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The ICA Commissions on Cartography and Children, Maps and Graphics for Blind and Partially Sighted People and Planetary Cartography have the pleasure to invite you to a one-day workshop on July 1, prior to the 28th International Cartographic Conference.
30 March21 April: Deadline for the submission of full papers with registration form
- 17 April: Notification of the authors
- 6 June: Deadline for the submission of the registration form (without full paper, only participant)
- 1 July: Workshop at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Local Organizer: David Alvarez, JMT Technology Group (USA)
For more information, please visit the conference website: lazarus.elte.hu/~jesus/jointworkshop2017
In the tradition of pre-conference workshops in association with the International Cartographic Conference (ICC) the ICA Commission on Generalisation and Multiple Representation will organise a workshop in Washington, United States, 1–2 July, 2017.
The workshop will explore new challenges and solutions in the domain of automated generalisation. A special focus will be set on approaches to generalise location-based social media data. The first day (1 July 2017) will be carried out as a regular workshop of the ICA Commission on Generalisation and Multiple Representation. For the second day we have the aim to have combined sessions with ICA Commission on Geospatial Analysis and Modeling and ICA Commission on Location-based Services on topics related to Scalability and Abstraction of Location-based Social Media Data and Tracking Data.
The challenges of research in Generalisation and Multiple Representation draws upon researchers and practitioners alike, working in the fields of on-demand mapping, geovisual analysis, multiple representations, data integration and generalisation of geographic information. Participants of the workshop are invited to submit research papers or positions papers.
- 1 March: Deadline for submission of short papers (limit 3000 words, and 8 pages including figures)
- 17 April: Notification of acceptance of paper for presentation
- 31 May: Deadline for submission of revised papers
- 1–2 July: Workshop
Submission and review of short papers will be managed through EasyChair.
Workshop organizers: Dirk Burghardt, Cecile Duchene
For more information, please visit the conference website: generalisation.icaci.org/index.php/nextevents
The fourth International Symposium on Place Names (ISPN) will be held 18–20 September 2017 in Windhoek, on the campus of the University of Namibia. The theme of the symposium is Critical toponymy: Place names in political and commercial landscapes. It is jointly organised by the Joint IGU/ICA Commission on Toponymy, the UFS, and UNAM.
History of the International Symposion on Place Names
Peter E. Raper, one of South Africa’s foremost experts on the Bushman (San) substructures of place names, was appointed as a Professor Extraordinaire in Linguistics in 2011. Subsequently, his host department, then the Department of Language Management and Language Practice at the University of the Free State, together with the Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment (ULFE), initiated the Place Name Symposium. His appointment as well as the hosting of the Symposium is now situated within the ULFE. The aim of this event is to provide a platform for the sharing of expertise and knowledge about place names for local as well as international researchers and government officials.
The Symposium became an international occurrence when the Joint IGU/ICA Commission on Toponymy came on board in 2015. Hosted every second year, this symposium is the only one in southern Africa that focuses on toponomy. The 2011 Symposium, entitled “Planning name changes – the quest for authenticity”, was hosted in Bloemfontein, as was the one in 2013 with the theme, “Place names in a multilingual society”. The Symposium in 2015, which focused on “Place names, diversity and heritage”, was held in Clarens. While the first three symposia were hosted in South Africa, the aim is to rotate hosting between southern African countries. As such, the 2017 Symposium will be held in Windhoek, in collaboration with the University of Namibia.
In line with developments in the field of toponomy, the theme for 2017 is “Critical toponomy: Place names in political and commercial landscapes”. The vision of the International Symposium on Place Names is to continue and promote the sharing of international expertise and collaboration on all aspects of place names.
For more information, please visit the conference website: ufs.ac.za/conferences/conference/2017-international-symposium-on-place-names
You are invited to participate and present a paper in the 12th ICA Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage to be held in Venice, Italy, 26–28 April 2016.
The ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital, continuing the tradition of its annual Cartoheritage Conferences since 2006, is organising the 12th Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage in Venice, Italy, 26-28 April 2017, in partnership with the IUAV – Laboratory of Cartography & GIS and Laboratory of Photogrammetry, the AUTH CartoGeoLab – Laboratory of Cartography & Geographical Analysis, and the MAGIC – Map & Geoinformation Curators Group.
The conference is organised in thematic sessions dedicated to issues relevant to the subjects usually treated in the conferences of the ICA Cartoheritage Commission, according to its Terms of Reference (2015–2019) and the topics treated by its Working Units:
- Digitisation – Georeference.
- Content analysis in terms of geometry and thematics of cartodiversity.
- Landscape change studies based on map-archival sources.
- Visualisation of Cartoheritage, including thematic portals.
- Interconnection of cartographic archival sources, especially map and textual data.
- Historical terrestrial and aerial photography, including photo-related post-cards and relevant material – cartographic parametrisation.
- Cartoheritage web providing issues.
- Interaction of cartoheritage with map and geoinformation curatorship of cartodiversity.
- Development of catoheritage as a cultural issue, within the context of GLAM, addressed to education and to the general public.
- Geographic affinities with Cartoheritage.
- Cartoheritage and Digital Humanities.
- Other relevant issues of Cartoheritage ecosystem.
For more information about the conference please visit cartography.web.auth.gr/ICA-Heritage/Venice2017/.
In conjunction with the 28th International Cartographic Conference, held in Washington DC on 2–7 July 2017 (http://icc2017.org/), the Library of Congress’ Geography & Map Division and the three ICA Commissions on the History of Cartography, Toponymy, and Atlases would like to invite you to attend their joint pre-conference Workshop Charting the Cosmos of Cartography: History – Names – Atlases.
The workshop will be held at the Library of Congress (Madison Building) in Washington DC (USA), from Wednesday, 28 June to Friday, 30 June 2017.
Call for Papers
- Deadline for submissions: 15 February 2017
- Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2017
Participants are invited to submit abstracts on any topic of merit addressing at least one of the subjects of the partnering ICA Commissions. The abstracts should be between 200 and 500 words long, written in English and provided as a Word file using this template. A brief biographical note should also be provided at the end of the abstract. Each author, either as sole author or co-author, may only submit one paper proposal; each paper has to be an original contribution that has not been published or presented before.
All submissions must be sent electronically via the online submission system. When submitting, authors will also be asked to indicate their interest to write a full paper after the conference which – if enough authors are interested – will be published in a dedicated conference volume.
Please find more information and updates on the workshop website: history.icaci.org/washington-dc-2017
Leiden University Libraries and the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography kindly invite you to attend the International Symposium Mapping Asia – Cartographic Encounters between East and West on 15–16 September 2017 in Leiden, Netherlands.
The central theme of the conference is the mutual influence of Western and Asian cartographic traditions. The focus will be on where Western and Asian cartographic history meet. Geographically, the topics will be limited to South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia with special attention to India, China, Japan, Korea and Indonesia.
- Topics and questions which will be discussed are:
- What defines Asia? The arbitrary borders between Europe and Asia on the map
- Asian cartographic traditions
- Asian toponomy and cartography
- Cartography and intercultural contact
- Missionary and colonial cartographies of Asia
- Asian cartography in the collections of Leiden University Libraries
- Philipp Franz von Siebold and the cartography of Japan
- and all papers of merit
During the symposium Leiden University Library will expose several exhibitions. The Asian collections of the special collections are internationally famous. The Bodel Nijenhuis Collection has large numbers of historical VOC maps. The Indonesia collection has many maps of the 19th and 20th century and includes the collections from the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV). The Siebold collection contains a lot of Japanese maps and the collection of the Sinology Institute holds several Chinese maps.
The symposium is held within the framework of the Leiden Asia Year. Throughout 2017, Leiden will be the leading center for Asia in terms of research, teaching, collections and expertise. The Leiden Asia Year 2017 was prompted by the building of the Asian Library on the roof of the University Library. The Asian Library will be opened on 14 September 2017. Participants are kindly invited to attend the opening of the Asian Library, the day before the symposium starts.
