The December 2013 issue of the newsletter of the Commission on Cartography and Children is available for download.
The ICA is a leading international organization that plays an important role to improve the expertise and processes to make the information more readable and more accessible for all. Different contacts were taken with other organizations from Mali or Kenya such as SIL International which deals with the studies of minority languages and cultures around the world.
At the ICC 2013 in Dresden, Germany, a Memorandum of Understanding between ICA and EuroSDR (the European spatial data research platform for National Mapping and Cadastre Agencies) was signed by EuroSDR President Thorben Brigsted Hansen and ICA President Georg Gartner.
With this the already exisiting several cooperations between ICA and EuroSDR get a renewed and stronger framework.
The full text of the signed document can be found here.
An overview over all organizations, which signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the ICA can be found here.
Pre-Conference Workshop to ICC2013
24 August 2013 in Dresden, Germany
Organized by the ICA Commissions on Map Design and Neocartography, this one-day workshop will explore practical themes relating to the design of effective online maps and information products; focusing on realtime, interactivity and design not only of the map but of the user interface and experience to support cartography.
Morning presentations by a range of acknowledged experts in the field will seek to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art as well as touch on some of the challenges we face. Participants are encouraged to contribute to the workshop in two ways; either through offering a 15 minute paper on their own work in this area; or through a lightning talk. We may also do some lightning talks on the day so please come prepared to contribute to the workshop! Finally, we will share ideas and seek to develop common threads to take work in this area forward as part of a panel discussion.
Call for papers
Short papers: We invite short papers (15 mins with 5mins for questions) on aspects of design as it relates to web mapping for inclusion. Specifically of interest are conceptual and practical contributions exploring the design of maps in web and mobile environments, aesthetics, geovisualization, art in (and of) cartography and assessments of new and innovative methods. We are particularly interested in the challenges facing cartography in web and mobile environments and how it responds by re-imagining traditional practice in new technological paradigms.
Lightning talks: We also invite 5 minute lightning talks that share an idea, open a debate or deal with a very specific issue. These aren’t the place for long expositions and discussions of detailed research…simple ideas, eloquently expressed and fast!
To submit a paper or lighting talk idea please email Kenneth Field no later than 30th June 2013.
Confirmed speakers for the morning sessions
- Kenneth Field (Esri)
- Steve Chilton (Middlesex University)
- Gary Gale (Nokia)
- Andrew Turner (GeoIQ & Esri)
- Damien Demaj (Esri)
- Alexander Kent (University of Canterbury)
- Bernhard Jenny (Oregon State University)
- more to be announced…
ICC2013 participants may register for the workshop (which is FREE to attend) at http://www.icc2013.org/?node=46
We are happy to announce the Map of the Month for October: The large format “Landscape Atlas of the Czech Republic” by the Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic and the Silva Tarouca Institute for landscape and ornamental gardening, which received the first jury’s prize in the category “Atlases” at the International Cartographic Exhibition at ICC 2011 in Paris.
The Commission on Neocartography held its first official meeting following the annual conference of the Society of Cartographers in London earlier this month. The meeting was organised very openly – speakers were invited to “think broadly, and be interesting.” And interesting they were. Six talks shed light on the term of neocartography itself, as well as interesting and potential developments in the field – from psychogeography to experiential engagement.
The meeting is very well documented, so if you didn’t have a chance to attend, you are very welcome to…
- find full videos of all talks on the commission website
- find slides and reflections of the speakers on their blogs, e.g.: Ben Hennig (University of Sheffield) on his talk “From geovisualisation to neocartography: Maps in a digital world“, Gary Gale (Nokia) on his talk “History Repeats Itself And So Does The Map“. You might also be interested in Steve Chilton’s slides on “What’s neo?” at the last session of the Society of Cartographers conference.
Feel free to catch up and join the disucssion at neocartography.icaci.org.
Many thanks to Steve Chilton and the team from UCL for the smooth and friendly organisation of the event.
With a little delay we are happy to announce the Map of the Month for September: The wall map “South America” by Litografia Artistica Cartografica, which received the first jury’s prize in the category “Educational Cartographic Resources” at the International Cartographic Exhibition at ICC 2011 in Paris.
The first formal meeting of the Commission on Neocartography will take place on September 5 in London, UK. Steve Chilton organizes the session, which starts directly after the Society of Cartographers conference, and will be held from 3.45pm to 7.15pm at UCL. Details about program and registration can be found on the commission website: neocartography.icaci.org
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The bilingual map “Bohinj (Julian Alps – Triglav – Krn – Crna prst)” from Slovenia won the first jury’s prize in the category “Topographic maps” at the International Cartographic Exhibition at ICC 2011. The Geodetic Institute of Slovenia kindly provided us with six high-resolution illustrations of their map: Zoom in and get more details on the ICA website!