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Personal data
László Zentai
name László Zentai
name of institution
doctoral school
ELTE Doctoral School of Earth Sciences (Core member)
Council of the Doctoral School
ELTE Doctoral School of Informatics
(discipline) Habilitation Comittee
BME Pál Vásárhelyi Doctoral School of Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences
(discipline) Habilitation Comittee and Doctoral Council (external member)
the share of work in the different doctoral schools. ELTE Doctoral School of Earth Sciences 98%
ELTE DSES1-ELTE Council of the Doctoral School 1%
ELTE IDI2-ELTE (discipline) Habilitation Comittee 1%
accreditation statement submitted to: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
HAC accreditation
full compliance
(2019. VI. 28.)
Contact details
E-mail address lzentaicaesar.elte.hu
phone number +36 1 372-2975
own web page
Academic title
scientific degree, title CSc
year degree was obtained 1995
discipline to which degree belongs earth sciences
institution granting the degree HAS
scientific degree, title DSc
year degree was obtained 2005
discipline to which degree belongs earth sciences
institution granting the degree HAS
1988 - Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
university professor or researcher
Thesis topic supervisor
number of doctoral students supervised until now 24
number of students who fulfilled course requirements 19
students who obtained their degrees:
Gáspár Albert PhD 2010  DSES1-ELTE
Gergely Havas PhD 2010  DSES1-ELTE
Györgyi Matula PhD 2010  DSES1-ELTE
Emese Sváb PhD 2009  DSES1-ELTE
Szilvia Andrea Holló PhD 2009  DSES1-ELTE
Balázs Mihályi PhD 2007  
Gábor Turczi PhD 2001  
Zsuzsa Harkányiné Székely PhD 2000  

  Thesis topic proposals
research area cartography (computer cartography, topographic maps, representation of the relief, webcartography)
research field in which current research is conducted earth sciences

Zentai László, Gercsák Gábor: Cross-border topographic mapping, cross-border orienteering: the Hungarian overview, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARTOGRAPHY 5: (2-3) pp. 255-268.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
language: English

Zentai László, Gercsák Gábor: Case Study on the Connection of Digital Humanities and Cartography: Hungarian place-names in English language maps, AUTH CARTOGEOLAB 13: (&) pp. 8-18.
type of document: Journal paper/Konferenciaközlemény
language: English

László Zentai, László Buga, Gábor Gercsák: Hungarian Military Mapping Abroad 1919–1990, CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL 55: (2) pp. 159-169.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
language: English

László Zentai: The Transformation of Relief Representation on Topographic Maps in Hungary, CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL 55: (2) pp. 150-158.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
language: English

Gábor Nyőgéri, László Zentai: A HUNGARIAN ON-LINE MAP SERVICE BASED ON GIS DATA AND VISUALISED BY CARTOGRAPHIC APPROACH, In: Temenoujka, Bandrova; Milan, Konečný (szerk.) 7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CARTOGRAPHY & GIS, International Cartographic Association (2018) pp. 556-568.
type of document: Part of book/Proceedings Paper
language: English

Zentai L: The Evolution of Digital Cartographic Databases (State Topographic Maps) from the Beginnings to Cartography 2.0: The Hungarian Experience, In: Szerk.: Brus J, Szerk.: Vondrakova A, Szerk.: Vozenilek V Modern Trends in Cartography: Selected Papers of CARTOCON 2014. Heidelberg; New York: Springer International Publishing, 2015. pp. 81-92. (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography)
type of document: Part of book/Proceedings Paper
number of independent citations: 1
language: English

Zentai L: Legibility of Orienteering Maps: Evolution and Influences, CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL 48: (2) pp. 108-115.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 4
language: English

Timár G, Székely B, Molnár G, Ferencz Cs, Kern A, Galambos Cs, Gercsák G, Zentai L: Combination of historical maps and satellite images of the Banat region – re-appearance of an old wetland area, GLOBAL AND PLANETARY CHANGE 62: (1-2) pp. 29-38.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 25
language: English

Zentai L, Guszlev A: Spatial tracking in sport, In: Szerk.: Gartner G, Szerk.: Cartwright W, Szerk.: Peterson M P Location Based Services and Telecartography. Berlin; Heidelberg; New York: Springer-Verlag, 2007. pp. 593-605. (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography; XXII.)
type of document: Part of book/Szaktanulmány (to be translated)
number of independent citations: 3
language: English

Zentai L, Guszlev A: Web2 és térképészet, GEODÉZIA ÉS KARTOGRÁFIA 58: (11) pp. 16-23.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 12
language: Hungarian
Number of independent citations to these publications:45 
Scientometric data
list of publications and citations
number of scientific publications that meet accreditation criteria:
number of scientific publications:
monographs and professional books:
monographs/books in which chapters/sections were contributed:
art/engineering creative works:
scientific publications published abroad that meet the accreditation criteria:
publications not in Hungarian, published in Hungary, meeting the accreditation criteria:
number of independent citations to scientific publications and creative works:
further relevant information regarding accreditation (in Hungarian)
Secretary-General of the International Cartographic Association (2011-2019)

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