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Welcome to the website of the International Cartographic Association
New ICA poster series on Maps and Sustainable Development Goals

Programme of the ICC2017 Pre-Conference Symposium on Location-Based Social Media and Tracking Data is available

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The ICA Commission on Geospatial Analysis and Modeling and the ICA Commission on Location-Based Services are organizing a pre-ICC2017 symposium on location-based social media and tracking data.

The programme has just been published on the symposium at lbs.icaci.org. In total, we have accepted 27 oral presentations for the symposium. These presentations will be organized into 6 oral sessions, covering

  • theories and data models,
  • participation and user tasks,
  • traffic modelling,
  • analyzing human dynamics,
  • research applications using location-based big data and
  • place modelling.

After the symposium, a special issue of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS) is planned.

For more details regarding the symposium, please refer to http://gam.icaci.org/symposium2017/.

Looking forward to seeing you at the symposium.

– Huang Haosheng (LBS)
– Angela Yao (GAM)

World Cartographic Forum: A forum for leaders of national cartographic societies

The President of the British Cartographic Society proposes establishing a forum for leaders of national cartographic societies. The forum would operate within the ICA, but be open to all national cartographic and geospatial information societies. We will discuss common issues such as membership retention and organisational change, and to share management expertise and build international links. An initial exploratory meeting is planned for ICC2017 in Washington, DC to which leaders of national mapping societies (i.e. presidents and/or their representatives) are invited. Membership of the forum will be open to any broadly national cartographic society and up to two senior representatives from any national society open to individual membership are welcome, regardless of their ICA membership status.

To register your interest in joining the forum, please contact Dr Alex Kent (President of the British Cartographic Society) via email.

Category: General News

News on the Barbara Petchenik competition

The ICA Commission on Cartography and Children is happy to announce updates from the Barbara Petchenik competition:

New edition of Children Map the World

Esri published a new book using map drawings sent to the competition in 2015.

Children Map the World: Commemorating the International Map Year, volume 4, presents 50 maps created by children ages 5 to 15 for the 2015 International Cartographic Association map design competition, held in Brazil. These drawings convey powerful messages and emotions that reflect the competition’s theme, “My Place in Today’s World.” This volume includes a special atlas of 50 additional maps selected from previous competitions. Featured in part two of this book, the atlas reflects a worldwide celebration of these outstanding maps and their unique role in our world.

Editors José Jesús Reyes Nuñez (Hungary), Carla Cristina R. G. de Sena (Brazil), Necla Ulugtekin (Turkey), and Pilar Sánchez-Ortiz Rodríguez (Spain) are university-level educators. Their collective expertise encompasses the fields of geography, cartography, map design, 3D cartographic modeling, map projections, and education as it relates to children and mapping.

ISBN: 9781589484788    2017   150 pages   $29.99

Reports about the Petchenik competition in National Geographic and Canadian Geographic

We are thrilled that National Geographic published an article written by Betsy Matson about the book and the competition itself.

Also the Canadian Geographic magazin reports about the competition and showcases its 10 favorite submissions from the archive.

Invitation to the ICC Joint Pre-Conference Meeting on Disaster Management, Big Data, Services, and Cartographic Representation

Click here to download the program as PDF

The ICA Commission on Cartography in Early Warning and Crises Management (CCEW&CM) and GEO (Group of Earth Observations) are organizing a joint workshop within the activities of the 28th International Cartographic Conference.

  • Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
  • Date: Sunday, July 2, 8.30am–6pm
  • Cost: 30 USD
  • Registration: via icc2017.org; also on-site registration starting at 7.30am in front of the workshop room

The final program can be downloaded here.

Milan Konecny, ICA CCEW&CM Commission Chairman, sent us the following details on the event:

You can see that in cooperation with GEO we arranged topic speakers leaded by Ms. Barbara Ryan, The GEO Secretariat Director, and Mr. Craig Fugate, former FEMA (USA) administrator. Keynotes deal with better, faster and smarter solutions in Big Data Era and also with international collaboration and hyper-partnering for Disaster Risk Reduction. Also research agenda of  the ICA CCEW&CM will be presented by commission chairman.

