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Happy International Map Year 2015–2016!
New ICA poster series on Maps and Sustainable Development Goals
Join us for ICC2017 in Washington, DC, USA. The Call for Papers is now open!
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President’s blog: ICA posters on display at the United Nations Headquarters in New York

ICA posters at the UN GGIM meeting

During the sixth session of the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM, 3–5 August 2016), the posters created by ICA’s Commissions on the Sustainable Development Goals were on exhibit in the conferences area in United Nations Headquarters in New York. During the opening session the participants were pointed to the exhibition of the ICA posters. During the first day of the conference the exhibition catalog was distributed to all participants. ICA’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals was well received.

The posters as well as the catalog for the poster exhibition can be found on icaci.org/maps-and-sustainable-development-goals.

Let’s make the world a better place with maps!

Menno-Jan Kraak
– President of the International Cartographic Association

 
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More photos can be found on the ICA Facebook page

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eCARTO News July 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.

Mapping Technology and Software Developments

  • 3D-printed display lets blind people explore images by touch – newscientist.com
  • Stitching a drone’s view of the world into 3D maps as it flies – newscientist.com
  • Carto’s Builder: New beta helps non-coders create mapping apps – zdnet.com
  • Google updates Maps and Earth apps with super sharp satellite imagery – theverge.com
  • 3D Map Of The Universe Contains 1.2 Million Galaxies & Proves Einstein’s Dark Energy Theory – itechpost.com
  • Laser Technology shares new time-saving mapping tools at Esri UC – gpsworld.com
  • Download Google Maps: How to navigate without an internet connection on holiday – pcadvisor.co.uk
  • Making a Better Magnetic Map – eos.org
  • The 5 biggest tech trends to watch in 2016 – techinsider.io

Lesson Time

Resources

Transport

  • The Ordnance Survey Maps Britain’s Favourite Routes – maproomblog.com
  • Transit Maps – transitmap.net
  • Why Ford Motor Is Investing in 3D Mapping Startup Civil Maps – fortune.com
  • Firm reveals new hi-res maps so it can pinpoint customers more accurately – dailymail.co.uk
  • New Technology Shows Viewers Road Map Over Chopper Shots – adweek.com

Cooperative Cartography

  • India, US to jointly develop resource mapping satellite for launch in 2021 – indianexpress.com
  • Mapping rural Mozambique: Findings from my first World Bank mission – worldbank.org
  • Google Improves Maps Data With New Crowdsourcing Features – techvibes.com
  • Mapping Rio’s Favelas – smithsonianmag.com
  • New app lets public map disasters – sbs.com.au
  • FAO and Google Maps Join Hands to Combat Climate Change – justmeans.com

Interactive Maps

Crisis Management

  • A Real-Time Map of Earthquakes Around the World – citylab.com
  • Mapping Zika: GIS powers mosquito surveillance and control – gcn.com
  • Afghan Brothers Launch Mine-Hunting Drone – newsweekpakistan.com

Environment

Just Maps

Viewpoint

  • What is the Difference Between Geomatics and GIS? – gisgeography.com
  • If You Can’t Follow Directions, You’ll End Up on Null Island – wsj.com
  • Whoever Owns the Maps Owns the Future of Self-Driving Cars – popularmechanics.com
  • Canada sending largest icebreaker to North Pole to bolster Arctic claim – ctvnews.ca

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Cartography – Creative Energy

  • Faroe Islands fit cameras to sheep to create Google Street View – theguardian.com
  • The Mapping Expert Behind Pokémon Gobloomberg.com
  • Mapping Detroit, Inch by Inch – nytimes.com
  • Welcome to the Kitchen-table Grand Prix – bbc.com
  • Startups Try to Put Remote E-Commerce Customers on the Map – wsj.com

 

ICA Commission Meetings and Workshops at AutoCarto 2016

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AutoCarto is a Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) research symposium held every two years. CaGIS is the US adhering body to the ICA. This year AutoCarto 2016 will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 14-16 September 2016.

