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The Call for Organizers of the International Cartographic Conference 2019 is closed

The Call for Organizers of the General Assembly of Delegates and the International Cartographic Conference 2019 is now closed.

Two applications arrived:

  • Florence, Italy
  • Tokyo, Japan

The bids will be available for the General Assembly delegates, the decision will be made by the ICA General Assembly on 28 August 2015 in Rio de Janeiro.

Category: General News

eCARTO News March 2015

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

  • Adventure Beckons, part of the IMIA Blog Series Part “What is a Map?” – imiamaps.org
  • See the World Through a Self-Driving Car’s Map – core77.com
  • Lost copy of famous geological map found – sciencemag.org
  • Kids in India Are Sparking Urban Planning Changes by Mapping Slums – citylab.com

Mapping Applications

Opportunities

  • US Chief Geographer to speak at PIVOTAL – spatialsource.com.au
  • Joint workshop with IC Commission on Maps and the Internet – elte.hu
  • Newest Mapping Software Free to All K-12 Schools – mauinow.com

Industry News

  • Geomatics Offers Portable Surveying and Mapping System – gpsworld.com
  • Map Moves: Uber Buys deCarta, Maponics Grabs UMI, Google Ends Maps Engine – searchengineland.com
  • Optech showcasing latest coastal mapping technology at Coastal GeoTools 2015 – directionsmag.com
  • Nokia relaunches Here maps for iPhone, bringing offline mode to put a dent in Google’s mapping crown – venturebeat.com
  • Citymaps Raises $6M As Its Mapping App Goes Global – techcrunch.com
  • New Apple Maps streaming patent could prove useful in travel – tnooz.com
  • Uber heads in new mapping direction – skynews.com.au
  • Google Maps API Checker Uncovers Mapping API Problems – programmableweb.com
  • Uber buys mapping startup deCarta: Mashable – businessinsider.com
  • Apple granted patent to use wireless strength map data for vehicle navigation – gigaom.com

Cartographers

  • This Artist Spent 3 Years Mapping Every Brooklyn Block—With Garbage – citylab.com

Opinion

  • What will happen if Google and Microsoft leave the mapping world? – information-age.com
  • A Milestone in Digital Mapping – gpsworld.com
  • Why Most Twitter Maps Can’t Be Trusted – citylab.com
  • Mapping The Future: Esri founder and Richard Saul Wurman speak at aquarium – pe.com
  • The Inaccuracies of South Asian Maps – thediplomat.com

Cartographic Education & Resources

Technically Speaking

  • The LAS format, the ASPRS, and the “LAZ clone” by ESRI – rapidlasso.com
  • The amazing algorithm behind Google Maps and Apple Maps – bgr.com
  • Dot wants to be the Wikipedia of location mapping – thenextweb.com
  • Here – the free mapping app that could replace your sat nav – bt.com
  • Startups leveraging the power of maps – yourstory.com
  • Open source offline map tool for Android – opensource.com

Cartographic Products

  • Brooklyn, All Over the Maps – citylab.com
  • These maps look real. But look again – here.com
  • Awkward! German foreign minister given gift of map of France by mistake – thestar.com
  • Minecraft map of Cambridge among the ideas produced at Collusion’s Maker Challenge – cambridge-news.co.uk

Animated Maps

  • Travel to the Wetlands Centre – quickmap.com
  • Hypnotic video visualizes half a million journeys on the London Underground – mashable.com
  • This site transforms Earth into a ‘Tron’ map of the world – mashable.com
  • 3D mapping the Christ the Redeemer statue – bbc.com

Imagery

  • Airbus D&S releases TC Pam imagery – spatialsource.com.au
  • 3D Satellite Mapping of Coral Sea Reefs – hydro-international.com
  • Gates asks PTI to use mapping technology in anti-polio efforts – dawn.com
  • Making a thermal heat map of the US – bbc.com
  • Russia to launch its first digital mapping satellite – sen.com
  • Princeton University geologists mapping the Earth’s mantle in 3D – enn.com
  • Mercury’s Odd Surface Features Mapped by NASA Spacecraft – space.com
  • Explore MARS from your armchair: Incredibly detailed maps let you navigate the surface of the red planet to visit famous features – dailymail.co.uk
  • Google Earth Pro – Best Way To Download – thefusejoplin.com