Fore more information, please consult the workshop website: blogs.library.leiden.edu/mappingasia
We received several questions on how to submit a map for consideration of an ICA Map Award, so we would like to give you some details on the process:
At each International Cartographic Conference, an International Cartographic Exhibition is organized, where map products originating from ICA national members and ICA affiliate members are exhibited. The maps sent to the exhibition are authorized and selected by the ICA national or affiliate member. An international jury then selects the best exhibits in various categories.
The next International Cartographic Conference will take place in Washington, D.C., USA, 2–7 July 2017. The deadline for national representatives to nominate maps for the cartographic exhibition is 16 May, 2017. All exhibited material must have been edited or modified after August 2015 (the date of the last ICC in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). More details can be found in the Guide for Participation in the International Cartographic Exhibition.
Each country may have different policies regarding the coordination of the exhibit materials. However, if you know a cartographically excellent product, which might be worth a map award, please make your national representative aware of it!
We are looking forward to a broad range of high-quality entries.
ICA Map Awards 2015: 1st place paper maps – 3D Map Longyearbyen and environs (Norway). An overview of all winners of the ICA Map Awards 2015 can be found here.
AutoCarto is a Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) research symposium held every two years. CaGIS is the US adhering body to the ICA. AutoCarto 2016 was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 14 – 16 September 2016.
The ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies held a very well-attended, successful one-day workshop on Advancing GIScience with Open Source Technologies the day before the start of Auto Carto. The agenda (details below) consisted of seven invited speakers and an open discussion session. The Chair of the commission, Silvana Camboim, opened the presentations and led the discussion. The Vice-Chair, Michael P. Finn, organized the workshop and served as the moderator.
All the presentations are available on GitHub at this URL: https://github.com/mfinnCEGIS/workshopAdvancingGIScienceOST/, which includes the original agenda announcing the workshop and a subdirectory of photographs.
There were 22 attendees from six nations, including the President of ICA, Menno-Jan Kraak, who sat in during the afternoon and contributed to the lively open discussion. In addition, at the start of the discussion session, Helena Mitasova, North Carolina State University, USA, did a short, overview presentation of “Geo forAll.”
Invited Speakers (30 minutes each for presentation and questions)
- Experiences on How Openness Can Help to Reduce Inequality – Silvana Camboim, Federal University of Paraná – UFPR, BRAZIL, Commission Chair
- GRASS GIS as open source innovation platform: from dynamic visualizations to collaborative tangible modeling – Helena Mitasova, North Carolina State University, USA, co-authors: Anna Petrasova, Vaclav Petras, and Brendan Harmon
- Open-Source Software in the Cutting Edge Geocomputaion Research at ORNL – Alex Sorokine, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA
- Keeping Map Data Current Through the Use of Volunteered Geographic Information – James McAndrew, Colorado State University, contractor to the US National Park Service, USA
- Teaching Open Source Web Mapping – Carl Sack, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA, co-author: Robert Roth
- Doing Datacubes in Open-Source: the rasdaman Scalable Array Engine – Peter Baumann, Jacobs University Bremen, GERMANY
- Development of an Open Source 3D Browser to Visualize Modeling Results – Syed Monjur Murshed, European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER), GERMANY, co-authors: Jochen Wendel, Akila Sriramulu, and Alexandru Nichersu
Open Discussion: Future Directions: Thinking About the Road Ahead – chaired by Silvana Camboim
– Michael P. Finn
Vice-Chair, ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies
The 28th International Cartographic Conference will take place in Washington, D.C., USA, 2–7 July 2017. Please submit abstracts and papers on mapping and geographic information science for the International Cartographic Conference by October 26, 2016.
To begin your submission, please look at the bottom of this webpage: icc2017.org/abstracts-full-papers-and-posters