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Obituary: Don Pearce

Don T. Pearce

It is with great sorrow that ICA received the sad news that Mr. Don Pearce passed away.

Don Pearce set off his cartographic career in 1947 as a cartographic draftsman.

In 1978 he began his involvement in the international cartographic community by preparing and successfully negotiating Australia’s bid for the Seventh General Assembly and Twelfth International Cartographic Conference, which was held in Perth in 1984.

Don Pearce became the Secretary-General of the ICA in 1984 and served in that position until 1992. He remained one of the Vice Presidents of the ICA and continued to represent Australia with distinction until 1995. In 1995, he received the award of Honorary Fellow of ICA in recognition of his participation in the Executive Committee as Secretary-General and Treasurer.

In 1987 he established Promaco Conventions, he has served as Chairman of the Perth Convention Bureau and was responsible for the establishment of the Meeting Industry Association of Western Australia and subsequently the National Association.

In 2002 the Mapping Sciences Institute of Australia awarded its highest honour, the Gold Medal, to Don Pearce who has made a significant contribution to the development of the profession in Australia.

Don Pearce has demonstrated a level of enthusiasm and commitment rarely observed in people holding honorary positions.

The International Cartographic Association shall remember him forever.

 

Category: General News

eCARTO News May 2017

eCARTO News captures 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

Industry

ICA Facebook Posts

Opinion

Just Maps

Promoting the MAP

Antique Maps

History

Books

  • The History of Cartography, the “Most Ambitious Overview of Map Making Ever,” Now Free Online – openculture.com
  • History of the World in Maps: The Rise and Fall of Empires, Countries and Cities – amazon.com
  • Jonas Moore’s Mapp of the Great Levell of the Fenns: 1658 – ousewashes.org.uk

Cartographic Resources and Events

On a Lighter Note

Quiz

Imagery

World Cartographic Forum: A forum for leaders of national cartographic societies

The President of the British Cartographic Society proposes establishing a forum for leaders of national cartographic societies. The forum would operate within the ICA, but be open to all national cartographic and geospatial information societies. We will discuss common issues such as membership retention and organisational change, and to share management expertise and build international links. An initial exploratory meeting is planned for ICC2017 in Washington, DC to which leaders of national mapping societies (i.e. presidents and/or their representatives) are invited. Membership of the forum will be open to any broadly national cartographic society and up to two senior representatives from any national society open to individual membership are welcome, regardless of their ICA membership status.

To register your interest in joining the forum, please contact Dr Alex Kent (President of the British Cartographic Society) via email.

Category: General News

eCARTO News April 2017

eCARTO News captures 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.

Industry News

  • Coast Survey’s Certification Programme in Nautical Cartography Approved – hydro-international.com
  • Occipital’s Bridge Headset for iPhones Has Magical Spatial Mapping Abilities – mixed.reality.news
  • Google Maps Supercharges Location Sharing, Begins Drooling Over Your Data – wired.com
  • DroneDeploy integrates with agX on UAV mapping flights – gpsworld.com
  • World first geospatial mapping – for nearly every building, nearly every little detail – thefifthestate.com.au
  • Google Maps removes one of its most popular features – thesun.co.uk
  • what3words Extends Middle East Presence with the Launch of Addressing System in Arabic – directionsmag.com

Mapping Projects

ICA Facebook Posts

Opinion

  • Boston public schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion – theguardian.com
  • How 4D mapping could change the way we live and work – marketwatch.com
  • There’s a Big Problem With Uber’s Heralded Mapping Technology – inverse.com
  • How Government’s Data Can Be Truly Useable – govtech.com
  • How Do We Map The Earth’s Gravity? – forbes.com
  • Grayson Perry “response” to Mappa Mundi questions heaven’s existence while featuring obscene language – herefordtimes.com
  • Who Drew The First Geological Map? – forbes.com
  • The world is changing; shouldn’t our maps? – star2.com

Just Maps

History

Cartographic Resources and Events

Cartographers

  • Why Cartographer Jobs Are Still Relevant in the 21st Century – gisgeography.com
  • Prof. Dr. Philippe De Maeyer receives the Sarton Medal – ugent.be
  • Prof. Dr. Philippe De Maeyer receives Tianshan Award – ugent.be
  • The stories maps tell – thehindu.com

