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Call for Organizers of the General Assembly of Delegates and the International Cartographic Conference 2019

The International Cartographic Association invites bids from national members to organize the 17th General Assembly of Delegates and the 29th International Cartographic Conference in 2019 (GA and ICC2019). This invitation is according to the ICA Statutes, Article 9:

The General Assembly of Delegates will normally meet every four years. As a rule, the General Assembly will be held in conjunction with an International Cartographic Conference (ICC).

Any member nation may lodge a bid to host the GA and ICC2019. The GA and ICC are preferably held during the months of July, August or September. A southern hemisphere conference may be scheduled for October/November or March/April. A letter of intent should be sent to the ICA Secretary General and Treasurer, accompanied by completed bid documents containing the following details

The bidding is competitive and it is important that as much information as possible is provided to the General Assembly. Please be aware, that bids will only be accepted, if the bid documents are signed by the head of the national member organization (ICA national member) and the bid documents are complete.

The deadline for submitting a successful bid to the Secretary-General of ICA is 15 March 2015, 24:00 GMT.

The bids should be submitted in paper form (one signed copy, per surface mail) and electronically (PDF file, per email).

Accepted bids will be handled as all other General Assembly documents. They will be made available on the ICA website GA2015 section after 23 March 2015 (five months before the first session of the GA2015) in alphabetical order according to the Country Name of the bidding organisation. This section will be made available for all national delegates to the General Assembly.

The Executive Committee of ICA will not conduct any inspection visit prior to the General Assembly. The EC will not provide any selection or shortlist. The EC will not accept any invitation or offer in relation to a bid. The decision will be made only on the basis of the bid documents. Although the EC will be neutral in the process, it will be ready to express their assessment of the submitted documents if demanded from the General Assembly.

For the evaluation process of successful bids the following criteria will especially apply:

  • Financial aspects (achievability)
  • Strong support/leadership of the ICA national member.
  • Governmental and private supporters (letters of support).
  • Record of involvement in ICA and ICA activities, including involvement in ICA Commissions (Chairpersons, Members), active participation at ICC conferences or meetings, involvement in the Instruments of ICA such as the Barbara-Petchenik-Competition, International Cartographic Exhibitions, ICA Publications etc.

The General Assembly will vote on bids at the Second Session on 28 August 2015. Designated representative(s) of the bidding countries will get a 5 minute time slot for presenting their bids in the First Session of the General Assembly of ICA on 23 August 2015 in Rio de Janeiro. We strongly recommend all bidders to have a booth in the Technical Exhibition of the ICC2015 to support their bid.

The voting process will take place according to the ICA Statutes as follows:

Decisions at the General Assembly shall be taken by a show of hands and by a simple majority vote, of those delegates present, who have the right to vote. However, if at least two delegates make a request, the vote shall be taken by ballot. Should there be an equal division of vote, the President shall cast the deciding vote. Voting by proxy will not be permitted and no delegate shall represent or vote for any other member nation.

The successful applicant will be required to sign a formal contract with the ICA Executive Committee defining the relationship between the Conference Organizer 2019 and ICA. The contract is based on the “Guidelines for International Cartographic Conferences and General Assemblies of Delegates” and should be signed by the head of the national member after the General Assembly. A contract template will be available on the ICA website at the end of 2014). In case the contract is not signed in one month after the GA, the EC will offer the organizing right to the applicant who got the second most number of votes.

László Zentai
Secretary-General and Treasurer of the ICA

Category: General News

Winners NASA World Wind Europa Challenge 2014

ICA is proud to announce that the NASA World Wind Challenge Runner-up, sponsored by ICA, was won by Alex Dumitru and Vlad Merticariu from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, with their project WCPS Cross-Coverage Analysis.

For more details on the project, please visit worldwind.flanche.net

A list of all projects can be found at eurochallenge.como.polimi.it/projects2014

Category: General News

eCARTO News August 2014

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.

