Our most sincere congratulations for Joel Rivard, Sherri Sunstrum and Sylvie Lafortune for their very valuable work!
The December 2015 issue of the newsletter of the Commission on Cartography and Children is available for download.
Keeping the tradition begun two Christmas ago, the last newsletter of this year is mainly formed by images and very shorts texts to resume all activities of the commission members during this year and presenting photos taken all over the world.
6th International Conference on Cartography & GIS
& Seminar with EU cooperation on Early Warning and Disaster/Crisis Management
Albena, Bulgaria, 13–17 June 2016
After very successful events in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014, the 6th edition of the International Conference on Cartography and GIS (ICC & GIS) is organized in Bulgaria.
The aim of the conference is to collect knowledge and share experience about the latest achievements in the field of cartography and GIS. Particular attention is paid to the important European region – the Balkan Peninsula. Last conferences were very influential for public administrations and we would like to enhance this trend also in 2016, when the situation in Europe and especially in Balkan countries is very complicated, e.g. facing the immigrant crises could be improved with support of our technologies.
The ICC & GIS conference is organized by the International Cartographic Association (ICA), the Bulgarian Cartographic Association and the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
As a part of the conference several other events will be held during 13–17 June:
- Interactive workshop on “Designing and Conducting User Studies” targeting at PhD students
- COST Action TD1202 meeting that seeks to enhance the role of citizen sensors in mapping
- ICA commissions will hold their annual meetings:
- Commission on Cartography and Children
- Commission on Cartography in Early Warning and Crisis Management
- Commission on Map Projections
- Commission on Use, User and Usability Issues
- Deadline for abstract submission: 10 January 2016
- Payment of early registration fee: 29 January 2016
- Final full paper submission and payment of regular registration fee: 1 May 2016
Proceedings will be registered in SCOPUS and Web of Science.
GeoSUR is a program that maintains a network of geographic information in Latin America and the Caribbean where eighty participating institutions operate map services that are currently linked to the regional portal. The award recognizes data application, service development, or geospatial information products having particular characteristics of innovation and relevance. In this edition, it was awarded the Digital Map of Mexico, given its easy access and its use of spatial data – aspects that stood out among the various proposals in the competition.
On behalf of INEGI, the award was accepted by geographer Carlos Guerrero Elemen and Director General of Geography and Environment, who also presented three papers: Progress in Caribbean Project (proposal by the National Section in Mexico); Integrating Statistical and Geographical Information, and Open Geospatial Data by INEGI.
The Dissemination of Cartographic Knowledge:
Production – Trade – Consumption – Preservation
Dubrovnik (Croatia), October 13–14, 2016
The ICA Commissions on the History of Cartography, Map Production & Geoinformation Management, Use, User & Usability Issues and the Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar (Zagreb, Croatia) invite the submission of abstracts for papers and posters for a joint conference in Dubrovnik (Croatia), the medieval port city on the coast of the Adriatic and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The symposium and planned optional excursions are open to cartographers, geographers, historians, map collectors, academics and everyone with an interest in the diverse aspects of the history of cartography.
Questions regarding the conference and call for papers can be send to: Dr. Mirela Altic
If you are interested in the relationships between Maps, Art and Time (and if you speak French…) this might be a great event to attend: Colloque “Temps, art & cartographie: La sémiologie dans tous les sens”. This colloquy will take at the University of Strasbourg (France) on March 16–18, 2016. Deadline for submitting abstracts: October 31, 2015.
ICA Commission on Art & Cartography
The October 2015 issue of the newsletter of the Commission on Cartography and Children is available for download.
Among other topics, the newsletter includes information about the commission event in Niterói (Brazil) before ICC 2015, information related to the results of the Barbara Petchenik Competition 2015, the Barbara Petchenik Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, the commission meeting as well as some photos related to activities developed by the commission before and during ICC 2015.
The commission also invites everyone to participate in the discussion related to the future improvements of the Barbara Petchenik Competition. Please submit your opinions and proposals until December 2015. Thank you!
The ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital announces its 11th Conference of the series Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage, to be held in Riga, Latvia, 20–22 April 2016.
The National Library of Latvia hosts the 2016 Commission Conference, which will run jointly with the 20th Conference of the Map & Geoinformation Curators Group (MAGIC) “The one who wants to last is the one who is willing to change”: old maps for new user profiles. MAGIC – the former LIBER Groupe des Cartothécaires – is the major commission partner since 2014.
For more information on important dates and contact persons visit the conference website: cartography.web.auth.gr/ICA-Heritage/Riga2016/
Chair of the ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital
The ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital announces the 1st International Workshop on the Origin and Evolution of Portolan Charts to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 6–7 June 2016. The workshop is organized by the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology, University of Lisbon (CIUHCT) and the Navy Museum (Museu de Marinha).
- To assess the current state of knowledge and the range of opinion about the following aspects of research into the medieval portolan chart: When, where, how and why were the earliest portolan charts constructed?
- How did the portolan charts evolve over time?
- Were the portolan charts used in marine navigation and, if so, how; if not, what was their likely function?
- To clarify the role of cartometric analytical techniques in the study of portolan charts.
- To bring any other method to bear on these problems, such as the analysis of inks and parchments, special lighting to detect marks of use and to decipher illegible elements, and any other relevant approaches.
- Joaquim Alves Gaspar, Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology, University of Lisbon (CIUHCT)
- Tony Campbell, formerly British Library
- Evangelos Livieratos, ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital
The Call for Papers will be opened in October 2015. The programme will be published in March 2016.
Please find more information on the workshop website.
The 10th Jubilee Conference of the ICA Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage marked with many references on the International Map Year 2015–2016 successfully took place in Corfu. It was attended by 173 participants from 22 countries including Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong-China, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, with many studends among them.
The conference was preceded by the intensive workshop “Georeference for ‘non-experts’“, especially designed for participants coming from humanities, map-curatorship and map-archiving, attended by 26 participants from 12 countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hong Kong-China, Greece, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovenia and United States.
– Evangelos Livieratos,
Chair of the ICA Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage