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Updates by the Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital

e-Perimetron

e-Perimetron 2016: Vol. 11 No. 2

Cover of e-Perimetron, Vol.11, No.2 (2016)

The new issue of e-Perimetron is now available at e-perimetron.org. It contains the following papers:

Thematic Cartography

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The University IUAV of Venice, a commission supporting institution since its establishment, is organising an international intensive post-graduate specialisation course Reviving Thematic Cartography into Digital, 14–26 November 2016. The commission supports this initiative addressed to in-service potential attendees and not only, according to the exposed programme and descriptions in the course brochure.

Proceedings 2016

Proceedings_frontpageThe 425 pages volume of the Riga Conference Proceedings on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage are now available (see the volume contents). Downloadable copies can be ordered here.

 

More news can be found on the commission website.

eCARTO News June 2016

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.

Mobile Mapping

  • Mobileye’s maps are the key to driverless cars – marketwatch.com
  • Microsoft updates Windows Maps as Here support is set to expire – engadget.com
  • Apple Hires Architect of BMW and Mercedes SatNav in Mapping Push – bloomberg.com
  • Mapbox Wants To Build Better Maps For Autonomous Cars – forbes.com
  • What the perfect cars you see in TV ads REALLY look like: CGI stand-in used in automotive videos is revealed – dailymailco.uk
  • Pinpointing vehicles with high precision under adverse weather conditions – phys.org

Analysis Using Maps

  • Mapping How Far $50 of Gas Will Take You Across America – citylab.com
  • Facebook is putting maps in ads and will measure store visits – marketingland.com
  • Spread of urban centers over 6,000 years mapped by researchers – digitaljournal.com
  • Physicist draws map of Einstein’s universe for the first time – examiner.com
  • Fully Control Underground Facilities with SuperGIS – supergeotek.com

Mapping Technology and Software Developments

  • Invention makes 3D mapping more accurate – sciencedaily.com
  • Tallest Mountain in US Arctic Crowned – livescience.com
  • The high-tech 3D mapping of Homo naledi’s Dinaledi chamber – phys.org
  • Terrain Tools 1.1 released – esri.com
  • Connecting ESRI and CartoDB Together Now for Everyone – cartodb.com

Mapping Controversy

  • Why the map of the world is not as accurate as you think – news.com.au
  • The cartography of control: Mapping the Calais refugee camp – qz.com
  • India Seeks to Limit Use of Maps and Satellite Images – voanews.com
  • How an internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell – fusion.net
  • Mapping the EU Referendum Results – maproomblog.com

Industry

  • This start-up is taking on Google Maps and Mapbox with lower and simpler pricing – anthillonline.com
  • Apple Maps in iOS 10 will watch you, even if you’re using Google Maps – cnet.com
  • Concept3D Launches atlas3D Mapping – digitalsignageconnection.com
  • With Tango, Google is now equipped to map the entire world – inside and out – cnet.com
  • New iOS extensions stand to benefit Apple Watch – macworld.com
  • eeGeo launches Smart Workplace solution – gisuser.com
  • TomTom wins deal to provide Volvo Cars with maps, data – reuters.com

Maps

Map Design & Use

Viewpoint

Atlas and Book Products

  • Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas – europa.eu
  • Looking down on Britain – maps of the UK across time – theguardian.com
  • Mapping the Creatures Living Beneath Our Feet – nationalgeographic.com
  • Learn GIS with Esri’s Handy, New Companion Guide to The ArcGIS Book – gisuser.com
  • Esri News for the Living Atlas Community – Summer Issue 2016 – esri.com

Frontier Mapping

  • Nasa-style mission needed to map ocean floor – bbc.com
  • LIGO scientists detect 2nd signal of gravitational waves, pave way for mapping black hole population – ibtimes.com.au
  • New radio map of Jupiter reveals ammonia plumes beneath clouds – theguardian.com
  • Near-Earth asteroid Bennu: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission will have a map for that – sciencedaily.com
  • Everything you knew about maps is changing – news.com.au
  • The Missing Link in a City’s Path to Smarter Street Lights – greentechmedia.com

UAVs and Imagery

Health

  • Data mapping is revealing how and why diseases spread – wired.co.uk
  • Mapping the subway’s microbiome – biologynews.net
  • Maps of CAFOS should turn tide on animal-waste pollution in NC – newsobserver.com
  • Mapping Ebola – cifor.org
  • This interactive map shows where people with HIV live in the US — and it points to some distressing trends – businessinsider.com – Comment: a perfect example of how it’s not done!