General News

  • Big data and mapping – a potent combination – information-age.com
  • 3D Mapping & 3D Modeling Market worth $7.7 Billion by 2018 – whatech.com
  • Paradigms in Cartography – An Epistemological Review of the 20th and 21st Centuries – springer.com

Applications

Industry News

Innovative Cartography

  • An Infographic That Maps 2,000 Years of Cultural History in 5 Minutes – wired.com
  • Danny Dorling: mapping the August 2011 riots – newstatesman.com
  • Google Maps shows off 3D London – sbs.com.au
  • Gallery Whispers and Lunch in the Cafe: Mapping Museums Through Their Sounds – hyperallergic.com
  • Oral history goes digital as Google helps map ancestral lands – theglobeandmail.com
  • Google Creates 3D Mapping Device – 3dfocus.co.uk

Environmental Mapping

  • Mapping The Appalling Consequences Of An Oil Spill In The Arctic – fastcoexist.com
  • Scientists Are Mapping The Ocean’s Plastic, Because 99% Is Missing – gizmodo.com.au
  • Mapping Global Warming’s Threat To Your Power and Gasoline – nationaljournal.com
  • Sunkoshi tragedy exposes failure in hazard mapping – myrepublica.com
  • Mapping the acceleration of Ebola in West Africa in five charts – qz.com
  • How mapping can improve risk understanding from natural catastrophes – business-reporter.co.uk
  • Seafloor-Mapping Airguns May Harm Ocean Animals – livescience.com

Education and Resources

  • Cartography & GIS Training Online – foss4geo.wordpress.com/
  • European schools to get cloud-based mapping software to improve geography and STEM teaching – computerworlduk.com
  • Mapping and distorting the Arctic – adn.com
  • Singapore Government Partners Students To Use Mapping Technology On Urban Challenges – futuregov.asia
  • GIS for Crime Analysis, Law Enforcement, & Public Safety – ppc.americansentinel.edu
  • Geo EDU Tip – Online Mapping for Beginners – The Map Academy from CartoDB – gisuser.com
  • University of Glasgow- Mapping out a career in Geospatial Technology – ndiaeducationdiary.in
  • Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings: Evidence of Advanced Civilization in the Ice Age – amazon.com

Military Related Cartography

Mobile Mapping

Maps

Cartographers

Indoor Cartography

Mapping Platforms

  • Central Michigan University Maps Threatened Species with UAS – directionsmag.com
  • Online drone maps show views of world, disaster areas, off-limit zones – latimes.com
  • Gaia satellite begins 3D-mapping the galaxy – cnet.com
  • Obama launches climate tools including 3-D maps – usatoday.com
  • Chiba University takes us a step closer to Prometheus mapping drones – geek.com
  • ASU alum’s mapping project a finalist in Google Impact Challenge – asunews.asu.edu
  • Icebreakers head out to map Arctic sea floor – brandonsun.com

Crowd-Sourced Cartography

Cartographic Challenges

  • India’s federal investigating agency opens enquiry against Google’s mapping contest – qz.com
  • Google ‘polluted Internet’ with classified material, says Survey of India – indiatvnews.com
  • Google Maps has Crashed, Into an Arkansas Resident – androidheadlines.com
  • Google’s New Automated Mapping Technique Gives Chattanooga a 3D Bump – govtech.com
  • CNN adds Nigeria to list of countries it can’t find on a map – washingtonpost.com

eCARTO News July 2014

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.

General News

Applications

  • Hyperspectral Aerial Survey will Enhance Mapping Capabilities – usgs.gov
  • UAV Mapping of a Landslide – directionsmag.com
  • Snow Where You’re Going: Trace Ancient Inuit Trails With Interactive Atlas – indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
  • Mapping the Santa Monica Fault presents unique challenges – scpr.org
  • This new mapping technology will show whether global warming could drown your town – washingtonpost.com
  • NASA’s Aquarius instrument returns global maps of soil moisture – phys.org

Industry News

  • Microsoft to discontinue vintage mapping services MapPoint and Streets & Trips – winbeta.org
  • Google launches weirdly fun ‘Smarty Pins’ trivia map game – venturebeat.com
  • TripAdvisor for iPhone adds offline support, improves mapping features – betanews.com
  • Amazon Fire Phone: Bing For Search, Nokia For Maps – searchengineland.com
  • GIS People partners with DigitalGlobe – spatialsource.com.au

New Concepts Cartography

Transport & Mobile Mapping

  • Watch this: Human transforms its app data into striking activity maps – engadget.com
  • Middle East 24 – vimeo.com
  • Maps With Me Lite is an offline mapping app for mobile devices – ghacks.net
  • Living with Google: Google Maps – androidguys.com

Education and Resources

3D Cartography

  • Google’s 3D-mapping Phones to Help Robots on the International Space Station – au.ign.com
  • Malaysia’s new method of mitigating landslides: 3D mapping – futuregov.asia
  • Cartographic Design Principles for 3D maps – A Contribution to Cartographic Theory – icaci.org
  • True-3D in Cartography – springer.com
  • Progress and New Trends in 3D Geoinformation Sciences – springer.com

