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Welcome to ICC2017 in Washington, D.C. #icc2017dc

Today, the 28th International Cartographic Conference is opened in Washington, D.C., USA!

ICC 2017

After busy days with twelve well-attended pre-conference workshops, the main conference will be opened today with keynotes by Robert Cardillo, Tom Patterson, Dr. Lee Schwartz and Mikel Maron. More than 450 presentations in 160 sessions will follow in the next five days. You can download the conference program app by searching for “ICC2017” in the apple App store or on Google Play. The interactive online schedule is available at eventscribe.com/2017/ICC.

Later today, also the Exhibit, the International Cartographic Exhibition and the Children’s Map Exhibition will open. ICC2017 also hosted an Extraordinary General Assembly of the ICA, which took place yesterday. The results will be published on the ICA website soon.

To share your experiences and to stay up-to-date with everything happening at the conference, please use hashtag #icc2017dc.

Enjoy the conference!

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ICA News 68 now online

ICA News 68

We are pleased to announce that the 68th issue of the ICA News is now available for download:

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Predictably, the ICC 2017 features strongly in this issue of ICA News, complemented by the 17th General Assembly announcement. We are invited to the world cartographic forum and celebrate another volume of Children Map the World book. I hope you find the content interesting.

– Igor Drecki, Editor ICA News

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eCARTO News June 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.

ICA Facebook Posts

Opinion

  • The battle for territory in digital cartography – economist.com
  • The map that fills a 500-million-year gap in Earth’s history – abc.net.au
  • Connecting Citizen Science, GIS, Community Partnerships, and Education – citizensciencegis.org

Just Maps

Map Design

Representations of Place

Map Editing and Map Conservation

Cartographic Resources

Industry

Characteristics of Countries

  • The first scientific mapping of the Straits of Magellan, and the first voyage of Charles Darwin – bostonraremaps.com
  • Where Pirates and Cannibals Meet: Exploring Colonial Dutch Brazil – harvard-cga.maps.arcgis.com
  • Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and connecting seas – loc.gov
  • Blaeu Atlas Maior 1662-5, Volume 1 – maps.nls.uk
  • New map reveals ships buried below San Francisco – citymaus.com
  • 1550, Map of the known world commissioned by Henry II of France – bl.uk

“Time on my hands” cartography

Geography

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.

 

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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.

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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
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