Environment

  • Mapping Brazil’s untapped wind potential – windpowermonthly.com
  • GNSS technology for better biomass mapping – europa.eu
  • International radiation mapping system launched by IAEA – world-nuclear-news.org
  • Mapping the Hidden Patterns of Urban Life – citylab.com
  • Mitigating forest mismanagement with 3D mapping – europa.eu
  • GPS mapping of San Andreas Fault may give researchers tip as to when it is ready to rupture – nhv.us
  • Norway to continue geologic mapping and mineral assessments of deep-sea formations in the North Atlantic – worldoil.com
  • ‘Threat Map’ Aims to Highlight the Worst of Oil and Gas Air Pollution – earthworksaction.org
  • Pop-up Wetland Habitats – esri.com

Fun with Knowledge

  • Guide to figuring out the age of an undated world map – xkcd.com
  • A low-cost British airline made sneakers that use Google Maps – businessinsider.com
  • When GPS fails…could you navigate with a paper map and compass? – ordnancesurvey.co.uk

 

Deadline extended for bids to organize the International Cartographic Conference 2021

Opening ceremony ICC2015, Dresden, Germany

The International Cartographic Association invites bids from national members to organize the 30th International Cartographic Conference in 2021 (ICC2021). The deadline has now been extended to 31 August 2016.

For details, please check out our ICC 2021 page and the call in PDF format.

– László Zentai
Secretary-General and Treasurer of the ICA

Category: General News

President’s Blog: Invitation to ICC2017

Our bi-annual International Cartographic Conferences are highlights on the cartographic calendar. It is with great pleasure that I invite you to Washington, DC, in the United States to participate in ICA’s 28th conference. It promises to be a unique and successful event. It will be unique because we will experience the developments in our discipline since the previous conference. These developments will be expressed in papers and posters and in exhibitions of maps and technology. Unique because Washington, DC, is the center of US cartography, and many organizations and companies will share their knowledge with us. Successful because you will be there too.

Menno-Jan Kraak
– President of the International Cartographic Association

 

The Call for Papers is now open. Please find all details on the ICC2017 website.
Submissions are due October 26, 2016.

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eCARTO News May 2016

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.

Mapworthy

  • This 17th Century Map of the Skies is Bursting With Mythological Creatures – atlasobscura.com

People in Cartography

Lesson Time

  • Visual Design and Composition Lessons from 30 Beautiful Maps – canva.com
  • Calculate the Distance to the Horizon – wikihow.com
  • We Finally Know Why the North Pole is Moving East – gizmodo.com
  • Hachures and sketchy relief maps – andywoodruff.com
  • Geo Psycho Test: Are you GPS dependent? – geoawesomeness.com
  • Video: Collect, Inspect and Visualize Data with Minimal Effort – giscloud.com
  • Can You Guess The City From Its Map Outline? – buzzfeed.com
  • Five steps of making a map with small drones – cta.int
  • Heterogenous Spatial Data: Fusion, Modeling, and Analysis for GIS Applications – morganclaypool.com
  • Maptime Boston’s Cartographic Design Tips – github.com
  • What’s an algorithm? – linkedin.com

Transport and Travel Maps

Maps

Indoor Mapping

  • Google to showcase Project Tango indoor mapping and VR/AR platform at Google I/O – searchengineland.com
  • Where’s the sugar? Supermarket robot creates product maps as it takes stock – gizmag.com

Mapping Technology & Software

Opinion & Blogs

Cartographic Resources & Education & Opportunities

Cartographers and Map Users Beware

Crisis Management and Mapping

  • ICAInternational Conference on Cartographic Visualization of Big Data for Early Warning and Disaster/Crisis Management – ew-cm2016.org
  • Creating a Map to Navigate the Post-Earthquake Landscape in Ecuador – newyorker.com
  • Mapping The Disturbingly High Rates Of Food Insecurity In America – fastcoexist.com
  • Mapping Worldwide Zika Susceptibility – the-scientist.com
  • This map shows the places that would go dark if we banned fossil fuels tomorrow – businessinsider.com.au
  • Dixie Alley: The Not-So-New Hotbed for Tornadic Destruction – atlaslens.com

Publications

Imagery

  • NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth – abc.net.au
  • ESA’s Swarm Mission Is Mapping How the Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Changing – vice.com
  • The World From On High – historytoday.com
  • By mapping the skies, AirMap app paves the way to a drone-filled future – arstechnica.com
  • Mapping the depths – postguam.com
  • Optech Eclipse autonomous airborne mapping system – spatialsource.com.au
  • Using laser scanners to study the day-night rhythm of trees – tuwien.ac.at
  • Sentinel satellite pictures a ‘clear skies’ Africa – bbc.com
  • Get the world’s highest-quality satellite imagery delivered straight to your web or mobile application—for free – digitalglobe.com

History

Pushing the “Cartographic” Boundaries

ICC2017: Call for abstracts and papers is now open!

icc2017-logoThe 28th International Cartographic Conference will take place in Washington, D.C., USA, 2–7 July 2017. Abstracts and full papers for review for presentation at ICC 2017 are now being accepted. To begin your submission click here.

