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Invitation to ICC Workshop “Mapping in a Digital World”

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

Details on the workshop will also appear on the websites of the ICA Commission on Map Design and the
ICA Commission on Neocartography.

October’s Map of the Month is the Landscape Atlas of the Czech Republic

Landscape Atlas of the Czech Republic

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.

Zoom in and get more details on the ICA website!

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First meeting of the Commission on Neocartography

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…

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.

September’s Map of the Month is the effectively designed wall map “South America”

South America

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.

Zoom in and get more details on the ICA website!

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Latest news of the Commission on Neocartography

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

Please note, that the commissions website also features an event, publications and research section. The commission invites everyone to share information about events, papers/books or research groups, which fall in the commission’s aims. To stay up-to-date, please consider subscribing to the comission’s RSS feed or email updates.

Map of the Month in August is the beautiful topographic map “Bohinj”

Bohinj

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!

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May’s Map of the Month is the Austrian school atlas “Großer Kozenn”

Grosser Kozenn-Atlas

Map of the Month 05/2012 is the Austrian school atlas Großer Kozenn. The atlas is a product by Ed. Hölzel, an Austrian publishing house founded in 1844. At the last ICC the atlas won the first jury’s prize in the category “Atlases: educational cartographic resources”.

Get more information and zoom in on the atlas pages at the ICA website!

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