On a Lighter Note

Imagery

  • Locating hotspot biomass could accelerate sector growth – canadianbiomassmagazine.ca
  • Satellites map carbon sequestered by forests, with accuracy of up to ten metres – sciencedaily.com
  • A seismic mapping milestone – sciencedaily.com
  • The UK’s most dramatic landscapes as you’ve never seen them before – telegraph.co.uk
  • EPFL photo-mapping project reveals 1960s Switzerland – thelocal.ch
  • The Ultimate Photo Map of the 1906 San Francisco Quake – citylab.com
  • Data project provides a wider view of homelessness — and offers solutions – mashable.com
  • Facebook’s new developer SDK lets users capture 360 photos and videos in-app – venturebeat.com
  • Google Earth’s new feature shows lost civilisations from space – abc.net.au
  • The dark side of Earth: Nasa releases the clearest images yet of our glittering planet at night – dailymail.co.uk
  • Antarctica as you’ve never seen it before: Stunning 3D ice map made up of 250 million satellite readings reveals the continent’s jagged surface – dailymail.co.uk

eCARTO News March 2017

eCARTO News captures 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 Applications

  • Using 3D Printer Technology to Represent Survey Information – gim-international.com
  • How Google Is Revealing Unmapped Areas of the World in Virtual Reality – singularityhub.com
  • Your address is now just a short code – thehindu.com
  • Zap Map: Satellite Tracks Lightning for Better Heads Up – voanews.com
  • Mapping Global Happiness In 2016 Through A Quarter Billion News Articles – forbes.com
  • Hidden History – Lidar 3D Mapping – youtube.com

Industry News

  • Coming soon: Oil spill-mapping swarms of flying drones – buffalo.edu
  • Volkswagen Joins Mobileye’s Efforts to Crowdsource Mapping Data – thedrive.com
  • CyArk’s 3D and VR mapping of ancient monuments is going further than Google Earth – goodgearguide.com.au
  • Google Maps Gets More Social With Shared Lists – geomarketing.com

Just Maps

  • It’s time for a makeover of the iconic hand-drawn Melbourne Map – abc.net.au
  • But where is the green sheep? Old maps put the art in cartography – abc.net.au
  • Mapping the Urban Bike Utopias of the 1890s – news.nationalgeographic.com
  • The Mysteries of the First-Ever Map of the North Pole – atlasobscura.com
  • The bike lanes of London: Tube-style map reveals how capital’s web of cycle lanes connect together – dailymail.co.uk
  • This map claims it can predict crimes across London before they happen – wired.co.uk
  • Color to Your Heart’s Delight With These Historic Map Coloring Pages – geolounge.com

ICA Facebook Posts

Opinion

Cartographic Resources

Cartographers

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

  • Qualcomm Teams With TomTom On Maps Powering Self-Driving Cars – geomarketing.com
  • HERE & Pioneer Enter into Strategic Map Partnership – gpsbusinessnews.com
  • Geological Insights from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Search – eos.org
  • Professors build AI to help autonomous vehicles locate themselves on maps – phys.org
  • How Google Maps Gets Its Remarkably Accurate Real-Time Traffic Data – gadgets.ndtv.com

eCARTO News February 2017

eCARTO News captures 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 Developments

  • Mapping: Disruption ahead! – computerworld.com
  • Professors Build AI To Help Autonomous Vehicles Locate Themselves On Maps – manufacturing.net
  • “Revolutionary” New Biodiversity Maps Reveal Big Gaps in Conservation – news.mongabay.com
  • This mapping app will keep you from getting lost even without a network connection – digitaltrends.com
  • Sensorly App Launches Crowdsourcing Feature For Tracking And Sharing Carrier Coverage And Speed – techtimes.com
  • Il sistema innovativo di rilievo mobile mapping STENCIL – rivistageomedia.it

Mapping Applications

  • Faultlines, black holes and glaciers: mapping uncharted – theguardian.com
  • Mapping Countries That Censor the Internet – theatlantic.com
  • Mapping our special places in Wales – satprnews.com
  • Rwanda forges forward with drone mapping – suasnews.com
  • Mapping the World’s Knowledge Hubs – citylab.com
  • El vídeo «mapping» de la Plaza Mayor reunió a 25.000 espectadores en tres días – abc.es

Industry News

Mapping the Past

ICA Facebook Posts

Opinion

Cartography and Society

  • Mapping benefits changes: how GIS can help housing associations – theguardian.com
  • Mapping Cape Town’s Informal Minibus Taxi Network – citylab.com
  • Mapping The Collective Experience of a City – fastcodesign.com
  • Understanding Our Cities, Thanks To Beautiful Maps – forbes.com
  • Poverty Mapped in Near Real-Time Using Mobile Phone and Satellite Data – seeker.com

