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Happy International Map Year 2015–2016!New ICA poster series on Maps and Sustainable Development GoalsJoin us for the 28th International Cartographic Conference in Washington, DC!Welcome to the website of the International Cartographic Association
Happy International Map Year 2015–2016!
New ICA poster series on Maps and Sustainable Development Goals
Join us for ICC2017 in Washington, DC, USA. The Call for Papers is now open!
Welcome to the website of the International Cartographic Association

Georg Gartner is GeoAmbassador of the Month

Screen-Shot-2016-07-02-at-07.32.30“Geo for All” is an initiative of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) with the mission for making geospatial education and opportunities accessible to all. It has developed out of the Memorandum of Understanding Activities between ICA and OSGeo.

Everyone who is interested in enabling geospatial education opportunities to all is considered a GeoAmbassador. It is not just the thousands of OSGeo members but also thousands of colleagues in ICA, ISPRS, UCGIS, AGILE, GSDI or AGS, who work for geoeducation opportunities. To further highlight their work, OSGeo now introduces GeoAmbassadors of the Month. ICA past-president Georg Gartner was appointed the first GeoAmbassador of the Month.

The laudatio by Suchith Anand can be found on opensourcegeospatial.icaci.org.

Invitation to the ICC2017 Pre-Conference Workshop on Maps & Emotions

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The ICA Commission on Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization and the ICA Commission on Art and Cartography invite you to a pre-conference workshop on Maps and Emotions. The goal of this workshop is to provide an intellectual and creative space to share different ideas and methodologies that can help further exploring the complex relationships that exist between places, maps and emotions.

Please find the detailed Call for Papers here.

Location

The workshop will be hosted by The George Washington University, located downtown Washington DC. The workshop will be free of charge, but the participants will have to pay for their food and lodging (a list will be provided on the ICC2017 website).

Timeline

  • 30 September 2016 – Deadline for submitting abstracts or activities proposals
  • 1 November 2016 – Successful Applicants notified
  • 15 January 2017 – Participants confirm their participation
  • February 2017 – Preliminary program released
  • May 2017 – Final program released
  • 1–2 July 2017 – Workshop prior to the ICC 2017

President’s Blog: A map perspective on the sustainable development goals

The Sustainable Development Goals, officially known as Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are a UN Initiative. Official website: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org

In the light of the International Map Year (IMY), the ICA and its commissions are highlighting the value of cartography by “mapping” the UN sustainable development goals.

In the past months, a set of posters has been created, one for each sustainable development goal. They do not map the goals and their target based on indicators as such. The poster series tells the story of cartographic diversity, of mapping options, and of multiple map perspectives. Each of the goals has been mapped from a particular perspective by different ICA Commissions. All posters have a short take-home-message that should make one aware of particular strengths of the map.

The posters as well as the catalog for the poster exhibition can be found on icaci.org/maps-and-sustainable-development-goals

A huge thank you to all commissions involved and to Wim Feringa from ITC for the poster design and production. Let’s make the world a better place with maps!

Menno-Jan Kraak
– President of the International Cartographic Association

ICA News 66 now online – with a new design!

ICA News 66

We are pleased to announce that the 66th issue of ICA News is available for download:

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That dynamism and buzz enjoyed by our discipline […] inspired me to take a fresh look at ICA News. More colour, lighter visual elements and a brand new typeface, supporting even the most demanding typographic requirements, make up the new design. I sincerely hope you like it.
Our American colleagues invite us to celebrate cartography with them at the ICC 2017 in Washington D.C., while the IMY celebrations spread rapidly around the world – these are the flagship stories reported in this issue.
– Igor Drecki, Editor ICA News

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Updates by the Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital

e-Perimetron

e-Perimetron 2016: Vol. 11 No. 2

Cover of e-Perimetron, Vol.11, No.2 (2016)

The new issue of e-Perimetron is now available at e-perimetron.org. It contains the following papers:

Thematic Cartography

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The University IUAV of Venice, a commission supporting institution since its establishment, is organising an international intensive post-graduate specialisation course Reviving Thematic Cartography into Digital, 14–26 November 2016. The commission supports this initiative addressed to in-service potential attendees and not only, according to the exposed programme and descriptions in the course brochure.

Proceedings 2016

Proceedings_frontpageThe 425 pages volume of the Riga Conference Proceedings on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage are now available (see the volume contents). Downloadable copies can be ordered here.

 

More news can be found on the commission website.

eCARTO News June 2016

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.

Mobile Mapping

  • Mobileye’s maps are the key to driverless cars – marketwatch.com
  • Microsoft updates Windows Maps as Here support is set to expire – engadget.com
  • Apple Hires Architect of BMW and Mercedes SatNav in Mapping Push – bloomberg.com
  • Mapbox Wants To Build Better Maps For Autonomous Cars – forbes.com
  • What the perfect cars you see in TV ads REALLY look like: CGI stand-in used in automotive videos is revealed – dailymailco.uk
  • Pinpointing vehicles with high precision under adverse weather conditions – phys.org

Analysis Using Maps

  • Mapping How Far $50 of Gas Will Take You Across America – citylab.com
  • Facebook is putting maps in ads and will measure store visits – marketingland.com
  • Spread of urban centers over 6,000 years mapped by researchers – digitaljournal.com
  • Physicist draws map of Einstein’s universe for the first time – examiner.com
  • Fully Control Underground Facilities with SuperGIS – supergeotek.com