Historical Cartography

eCARTO News February 2015

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

Mapping Applications

The New Technology of Mapping

  • It’s now possible to map your home’s WiFi signal in 3D – engadget.com
  • Mapping Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer in High-Definition – nationalgeographic.com
  • Mobile phone-based mapping of human movement – ft.com
  • First look: Ordnance Survey lifts kimono on next-gen map app – theregister.co.uk
  • We got a look at Project Tango: Google’s extraordinary 3D-mapping tablet prototype – businessinsider.com.au
  • A New Mobile Map Captures ‘Internet of Moving Things’ – nytimes.com
  • Satellite Imagery To Guide Aerial Mapping By UAS – aviationweek.com
  • Mapping Damage from Above – sdsu.edu

Industry News

  • Google free mapping service adds local guides – phys.org
  • Google Earth Blog – gearthblog.com
  • Google Earth Pro: high-end, $400 per year mapping tool goes free – independent.co.uk
  • Nokia’s Here maps for Android launches out of beta after 3M downloads – venturebeat.com

Cartographic Opinion

  • Language and Big Data: Mapping social media with words – siliconangle.com
  • Mysterious Apple minivans are mapping vehicles, experts say – cultofmac.com
  • Ramblers find their way back to maps as digital devices let them down – telegraph.co.uk

Cartographers

Cartographic Education & Resources

Cartographic Products

Mapping – Political & Social

  • Explained: Where do foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria come from? – abc.net.au
  • Diversity Explosion: The cultural generation gap mapped – brookings.edu
  • California Gang Territories – maps.google.com
  • View on Poverty: Mapping populations in insecure states – scidev.net
  • Nigeria elections: Mapping a nation divided – bbc.com
  • Mapping How America’s Population Will Change By 2030 – fastcoexist.com

Mapping the Environment

  • Innovative technology to help combat weeds in Victoria’s national parks – vic.gov.au
  • MSU Scientist Develops Smart Phone App Mapping Invasive Species – wlns.com
  • Snacking In-Between Sidewalks: Mapping Abundance of Wild Edibles in the Bay Area’s Food Deserts – kqed.org
  • Big Data and Bacteria: Mapping the New York Subway’s DNA – wsj.com
  • NASA Launches Soil Moisture Mapping Satellite – huffingtonpost.com

Cartographic Contacts

ICA News 63 now online

ICA News 63

We are pleased to announce that the 63rd issue of the ICA News is now available for download:

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This issue of ICA News invites us to ICC 2015 in Rio de Janeiro and celebrates our full membership of ICSU, a process that started 25 years ago! It also farewells Ramón Lorenzo, who contributed so much to the ICA and Spanish cartography.
– Igor Drecki, Editor ICA News

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eCARTO News January 2015

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

Online Mapping Applications

  • Google Maps for iOS gains restaurant filters, weather info, and more in new update – 9to5mac.com
  • Daniele Quercia: Happy maps – youtube.com
  • Mobile App For Accessing Solar + Wind Energy Satellite Resource Maps Developed By Masdar – cleantechnica.com
  • Google Maps set to Release Offline Maps to Combat the Competition from Microsoft Here Maps – thefusejoplin.com

Industry News

  • Power of Maps conference – spatialsource.com.au
  • How Google’s geo-crowdsourcing is transforming the map – citymetric.com
  • Nokia’s ultra-detailed mapping data may hold the key to an autonomous car future – venturebeat.com
  • iRobot’s CTO wants bots that will map and interact with your home, not drones – engadget.com
  • Geospatial Corporation Kicks Off Uber-Like Pipeline Mapping Model – marketwatch.com
  • Make Data Presentations Engaging with Mapline’s Story Maps – prunderground.com
  • Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses To Incorporate Nokia HERE Maps – ubergizmo.com

The New Technology of Mapping

  • Google Unveils The Cartographer, Its Indoor Mapping Backpack – techcrunch.com
  • Drones mapping algae under Antarctic ice – wesh.com
  • Garmin Epix GPS Mapping Watch Loves The Great Outdoors – ubergizmo.com
  • How – and why – Google is transforming the map – theconversation.com
  • NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) – usgs.gov
  • Interactive map tool – theguardian.com
  • Spying through the keyhole gets hi-tech: Device uses lasers to map an entire room through a 1-inch gap – dailymail.co.uk
  • Drones for Good — transporting transplant organs, detecting landmines, and wiping out fog – betanews.com

