, master seminar, history of cartography and geodesy


  • German-Polish Foundation for Science DPWS/100328 with Ruhr-University-Bochum, 2016-2017, Development of the cultural landscape of german and polish industrial centres, Principal Investigator of Polish Team
  • National Science Centre NCN2013/09/B/HS2/01182, 2014-2017, Visualisation of the topographical space in Europe on manuscript multi-sheets maps from the 18th century, Principal Investigator
  • NCN2013/11/B/HS3/03905, 2014-2017, Preindustrial space of Greater Poland in the 19th Century, Co-Investigator
  • NCN526/145037, 2009-2011, Graphic Design Techniques on Maps from World Atlases 1570-1662, and Their Influence on the Creation of Cartographic Principles, Principal Investigator
  • NCN526/205139, 2010-2011, Information potential of topographic maps Urmesstischblätter 1822-33 from the area of Graeter Poland, Promoter


  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B. 2015, 2017(reprint), Kartografia. Zasady i zastosowania geowizualizacji, PWN Warszawa, 228. (Cartography. Principles and Applications of Geovisualisation - in Polish)
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B. 2011, 2012(reprint), Kartografia i geowizualizacja, PWN Warszawa, 216. (Cartography and Geovisualisation - in Polish)
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B. 2011, Graphic Design Techniques on Maps from World Atlases 1570-1662, and Their Influence on the Creation of Cartographic Principles, Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Poznañ, 105.
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2007, Pragmatyczne podstawy kompilowania kartograficznego, Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM, Poznañ, S. 140. (Pragmatic Foundations of Cartographic Compilation, with Summary in English, mit Zussamenfassung in Deutsch)
  • Kaczmarek L., MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2007, Zrodla i metody pozyskiwania danych przestrzennych w badaniach srodowiska przyrodniczego, Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Poznan, 170. (Sources and Methods of Obtaining Spatial Data in Studies Concerning the Natural Environment - course book in Polish)
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2002, Mapy ksiestw sl±skich swidnickiego, jaworskiego i legnickiego z drugiej polowy XVII wieku Fryderyka Khünoviusa, Wydawnictwo Gajt, Wroclaw, 138. (Fridericus Khunovius's Maps of Silesian Duchies from the Second Half of the 17th Century - with Summary in English, mit Zussamenfassung in Deutsch)
Papers and others:
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2018, Educating tomorrow's cartographers, in: The Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography, Ed. Alexander J. Kent and Peter Vujakovic, Routledge, 561-568.
  • Cybulski P., MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2018, Cartographic redundancy in detecting extreme values in spatio-temporal maps, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, DOI:10.3390/ijgi7010008.
  • Halik £., MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2017, The differentiation of point symbols using selected visual variables in the mobile augmented reality system, Cartographic Journal, The,Vol.54/2; 147-156. DOI: 10.1080/00087041.2016.1253144
  • MEDYÑSKA-GULIJ B., 2017, Topographische Manuskriptkarten der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts als Aquarell- und Tuschezeichnung aus dem Haus Hannover, in: 16. Kartographischehistorisches Colloquium, Marbach am Neckar 2012, red: M. Heinz i A. Hüttermann, Kirschbaum Verlag Bonn, 171-180.
  • Horbinski T., MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2017, Geovisualisation as a process of creating complementary visualisations: static two-dimensional, surface three-dimensional,and interactive, Geodesy and Cartography, Vol.66/1; 45-58.DOI: 10.1515/geocart-2017-0009
  • Smaczyñski M., MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2017, Low aerial imagery an assessment of georeferencing errors and the potential for use in environmental inventory, Geodesy and Cartography, Vol.66/1; 89-104.DOI: 10.1515/geocart-2017-0005
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2016, Die Herausbildung von Farbgestaltungsprinzipien in der Kartographie, untersucht am Beispiel topographischer Manuskriptkarten aus der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts, in: 16. Kartographischehistorisches Colloquium, Marbach am Neckar 2012, Ed. M. Heinz and A. Hüttermann, Kirschbaum Verlag Bonn, 171-180.
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., P. Cybulski, 2016, Spatio-temporal dependencies between hospital beds, physicians and health expenditure using visual variables and data classification in statistical table, Geodesy and Cartography. Volume 65:67-80, DOI: 10.1515/geocart-2016-0002. free PDF
