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eCARTO News May 2013

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 the editor of eCARTO News.

General News

Crowd Sourcing

  • Idol Tweets: Mapping the Social Space with Twitter – blogs.scientificamerican.com
  • Crowdsource your carbon: power plant mapping project seeks location, CO2 data – gigaom.com
  • Reports: Facebook Is Buying Social Mapping/Traffic App Waze For Up To $1B To Court Mobile Users – techcrunch.com
  • OpenStreetMap: The Maps In Your Apps Are About To Get A Lot Better – readwrite.com
  • Mapping the world with Tweets – ideas.foreignpolicy.com
  • DIY cartography: Hands on with MapBox’s new open-source ‘iD’ editor in OpenStreetMap – digitaltrends.com

Environmental Mapping

Cartography for the Health Industry

Resources and Technology

  • Augmented Reality Sandbox – idav.ucdavis.edu
  • Mappt the new app for mapping and data collection – gisuser.com
  • eSpatial launches free version of its mapping service – blogs.computerworld.com
  • NASA’s goggle-eyed SPHERE robots create 3D maps on the fly – gizmag.com
  • The Value of Free Mapping Tools for Business Analysis – prleap.com
  • GrayQb: A new tool for radioactive contamination mapping – phys.org/news
  • New ‘game-changing’ video mapping system for events launched – eventindustrynews.co.uk
  • Data Points Makes For Surprisingly Fun Number Crunching – adpulp.com

Cartography – Applications

  • City of Greater Geelong consolidates asset capture programs into one single capture program by leveraging 3D panoramic imagery - geomatic.com.aux
  • Google Maps 3D Street View images of coral reef – insidermediagroup.com
  • Boot up: Apple v photos, Amazon’s 3D phone?, ninja Google searching and more – www.guardian.co.uk
  • Titan Topo Map – tomsastroblog.com

Mapmaker of Renown

  • Frederick J. Doyle, photographic mapping specialist for NASA, dies at 93 – washingtonpost.com

News provided by ICA members and commissions

 

ISPRS/IGU/ICA Joint Workshop on Borderlands Modeling and Understanding for Global Sustainability

Dear Colleagues and friends:

As a collaboration among ISPRS, IGU and ICA, we are going to organize a joint Workshop on Borderlands Modeling and Understanding for Global Sustainability. It will be organized from December 5 to 6, 2013, in Beijing. The main purpose is to promote inter-disciplinary scientific research and academic exchange on the application of imagery and geo-information in borderlands understanding. Please check out the website or read the call for paper PDF.

May I ask you to have a look at the announcement and pass this information to your colleagues and students as well as those people who might be interested?

Best Regards,
Chen Jun
ISPRS President

Category: General News

President’s Blog: eCARTO News

ICA just launched a new service, the eCARTO News!

Beneath the contemporary ICA-related entries at the ICA website and the excellent ICA News being edited by Igor Drecki, compiling relevant information about all ongoing activities within ICA, there are numerous activities, development, stories and issues outside the world of ICA – but maybe of interest to cartographers and GI scientists. Such stories, news and announcements can be found in journals, in media, on the Internet and even in newspapers.

Dr David Fraser

Dr David Fraser – editor of the eCARTO News

Dr David Fraser, the former Chair of the ICA Commission on Education and a retired professor of RMIT University Melbourne, is assembling such news since years. He has made them available as email-based newsletter to the Commission members. We have invited him to share his compilation with the family of ICA from now on. David’s compilation will be a list of links, inviting you to explore what he has found for us. If you have any general cartography items of interest then please email them to the editor of eCARTO News.

I am looking forward to your responses to this new service. Please be aware, that all ICA-related topics will be covered in our existing proven instruments, especially the ICA News.

Georg Gartner
President of the International Cartographic Association

eCARTO News April 2013

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 the editor of eCARTO News.

