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.
All chairs and vice-chairs of the ICA commissions and working groups were invited to join an ICA meeting in Vienna on 8–9 November 2015 to plan and discuss their activities for the term 2015–2019. 46 chairs, vice-chairs and members of the executive committee followed the invitation and spent two intensive workshop days at Technische Universität Wien.
Commission chairs and vice-chairs
- Julia Mia Stirnemann Commission on Art and Cartography
- René Sieber Commission on Atlases
- Evangelos Livieratos Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital
- Mátyás Gede Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital
- Carla Sena Commission on Cartography and Children
- Jesus Reyes Commission on Cartography and Children
- Milan Konecný Commission on Cartography in Early Warning and Crisis Management
- Amy Griffin Commission on Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization
- Sidonie Christophe Commission on Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization
- David Fairbairn Commission on Education and Training
- Cecile Duchene Commission on Generalisation and Multiple Representation
- Horst Kremers Commission on GI for Sustainability
- Imre Josef Demhardt Commission on History of Cartography
- Mirela Altic Commission on History of Cartography
- Jukka M. Krisp Commission on Location Based Services
- Haosheng Huang Commission on Location Based Services
- Kenneth Field Commission on Map Design
- Peter Schmitz Commission on Map Production and Geoinformation Management
- Markus Jobst Commission on Map Production and Geoinformation Management
- Miljenko Lapaine Commission on Map Projections
- Rex Cammack Commission on Maps and the Internet
- Dušan Petrovič Commission on Mountain Cartography
- Silvana Comboim Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies
- Irina Petrovna Karachevtseva Commission on Planetary Cartography
- Serena Coetzee Commission on SDI and Standards
- Franz-Josef Behr Commission on SDI and Standards
- Alexander Kent Commission on Topographic Mapping
- Anja Hopfstock Commission on Topographic Mapping
- Paulo Menezes Commission on Toponymy
- Alena Vondráková Commission on Use, User and Usability Issues
- Anthony C. Robinson Commission on Visual Analytics
- Urška Demšar Commission on Visual Analytics
Working Group International Map Year
- Bengt Rystedt IMY Working Group
- Ferjan Ormeling IMY Working Group
- Serena Coetzee IMY Working Group
- Vít Voženílek IMY Working Group
- David Fairbairn IMY Working Group
- Menno-Jan Kraak ICA President
- Laszlo Zentai ICA Secretary General and Treasurer
- Yaolin Liu ICA Vice President
- Vít Voženílek ICA Vice President
- Lynn Usery ICA Vice President
- Monika Sester ICA Vice President
- David Forrest ICA Vice President
- Sara Fabrikant ICA Vice President
- Georg Gartner ICA Past President
More photos of the workshop can be found on the ICA Facebook page.
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 Barbara Petchenik Competition is a biennial map drawing competition for children. The competition is first organized on a national level. The national winners can then compete in the international round, which takes place during the International Cartographic Conferences. This year at ICC2015, 189 drawings from 38 countries were exhibited. An international jury selected 12 winners in 4 categories. There was also a public vote, in which 287 people participated. Please find the wonderful results below.
Congratulations to all winners! Also a huge thank you to all participating children, their parents, teachers and national organizers.
Winners <6 years
Winners 6–8 years
Winners 9–12 years
Winners >12 years
Winner of the public vote
The jury members were
- Necla Ulugtekin, Turkey
- José Jesús Reyes Nuñez, Hungary
- Ana Maria Garra, Argentina
- Angelica di Maio, Brazil (LOC)
- Rumiana Vatseva, Bulgaria
- Giedrė Beconytė, Lithuania
- Dariusz Dukaczewski, Poland
- Pilar Sanchez, Spain
- Robert Edsall, USA
- Carla Sena, Brazil, substitute member
27 commissions and 3 working groups were elected for the term 2015–2019 by the ICA General Assembly 2015. We are currently in the process of updating the website to reflect these changes. Also some of the commissions are still preparing or updating their websites. In the meantime, we invite you to have a look at the short “Commissions at a glance” presentations, which the new commissions chairs gave during ICC 2015:
- Art and Cartography
- Cartographic Heritage into the Digital
- Cartography and Children
- Cartography in Early Warning and Crisis Management
- Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization
- Education and Training
- Generalisation and Multiple Representation
- Geospatial Analysis and Modeling
- GI for Sustainability
- the History of Cartography
- Location Based Services
- Map Design
- Map Production and Geoinformation Management
- Map Projections
- Maps and Graphics for the Blind and Partially Sighted People
- Maps and the Internet
- Mountain Cartography
- Open Source Geospatial Technologies
- Planetary Cartography
- SDI and Standards
- Sensor-driven mapping
- Topographic Mapping
- Ubiquitous Mapping
- Use, User and Usability Issues
- Visual Analytics
In the ICA Awards Ceremony this morning at ICC2015, the following six awards were presented in recognition of contributions to the ICA. Congratulations to all awardees!