The world of cartography and GIS comes to Washington, DC, July 2 to 7, 2017 for the 28th International Cartographic Conference (ICC) of the International Cartographic Association. This call is your opportunity to submit your paper or poster abstract and join other cartographers and geographic information scientists from across the globe. Participate and see the latest innovations and developments in mapping techniques, technological advancements, and current research in cartography and GIScience—conference themes are listed below. The ICC is a unique experience to exchange ideas and encourage collaboration with colleagues from academia, government and industry. This event is a once in a generation opportunity in Washington, D.C., and will not be in the United States again for many years.

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Submissions

Submissions are due October 26, 2016.

There are two submission tracks:

  1. a full paper that includes a short abstract, or
  2. a long abstract only for presentation.

There are two presentation formats: an oral paper or a poster.

A collection of refereed conference papers will be published in a Springer book. These full papers are due October 26, 2016.

Long abstracts will be refereed to decide acceptance of presentations. Authors who submit a long abstract have the option to submit a paper for the online conference proceedings. These papers, which will not be refereed, are due later.

After the conference, selected papers will also be invited for submission to the official ICA journals: The International Journal of Cartography, Cartography and Geographic Information Science, Cartographica, and The Cartographic Journal.

For details please consult the conference website: icc2017.org Continue reading

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Share your ideas on future research directions in the field of LBS

Map bulb - Your ideas on the future of LBS

The ICA Commission on Location-Based Services is currently starting an initiative to develop a cross-cutting research agenda for the field of Location-Based Services (LBS), aiming to identify key research questions and challenges that are essential for the LBS development in the next 5 or 10 years.

The details of the initiative are available at lbs.icaci.org/research-agenda

Inspired by the ICA workshop Envisioning the Future of Cartographic Research organized by several sister commissions (Cognitive Visualization, Use and User Issues, Geovisualization and Map Design), the process of producing this research agenda will be designed as a joint activity of the LBS research community:

  1. We invite all interested parties to write a one paragraph proposal to describe what they believe are the “big problems” that should be addressed to bring LBS research on a higher level.
  2. The commission chairs together with several invited experts will then examine, classify, and group these proposals, and provide a first list of “key problems”. The list will be circulated to the LBS research community, and we will then invite everyone to write a one-page position paper to further develop cross-cutting research directions and plans toward these “key problems”.

Important Dates:

  • 15 July 2016, deadline for one paragraph proposals of “big problems” in LBS. Please submit your proposal here.
  • 20 August 2016, publication of the selected “key problems” on the commission website
  • 1 October 2016, deadline for expression of interest in writing a one-page position paper
  • 1 November 2016, deadline for one-page position papers

We are exploring the possibility of having a workshop, preceding the LBS conference 2016 in Vienna, to discuss these position papers and the cross-cutting research directions.

We are looking forward to your input!

Haosheng Huang
– Chair of the Commission on Location-Based Services

Updates by the Commission on Cartography in Early Warning and Crisis Management

There are two upcoming events by the ICA Commission on Cartography in Early Warning and Crisis Management (CEW&CM):

The first one is a Seminar with EU Cooperation on Early Warning & Disaster / Crisis Management Topics as a part of the 6th International Conference on Cartography & GIS which will be held on 13–17 June 2016, Albena, Bulgaria, organized by the Bulgarian Cartographic Association and several ICA commissions.

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The second upcoming event is the International Conference on Cartographic Visualization of Big Data for Early Warning and Disaster / Crisis Management (EW&CM): Methodology, Techniques and Applications, organized by the Department of Geography of the Nanjing Normal University and the ICA Commission Cartography for Early Warning and Crises Management, 27–31 October 2016 in Nanjing, China.

Both events welcome cooperations with other commissions.

– Milan Konecný
Chair of the ICA Commission on Cartography in Early Warning and Crisis Management

eCARTO News April 2016

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.