We also invited  specialists and experts in cartography and GI sciences and remote sensing, investigating various topics connected with workshop agenda, such as: problems with help of  geospatial information for disaster risk management, investigation on positioning technologies for emergency rescue, cartographic generalization and visualization  for disaster  management response, isaster risk, impact and recovery mapping supported by data and information from  Space, geodisasters for capacity building dealing with  Big Data, from satellites, drones and others, to products, attempts of  new Paradigm to access and interact with disaster related data services, and last but not least using data and creating and designers of new approaches inside the research frontiers efforts like Smart Cities or Big Data, from Japan, USA, P.R. of China, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Chile, South Africa.

As inspiring are expected also speeches from important organizations dealing with early warning, crises management and civil protection, like NASA, World Bank and U.S. Geological Survey.

All research agenda of the workshop would like to contribute to the agenda defined by Sendai U.N. Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

Contacts: 

President’s blog: Revised ICA posters on “Maps and Sustainable Development Goals”

Last August 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 exhibition, we did get many comments. Most were positive, but also critical remarks were made. This prompted an additional internal peer review by our Commission chairs and the Executive Committee members, resulting in a long list of potential improvements. They were related to language, the base map (boundaries), content, cartographic representations and graphic quality. These have now all been processed.

The ICA posters as presented in the conferences area in United Nations Headquarters in New York

The ICA posters as presented in the conferences area in United Nations Headquarters in New York

 

As one can imagine, the boundary problem was most sensitive at the UN. It proved difficult to follow the UN guidelines, and therefore we have included the following disclaimer on all posters: Boundaries on maps may seem definitive, but there are often different perspectives on their status and position. This poster series is compiled from many sources by cartographers from different countries. The ICA tries to be neutral in such matters and boundaries shown reflect those found on the ground, in existing maps, or recognized by the United Nations. The ICA acknowledges that there may be different opinions and interpretations.

The revised posters as well as the newly design 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

An overview over the ICC2017 Pre-Conference Workshops

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Many ICA commissions use the days before the ICC conference for dedicated workshops on their fields of research. This year, the following workshops will take place:

Charting the Cosmos of Cartography: History – Names – Atlases

Meeting on Maps & the Internet, Ubiquitous Mapping and Education & Training

Mapping Tools for Non-Mapping Experts: Incorporating Geospatial Visualization Tools in Libraries

Different Fields – One Cartography

Supporting sustainable development with geoinformation management and modern maps: things you hardly consider

Workshop on Maps & Emotions

Workshop on Spatial Data Infrastructures, Standards, Open Source and Open Data for Geospatial (SDI-Open 2017)

Workshop on Generalisation and Multiple Representation

Symposium on Location-Based Social Media and Tracking Data

Critical Review on Using Developable Surfaces in Map Projections Theory & Standardization in Map Projections

  • Date: July 2
  • Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
  • Involved commission: Map Projections

Disaster Management, Big Data, Services and Cartographic Representation

Preserving Map Production Methodology Information

Invitation to the 14th International Conference on Location-Based Services

lbs2018_logoETH Zürich and the ICA Commission on Location-Based Services are pleased to invite you to the 14th International Conference on Location-Based Services (LBS 2018), which will take place in Zürich on 15–17 January, 2018.

Built on the success of previous conferences in this series, LBS 2018 aims to offer a common ground to colleagues from various disciplines and practice where they can meet, interact and exchange knowledge, experience, plans and ideas on how LBS can and could be improved and on how it will influence both science and society.

The Call for Papers is currently open (also available as a PDF). We call for full papers, work in progress, and showcases. High-quality full paper submissions are intended to be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography Series. The best full and work in progress papers will be invited to submit an extended version to the Journal of Location Based Services.

Important Dates

  • 12 July 2017, Submission of full & work-in-progress papers
  • 29 September 2017, Notification of acceptance for full & work-in-progress papers
  • 13 October 2017, Camera-ready full & work-in-progress papers
  • 15 November 2017, Submission of showcases

More information regarding LBS 2018 can be found at lbsconference.org.

We are looking forwards to your contributions and to meeting you in Zurich!

Organizers:

  • General Chair: Martin Raubal (ETH Zurich)
  • PC Chairs: Peter Kiefer (ETH Zurich), Haosheng Huang (University of Zurich), Nico Van de Weghe (Ghent University)

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

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