Maps

Cartographers

  • Redrawing the Earth by committee – wired.co.uk
  • Lake Mendota mapmaker shows depth of her appreciation – news.wisc.edu
  • The First U.S. Map That Was Made By A U.S. Citizen – io9.com
  • From Pen And Paper To 3-D, Look Who’s Challenging Google Maps – npr.org

Historical Cartography

  • The Maginot Line – lostimagesofww2.com
  • Watch How American Cities Grew Through Thousands Of Historic Maps – gizmodo.com.au
  • Historic maps in Welsh sold at auction in Colwyn Bay – bbc.com
  • Commonwealth frames: Rescued archive images and maps – bbc.com

Opinion

Indigenous Cartography

Cartography Lite

  • Nanoscale Monet is world’s tiniest masterpiece – newscientist.com
  • Test your knowledge of imaginary cartography with this fictional maps quiz – avclub.com
  • Geoff Nicholson maps out the edges in fiction ‘City Under the Skin’ – latimes.com
  • ‘The Map Thief’ by Michael Blanding – bostonglobe.com

ICA News 62 now online

ICA News 62

We are pleased to announce that the 62nd issue of the ICA News is now available for download:

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The International Map Year is a major event in the up-and-coming ICA calendar [...]. An illustrated outcome of the recent ICA survey on definitions concerning our domain is also presented in this issue. Graciela Metternicht shares her story of ICA News editorship, while President Georg Gartner announces the establishment of our own International Journal of Cartography.
– Igor Drecki, Editor ICA News

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eCARTO News June 2014

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.

General News

Applications

  • MH370 search: Dutch survey vessel begins mapping ocean floor – smh.com.au
  • Arctic connections: Mapping historic Inuit trails online – dal.ca
  • Balkan floods: mapping a disaster area with some help from NASA – blogs.redcross.org.uk
  • VIDEO: Affordable Drone Aircraft for Mapping Landfill Void – waste-management-world.com
  • Mapping San Francisco’s Stolen Bike Hotspots Reveals Where Not To Park Your Bike – fastcoexist.com
  • Aquatic habitat mapping “Off-the-Shelf” – peninsulaclarion.com

Industry News

  • Has Apple Maps Finally Found Its Way? – wallstcheatsheet.com
  • Apple goes indoors with their latest mapping expansion as they prepare to detail the inside of buildings – dailymail.co.uk
  • Nokia’s Mapping Unit Buys Predictive Analytics Firm Medio – toptechnews.com
  • Nokia Looks To Bolster Its HERE Maps Business With Recent Buys – forbes.com
  • NOAA innovation creates room for data entrepreneurs – fcw.com
  • Google Flight Search increases interactivity with visual airfare mapping – tnooz.com
  • Google’s secretive 3D-mapping project now has a tablet: here it is – engadget.com
  • Amazon Fire Phone: Bing For Search, Nokia For Maps – searchengineland.com
  • The big mobile weakness Amazon’s smartphone faces: Maps – venturebeat.com
  • TomTom Powers MapQuest’s Core Map Data with New Partnership – directionsmag.com
  • Garmin Releases viago Navigation App For $0.99, Pay In-App to Unlock Features that Google Maps Does for Free – droid-life.com

Technology

  • Japan Launches Satellite with Night-Vision Mapping Radar – space.com
  • Mapping Apps Follow the Crowd – nytimes.com
  • 3D Mapping Solution Identifies CCTV Blackspots – hstoday.us
  • Queensland Police mobile app, 3D thermal mapping feature in state iAwards – cio.com.au /
  • Apple Maps’ hidden ‘City Tours’ feature revealed by developer – itproportal.com
  • IndoorAtlas Raises $4.5 Million in Race To Map The Indoors – blogs.wsj.com
  • senseFly announces the eBee RTK mapping drone – the most flexible survey-grade system on the market – directionsmag.com

Resource Mapping

  • 11 maps that explain the US energy system – vox.com
  • 3D mapping provides specialised services – theadvocate.com.au
  • Carbon-mapping satellite will monitor plants’ faint glow – sciencemag.org

Education and Resources

  • Coordinate Systems Worldwide – new online tool for finding coordinate systems – epsg.io
  • Mapping Hacks – Tips & Tools for Electronic Cartography – shop.oreilly.com
  • GeoCommunity – geocomm.com
  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to Use Drones for Mapping – nbcdfw.com
  • Mapping Out a Lesson Plan – issaquahpress.com