New Approaches

  • 3D mapping reveals how Greenland’s ice has changed over time – dailymail.co.uk
  • Dynamic walkability estimation with Turf – mapbox.com
  • Mapping forests’ carbon with lasers – scidev.net
  • Mapping new world: Rosetta reveals first results of host comet probe (PHOTOS) – rt.com
  • Mapping glacier flow speeds with synthetic aperture radar cross correlation – spie.org
  • 3D Mapping Tool Calculates Rooftop Solar Potential For Every Building In The City – planetsave.com
  • Augmented reality: Not just a game, but a game changer – gcn.com
  • Call of the Orangutan: Using Drones to Scan the Forest – scientificamerican.com
  • Drones could 3D-map scores of hectares of land in just a few hours – sciencemag.org

Cartographic Opinion

  • Mystery of the phantom islands solved: Lands that disappeared on ancient maps are revealed as mistakes, mirages and myths – dailymail.co.uk
  • Have Infographics and Data Visualizations Ruined Good Map Design? – gisuser.com
  • Tweeted mapping comments – tweetedtimes.com
  • Why the use of color really matters in visualization – visualoop.com
  • Wonders And Controversies: Hands On With Cities: Skylines’ Meticulous Mapping – thesixthaxis.com
  • Mapping travel routes: Why it’s every traveller’s obsession – coomaexpress.com.au

Cartographic History

  • Marion illustrator marries passion for mapping, history with depictions of Civil War battles – thegazette.com
  • Radars help create 3-D view of structure, age of Greenland’s ice – cjonline.com
  • Map of London, 1653 – bl.uk
  • Six more ways of visualising London’s growth: mapping the capital’s expansion – citymetric.com
  • Modern Mapping Connects Historic Preservation and Planning – nextcity.org
  • Mapping the past – thehindu.com
  • Britannia Obscura: Mapping Hidden Britain, by Joanne Parker – timeshighereducation.co.uk
  • See What Your City Will Be Like in 15 Years – citylab.com
  • WWI trench system unearthed in Cork – irishexaminer.com

Cartographic Education & Resources

Cartographic Products

Mapping Themes

Alternative Cartography

eCARTO News December 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.

The Cloud

General News

The New Technology of Mapping

Industry News

  • ArcGIS 10.3: The Next Generation of GIS Is Here – esri.com
  • Apple is developing an iPhone that fires LASER BEAMS to map surroundings, patent reveals – dailymail.co.uk
  • GeoComm Publishes 3D and Indoor 9-1-1 Caller Location Mapping White Paper – directionsmag.com
  • Spatial Industries Salary Review 2014 – siba.com.au
  • Full Version of MAPS.ME Becomes Free and Open Source – maps.me
  • Nokia’s Here Mapping App Now On Google Play Globally, Coming Back To iOS In 2015 – techcrunch.com
  • Fatmap Raises Seed Funding For Its Detailed 3D Mapping Engine And Ski App – techcrunch.com
  • Putting a startup on the map: Simon Hackett joins investors pouring $5 million into Spookfish – startupsmart.com.au

Cartographic Uncertainty

  • Countries inside Countries: Bizarre Borders Part 1 – youtube.com
  • Canada & The United States: Bizarre Borders Part 2 – youtube.com
  • The Most Complex International Borders in the World – youtube.com
  • This Is What Your City Would Look Like If All The World’s Ice Sheets Melt – fastcoexist.com
  • Unemployment Rates 1991 to 2012 – mapstory.org
  • What Maps Can Hide – theatlantic.com
  • Mapping out the protest sites for history – scmp.com
  • Experiments in mapping the intangible – boingboing.net

Cartographic Education & Resources

Mapping Games

Cartographers

Cartographic Opinion

Cartographic Products

Alternative Cartography

 

eCARTO News November 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

  • Environmental and Geo- Information and Communication, Bogota, Colombia – cegeoic2015.net
  • Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems (W2GIS 2015) – imag.fr
  • GSR3 Conference at RMIT – free registration – wordpress.com
  • Google Maps Update Adds Weather and Local Time to Destinations – pcmag.com
  • As mapping technology improves, GIS use spreads – bvibeacon.com
  • How to Make a Better Map—Using Neuroscience – citylab.com