ICA Honorary Fellowship
The ICA Honorary Fellowship is for cartographers of international reputation who have made special contribution to the ICA. It includes a bronze medal.
- David Fairbairn, United Kingdom
- Vice-President (2003–2007)
- Secretary-General (2007–2011)
- Chairman of the Commission on Education and Training (2012–)
- Editor of the ICA GIM column
Diplomas for outstanding services to ICA
The Diplomas for outstanding services to ICA are for colleagues who have made special contribution to the ICA as commission officers or conference organizers.
- Vladimir Tikunov, Russia
- Chairman of the Commission on Education and Training (1999–2003)
- Vice-President (2003–2007)
- Chairman of the Working Group on GI for Sustainability (2007–2011)
- Chairman of the Commission on GI for Sustainability (2011–2015)
- Elri Liebenberg, South Africa
- Vice-President (1999–2003)
- Chair of the Working Group on the History of Colonial Cartography in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries (2003–2007)
- Chair of the Commission on the History of Cartography (2007–2015)
- José Jesús Reyes Nuñez, Hungary
- Chairman of the Commission on Cartography and Children (2007–2015)
- Key organizer of the Barbara Petchenik Children’s World Map Drawing Competition from 2007
- Chairman of the International Jury (2005, 2007)
- Co-editor of three of the four books showing selections of map drawings made by children for the Barbara Petchenik Competitions from 2007
- David Fraser, Australia (not present)
- Chairman of the Commission on Education and Training (2007–2012)
- Editor of the eCARTO News (2012–present)
- Corné van Elzakker, The Netherlands
- Chairman of the Commission on Use and User Issues (2007–2015)
- Chairman of the Jury: ICA International Cartographic Exhibition (2007–2013)
More pictures of the award ceremony and the 2nd day of ICC2015 can be found on the ICA Facebook page.
One of the flagships of the International Cartographic Association’s instruments is the Barbara Petchenik Children Map Drawing Competition. It is amazing how much positive interest this is getting whenever the idea and the results are displayed!
It is truly according to the mission of ICA to promote the role of maps and the importance of cartography, when school children of different age groups all over the world are not only confronted with maps, but are actively involved in making and understanding maps.
The Barbara Petchenik Competition is a real success story. In order to ensure that the success story continues, it is useful to revisit concept, perspectives, thoughts related to this from time to time. This is exactly what Jesus Reyes Nunez, Chair of the ICA Commission on Cartography and Children, is proposing in his document “Exchanging ideas about the Barbara Petchenik Competition“.
May I ask all of you to read his ideas and share your thoughts as a comment below the article. Thank you for helping us to ensure that the Barbara Petchenik Competition remains a success story.
– Georg Gartner
President of the International Cartographic Association
Maps featured in the graphic on top (from left to right): My Place in Today’s World is a World Where Friends are Very Important to Me by Keagen Madodzi (5), South Africa, 1st place <6 years (2013), Peace & Harmony by Wang Zhiling (12), China, 2nd place, 9–12 years (2013), The World at my Fingertips – Remains a Puzzle by Hayden Livingstone (15), New Zealand, 1st place 12–15 years (2011)
The April 2015 issue of the newsletter of the Commission on Cartography and Children is available for download.
It includes information about the upcoming commission event in Niterói (Brazil), the new book “Children Map the World” published by Esri, the 1st Brazilian Cartographic Olympiad, as well as short news illustrated with photos related to the field of Cartography and Children.