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Happy International Map Year 2015–2016!
New ICA poster series on Maps and Sustainable Development Goals
Join us for ICC2017 in Washington, DC, USA. The Call for Papers is now open!
Welcome to the website of the International Cartographic Association

How to win an ICA Map Award

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.

 
1st place paper maps, 2015: 3D Map Longyearbyen and environs (Norway)

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.

Category: General News

eCARTO News November 2016

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 Beauty and the Beast of Cartography

Mapping From Around The World

Cartographic Discourse

Paper Maps and Globes

  • Secret Soviet maps among hundreds on display at British Library exhibition – news.com.au
  • You are here: 400 years of beautiful NYC maps – visualnews.com
  • Globe-making in 1955. Magnificent. – facebook.com
  • Paramount vs Finsteraarhorn – map.geo.admin.ch
  • An exquisitely detailed view of 1519 Sevilla by Arturo Redondo, Spain – imgur.com

Online Cartographic Products

ICA Facebook Posts

Cartography and Nature

  • Impact on nature of the New Zealand earthquake – au.news.yahoo.com
  • Alternative South Island road ‘imagined’ as drones survey slips – stuff.co.nz
  • The University of Waterloo created a goose-tracking map, because geese are bullies – theverge.com
  • 16th Disaster Risk Management Seminar “Seismic Preparedness Map for Community Resilience” – worldbank.org
  • The city’s flood map goes global – thehindu.com

Our changing world

Frontier Mapping

Industry Websites

eCARTO News October 2016

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.

Mapping the Marine Environment

  • Largely unknown planet earth – afr.com
  • Dozens of ancient shipwrecks found accidentally during Black Sea mapping – abc.net.au
  • Great Barrier Reef climate history unlocked as CSIRO maps offshore Queensland Basin – abc.net.au
  • In an octopus’s garden – economist.com
  • Mapping the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – spatialsource.com.au

Industry News

  • Book: After the Map – yale.edu
  • History of Cartography Conference – fafich.ufmg.br
  • Google Maps gets food delivery, plus code integration in update – appleinsider.com
  • Silicon Valley VCs raise millions for an Aussie drone mapping startup – mashable.com
  • Four years and one embarrassment later, Apple Maps is genuinely worthy of challenging Google Maps – businessinsider.com
  • Here, a Digital Mapping Service, Uses Crowd-Sourcing to Plot Roads – electronicdesign.com
  • IBM and Esri Team Up to Offer Cognitive Analytics and IoT in the IBM Cloud – businesswire.com

Cartography from ICA Nations

Mapping Around The World

  • You Can Help Map the Accessibility of the World – nextcity.org
  • Mapping the Streets of Havana in 3D – citylab.com
  • Qardho – Mapping Exercise – May 2016 – reliefweb.int
  • National Archives maps Gibraltar’s past – chronicle.gi
  • Ethiopia soil map arms farmers with new fertilisers in climate fight – reuters.com
  • New permafrost map shows regions vulnerable to thaw, carbon release – phys.org
  • Mesmerizing Map Shows the Real-Time Weather for Every Place in the World – popularmechanics.com

Cartographic Eucation

  • Mapping data and visualizing geospatial information: A quick introduction for journalists – journalistsresource.org

Paper Maps

Opinion

  • Maps are as much about art – and lies – as science – spectator.co.uk
  • EU field-mapping systems need improvement, say auditors – out-law.com
  • Five GIS Projects That Are Changing The Way We Understand Racism – forbes.com
  • From DNA Mapping To Self-Driving Cars: 5 Predictions For Our Digital Future – forbes.com
  • Google is turning Maps into a social platform – businessinsider.com
  • What Mars Maps Got Right (and Wrong) Through Time – news.nationalgeographic.com
  • Position Doubtful by Kim Mahood: lives of the desert mapped on an artist’s skin – smh.com.au
  • Love hiking, hate maps? Then let us locate the right GPS gadget for you – theguardian.com

Maps

ICA Facebook Posts

Cartography and Science

  • Mapping buried magnetism – news.mit.edu
  • Could Heat Mapping Be An Equalizer For Physical Stores? – forbes.com
  • Pilot study demonstrating airborne MT data for geothermal exploration in BC – thinkgeoenergy.com
  • In case you missed them: Six scientific successes that stole the show this year – wildcat.arizona.edu
  • Connectography: Mapping the Global Network Revolution – theglobalist.com
  • Autonomous robot that can navigate, explore and digitally map hard-to-access areas – phys.org
  • Scientists Produce A Stunningly Detailed Map Of The Milky Way – huffingtonpost.com.au

Cartography as Art

  • Mapping the World’s Great Cities in a Most Unusual, Yet Visually Arresting, Fashion – smithsonianmag.com

Final Call for Submissions ICC2017

icc2017-logoThe 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.