General News

  • CSIRO keeps the past in the future with world first 3D mobile mapping project – directionsmag.com
  • Spain might limit online mapping – neurope.eu
  • Mapping The Dangerous Future Of Jerusalem  – thedailybeast.com
  • Mapping lava tubes in the Galapagos – phys.org
  • Indoor mapping comes to SA – gadget.co.za
  • Mapping a path to hidden tourism treasures through quirky artwork – keighleynews.co.uk
  • Digital Mapping Reveals Social Networks of 18th-Century Travelers – paloalto.patch.com
  • Why Polestar’s indoor GPS Technology – 10 years in the making – is the future of local commerce – rudebaguette.com
  • Scientist tries to unravel mystery of Coral Sea’s ghostly island – adn.com
  • Duke scientists assess accidental turtle catching – dukechronicle.com
  • Scientists Map Swirling Ocean Eddies for Clues to Climate Change – wired.com
  • SAR analysis, data mining & GIS mapping of the Central Mediterranean to document the violations of migrants’ rights & deaths at sea – directionsmag.com
  • The First State Laws on Drones – aclu.org
  • Land managers preview new fire mapping website – abc.net.au
  • Mapping While Driving Ruled Illegal in California – webpronews.com
  • Could you smell your way around Canterbury? – kentnews.co.uk
  • Smartphone Navigation Apps Slash Device Sales – techweekeurope.co.uk
  • CSIRO technology maps the way of the future – smh.com.au
  • Radiation from Korea nuke test? – optuszoo.com.au
  • 3D Laser Mapping in Durham Uni – thisisnottingham.co.uk

Crowd Sourcing

Resources

Cartographic Essay

  • Whose Map Is It – English Literature Essay – ukessays.com

 

Open Topic Tenure Track Professorships at TU Dresden

logo_blau_661x194The Open Topic Tenure Track Professorships are the core element of the institutional strategy of the Technical University of Dresden, Germany (TUD). With this novel recruiting procedure, TU Dresden aims at identifying scholars with outstanding records, ideally already in their post-doctoral phase or in the first stages of their careers in academia or business, and offering them a long-term perspective in their individual field of expertise.

The Open Topic Tenure Track Professorships are not targeted at specific areas of expertise or particular academic disciplines. The sole selection criteria are scientific excellence, innovation and the potential to advance research activities at TU Dresden.

Upon positive evaluation after the initial five-year appointment, the professorship will become tenured.

Detailed information on the application procedure including the schedule for the current appointment round can be found at the TUD website.

The application deadline for the first appointment round is 15 May 2013.

Category: General News

Updates to historical information on the ICA website

25 Years of ICA. 1959–1984. By Ferdinand J. Ormeling Sr. PDF, 13 MB.

25 Years of ICA. 1959–1984. By Ferdinand J. Ormeling Sr., PDF, 13 MB.

The ICA website’s “historical section” was updated.

The awards pages now include laudations where they are relevant. Winners of ICA travel awards and of the Children’s World Map Drawing Competition are not only listed, but some photos are linked.

The list of commissions and working groups of the former ICA General Assembly periods are also expanded. A new section of obituaries (based on former ICA News information) was also created. The full list of ICA Executive Committees is also available.

Ferdinand Ormeling’s book on the 25 years International Cartographic Association 1959–1984 was scanned and converted to text using optical character recognition. It is available on the history page.

Some information is still missing – we invite you to inform us about your knowledge. We are looking forward to your contributions: corrections and photographs are very welcome.

Category: General News

April’s Map of the Month is a black and white map of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Street Map Series

We are happy to announce the Map of the Month for April: “Hong Kong Street Map Series” by the Survey and Mapping Office of Hong Kong. It received the first jury’s prize in the category “Maps and Plans of Towns and Urban Areas” at the International Cartographic Exhibition at ICC 2011 in Paris.

Zoom in and get more details here!

Category: General News

March is here with Columbus E-Learning as the Map of the Month

Columbus E-Learning

We are happy to announce the Map of the Month for October: “Columbus E-Learning” by Liber is a Swedish learning tool for children, which received the second jury’s prize in the category “Educational Cartographic Resources” at the International Cartographic Exhibition at ICC 2011 in Paris.

Zoom in and get more details here!

Category: General News
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