Mapworthy

People in Cartography

  • How a Mapmaker Who Rejects Cartography Can Help You Find Yourself – inverse.com
  • Mapmaker / Publisher: Ramusio, Giovanni | Date: 1565 – viewpoint.ca

Shakespearean Cartography

  • London Underground unveils Shakespearean map to mark 400th anniversary of playwright’s death – abc.net.au
  • Reclamations of Shakespeare – books.google.com

Mapping Navigation Systems

  • Inuit Cartography – decolonialatlas.wordpress.com
  • Why Google and car companies are about to spend billions mapping American roads – vox.com
  • The road to self-driving cars winds through Here – chicagobusiness.com
  • Why Would Amazon Be Interested In A Stake In Mapping Company HERE? – forbes.com
  • Mapping Mexico City’s Vast, Informal Transit System – fastcoexist.com
  • Google’s March self-driving car report details mapping system, a boring accident in Austin – 9to5google.com
  • Japan’s Toyota and Nissan drive intelligent mapping for self-driving cars – mobileworldlive.com

Industry News

  • Baidu to further expand mapping service abroad – china.org.cn
  • Startup eeGeo is mapping the entire world in 3D – telegraph.co.uk
  • Vexcel Imaging introduces UltraCam Condor for nationwide mapping – gpsworld.com
  • Japanese companies develop holographic ‘Projection Mapping Table’ for 3D printed models – 3ders.org
  • Microsoft Upgrades Bing’s Mapping Tech for Developers – eweek.com

Cartographic Challenges

Cartographic Resources & Education & Opportunities

  • Wiki – how to do anything – wikihow.com
  • 6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Maps – esri.com
  • Use of QGIS at the Financial Times Graphics Team – qgis.org
  • (Is There) Life On Mars? – arcgis.com
  • Mapping Europe’s Religious Convulsions – firstthings.com
  • The trig pillars that helped map Great Britain – bbc.com
  • NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth – abc.net.au

Maritime, Aeronautical & Extraterrestrial Cartography

Environmental Management

  • Creating a Map to Navigate the Post-Earthquake Landscape in Ecuador – newyorker.com
  • Mapping Worldwide Zika Susceptibility – the-scientist.com
  • Mapping risk zones of mosquito-borne disease – healthcanal.com
  • Mapping software tracks threats to endangered species – sciencedaily.com
  • Mapping the world’s biomass to better tackle deforestation – cifor.org
  • New Gravimeter Technology Will Enable High-Res Drone-Based Gravity Mapping – vice.com
  • Fracking Added to Govt Map of Earthquake Risks – discovery.com
  • Soil-mapping tools available to growers – goodfruit.com
  • The Killer Hiding in the CDC Map – slate.com
  • Quake-induced geohazards – com
  • Data can aid conservation efforts – gazettenet.com
  • Data can aid conservation efforts – gazettenet.com

Cognitive Aspects of Mapping

  • Not remembering new surroundings and routes may be the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease – westerndailypress.co.uk

Sensors and Senses

Mapping Applications

  • Mapping the Metropolis – theartnewspaper.com
  • Bolivia Maps Gang Presence – insightcrime.org
  • New Maps Chart Greenland Glaciers’ Melting Risk – spaceref.com
  • Google has mapped ‘tens of thousands’ of UK stores to work out if serving you an online ad makes you visit a retailer – businessinsider.com.au
  • Mapping the Hotspots of Britain’s Surnames – citylab.com
  • Monopoly maps: the history of MI9’s secret Second World War escape programme – historyextra.com
  • Find where Wi-Fi is located around the world with this world Wi-Fi map – techworm.net

 

What kind of map is needed to best aid human explorers of Mars? A Call for Maps by the ICA Commission on Planetary Cartography

2035 marks the target date for the first human landing on Mars as planned by NASA. In 2015, 47 landing sites or Exploration Zones (EZ) have been proposed by the planetary science community. These should be mapped in high detail in the forthcoming years to enable proper comparison of the 47 sites and the selection of the one finalist. For this task, the ICA Commission on Planetary Cartography opened a Call for Maps.

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The project is to select one candidate landing site and design an actual map that you envision will be useful in surface operations. We ask that you do not create simply a geologic map, but rather a product that can be used by the astronauts during their approximately one-year long mission within the Exploration Zone. This requires creativity, and it is also useful to have a good knowledge of surface features, surface hazards, science goals and the use of the proper cartographic tools.

The contest is open to students, young professional cartographers, and graphic artists in any country of the world.

The display and format of the maps entirely up to the participants. All submitted maps must be accompanied by a short paper (in the English language). Deadline for the submission of maps and papers is September 1, 2016.

Please find all details about the competition on the following website:
planetcarto.wordpress.com/2016/04/22/mars-exploration-zone-map-competition

The contest is part of the International Map Year activities.

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