This issue of ICA News reports on the ICC 2013 held in Dresden, introduces our latest ICA awards recipients, invites us to Rio in 2015 and farewells Planetary Cartography ambassador Kira Shingareva. I hope you find it interesting. – Igor Drecki, Editor ICA News
This month, our Map of the Month section features the Tongariro National Park map by Geographx Ltd. It received the third jury prize in the category “maps on paper” at the International Cartographic Exhibition at ICC 2013 in Dresden.
The 11th International Symposium on Location Based Services will be held in Vienna, Austria, 26–28 November 2014.
The symposium will offer a common ground to colleagues from various disciplines and practice where they can meet, interact and exchange knowledge, experience, plans and ideas on how LBS can and could be improved and on how it will influence both science and society.
This month, our Map of the Month section features the book Collins World Watch by Collins Bartholomew. It received the second jury prize in the category “educational cartographic products” at the International Cartographic Exhibition at ICC 2013 in Dresden.
The project invites everyone to participate by completing two surveys:
GI-N2K aims to answer the question on how the education and vocational training in the domain of GI S&T can match with the actual job requirements in the job market.
GI-N2K builds upon the existing Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge (GI S&T BoK) that was developed by the American University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, published in 2006 by the Association of American Geographers . The ‘BoK’ will be updated and brought into line with the new technological developments and the European perspective ( e.g. importance of INSPIRE in Europe).
The renewed BoK will apply an ontological approach and will take the form of a dynamic e-platform (wiki-based format) including tools to use, explore the BoK, to define curricula , training opportunities and courses and to define job profiles.
Two surveys have been launched and are available on the website: http://www.gi-n2k.eu/surveys These surveys are looking to inform the project on which competences are needed for GI-jobs and about the main competences being taught. Any individual or organisation is able to complete the surveys with a deadline of 05 February 2014.
The CARTOCON 2014 Conference will be held in Olomouc, Czech Republic, 25–28 February 2014. This conference aims to bring together cartographers from across different areas of our discipline. The conference will provide a forum for the presentation of scientific papers particulary within five fields of cartography:
The first Map of the Month of 2014 is the Circumpolar Health Atlas edited by Kue Young and published by the University of Toronto Press. It received the second jury prize in the category “atlases” at the International Cartographic Exhibition at ICC 2013 in Dresden.