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Call for Organizers for ICC 2021 is open

The International Cartographic Association invites bids from national members to organize the 30th International Cartographic Conference in 2021 (ICC2021).

Any member nation may lodge a bid via their national member and until the deadline:
30 June 2016.

The Executive Committee will decide in October 2016 and make the decision available on the ICA website soon after.

For details, please check out our ICC 2021 page and the call in PDF format.

Category: General News

eCARTO News December 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.

Land Cover Mapping

  • Corrigendum: Mapping tree density at a global scale – nature.com
  • MapBiomas: New mapping platform will track annual deforestation in Brazil – mongabay.com
  • Queensland botanists near end of epic mapping project started in late 1990s – abc.net.au
  • Low-flying plane will be mapping Missouri conservation areas – news-leader.com
  • Mapping tools chart path towards sustainable urban food supply – cordis.europa.eu

Mapping for Transport

  • Making green commutes safer using mapping – directionsmag.com
  • Audi, BMW, Daimler close on Nokia’s mapping business – autoblog.com
  • Mapping Chicago’s Subway in the Style of Frank Lloyd Wright – citylab.com

Frontier mapping

Mapping Application

  • The USGS Mapping the National Parks and inspire works of art – gisuser.com
  • Bluesky Partners with FATMAP to Create Interactive 3D Ski Maps – amerisurv.com
  • Mapping 65 Years of Explosive Urban Growth – citylab.com
  • Mapping the State: Ireland as you’ve never seen it – irishtimes.com
  • Scientists Are Mapping the World’s Largest Volcano – nationalgeographic.com
  • Mapping 65 Years of Explosive Urban Growth – citylab.com
  • Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines – wsj.com

Mapping Technology

  • Forget Pizza Delivery, Drones Mapping High-Altitude Glaciers Now – ndtv.com
  • Here mapping team plans to use real-time driver data for autonomous cars – theverge.com
  • UAS mapping the top goal for Topcon and Agisoft – spatialsource.com.au
  • New Mapping Technology Helps Arctic Communities “Keep on Top” of Sea Ice Changes – smithsonianmag.com
  • Drones offer cheap mapping from the sky – bbc.com
  • Mapbox Fast building tracing with JOSM – mapbox.com

Cartographic Resources & Education & Opportunities

Indoor Mapping

  • German 3D Indoor Mapping And Navigation Startup NavVis Locates €7.5M Funding – techcrunch.com

Social Media and Crowd Sourced Mapping

Just Maps

Cartography to the Rescue

Politics and Cartography

Data and Mapping

  • The Motherlode Of Australian Mapping Data Is Being Released – gizmodo.com.au
  • Storing large volumes of imagery and rasters in the cloud – esri.com
  • Geocoded national address data to be made openly available – dpmc.gov.au

On a Lighter Note

 

eCARTO News November 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.

3D Mapping & 3D Modelling

  • 3D Mapping and 3D Modeling Market by Application in 3D Mapping, by Vertical, and by Geography – Forecast to 2020 – prnewswire.com
  • Build a 3-D Virtual World with This Crowdsourced Map of the Real World – technologyreview.com
  • Mapping 100 Years of Earthquakes, in 3-D – citylab.com

Participatory 3D Mapping

  • First P3DM Exercise Completed in Tonga – twitter.com
  • Hands on Culture – Participatory 3D Modelling with Mandingalbay Yidinji People (Australia):videmo.com
  • Modeling the Future in Boe Boe Community, Solomon Islands – youtube.com
  • Participatory 3D Modelling (P3DM) – iapadorg
  • Largest online library on participatory mapping practice – iapad.org/library
  • Participatory 3-Dimensional Modelling: Guiding Principles and Applications; 2010 edition – iapad.org
  • Locations where P3DM has been implemented – non exhaustive list – p3dm.org
  • Video on P3DM – iapad.org
  • PGIS Ethics in the practice (12 language version) – ppgis.net
  • PGSI/PPGIS video collection on YouTube – youtube.com