Cartography and Health

Society and Cartography

  • Historical maps in libraries around the world – oldmapsonline.org
  • #BBCtrending: mapping ISIS followers around the world – bbc.com
  • T&T Minister: New mapping system to locate children at all times – stabroeknews.com
  • Mapping the city for safety with Safetipin – livemint.com
  • SEMCOG’s interactive map shows commuting patterns – hometownlife.com
  • Enhanced Irish-language placename and mapping tools launched in DCU – dcu.ie

Cartographers

Opinion

  • How 1.5 Million Volunteer Mappers Aim To Beat Google – readwrite.com
  • Maps and their makers … and the pretence of objectivity – thenational.ae
  • A History of the World in Twelve Maps shows that cartography is a matter of perspective – thenational.ae
  • Mapping Company Will Appeal $6.2M Fine – wabi.tv

Cartography Lite

  • What Sheraton’s new 3-D mapping light shows could look like – khon2.com
  • World Cup 2014: Travel through Brazil’s 37 painted streets with Google Maps Street View – ibnlive.in.com

eCARTO News May 2014

eCARTO News capture the latest cartographic news and developments from around the world. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to David Fraser, editor of eCARTO News.

General News

  • Women, exploration and discovery – h-net.org
  • Best Views of Earth From Europe’s New Plant-Mapping Minisatellite – wired.com
  • Mapping out growth in an industry that’s boosting the economy – independent.ie
  • The GeoInformation Group Maps Out New Future for the UK – directionsmag.com
  • Danish government releases geographic data by way of 1:1 Minecraft map – arstechnica.com
  • What if we mapped cities by how hard it is to get to work? – washingtonpost.com
  • 5 Free Tips to Improve Google Maps – gamerheadlines.com
  • A Navigation Program Switches to Maps Made by Volunteers – nytimes.com
  • Sculptural Cartography: How The Marshall Islands Inhabitants Used Stick Charts to Map the Waves – socks-studio.com

Applications

  • This graphic designer makes ‘smell maps’ of cities around the world – pri.org
  • Google Maps update adds public transport data for Britain – hereisthecity.com
  • Digitally mapping the downtown – news.pioneergroup.com
  • Malaysia Airlines MH370: Further ocean mapping required as underwater search area expands – abc.net.au
  • EPA Releases New Tool For Mapping Ecosystem Services – ecosystemmarketplace.com
  • Mapping Yunnan’s surprisingly hectic airspace – gokunming.com
  • Mapline’s Business Mapping Software – Mompreneurs’ New Best Friend – einnews.com
  • Mapping medieval miracles – pasthorizonspr.com
  • University of Colorado Boulder leads team in mapping 198,000 glaciers – examiner.com

Industry News

  • Our world is changing and we need new maps – 360.here.com
  • Offline mapping, navigation improvements highlight Google Maps update – macworld.com
  • Tencent to Invest in Map Company NavInfo – online.wsj.com
  • Digital Mapping May Be Nokia’s Hidden Jewel – nytimes.com
  • Mapbox Adds Smart Directions to its Mapping Platform – programmableweb.com
  • Smart Mapping SuperSurv Available on App Store and Google Play Now – directionsmag.com
  • Rand McNally offers all-in-one mapping, navigation, and HOS update – fleetowner.com
  • Introducing Microsoft Power Map – sqlmag.com
  • The World edition of Tellmaps – tellmaps.com

Technological advances

Education and Resources

Cartography and the Environment

  • Special report: Landslide Mapping – wlos.com
  • Mapping the Killer Path of the Everest Avalanche – news.nationalgeographic.com
  • 3D mapping helps Walsall manage tree estate – hortweek.com
  • Mapping of fragile reefs to help spot prawn habitat: Vancouver Aquarium  – vancouver.24hrs.ca
  • Seabed mapping: Sensor aims to improve seagrass checks off SA coast – abc.net.au
  • Mapping How Far You Can Bike Without Breaking a Sweat – usa.streetsblog.org
  • Mapping glaciers with NASA in a Cold War-era plane – america.aljazeera.com
  • Indonesia, Australia Government & World Bank release new disaster mapping software – futuregov.asia
  • Mapping the Earth’s Trouble Spots and the People Who Live There – hstoday.us
  • Congo’s fragile forests watched over with online map – newscientist.com

Society and Cartography

Cartographers

Opinion

  • Mapping the humiliation of China – opinion.inquirer.net
  • Mapping the Chinese Conquest of the Planet – huffingtonpost.com
  • Politics on the Topographer’s Table: The Helvetic Triangulation of Cartography, Politics, and Representation – tg.ethz.ch

World and Country Specific Cartography

Cartography Lite

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