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Happy International Map Year 2015–2016!New ICA poster series on Maps and Sustainable Development GoalsJoin us for the 28th International Cartographic Conference in Washington, DC!Welcome to the website of the International Cartographic Association
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

eCARTO News May 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.

Mapworthy

  • This 17th Century Map of the Skies is Bursting With Mythological Creatures – atlasobscura.com

People in Cartography

Lesson Time

  • Visual Design and Composition Lessons from 30 Beautiful Maps – canva.com
  • Calculate the Distance to the Horizon – wikihow.com
  • We Finally Know Why the North Pole is Moving East – gizmodo.com
  • Hachures and sketchy relief maps – andywoodruff.com
  • Geo Psycho Test: Are you GPS dependent? – geoawesomeness.com
  • Video: Collect, Inspect and Visualize Data with Minimal Effort – giscloud.com
  • Can You Guess The City From Its Map Outline? – buzzfeed.com
  • Five steps of making a map with small drones – cta.int
  • Heterogenous Spatial Data: Fusion, Modeling, and Analysis for GIS Applications – morganclaypool.com
  • Maptime Boston’s Cartographic Design Tips – github.com
  • What’s an algorithm? – linkedin.com

Transport and Travel Maps

Maps

Indoor Mapping

  • Google to showcase Project Tango indoor mapping and VR/AR platform at Google I/O – searchengineland.com
  • Where’s the sugar? Supermarket robot creates product maps as it takes stock – gizmag.com

Mapping Technology & Software

Opinion & Blogs

Cartographic Resources & Education & Opportunities

Cartographers and Map Users Beware

Crisis Management and Mapping

  • ICAInternational Conference on Cartographic Visualization of Big Data for Early Warning and Disaster/Crisis Management – ew-cm2016.org
  • Creating a Map to Navigate the Post-Earthquake Landscape in Ecuador – newyorker.com
  • Mapping The Disturbingly High Rates Of Food Insecurity In America – fastcoexist.com
  • Mapping Worldwide Zika Susceptibility – the-scientist.com
  • This map shows the places that would go dark if we banned fossil fuels tomorrow – businessinsider.com.au
  • Dixie Alley: The Not-So-New Hotbed for Tornadic Destruction – atlaslens.com

Publications

Imagery

  • NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth – abc.net.au
  • ESA’s Swarm Mission Is Mapping How the Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Changing – vice.com
  • The World From On High – historytoday.com
  • By mapping the skies, AirMap app paves the way to a drone-filled future – arstechnica.com
  • Mapping the depths – postguam.com
  • Optech Eclipse autonomous airborne mapping system – spatialsource.com.au
  • Using laser scanners to study the day-night rhythm of trees – tuwien.ac.at
  • Sentinel satellite pictures a ‘clear skies’ Africa – bbc.com
  • Get the world’s highest-quality satellite imagery delivered straight to your web or mobile application—for free – digitalglobe.com

History

Pushing the “Cartographic” Boundaries

ICC2017: Call for abstracts and papers is now open!

icc2017-logoThe 28th International Cartographic Conference will take place in Washington, D.C., USA, 2–7 July 2017. Abstracts and full papers for review for presentation at ICC 2017 are now being accepted. To begin your submission click here.

The world of cartography and GIS comes to Washington, DC, July 2 to 7, 2017 for the 28th International Cartographic Conference (ICC) of the International Cartographic Association. This call is your opportunity to submit your paper or poster abstract and join other cartographers and geographic information scientists from across the globe. Participate and see the latest innovations and developments in mapping techniques, technological advancements, and current research in cartography and GIScience—conference themes are listed below. The ICC is a unique experience to exchange ideas and encourage collaboration with colleagues from academia, government and industry. This event is a once in a generation opportunity in Washington, D.C., and will not be in the United States again for many years.

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Submissions

Submissions are due October 26, 2016.

There are two submission tracks:

  1. a full paper that includes a short abstract, or
  2. a long abstract only for presentation.

There are two presentation formats: an oral paper or a poster.

A collection of refereed conference papers will be published in a Springer book. These full papers are due October 26, 2016.

Long abstracts will be refereed to decide acceptance of presentations. Authors who submit a long abstract have the option to submit a paper for the online conference proceedings. These papers, which will not be refereed, are due later.