Country Specific Cartography

  • Cartography in Switzerland 2011–2015 – kartografie.ch
  • Women in Cartography: Five Centuries of Accomplishments – bpl.org
  • Student-Faculty Project Maps History of Dutch Immigration – calvin.edu
  • Crowd-Mapping Jakarta’s Flood Problem Via Twitter – fastcoexist.com
  • Melbourne council releases mapping tool to reveal huge potential of solar PV – onestepoffthegrid.com.au
  • Chinese rocket deploys third Tianhui mapping satellite – spaceflightnow.com

GIScience in the Pacific Island Countries

UAVs

Scientific Applications of Cartography

Industry News

  • MMT 2015: The 9th International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology – insidegnss.com
  • what3words Delivers 3 Word Addresses to Esri ArcGIS Platform – directionsmag.com
  • Uber Signs a Mapping Deal With TomTom – fortune.com
  • Startup Mapbox Makes Big Satellite Imagery Buy to Take On Google, Here Maps – recode.net
  • Google Maps is adding offline navigation and search starting today – theverge.com
  • Access offline maps while abroad with Maps.me for Android – ghacks.net
  • DigitalGlobe – digitalglobe.com

Mapping Applications

  • Mapping the World’s Territorial Disputes – huffingtonpost.com
  • CMS Online Mapping Tool Details Opioid Prescribing Patterns – aafp.org
  • Mapping the Frenzy of Europe’s Migrant Crisis – citylab.com
  • “Maps that fight the mafia”: How Italy is leading the way in collaborative mapping initiatives – citymetric.com
  • 50 First Dates of Snow – citylab.com
  • Satellite data mapping project led by Ecometrica gets $1M from GEF to Conserve Biodiversity Hotspot – directionsmag.com
  • Homes belonging to half a billion people ‘could be submerged by rising sea levels’ – independent.co.uk
  • GIS software gives 911 emergency dispatchers enhanced mapping system – chicagotribune.com

Technical

Neat Ideas

  • Escape from Mercator – mapzen.com
  • Bird migration patterns – atlasobscura.com
  • Apple’s survey app helps venues easily create indoor maps – theverge.com
  • Mapping 16th Century Social Networks with Six Degrees of Francis Bacon – gizmodo.com
  • Swarms of pumpkin-shaped drones might soon map the world’s seabeds – qz.com

Cartographic Resources & Education

Large Scale Mapping

  • Microsoft’s Bing Maps now shows you real-time stills from traffic cameras – citymetric.com
  • Bing Maps Brings Traffic Camera Views Across 11 Countries – ubergizmo.com
  • How Komoot Built The Best Bike-Route Mapping App – fastcoexist.com
  • Mapping Startup Leverages Machine Vision – datanami.com
  • Entrepreneur developing accessibility mapping app – phys.org
  • I went blind for a day to try Microsoft’s headset for the visually impaired – telegraph.co.uk
  • Never Stop Exploring – esri.com

Extraterrestrial Cartography

  • Astronomers are mapping the center of our galaxy, and they just discovered a phenomenon they never expected – businessinsider.com.au
  • Why mapping the galaxy will be child’s play – theguardian.com
  • Mapping winds on alien worlds – astronomy.com
  • Find Your House On This Map And Watch The Satellites Passing Above You – gizmodo.com.au
  • Mapping Mars’ Ripples Unveils Dune Mysteries – discovery.com
  • Mapping the future of planetary data – gcn.com
  • A new, beautifully detailed geological map of Mars – zmescience.com
  • These Tiny Antennas Will Help Map Big Bang’s Afterglow – gizmodo.com

Opinion

Crowdsourced Mapping

  • Making smart cities work for people. No. 5. Böblingen’s crowdsourced accessibility maps – citymetric.com
  • students help victims of disasters by mapping stricken areas – kutv.com

The Brave New World of Mapping

  • How MappingExperts Keep Driverless Cars on the Road – pcmag.com

eCARTO News October 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.

