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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

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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.

President’s Blog: General assembly, regional conferences and scholarships

EC Meeting in Madrid, Spain

EC Meeting in Madrid, Spain

During the last Executive Committee meeting in Madrid, we have made the following decisions:

We are preparing a Call for an Extraordinary General Assembly during the ICC2017 in Washington. The purpose is to change some articles of the statues to guarantee a smoother flow of ICA activities.

Establish Regional Cartographic Conference (RCC) series in the non-ICC years. There is a clear need to have ‘local’ conferences next to our bi-annual International Cartographic Conferences, as was recently again proven by the successful EuroCarto event in Vienna. A call to organize the first RCC’s in 2018 is being prepared and will be made public by the end of 2016.

The ICA scholarship rules have been refreshed and can be found at icaci.org/scholarship. We now have scholarships available for young scientists and professionals from our member nations to participate in our ICC’s, the RCC’s and also Commission and Working Group events. There is extra funding available for cartographers and GIScientists from non-developed member states.

Menno-Jan Kraak
– President of the International Cartographic Association

News from ICA Commission on Visual Analytics

A quick update on the two workshops that the ICA Commission on Visual Analytics is running this year:

Visually-Supported Computational Movement Analysis

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We have just published the list of accepted papers at the Visually-Supported Computational Movement Analysis (VCMA2016) workshop in Helsinki, Finland (14 June 2016). The contributions were excellent, promising a high-quality workshop. Stay tuned for final updates at the VCMA2016 website or on twitter (#VCMA2016) and join us for the workshop (registration details are on the website, and a side note that this is a co-located workshop with the AGILE2016 conference, which has the honour to have the ICA President, Prof Menno-Jan Kraak, as the keynote speaker).

Workshop website: viz.icaci.org/vcma2016

Understanding Spatial Data (Big and Small) with Visual Analytics

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Our second workshop, Understanding Spatial Data (Big and Small) with Visual Analytics (SpatialVA2016), will take place in Montreal, Canada (27 Sept 2016) and we are delighted to have two prominent scientists as keynote speakers: Prof Sheelagh Carpendale from the University of Calgary and Prof Alan MacEachren from Penn State University.

There is still time to contribute to this workshop: the deadline has been extended to 29 April 2016. So submit a contribution and join us in Canada for a great event.

Workshop website: http://viz.icaci.org/SpatialVA2016/

 

See you in Helsinki and Montreal!

– Urska Demsar & Anthony Robinson

eCARTO News March 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.

Back to Basics

  • S. Navy Brings Back Navigation By The Stars For Officers – npr.org
  • Google Maps Moves The World’s Borders Depending On Who’s Looking – popsci.com.au

New Releases

Mapping Applications

  • ArcGIS powers infrastructure protection mapping project – gcn.com
  • New satellite mapping a ‘game changer’ against illegal logging – theguardian.com
  • New Milky Way Map Reveals a View of Our Galaxy Four Times Bigger Than We’ve Ever Seen – gizmodo.com
  • Google maps aims to let you walk the North Downs – without leaving your sofa – theguardian.com
  • Machine Scans Millions of Satellite Images to Map Poverty – futurity.org
  • High-resolution gravity map confirms Mars’ molten core – gizmag.com
  • Indian govt to use satellite maps to prevent archaeological damage – digitaljournal.com

Mapping Navigation Systems

  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation Showdown: Google Maps vs. Waze – lifehacker.com
  • Google Maps for iOS introduces real-time detour mapping – indiatimes.com
  • Google adds ride-sharing tab to Maps for iOS – theverge.com
  • Toyota wants to make Google’s mapping tech obsolete – cnet.com

Industry News

  • Apple’s Intentions Are Made Clear with New LiDAR 3D Mapping Patent – autoevolution.com
  • Here Maps drops support for Windows Phone and Windows 10 – theverge.com
  • Scottish startup eeGeo raises $5 million to 3D-map the world – venturebeat.com
  • 3D Robotics partners with Sony on a drone that can map the world in 3D – theverge.com
  • Baidu expands maps beyond its borders – spatialsource.com.au

