Türkay Gökgöz, BA (Yildiz Technical University, 1991), MA (Istanbul Technical University, 1994), PhD (Yildiz Technical University, 1999), is a Professor in the Cartography Division, Geomatic Engineering Department, Yildiz Technical University. His dominant field is cartographic generalisation. He has studied analytical cartography, digital terrain modelling, terrain analysis, algorithmic foundations of geographic information systems and prehistoric maps for about 30 years. He has several refereed papers and gives several lectures. He received a short-term research scholarship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austausschdienst (DAAD) to the Institute for Cartography and Geoinformation at University of Bonn, Germany, in 1996. He served as the Head of the Cartography Division between 2010-2022.