After the conference, selected papers will also be invited for submission to the official ICA journals: The International Journal of Cartography, Cartography and Geographic Information Science, Cartographica, and The Cartographic Journal.

For details please consult the conference website: icc2017.org Continue reading

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eCARTO News April 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.

Mapworthy

People in Cartography

  • How a Mapmaker Who Rejects Cartography Can Help You Find Yourself – inverse.com
  • Mapmaker / Publisher: Ramusio, Giovanni | Date: 1565 – viewpoint.ca

Shakespearean Cartography

  • London Underground unveils Shakespearean map to mark 400th anniversary of playwright’s death – abc.net.au
  • Reclamations of Shakespeare – books.google.com

Mapping Navigation Systems

  • Inuit Cartography – decolonialatlas.wordpress.com
  • Why Google and car companies are about to spend billions mapping American roads – vox.com
  • The road to self-driving cars winds through Here – chicagobusiness.com
  • Why Would Amazon Be Interested In A Stake In Mapping Company HERE? – forbes.com
  • Mapping Mexico City’s Vast, Informal Transit System – fastcoexist.com
  • Google’s March self-driving car report details mapping system, a boring accident in Austin – 9to5google.com
  • Japan’s Toyota and Nissan drive intelligent mapping for self-driving cars – mobileworldlive.com

Industry News

  • Baidu to further expand mapping service abroad – china.org.cn
  • Startup eeGeo is mapping the entire world in 3D – telegraph.co.uk
  • Vexcel Imaging introduces UltraCam Condor for nationwide mapping – gpsworld.com
  • Japanese companies develop holographic ‘Projection Mapping Table’ for 3D printed models – 3ders.org
  • Microsoft Upgrades Bing’s Mapping Tech for Developers – eweek.com

Cartographic Challenges

Cartographic Resources & Education & Opportunities

  • Wiki – how to do anything – wikihow.com
  • 6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Maps – esri.com
  • Use of QGIS at the Financial Times Graphics Team – qgis.org
  • (Is There) Life On Mars? – arcgis.com
  • Mapping Europe’s Religious Convulsions – firstthings.com
  • The trig pillars that helped map Great Britain – bbc.com
  • NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth – abc.net.au

Maritime, Aeronautical & Extraterrestrial Cartography

Environmental Management

  • Creating a Map to Navigate the Post-Earthquake Landscape in Ecuador – newyorker.com
  • Mapping Worldwide Zika Susceptibility – the-scientist.com
  • Mapping risk zones of mosquito-borne disease – healthcanal.com
  • Mapping software tracks threats to endangered species – sciencedaily.com
  • Mapping the world’s biomass to better tackle deforestation – cifor.org
  • New Gravimeter Technology Will Enable High-Res Drone-Based Gravity Mapping – vice.com
  • Fracking Added to Govt Map of Earthquake Risks – discovery.com
  • Soil-mapping tools available to growers – goodfruit.com
  • The Killer Hiding in the CDC Map – slate.com
  • Quake-induced geohazards – com
  • Data can aid conservation efforts – gazettenet.com
  • Data can aid conservation efforts – gazettenet.com

Cognitive Aspects of Mapping

  • Not remembering new surroundings and routes may be the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease – westerndailypress.co.uk

Sensors and Senses

Mapping Applications

  • Mapping the Metropolis – theartnewspaper.com
  • Bolivia Maps Gang Presence – insightcrime.org
  • New Maps Chart Greenland Glaciers’ Melting Risk – spaceref.com
  • Google has mapped ‘tens of thousands’ of UK stores to work out if serving you an online ad makes you visit a retailer – businessinsider.com.au
  • Mapping the Hotspots of Britain’s Surnames – citylab.com
  • Monopoly maps: the history of MI9’s secret Second World War escape programme – historyextra.com
  • Find where Wi-Fi is located around the world with this world Wi-Fi map – techworm.net

 

eCARTO News March 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.