Cartography – Origins

Industry News

  • Sony scoops up gesture tech firm Softkinetic – wired.co.uk
  • Apple buys 11 map startups — but still trails Google – cnn.com
  • Apple grows operations in Lund, Sweden for work on ‘advanced mapping technology’ – appleinsider.com
  • Nokia sale of Here to automakers expected to close in first-quarter of 2016 – rcrwireless.com
  • 5 New Travel Startups Giving Mapping a Fresh Perspective – skift.com
  • Inside Uber’s Mission to Give Its Drivers the Ultimate App – wired.com
  • 6° Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía (6siahc) – 6siahc.cl

Mapping Applications

  • This guy is mapping the highest trail on earth – redbull.com
  • Mapping the World’s Winners and Losers from China Trade – foreignpolicy.com
  • Internet map shines a light on capacity and security – gcn.com
  • Mapping murder around the globe – pbs.org
  • Mapping London’s gangs – metro.co.uk

Mobile Mapping Systems

  • Global Mobile Mapping System Market – Trends and Forecasts (2015-2020) – prnewswire.com
  • Vehicle navigation systems mapping a better way to get around – metronews.ca
  • Mitsubishi Electric Introduces EMIRAI3 xAUTO Automated Driving Concept Car – businesswire.com
  • Police renew appeal for cyclists to protect personal information on ride-sharing sites – cyclingweekly.co.uk
  • Government Aeronautical Charting Analyst – indeed.com

Indoor Mapping

  • Indoor Mapping Project Attracts Funding from Google – ischool.syr.edu
  • Wi-Fi-connected Roomba 980 maps a better route – gizmag.com

Cartographic Resources & Education

Cartography for the Environment

  • Report of the Working Group on Marine Habitat Mapping – ices.dk
  • Mapping 100 Years of Earthquakes, in 3-D – citylab.com
  • Google brings its air-mapping Street View cars to California – theverge.com
  • Map tool to help NParks manage green spaces better – todayonline.com
  • Melting of Antarctic Ice Shelves Could Double by 2050, Dramatically Increasing Sea Level Rise – ecowatch.com

Technologies for Mapping

Cartography and Research

  • Locative Media and Identity – sgo.sagepub.com
  • Engineers develop sonar navigation, mapping system for unmanned aircraft – phys.org
  • Forest-mapping instrument for space station passes major milestone – phys.org
  • This Young Startup Built a Futuristic Vest That Could Help Deaf People Hear – mic.com
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate – jobs.ac.uk

Opinion

History Mapping

  • Making Connections Between the World’s Newest and Oldest Maps – citylab.com
  • Pre-Digital Cartography Is Still Key To ‘Mapping’ Human History – forbes.com
  • Data visualization and cartography from before the digital age – visualoop.com
  • 18th-Century Maps of Central Europe – lib.uchicago.edu
  • On the Origin and Evolution of Portolan Charts – ciuhct.org
  • Great Escapes: The story of MI9’s Second World War Escape and Evasion Maps – amazon.com
  • Mapping the Second World War: The History of the War Through Maps From 1939 to 1945 – amazon.com
  • Maps: charting and changing the world – in pictures – theguardian.com

Cartography – The Products

  • Sadtopographies – instagram.com
  • New interactive map shows how rising seas will swallow US cities – sciencealert.com
  • Statistical Abstract of Israel – Maps – Annual Data – cbs.gov.il
  • Map Shows Every US School Shooting Since 2013 – voanews.com
  • The Future of Global Development, Mapped – citylab.com
  • Hundreds of dots go into the shoreline of single map – instagram.com

Urban Mapping

  • Mapping the city: we took a ride in the car taking 650,000 pictures of London – timeout.com
  • BMC wrap noise pollution mapping in Suburban Mumbai – iamin.in
  • Tesla is mapping the Earth, ’cause your GPS won’t cut it for self-driving cars – mashable.com

Imagery

  • 2D Feature mapping from High Resolution Satellite images – directionsmag.com
  • Bluesky Completes Aerial Mapping Project for UK Utilities – gpsworld.com
  • Dwarf Planet’s Weirdly Mysterious Surface Mapped: Photos – discovery.com
  • Interactive Map of Mars – dailymail.co.uk
  • Teledyne Optech showing economical options for airborne lidar bathymetry at OCEANS ’15 – directionsmag.com
  • China’s hi-res mapping satellite sends back more visual data – wantchinatimes.com

 

October’s Map of the Month is a service for generating real-time heatmaps of sports workouts

Project Supra – Real-time heatmaps from sports workouts.

This month, we bring back our Map of the Month series by presenting the first map award winner from ICC 2015: Project Supra – Real-time heatmaps from sports workouts. It received the first jury prize in the category “digital products” at the International Cartographic Exhibition at ICC 2015 in Rio de Janeiro.

Zoom in and find more details here!

Category: General News

eCARTO News September 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.

World Maps

  • Mapping the World’s Air Pollution in Real Time – citylab.com
  • Mapping the World’s Winners and Losers from China Trade – foreignpolicy.com
  • Mighty and Ominous Satellite Images of the Human Condition – citylab.com
  • Who Owns the Digital Map of the World? – citylab.com
  • Vargic’s Miscellany of Curious Maps: Mapping out the Modern World – penguin.com.au

Country Specific Mapping

  • 200 Years of Dutch Topographic Mapping – topotijdreis.nl
  • Mapping Berlin – slowtravelberlin.com
  • How a crowd-sourced map changed Kuala Lumpur’s ideas about cycling – theguardian.com
  • Tanzania: the smartphone apps putting Africa’s fastest-growing city on the map – theguardian.com
  • Mapping lava flows in Iceland – phys.org
  • Mapping the Syrian Refugee Crisis Across Europe: In Pictures – wired.co.uk
  • Transport for London’s new crash map immediately crashes – theregister.co.uk
  • Use this excellent mapping tool to figure out how long it takes to travel to every single place in London – businessinsider.com.au

Industry News

  • 1st ICA European Symposium on Cartography – eurocarto.org
  • Cartographica – utpjournals.press
  • Google sued over Waze’s alleged theft of map information – theverge.com
  • Apple set to boost mapping with Mapsense – spatialsource.com.au
  • 5 New Travel Startups Giving Mapping a Fresh Perspective – skift.com
  • Inside iOS 9: Apple Maps Gains Transit Mode and Nearby Search – macrumors.com
  • With $23M From Accel And Salesforce, CartoDB Will Bring Mapping To The Masses – techcrunch.com
  • Here Maps Will Perform Navigation Duties On Samsung’s First Round Smartwatch – ubergizmo.com

Mapping Applications

  • The Best Smartphone Apps for Drivers – blog.caranddriver.com
  • Astronomers Use Kickstarter to Save Mopra Telescope Mapping Milky Way – huffingtonpost.com.au
  • Mapping a Syrian refugee’s danger-filled journey to Europe – rescue.org
  • Mapping the ‘Urban Fingerprints’ of Cities – citylab.com
  • Google Maps Now Shows You if Climate Change Will Put Your Home Underwater – mic.com
  • Mapping the invisible scourge – economist.com

Cartographic Resources & Education

Marine Cartography

Using Technology for Mapping

Cartography and Research

Opinion

  • Forest-Mapping Instrument for Space Station Passes Major Milestone – spaceref.com
  • The nerd’s guide to learning everything online – ted.com
  • Global Mobile Mapping System Market – Trends and Forecasts (2015-2020) – prnewswire.com
  • New mapping technology cutting costs on GIS – ferret.com.au
  • Location, Location, Location: How GIS Turns Up The Heat On Infrastructure Mapping – theurbandeveloper.com
  • Web Mapper, Mapping Straight – directionsmag.com
  • Can a Google Maps for indoors save shopping malls? – marketwatch.com
  • What Data Tells Us About Public Interest In Climate Change And Its Global News Coverage – forbes.com
  • Here’s Why Uber Would Spend $3 Billion on Maps time.com

Mapping for Publications

History Mapping

  • Introduction to Family HiStory Maps – discoverspatial.com
  • Here’s what India’s biggest cities looked like centuries ago – scroll.in
  • A Colorful Dot Map of America’s Immigrants – citylab.com
  • Mapping Australia’s dinosaur landscape – bbc.com
  • This 1960s British Rail map shows all London’s mainline services – but misses out the tube – citymetric.com
  • Mapping London’s great plague of 1665 – theguardian.com
  • Vintage Infodesign – visualoop.com