The New Technology of Mapping

  • 3D Laser Mapping Scanner Helps UCL Scientists Map Trees – amerisurv.com
  • Drones could 3D-map scores of hectares of land in just a few hours – sciencemag.org
  • British Airways boggles minds with projection-mapped flight video – wired.co.uk
  • Lightweight 3D LiDAR Puck demonstration – sparpointgroup.com
  • 3D Robotics’ new modular drone will photograph and map your house – gigaom.com
  • Mobile-phone mapping succeeds where national censuses fail – washingtonpost.com
  • This clever headset creates 3D sound maps for the blind, but isn’t as cute as a guide dog – digitaltrends.com

Industry News

  • Target’s Mobile App Gets Indoor Mapping, Interactive Black Friday Maps – techcrunch.com
  • ThinkGeo Releases Map Suite for Android, iOS and WebAPI – directionsmag.com
  • Why Google Maps Are An iPhone User’s Top Choice – thefusejoplin.com
  • Heat-Mapping Startup Essess Picks Up $10.8 Million to Scan for Energy Leaks – wsj.com
  • Apple is still hard at work making Apple Maps usable – bgr.com
  • SAP integrates Nokia Here mapping data with HANA platform – v3.co.uk

Mapping Specific Locations

  • Google Maps claims the Guantánamo Bay detention centre is ‘permanently closed’ – news.com.au
  • Missing Maps: what is Baraka … and how can you help map it? – theguardian.com
  • Of biblical proportions: How maps of the Land of Israel never lost their roots – haaretz.com
  • Mapping 20 Years of Major Meteor Impacts – citylab.com
  • Science Scanner: Mapping an Asteroid; Why the Universe Didn’t Collapse; Spicy Food Saves Lives – voanews.com
  • Mapping Mistake Threatens 1,400 Chimpanzees and Newly Discovered Endangered Plant – scientificamerican.com

Cartographic Education & Resources

Mapping Trouble

Cartographers

  • Coast Guard chopper called in after mapping worker suffers cliff fall – thejournal.ie

Marine Cartography

  • Underwater robot allows scientists to map uncharted Antarctic sea ice – cbsnews.com
  • Mapping the world’s oceans – dw.de
  • Mapping the World’s (Few) Protected Seas – nationalgeographic.com
  • New fauna discovered during six-year project mapping ocean floor off WA’s Kimberley coast – abc.net.au
  • Underwater mapping done, MH370 search set to intensify – atwonline.com

Cartographic Products

Alternative Cartography

 

eCARTO News October 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

The New Technology of Mapping

  • 7 sky-bound robots mapping every square inch of earth – bizjournals.com
  • Advanced scanning equipment used to map USS Utah – kitv.com
  • NavVis performs Google-like 3D mapping, but quicker – gizmag.com
  • Microsoft’s Kinect aids in ‘augmented reality sand’ mapping tool – c4ismet.com
  • NIST’s new laser technology allows high-definition 3D mapping at a distance – gizmag.com
  • GeoSLAM and CSIRO partner for 3D mapping technology – foodmag.com.au
  • 3D Robotics Releases $5400 Unmanned Aerial Systems for Mapping – sparpointgroup.com

Industry News

  • TomTom And deCarta Join Forces To Take On Google Maps – searchengineland.com
  • Nokia expands HERE mapping to broader Android market – zdnet.com
  • Apple’s latest attempt to fix its Maps problem – cnbc.com
  • Apple steps up fight against Google Maps with indoor directions – cultofmac.com
  • Build Smart Mapping Apps for Windows Desktop, Windows Store, and Windows Phone – directionsmag.com
  • Blue Water Satellite to Develop Spectral Imaging Tools Using Google Maps for Work Cloud Mapping – spatialnews.geocomm.com

Mapping Nature

  • Starlings: Mapping and modelling the ballet of the skies – bbc.com
  • Mapping risk areas to reduce the impact of natural disasters – cordis.europa.eu
  • New seafloor map reveals thousands of seamounts – earthsky.org
  • Arctic mapping problems ‘disappointing,’ say opposition MPs – cbc.ca