The conference announcement PDF and list of themes can be found here.

To begin your submission, please look at the bottom of this webpage: icc2017.org/abstracts-full-papers-and-posters

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eCARTO News September 2016

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.

Location

  • Mapping the real-world locations that inspired great children’s books – avclub.com
  • Mapping a new course with smartphone apps – detroitnews.com
  • How Waze is making mapping work in tunnels – travelandleisure.com
  • Self driving cars and the question of mapping – fool.com
  • 3D road mapping underpins Japans tech heavy olympics push – cnet.com
  • Mapping Company HERE will let drivers use maps from competing automakers – cnet.com

Industry News

Mapping – Research Activities

Mapping our World

  • Powerful maps: how building 3D models is helping rural communities to make their voices heard – cta.int
  • Airborne mapping can help in flood mitigation – thehindu.com
  • New technology for mapping beaches – sciencedaily.com
  • Agnostic mapping reveals and affects different perceptions of global boundaries – mcgilldaily.com
  • Tanzania will use drones to aid in mapping – voanews.com

ICA Facebook Posts

 

Invitation to the Barbara Petchenik Competition 2017

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 2017, an event created with the aim of promoting the creative representation of the world in graphic form by children.

In 2017, this biannual international award has a special connotation, because it is organized on the frame of activities programmed within the International Map Year. For this reason, the theme for the 2017 competition equals the motto of the International Map Year: “We love maps”. 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 2017. [All details can be found in the rules document.]

The world in our hands by Pan Sin Yi (15), Malaysia

Winning entry of the 2015 competition: “The world in our hands” by Pan Sin Yi (15), Malaysia

Winner drawings selected at national level will be displayed in the International Exhibition to be held during the 28th International Cartographic Conference in Washington, DC, USA, from 2–7 July 2017. An international jury will select the best entries by each age group. Additionally there will be a prize issued based on a public vote by the conference participants. New will be the Creativity Award issued by the ICA Commission on Art and Cartography.

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.

If you are interested in using children maps in your context, e.g. with publications, we would like to encourage you to contact us. The map drawings made by children in the previous competitions can be found in the Archive of the Barbara Petchenik Children’s Map Competition, maintained by the Maps, Data and Government Information Centre at Carleton University Library.

ICA assumes we can count on the participation of your country in the competition 2017.

– Menno-Jan Kraak
President of the International Cartographic Association

 
Update: List of national organizers (as of 2 November 2016, will be regularly updated)

LBS research agenda: A first list of “key problems” and the vision workshop at LBS 2016

mapbulbThe ICA Commission on Location-Based Services (LBS) is currently working on a cross-cutting research agenda, identifying key research questions and challenges that are essential for the LBS development in the next 5 or 10 years. In the first step of this process, we received 31 one-paragraph proposals (thank you to everyone who contributed). Based on these proposals, a first list of key problems was compiled.

In order to further refine this list and develop a comprehensive LBS research agenda, we invite everyone to comment and give feedback on this list. Is there anything important missing from your perspective? Please provide your feedback here by 4 November. Any comments and feedback are welcome!

In addition, we will organize a research agenda workshop immediately before the 13th International Conference on Location-Based Services to discuss these key problems in detail. Anyone interested is invited to attend this workshop. The registration is free. If you plan to join, please register by 30 October.

More details of the initiative can be found at: http://lbs.icaci.org/research-agenda/

We are looking forward to your comments and feedback, as well as your participation in the research agenda workshop.

Category: General News

eCARTO News August 2016

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.

Cartographers

Map Repositories and Resources

Industry News

  • TripAdvisor scoops up social mapping service Citymaps – techcrunch.com
  • Uber is investing $A663 million into mapping to reduce its reliance on Google – news.com.au
  • Open-source mapping company Mapbox acquires passive fitness app-maker Human for its anonymized data – mobihealthnews.com
  • Esri Maps NOAA’s National Water Model – businesswire.com
  • Google Maps beta adds enhancements to navigation mode and new coordinate scheme – greenbot.com

Mapping the Urban Environment

  • Vacant New York: Mapping all of Manhattan’s empty storefronts – 6sqft.com
  • Young Egyptians Are Leading Cairo’s Transit Mapping Revolution – citylab.com
  • Stunning animation shows London Underground’s ‘beating heart’ pulsing with passengers – wired.co.uk
  • Bike share mapping creates beautiful portraits of London, NYC and Berlin – theguardian.com
  • Satellite images can map poverty – sciencemag.org
  • Google Goes Beyond the Map to Catalog Rio’s Troubled, Vibrant Favelas – fortune.com
  • Five wonderful London maps from ‘Curiocity’ – timeout.com