Art in Maps

  • Art from old maps  – kleinsungallery.com
  • The Map of Literature combines centuries of books and poems in one gorgeous illustration – vox.com
  • Ordnance Survey has turned its maps into printable colouring sheets – citymetric.com
  • A Nerd’s-Eye View of New York’s Most Complex Subway Stations – citylab.com
  • Project Linework – projectlinework.org
  • 11 maps of London you can actually wear – timeout.com

Map Gallery

Mapping Anomalies

  • Tiny hamlet of Trihi to vanish from the South Australian map in rare ‘discontinuation’ – abc.net.au
  • Say what? Mapping mispronounced towns across Canada – theglobeandmail.com

Mountain Cartography

Alternative Cartography

Recipients of the ICA Map Awards 2015

At the biennial International Cartographic Conferences, ICA organizes an International Map Exhibition, where map products originating from ICA member countries are exhibited. An international jury selects the best entries in five categories. 

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The international jury this year at ICC2015 was chaired by Kenneth Field (UK), who is also the Chair of the ICA Commission on Map Design. Further jury members were: Derek Clarke, South Africa | Amy Griffin, Australia | Anja Hopfstock, Germany | Lorenz Hurni, Switzerland | Alexander Kent, United Kingdom | Takashi Morita, Japan | Anthony Robinson, USA | Vit Vozenilek, Czeck Republic | João Bosco, Brazil (LOC) | Luiz Henrique Castiglione, Brazil (LOC)

Please find the winners of the ICA Map Awards 2015 below:

Atlases

3rd place: Atlas of Typical Landform in Western China (China)

Atlases, 3rd place: Atlas of Typical Landform in Western China (China)

2nd place: Graphical and Statistical Atlas of Switzerland 1914–2014 (Switzerland)

Atlases, 2nd place: Graphical and Statistical Atlas of Switzerland 1914–2014 (Switzerland)

1st place: The Atlas of Cultural Heritage in the Netherlands (Netherlands)

A comprehensive, detailed and high quality publication exploring all aspects of the Netherlands. The maps are clear, clean and well produced.

Atlases, 1st place: The Atlas of Cultural Heritage in the Netherlands (Netherlands)
Atlases, 1st place: The Atlas of Cultural Heritage in the Netherlands (Netherlands)

Digital products

3rd place: BeCarto 14–18 (Belgium)

Digital products, 3rd place: BeCarto 14–18 (Belgium)

2nd place: OV-Map (Netherlands)

Digital products, 2nd place: OV-Map (Netherlands)

1st place: Project Supra: Real-time Heatmaps from Sports Workouts (Finland)

An intuitive, digital multiscale map that presents detailed information in a legible and accessible fashion. Interaction is key and design is stylish.

Digital products, 1st place: Project Supra: Real-time Heatmaps from Sports Workouts (Finland)

Educational Products

3rd place: Collins First Atlas (UK)

Educational Products, 3rd place: Collins First Atlas (UK)

2nd place: The Kakamega-Nandi Forests Puzzli (Germany)

Educational Products, 2nd place: The Kakamega-Nandi Forests Puzzli (Germany)

1st place: Enjoy the map – Krkonoše Mountains (Czech Republic)

An educational aid to understanding map symbology. A simple approach to teaching map reading techniques and alternative representations.

Educational products, 1st place: Enjoy the map – Krkonoše Mountains (Czech Republic)
Educational products, 1st place: Enjoy the map – Krkonoše Mountains (Czech Republic)

Other products

3rd place: Geological Textile (Japan)

Other products, 3rd place: Geological Textile (Japan)

2nd place: Belle-Ile: Relief map on demand (France / IGN)

Other products, 2nd place: Belle-Ile: Relief map on demand (France/IGN)

1st place and public vote: 3D View of the Beautiful Earth (China)

A combination of spectacular lenticular maps in a beautiful loose-leaf style presentation case. A lavish product with high quality design and production.