Urban Cartography

  • Uncharted territory: mapping the world’s forgotten cities – scmp.com
  • Edinburgh: Mapping the City – bbc.com
  • Mapping website highlights the pitfalls of cycling routes – vancouversun.com
  • Mapping the Age of Every Building in Manhattan – citylab.com
  • Private mailmen are mapping Brazil’s slums by hand because Google Maps can’t – theverge.com
  • Noise mapping of Thiruvananthapuram within next 6 months – thehindu.com
  • Accurately Mapping Mongolia’s Sprawling Capital With Satellite Imagery – spatialnews.geocomm.com
  • Mapping the UK’s housing wealth – citymetric.com

Mapping History

  • Mapping the USA’s diversity from 1960-2060 – usatoday.com
  • North, south, east and west: paper maps save pieces of Queensland’s history – abc.net.au
  • Stonehenge: digital mapping reveals the true picture – theiet.org
  • Why do people love Ordnance Survey maps? – bbc.com
  • Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings: Evidence of Advanced Civilization in the Ice Age – amazon.com

Cartographers

  • Nokia gets new head for Here mapping unit – zdnet.com
  • “I map, therefore I am.” The importance of location to modern Society – mcgill.ca
  • How This Man Is Using Google To Make The Philippines Safer When Typhoons Hit – businessinsider.com.au

Cooperative Cartography

  • China to help Guyana with mineral mapping – stabroeknews.com
  • NGA releases unclassified mapping tool for Ebola relief – fcw.com
  • The Missing Maps project is mapping developing cities to curb the spread of ebola – citymetric.com

Cartographic Curiosities

Mapping Challenges

  • Mapping 13 Key Locations in the 1969 Manson Family Murders – la.curbed.com
  • China deploys troops and fighter jets in response to unauthorised flight – theguardian.com
  • Astronomers Create First 3D Map Of Hidden Universe – huffingtonpost.com
  • Mapping the U.S.-led military effort against ISIS – ctvnews.ca
  • Tiger survival: mapping poaching and trafficking hotspots – theguardian.com

 

Invitation to the Barbara Petchenik Competition 2015

Big Miracle by Little Hands by Karina Balitskaya (13), Russia

“Big Miracle by Little Hands” by Karina Balitskaya (13), Russia

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the International Cartographic Association and the Commission on Cartography and Children, it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the next Barbara Petchenik Map Competition 2015, an event created with the aim of promoting the creative representation of the world in graphic form by children.

In 2015, this biannual international award has a special connotation, because it is organized on the frame of activities programmed within the International Map Year. The theme for the 2015 competition remains the same: “My place in today’s world” and the entries can be nominated in four age groups: under 6 years, 6–8 years, 9–12 years and 13–15 years. The deadline for the participation in the contest is 1 May 2015. Details can be found in the rules document.

Winner drawings selected at national level will be displayed in the International Exhibition to be held during the 27th International Cartographic Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 23–28 August 2015. An international jury will select the best entries by each age group. Also there will be a public vote open to all participants for a dedicated public prize. If you are interested in using children maps in your context, e.g. with publications, we would like to encourage you to contact us.

For more detailed information about the competition, please visit the Petchenik section on the ICA website, the website of the Commission on Cartography and Children or their Facebook page.

Yours sincerely,

Georg Gartner (President of the ICA)
José Jesús Reyes Nunez (Chair of the Commission on Cartography and Children)

 
Update as of 16 January 2014: List of national organizers

Obituary: Ramón Lorenzo Martínez

Ramón Lorenzo Martínez

Ramón Lorenzo Martínez (photo by SECFT)

It is with great sorrow that ICA received the sad news that Mr. Ramón Lorenzo Martínez passed away.

Mr. Ramón Lorenzo Martínez was a distinguished engineer and cartographer. He was the first director of the Regional Service of the National Geographical Institute in Galicia (A Coruña). He served further in the National Center for Geographic Information in Madrid, Spain and as Director of the Publication Centre of the Spanish Ministry of Public Works.

Mr. Ramón Lorenzo Martínez was highly respected in the International Cartographic Community. He was one of the faces of Spanish cartography as President of the Spanish Society of Cartography, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (SECFT) since 1996 and very well established within the International Cartographic Association (ICA) through his various roles in the Executive Committee (as Vice-President of the ICA from 2003 to 2007), in the conference organisation of the 22th International Cartographic Conference in La Coruna 2005, as well as most competent cartographer.

We will honour his memory.

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