Mapping the Natural Environment

  • ‘Gurgle Maps’ to reveal sea’s deep secret – thetimes.co.uk
  • How Climate Change Will Affect Animal Migration, in One Map – citylab.com
  • Research ship mapping Arctic Ocean near North Pole – cbc.ca
  • New global migration mapping to help fight against infectious diseases – sciencedaily.com
  • Scientists implementing a Google Maps-esque approach to unearthing the secrets of the world’s oceans – news.com.au
  • Mapping the Hidden Worlds Beneath Greenland’s Ice – nationalgeographic.com
  • Mapping the Movement of Energy Under Japan – eos.org
  • New Map Shows Only a Tiny Sliver of Antarctica Is Ice-Free—For Now – vice.com
  • NSW renewable energy resources map – nsw.gov.au

Hinting at Mapping Futures

  • The future of the map – searchengineland.com
  • New report examines the digital map market 2016 global analysis, research and forecast to 2020 – whatech.com
  • Tiny robots to map the universe – news.com.au
  • Quantamentals, signal surfing and fast walkers: mapping the rise of weirs data – theconversation.com
  • Dark Energy Survey: Mapping the Expansion of the Universe – space.com
  • Google’s latest Maps experiment turns the Himalayas into a 3D playground – theverge.com

Mapping Applications

ICA Facebook Posts

Cartography and the Internet

  • Info-Geo-Tecno – twitter.com
  • US couple sues IP mapping firm over ‘digital hell’ – bbc.com
  • This global map shows where the internet lives – cnet.com
  • The reach of the internet is revealed: Stunning map shows EVERY web-connected device on the planet – dailymail.co.uk

 

eCARTO News July 2016

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.

Mapping Technology and Software Developments

  • 3D-printed display lets blind people explore images by touch – newscientist.com
  • Stitching a drone’s view of the world into 3D maps as it flies – newscientist.com
  • Carto’s Builder: New beta helps non-coders create mapping apps – zdnet.com
  • Google updates Maps and Earth apps with super sharp satellite imagery – theverge.com
  • 3D Map Of The Universe Contains 1.2 Million Galaxies & Proves Einstein’s Dark Energy Theory – itechpost.com
  • Laser Technology shares new time-saving mapping tools at Esri UC – gpsworld.com
  • Download Google Maps: How to navigate without an internet connection on holiday – pcadvisor.co.uk
  • Making a Better Magnetic Map – eos.org
  • The 5 biggest tech trends to watch in 2016 – techinsider.io

Lesson Time

Resources

Transport

  • The Ordnance Survey Maps Britain’s Favourite Routes – maproomblog.com
  • Transit Maps – transitmap.net
  • Why Ford Motor Is Investing in 3D Mapping Startup Civil Maps – fortune.com
  • Firm reveals new hi-res maps so it can pinpoint customers more accurately – dailymail.co.uk
  • New Technology Shows Viewers Road Map Over Chopper Shots – adweek.com

Cooperative Cartography

  • India, US to jointly develop resource mapping satellite for launch in 2021 – indianexpress.com
  • Mapping rural Mozambique: Findings from my first World Bank mission – worldbank.org
  • Google Improves Maps Data With New Crowdsourcing Features – techvibes.com
  • Mapping Rio’s Favelas – smithsonianmag.com
  • New app lets public map disasters – sbs.com.au
  • FAO and Google Maps Join Hands to Combat Climate Change – justmeans.com

Interactive Maps

Crisis Management

  • A Real-Time Map of Earthquakes Around the World – citylab.com
  • Mapping Zika: GIS powers mosquito surveillance and control – gcn.com
  • Afghan Brothers Launch Mine-Hunting Drone – newsweekpakistan.com

Environment

Just Maps

Viewpoint

  • What is the Difference Between Geomatics and GIS? – gisgeography.com
  • If You Can’t Follow Directions, You’ll End Up on Null Island – wsj.com
  • Whoever Owns the Maps Owns the Future of Self-Driving Cars – popularmechanics.com
  • Canada sending largest icebreaker to North Pole to bolster Arctic claim – ctvnews.ca

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Cartography – Creative Energy

  • Faroe Islands fit cameras to sheep to create Google Street View – theguardian.com
  • The Mapping Expert Behind Pokémon Gobloomberg.com
  • Mapping Detroit, Inch by Inch – nytimes.com
  • Welcome to the Kitchen-table Grand Prix – bbc.com
  • Startups Try to Put Remote E-Commerce Customers on the Map – wsj.com

 

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