Back to Basics

  • S. Navy Brings Back Navigation By The Stars For Officers – npr.org
  • Google Maps Moves The World’s Borders Depending On Who’s Looking – popsci.com.au

New Releases

Mapping Applications

  • ArcGIS powers infrastructure protection mapping project – gcn.com
  • New satellite mapping a ‘game changer’ against illegal logging – theguardian.com
  • New Milky Way Map Reveals a View of Our Galaxy Four Times Bigger Than We’ve Ever Seen – gizmodo.com
  • Google maps aims to let you walk the North Downs – without leaving your sofa – theguardian.com
  • Machine Scans Millions of Satellite Images to Map Poverty – futurity.org
  • High-resolution gravity map confirms Mars’ molten core – gizmag.com
  • Indian govt to use satellite maps to prevent archaeological damage – digitaljournal.com

Mapping Navigation Systems

  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation Showdown: Google Maps vs. Waze – lifehacker.com
  • Google Maps for iOS introduces real-time detour mapping – indiatimes.com
  • Google adds ride-sharing tab to Maps for iOS – theverge.com
  • Toyota wants to make Google’s mapping tech obsolete – cnet.com

Industry News

  • Apple’s Intentions Are Made Clear with New LiDAR 3D Mapping Patent – autoevolution.com
  • Here Maps drops support for Windows Phone and Windows 10 – theverge.com
  • Scottish startup eeGeo raises $5 million to 3D-map the world – venturebeat.com
  • 3D Robotics partners with Sony on a drone that can map the world in 3D – theverge.com
  • Baidu expands maps beyond its borders – spatialsource.com.au

Mapping Technology & Software

  • Sweep sensor adds affordable autonomy and laser mapping to drones and robots – gizmag.com
  • Citymaps’ Offline Maps App Points Travel Towards The Future – forbes.com
  • Satellite Laser Will Map Forests in 3-D – scientificamerican.com
  • 3D sound maps to help neighbourhoods ‘absorb’ noise – horizon-magazine.eu

Indoor Mapping Technology

  • Google Tango – Architect and Contractor’s next for Indoor Mapping – archinect.com
  • Unparalleled Growth Trajectory for Jibestream’s Indoor Mapping Engine – marketwatch.com

Cartographic Resources & Education & Opportunities

Decision Mapping

  • From mapping to kidnaps, U.N. aid workers train for refugee crises – yahoo.com
  • Google combats Zika virus with expanded search results and mapping tool – theverge.com
  • Decision mapping: GIS steps up – gcn.com
  • Twitter activity could be more accurate than government data for mapping hurricane damage – digitaltrends.com
  • Wildfire map reveals countries in Europe most at risk of catastrophic fire damage – phys.org
  • An Interactive Land-Use Map of Mumbai Is Finally Here – citylab.com

Map Collections and Atlases

Data Sources

Mapping Opportunities

  • The Last Unmapped Places in the World – bbc.com

Publications

People and Cartography

  • Mapillary – the crowdsourced Street View start-up raises $8M – geoawesomeness.com
  • DIY Cartographers Are Putting Slums on the Literal Map – smithsonianmag.com
  • The Hidden Histories of Maps Made By Women: Early North America – citylab.com
  • What’s needed to put more people on the map? – devex.com

Tags

  • Surname mapping website reveals where you come from – news.com.au
  • Mapping the Hotspots of Britain’s Surnames – citylab.com
  • Facebook Is Making a Map of Everyone in the World – theatlantic.com

A World View through Maps and Imagery

  • Astronaut Capt Scott Kelly’s year in space – bbc.com
  • Nuclear Reactors Around the World, Mapped – citylab.com
  • Jason-3 begins mapping oceans, sees ongoing El Nino – phys.org
  • Facebook can map more of Earth in a week than we have in history – newscientist.com
  • Mapping The Geography of 2015 Through Massive News Mining – forbes.com

History

  • The London that could have been – bbc.com
  • Maps of the Moon Mountains Once Thought to be the Source of the Nile – atlasobscura.com
  • The planet’s history of violence over 4,000 years in one simple map – telegraph.co.uk

Cartographic Fringe Activities

ICA News 65 now online

ICA News 65

We are pleased to announce that the 65th issue of the ICA News is now available for download:

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This 32-page issue of ICA News is the first in the 2015–2019 term. In addition to many familiar features, it contains the first report by our new President Menno-Jan Kraak and introduces the new Executive Committee. It celebrates achievements of ICA award recipients and provides detailed accounts of the ICA General Assembly and ICC 2015 held in Rio de Janeiro. IMY celebrations around the globe feature strongly together with an invitation to ICC 2017 in Washington D.C.
– Igor Drecki, Editor ICA News

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eCARTO News February 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.