Public vote and other products, 1st place: 3D View of the Beautiful Earth (China)
Public vote and other products, 1st place: 3D View of the Beautiful Earth (China)

 

Paper maps

3rd place: Occupying São Paulo – An Augmented City Map (Belgium)

Paper maps, 3rd place: Occupying São Paulo – An Augmented City Map (Belgium)

2nd place: Panorama Map of Kanto Mountains & Mt. Fuji (Japan)

Paper maps, 2nd place: Panorama Map of Kanto Mountains & Mt. Fuji (Japan)

1st place: 3D Map Longyearbyen and environs (Norway)

A large format oblique view which represents the terrain in an attractive style. The detail invites you to explore. Artistic cartography at its best.

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

 

Congratulations to all winners!

All winners will be contacted to be featured in our Map of the Month section over the course of the next two years. For a full list of map products exhibited during ICC 2015, please check the PDF catalogue.

Photos and jury statements provided by Ken Field.

Winners of the Barbara Petchenik Competition 2015

The Barbara Petchenik Competition is a biennial map drawing competition for children. The competition is first organized on a national level. The national winners can then compete in the international round, which takes place during the International Cartographic Conferences. This year at ICC2015, 189 drawings from 38 countries were exhibited. An international jury selected 12 winners in 4 categories. There was also a public vote, in which 287 people participated. Please find the wonderful results below.

Congratulations to all winners! Also a huge thank you to all participating children, their parents, teachers and national organizers.

Winners <6 years
1st: Adam Paketur (5), Lithuania – I live here

1st: Adam Paketur (5), Lithuania

2nd: Aleksandra Garkova (5), Bulgaria – The animals of the world

2nd: Aleksandra Garkova (5), Bulgaria

3rd: Ruwindya Indraratne (5), Sri Lanka – We'll fix the pieces to bring peace

3rd: Ruwindya Indraratne (5), Sri Lanka

 

Winners 6–8 years

1st: Andraž Umek (8), Slovenia – The whole world is on the same boat

1st: Andraž Umek (8), Slovenia

2nd: Adristi Hita Andani (8), Indonesia – Our Earth and Pollutions

2nd: Adristi Hita Andani (8), Indonesia

3rd: Luka H.del Avellano and Luana N.Salazar Harder (8), Mexico – We are part of all

3rd: Luka H.del Avellano and Luana N.Salazar Harder (8), Mexico


 

Winners 9–12 years
1st: Alexandra Papadopoulou, Maria Katopodi, Christina Louko (12), Greece – My place in today's world through my own vision

1st: Alexandra Papadopoulou, Maria Katopodi, Christina Louko (12), Greece

2nd: Maria Piątkowska (12), Poland – Europe is my home

2nd: Maria Piątkowska (12), Poland

3rd: Ada Maria Ciontu (11), Romania – Building bridges of peace across the world

3rd: Ada Maria Ciontu (11), Romania

 

Winners >12 years
1st: Liao Zhiyuan (15), China – A world of lotus, a world of harmony

1st: Liao Zhiyuan (15), China

2nd: Valentina Sturcz (14), Hungary – Let the music for everyone

2nd: Valentina Sturcz (14), Hungary

3rd: Pan Sin Yi (15), Malaysia – The world in our hands

3rd: Pan Sin Yi (15), Malaysia

 

Winner of the public vote
Public vote: 3rd: Pan Sin Yi (15), Malaysia – The world in our hands

Public vote: 3rd: Pan Sin Yi (15), Malaysia

Jury
Members of the jury

Members of the jury

The jury members were

  • Necla Ulugtekin, Turkey
  • José Jesús Reyes Nuñez, Hungary
  • Ana Maria Garra, Argentina
  • Angelica di Maio, Brazil (LOC)
  • Rumiana Vatseva, Bulgaria
  • Giedrė Beconytė, Lithuania
  • Dariusz Dukaczewski, Poland
  • Pilar Sanchez, Spain
  • Robert Edsall, USA
  • Carla Sena, Brazil, substitute member
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