The following ICA Commission Meetings and Workshops will take place:

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Invitation to the ICA Commission Meeting on Atlases and Education

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The ICA Commissions on Atlases and on Education and Training are happy to announce and invite you to a joint meeting and workshop. Atlas cartography and educational cartography are undergoing a renewal process, due to technology-driven forces and altered user demands. The goal of this meeting is to present and talk about new ideas and concepts in both fields of atlas and education cartography.

Program

The first day of the meeting will be dedicated to keynotes and state-of-the-art contributions. We are proud to announce Ferjan Ormeling (Prof. emer.) as invited speaker; he has sound knowledge in both atlases and educational cartography. During the second day, we plan to present and discuss future atlas and educational concepts.

Deadlines

Georg Gartner is GeoAmbassador of the Month

Screen-Shot-2016-07-02-at-07.32.30“Geo for All” is an initiative of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) with the mission for making geospatial education and opportunities accessible to all. It has developed out of the Memorandum of Understanding Activities between ICA and OSGeo.

Everyone who is interested in enabling geospatial education opportunities to all is considered a GeoAmbassador. It is not just the thousands of OSGeo members but also thousands of colleagues in ICA, ISPRS, UCGIS, AGILE, GSDI or AGS, who work for geoeducation opportunities. To further highlight their work, OSGeo now introduces GeoAmbassadors of the Month. ICA past-president Georg Gartner was appointed the first GeoAmbassador of the Month.

The laudatio by Suchith Anand can be found on opensourcegeospatial.icaci.org.

Invitation to the ICC2017 Pre-Conference Workshop on Maps & Emotions

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The ICA Commission on Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization and the ICA Commission on Art and Cartography invite you to a pre-conference workshop on Maps and Emotions. The goal of this workshop is to provide an intellectual and creative space to share different ideas and methodologies that can help further exploring the complex relationships that exist between places, maps and emotions.

Please find the detailed Call for Papers here.

Location

The workshop will be hosted by The George Washington University, located downtown Washington DC. The workshop will be free of charge, but the participants will have to pay for their food and lodging (a list will be provided on the ICC2017 website).

Timeline

  • 30 September 2016 – Deadline for submitting abstracts or activities proposals
  • 1 November 2016 – Successful Applicants notified
  • 15 January 2017 – Participants confirm their participation
  • February 2017 – Preliminary program released
  • May 2017 – Final program released
  • 1–2 July 2017 – Workshop prior to the ICC 2017

President’s Blog: A map perspective on the sustainable development goals

The Sustainable Development Goals, officially known as Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are a UN Initiative. Official website: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org

In the light of the International Map Year (IMY), the ICA and its commissions are highlighting the value of cartography by “mapping” the UN sustainable development goals.

In the past months, a set of posters has been created, one for each sustainable development goal. They do not map the goals and their target based on indicators as such. The poster series tells the story of cartographic diversity, of mapping options, and of multiple map perspectives. Each of the goals has been mapped from a particular perspective by different ICA Commissions. All posters have a short take-home-message that should make one aware of particular strengths of the map.

The posters as well as the catalog for the poster exhibition can be found on icaci.org/maps-and-sustainable-development-goals

A huge thank you to all commissions involved and to Wim Feringa from ITC for the poster design and production. Let’s make the world a better place with maps!

Menno-Jan Kraak
– President of the International Cartographic Association

ICA News 66 now online – with a new design!

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We are pleased to announce that the 66th issue of ICA News is available for download:

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That dynamism and buzz enjoyed by our discipline […] inspired me to take a fresh look at ICA News. More colour, lighter visual elements and a brand new typeface, supporting even the most demanding typographic requirements, make up the new design. I sincerely hope you like it.
Our American colleagues invite us to celebrate cartography with them at the ICC 2017 in Washington D.C., while the IMY celebrations spread rapidly around the world – these are the flagship stories reported in this issue.
– Igor Drecki, Editor ICA News

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Updates by the Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital

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e-Perimetron 2016: Vol. 11 No. 2

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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

 

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