Thinking Outside the Map

  • 3 words to save time & money when routing between jobs with RouteXL – what3words.com
  • Mapping Countries By Connecting Postal Codes – citylab.com
  • Mapping Manhattan’s Parking Tickets by Type of Car – citylab.com
  • Mapping out all 1745 GAA pitches in Ireland – joe.ie
  • How Does ‘A wrinkle in time’ look on a map? – atlasobscura.com
  • Cambridge researcher develops smartphone app to map Swiss-German dialects – eurekalert.org
  • This smartphone technology 3-D maps your meal and counts its calories – washington.edu

Digital Mapping – the heat is on!

  • Locate this! The battle for app-specific maps – venturebeat.com
  • K. Court Takes Google’s Side in Mapping Beef – newsfactor.com
  • Apple’s fleet of mapping vans may point to an exciting new iOS 10 feature – bgr.com
  • When Online Maps Screw Up—and Hurt Small Businesses – wsj.com
  • MWC 2016: Facebook uses AI to map people’s homes – bbc.com

Maps in Science

  • Ancient Babylonian astronomers used calculus to find Jupiter 1,400 years before Europeans – abc.net.au
  • Dual Camera iPhone 7 Plus Could Offer ‘DSLR-Like’ Quality, 3D Depth Mapping – macrumors.com
  • Detailed seafloor gravity map brings the Earth’s surface into sharp focus – gizmag.com
  • Drones for research: DePaul University archaeologist to explain UAV use at Fifa – sciencecodex.com
  • Can we really trust scientists’ assumptions? – dailyinterlake.com

Behind the Scenes

Mapping Opportunities

  • The Last Unmapped Places on Earth – bbc.com
  • Kiribati looks to artificial islands to save nation from rising sea levels – abc.net.au
  • PH has 400 more islands, says mapping agency – inquirer.net
  • Mapping Pluto’s ‘broken heart’: Incredible image reveals the dwarf planet’s varied geology in stunning detail – dailymail.co.uk

Digital Conversion

  • Osher Map Library at University of Southern Maine digitizes its rare globe collection – pressherald.com
  • Blaeu Atlas Maior, 1662-5 – nls.uk

Mapping Applications

  • Mapping India’s Electricity Deserts – citylab.com
  • Cadcorp announces hosted web mapping service for UK housing associations – directionsmag.com
  • Putting Slums on the Map – citylab.com
  • Coal Ash Mapping Using Electromagnetic Technology – powermag.com
  • What the world’s biggest human migration looks like on a map – cnn.com
  • Nuance taps HERE maps to bolster connected car platform – zdnet.com

People in Mapping

Cartographic Resources & Education & Opportunities

Technology

Industry Insights

  • MapQuest: Hyperfocused on the Developer Experience – apigee.com
  • Apple Maps vans working overtime to ‘improve Apple Maps’ – digitaltrends.com
  • Toyota wants to make Google’s mapping tech obsolete – cnet.com
  • Google Maps couldn’t kill TomTom, now it is poised for a driverless future – afr.com

Map Collections and Atlases

Mapping the Environment

  • Soil mapping may indicate success of brush control method – agrilife.org
  • NASA satellites aid ecologists in mapping seasons, deer reproduction – phys.org
  • Mapping the Interconnectedness of Canada’s Water – citylab.com
  • ‘Citizen scientists’ use drones to map El Nino flooding – phys.org
  • Glacial lake drainage in Patagonia (13-8 kyr) and response of the adjacent Pacific Ocean – nature.com
  • Poachers using science papers to target newly discovered species – theguardian.com
  • Dronepedia – twitter.com
  • Ordnance Survey releases digital map of Mars surface – bbc.com

History and Cartography

Blogs

Books

  • Vargic’s Miscellany of Curious Maps: Mapping out the Modern World – penguin.com.au
  • Apocalyptic cartography : thematic maps and the end of the world in a fifteenth-century manuscript – facsimilefinder.com
  • An Introduction to R for Spatial Analysis and Mapping – sagepub.com
  • Sidewalk City – slab.today

A World View through Maps and Imagery

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