Mapping Technology & Software

  • Sweep sensor adds affordable autonomy and laser mapping to drones and robots – gizmag.com
  • Citymaps’ Offline Maps App Points Travel Towards The Future – forbes.com
  • Satellite Laser Will Map Forests in 3-D – scientificamerican.com
  • 3D sound maps to help neighbourhoods ‘absorb’ noise – horizon-magazine.eu

Indoor Mapping Technology

  • Google Tango – Architect and Contractor’s next for Indoor Mapping – archinect.com
  • Unparalleled Growth Trajectory for Jibestream’s Indoor Mapping Engine – marketwatch.com

Cartographic Resources & Education & Opportunities

Decision Mapping

  • From mapping to kidnaps, U.N. aid workers train for refugee crises – yahoo.com
  • Google combats Zika virus with expanded search results and mapping tool – theverge.com
  • Decision mapping: GIS steps up – gcn.com
  • Twitter activity could be more accurate than government data for mapping hurricane damage – digitaltrends.com
  • Wildfire map reveals countries in Europe most at risk of catastrophic fire damage – phys.org
  • An Interactive Land-Use Map of Mumbai Is Finally Here – citylab.com

Map Collections and Atlases

Data Sources

Mapping Opportunities

  • The Last Unmapped Places in the World – bbc.com

Publications

People and Cartography

  • Mapillary – the crowdsourced Street View start-up raises $8M – geoawesomeness.com
  • DIY Cartographers Are Putting Slums on the Literal Map – smithsonianmag.com
  • The Hidden Histories of Maps Made By Women: Early North America – citylab.com
  • What’s needed to put more people on the map? – devex.com

Tags

  • Surname mapping website reveals where you come from – news.com.au
  • Mapping the Hotspots of Britain’s Surnames – citylab.com
  • Facebook Is Making a Map of Everyone in the World – theatlantic.com

A World View through Maps and Imagery

  • Astronaut Capt Scott Kelly’s year in space – bbc.com
  • Nuclear Reactors Around the World, Mapped – citylab.com
  • Jason-3 begins mapping oceans, sees ongoing El Nino – phys.org
  • Facebook can map more of Earth in a week than we have in history – newscientist.com
  • Mapping The Geography of 2015 Through Massive News Mining – forbes.com

History

  • The London that could have been – bbc.com
  • Maps of the Moon Mountains Once Thought to be the Source of the Nile – atlasobscura.com
  • The planet’s history of violence over 4,000 years in one simple map – telegraph.co.uk

Cartographic Fringe Activities

News from the ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital

11th ICA Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage

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Conference poster

The 11th ICA Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage to be held in Riga, 20–22 April, hosted by the National Library of Latvia, collects so far more than 80 participants representing 70 institutions from 27 countries from Europe, USA, China and Japan and 53 papers for oral presentation in 8 working sessions (see the conference programme flyer).

This conference is organised jointly with the 20th Conference “The one who wants to last is the one who is willing to change: Old Maps for New User Profiles” of the Map & Geoinformation Curators Group which is a Cartoheritage Commission strategic partner since 2014. The Conference Proceedings (ISSN 2459-3893) will be available in digital form, during the conference. The keynote speaker representing the ICA Executive Committee is Past-President Georg Gartner.

First Workshop on the Origin and Evolution of Portolan Charts

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The ICA Cartoheritage Commission is also actively participating in the First Workshop on the Origin and Evolution of Portolan Charts to be held in Lisbon, 6–7 June 2016, organised by the ICHST – Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology and hosted by the Navy Museum of Portugal. World experts on this fascinating and still “intriguing” issue of cartography will present 20 papers in a solidly designed programme (see the workshop programme flyer).

The interesting point in this event is that the speakers come from both the sciences and the humanities fields, dealing equally with technical and historical viewpoints on portolan charts and charting. A concluding round table discussion will be based on the ICA Cartoheritage Commission’s chair Evangelos Livieratos contribution “Analyzing the geometric content of old maps: smooth operational approaches and the Digital Humanities perspective”.

Evangelos Livieratos,
Chair of the ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital

Evangelos Livieratos, currently visiting professor at the University IUAV of Venice, with colleagues from the ICA Cartoheritage Commission supporting IUAV Labs of photogrammetry and cartography & GIS.

Evangelos Livieratos, currently visiting professor at the University IUAV of Venice, with colleagues from the ICA Cartoheritage Commission supporting IUAV Labs of photogrammetry and cartography & GIS


 

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