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2016, Map, tourism, In: Encyclopedia of Tourism, Ed: J. Jafari and H. Xiao, Springer International, 0.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_449-1
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., F. Dickmann, L. Halik, L. Wielebski, 2015, Mehrperspektivische Visualisierung von Informationen zum räumlichen Freizeitverhalten. Ein Smartphone-gestützter Ansatz zur Kartographie von Tourismusrouten. Multiperspective visualisation of spatial spare time activities. A smartphone-based approach to mapping tourist routes, Kartographische Nachrichten, 67/6:323-329.
  • Halik £, Lorek D., MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2015, Field mapping using GPS-GIS technology, (in Polish) Badania Fizjograficzne Seria A - Geografia Fizyczna R. V (A66), 67-74.
  • Bielecka E., B. MEDYNSKA-GULIJ, 2015, Zur Geodateninfrastruktur in Polen. Geodata Infrastructure in Poland, Kartographische Nachrichten, 65/4:201-208.
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2014, Cartographic Sign as a Core of Multimedia Map Prepared by Non-cartographers in Free Map Services, Geodesy and Cartography, 63:55-64, DOI: 10.2478/geocart-2014-0004. free PDF
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2013, How the Black Line, Dash and Dot Created the Rules of Cartographic Design 400 Years Ago, Cartographic Journal, The, 50/4:356-368, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1743277413Y.0000000035. PDF
  • Wielebski L., MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2013, Cartographic Visualization of Fire Hydrants Accessibility for the Purpose of Decision Making, Geodesy and Cartography, 62:183-198, DOI: 10.2478/geocart-2013-0011. free PDF
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2013, Database of Topographic Objects as a Ground for Creation the Spatial Development Study in Polish Communes, Geoinformatica Polonica, 12:45-52, DOI: 10.2478/v10300-012-0012-3. free PDF
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., M. Myszczuk, 2012, The geovisualization window of the temporal and spatial variability for Volunteered Geographic Information System, Geodesy and Cartography, 61:31-46, DOI: 10.2478/v10277-012-0020-y. free PDF
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2012, Pragmatische Kartographie in Google Maps API, Pragmatical Cartography in Google Maps API, Kartographische Nachrichten, 5:250-255, DOI:10.19212/kn-2012-05-01. free PDF
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2012, Die graphischen Gestaltungsprinzipien der frühen preußischen topographischen Kartenwerke zur Regierungszeit Friedrichs des Zweiten, ed. K. Brunner, T. Horst, 15. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium, Kirschbaum-Verlag, Bonn, 165-174.
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2012, Warum beneidet der Kartograph des 21. Jahrhunderts den Kartographen des 17. Jahrhunderts?, ed. M. Heinz i W.G. Koch, 13. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium, Kirschbaum-Verlag, Bonn, 215-226.
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2010, Map Compiling, Map Reading and Cartographic Design in 'Pragmatic Pyramid of Thematic Mapping', Quaestiones Geographicae. Volume 29/1:57-63. DOI: 10.2478/v10117-010-0006-5. free PDF
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., Gestaltungskniffe der Kartographen aus der zweiten Hälfte des 16. Jahrhunderts oder ein Anfang kartographischer Regeln?, 14. Kartographiehistorisches Colloquium, Hamburg 2008 (in processing)
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2008, Point Symbols: Investigating Principles and Originality in Cartographic Design, Cartographic Journal, The, 45/1:62-67, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/000870408X276602. PDF
  • Kaczmarek L., MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B 2008, Method of assessing spatial data for the purpose of monitoring the natural environment, In: A. Demirci i in. (ed.): Geographic Information Systems. Fatih University Publications Istambul, 40:441-449.
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2008, De beoordeling van het ontwerp van oude kaarten. De 16de-eeuwse Europakaarten uit de atlassen van Ortelius, De Jode en Mercator, Caert Thresoor , 27, 3:57-65.
  • MEDYNSKA-GULIJ B., 2003, The effect of cartographic content on tourist map users, Cartography, 32:47-52, DOI:10.1080/00690805.2003.9714252. PDF

In Polish : http://www.kartografia.amu.edu.pl/index.php?go=medynska-gulij

Department of Cartography and Geomatics 2018