Mapping Beyond Terra Firma

Imagery

  • Mapping rainforest chemistry from the air reveals 36 types of forest – sciencenews.org
  • FEMA flood chief: expanding lidar’s reach boils down to cost, quality, and communicating – spar3d.com
  • PIX4D Indoor Mapping Game Plan – suasnews.com
  • High-tech maps of tropical forest diversity identify new conservation targets – sciencedaily.com
  • Visual Geocoding A Quarter Billion Global News Photographs Using Google’s Deep Learning API – forbes.com
  • Lidar used to map ancient Mayan superhighway system – extremetech.com

Mapping Oddities

  • Man checks Google Maps before picking up friend – and sees her standing in SAME spot months earlier – mirror.co.uk
  • What If Bike Paths Looked Like Subway Maps? – citylab.com
  • This Robot Will Carry Your Stuff and Follow You Everywhere – entrepreneur.com
  • Sweden uses Minecraft for urban planning – computerweekly.com
  • Tracing (and Erasing) New York’s Lines of Desire – newyorker.com

ICA supports ICSU’s calls on the government of the United States to rescind the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”

The next International Cartographic Conference (ICC) will take place in Washington (D.C.), U.S.A. July 2–7, 2017. The recent executive order issued by the U.S. Government that might restrict cartographers from some ICA member countries to travel to ICC 2017 worries the ICA. The ICA follows the rulings of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Therefore the ICA supports ICSU’s recent call on the U.S. government to rescind the executive order to ban entry of citizens from seven countries (Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria) to the U.S.A.:

Paris, 31 January 2017 — In the opinion of the Council, the Order is inappropriately broad in its scope and unfairly targets individuals based on their origin, putting it into violation of the Principle of Universality of Science, enshrined in the Council’s statutes. It is also concerned about the negative effects the Order will have on the freedom of scientific exchange among scientists and students of science worldwide, resulting in negative impacts on the progress of science, and impeding societies around the globe from benefitting from this progress.

As the world’s leading non-governmental international scientific organization, the Council promotes the Universality of Science on the basis that science is a common human endeavor that transcends national boundaries and is to be shared by all people. It believes that scientific progress results from global exchange of ideas, data, research materials and understanding of the work of others.

In advocating the free and responsible practice of science, ICSU promotes equitable opportunities for access to science and its benefits, and opposes discrimination based on such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political or other opinion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or age. The Council believes that the complex problems of our world can only be solved through international dialogue, collaboration and the sharing and exchange of ideas and research findings.

Statute 5 of the International Council for Science (ICSU) states: The Principle of Universality (freedom and responsibility) of Science: the free and responsible practice of science is fundamental to scientific advancement and human and environmental well-being. Such practice, in all its aspects, requires freedom of movement, association, expression and communication for scientists, as well as equitable access to data, information, and other resources for research. It requires responsibility at all levels to carry out and communicate scientific work with integrity, respect, fairness, trustworthiness, and transparency, recognising its benefits and possible harms.

– Source: icsu.org

Category: General News

eCARTO News January 2017

eCARTO News captures 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.

Industry News

  • New Software Brings Orbit GT’s Mobile Mapping Tech Indoors – spar3d.com
  • The ‘Google of China’ has partnered with a mapping company owned by Audi, BMW, and Daimler to plot the world – businessinsider.com.au
  • Here and Mobileye team up on self-driving mapping tech – techcrunch.com
  • Intel to acquire 15% stake in German digital mapping company HERE – marketwatch.com
  • Apple Said to Fly Drones to Improve Maps Data and Catch Google – bloomberg.com

Mapping Developments

  • Authagraph World Map – g-mark.org
  • Split-second data mapping – news.mit.edu
  • How a Sensor Gimbal Improves Efficiency of an Aerial Mapping Mission – suasnews.com
  • TrackR’s home-mapping plugs help you pinpoint lost items – engadget.com
  • Indian officials plan to measure Mt Everest to prove earthquake theory wrong – nzherald.co.nz

Mapping Applications

Cartographic Resources

ICA Facebook Posts

Opinion

  • Location Intelligence: Mapping The Opportunities In The Data Landscape – forbes.com

Cartography and Society

  • Railway crossing warnings are sought for mapping apps – nytimes.com
  • Mapping the Collective Experience of a City – fastcodesign.com
  • Mapping SF by its most popular Instagram hashtags – sf.curbed.com
  • Akron releases interactive map showing lead pipe services – cleveland.com
  • 50 Maps of the US Cultural Divide – nytimes.com
  • Segregation in the City of Angels: A 1939 Map of Housing Inequality in L.A. – kcet.org

Mapping and Our Senses

Mapping the Past and Future

Mapping Fauna and Flora

Maps

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