Mapping Technology and Software Developments

  • Invention makes 3D mapping more accurate – sciencedaily.com
  • Tallest Mountain in US Arctic Crowned – livescience.com
  • The high-tech 3D mapping of Homo naledi’s Dinaledi chamber – phys.org
  • Terrain Tools 1.1 released – esri.com
  • Connecting ESRI and CartoDB Together Now for Everyone – cartodb.com

Mapping Controversy

  • Why the map of the world is not as accurate as you think – news.com.au
  • The cartography of control: Mapping the Calais refugee camp – qz.com
  • India Seeks to Limit Use of Maps and Satellite Images – voanews.com
  • How an internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell – fusion.net
  • Mapping the EU Referendum Results – maproomblog.com

Industry

  • This start-up is taking on Google Maps and Mapbox with lower and simpler pricing – anthillonline.com
  • Apple Maps in iOS 10 will watch you, even if you’re using Google Maps – cnet.com
  • Concept3D Launches atlas3D Mapping – digitalsignageconnection.com
  • With Tango, Google is now equipped to map the entire world – inside and out – cnet.com
  • New iOS extensions stand to benefit Apple Watch – macworld.com
  • eeGeo launches Smart Workplace solution – gisuser.com
  • TomTom wins deal to provide Volvo Cars with maps, data – reuters.com

Maps

Map Design & Use

Viewpoint

Atlas and Book Products

  • Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas – europa.eu
  • Looking down on Britain – maps of the UK across time – theguardian.com
  • Mapping the Creatures Living Beneath Our Feet – nationalgeographic.com
  • Learn GIS with Esri’s Handy, New Companion Guide to The ArcGIS Book – gisuser.com
  • Esri News for the Living Atlas Community – Summer Issue 2016 – esri.com

Frontier Mapping

  • Nasa-style mission needed to map ocean floor – bbc.com
  • LIGO scientists detect 2nd signal of gravitational waves, pave way for mapping black hole population – ibtimes.com.au
  • New radio map of Jupiter reveals ammonia plumes beneath clouds – theguardian.com
  • Near-Earth asteroid Bennu: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission will have a map for that – sciencedaily.com
  • Everything you knew about maps is changing – news.com.au
  • The Missing Link in a City’s Path to Smarter Street Lights – greentechmedia.com

UAVs and Imagery

Health

  • Data mapping is revealing how and why diseases spread – wired.co.uk
  • Mapping the subway’s microbiome – biologynews.net
  • Maps of CAFOS should turn tide on animal-waste pollution in NC – newsobserver.com
  • Mapping Ebola – cifor.org
  • This interactive map shows where people with HIV live in the US — and it points to some distressing trends – businessinsider.com – Comment: a perfect example of how it’s not done!

Environment

  • Mapping Brazil’s untapped wind potential – windpowermonthly.com
  • GNSS technology for better biomass mapping – europa.eu
  • International radiation mapping system launched by IAEA – world-nuclear-news.org
  • Mapping the Hidden Patterns of Urban Life – citylab.com
  • Mitigating forest mismanagement with 3D mapping – europa.eu
  • GPS mapping of San Andreas Fault may give researchers tip as to when it is ready to rupture – nhv.us
  • Norway to continue geologic mapping and mineral assessments of deep-sea formations in the North Atlantic – worldoil.com
  • ‘Threat Map’ Aims to Highlight the Worst of Oil and Gas Air Pollution – earthworksaction.org
  • Pop-up Wetland Habitats – esri.com

Fun with Knowledge

  • Guide to figuring out the age of an undated world map – xkcd.com
  • A low-cost British airline made sneakers that use Google Maps – businessinsider.com
  • When GPS fails…could you navigate with a paper map and compass? – ordnancesurvey.co.uk

 

Deadline extended for bids to organize the International Cartographic Conference 2021

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The International Cartographic Association invites bids from national members to organize the 30th International Cartographic Conference in 2021 (ICC2021). The deadline has now been extended to 31 August 2016.

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

– László Zentai
Secretary-General and Treasurer of the ICA

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President’s Blog: Invitation to ICC2017

Our bi-annual International Cartographic Conferences are highlights on the cartographic calendar. It is with great pleasure that I invite you to Washington, DC, in the United States to participate in ICA’s 28th conference. It promises to be a unique and successful event. It will be unique because we will experience the developments in our discipline since the previous conference. These developments will be expressed in papers and posters and in exhibitions of maps and technology. Unique because Washington, DC, is the center of US cartography, and many organizations and companies will share their knowledge with us. Successful because you will be there too.

Menno-Jan Kraak
– President of the International Cartographic Association

 

The Call for Papers is now open. Please find all details on the ICC2017 website.
Submissions are due October 26, 2016.

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eCARTO News May 2016

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.

Mapworthy

  • This 17th Century Map of the Skies is Bursting With Mythological Creatures – atlasobscura.com

People in Cartography

Lesson Time

  • Visual Design and Composition Lessons from 30 Beautiful Maps – canva.com
  • Calculate the Distance to the Horizon – wikihow.com
  • We Finally Know Why the North Pole is Moving East – gizmodo.com
  • Hachures and sketchy relief maps – andywoodruff.com
  • Geo Psycho Test: Are you GPS dependent? – geoawesomeness.com
  • Video: Collect, Inspect and Visualize Data with Minimal Effort – giscloud.com
  • Can You Guess The City From Its Map Outline? – buzzfeed.com
  • Five steps of making a map with small drones – cta.int
  • Heterogenous Spatial Data: Fusion, Modeling, and Analysis for GIS Applications – morganclaypool.com
  • Maptime Boston’s Cartographic Design Tips – github.com
  • What’s an algorithm? – linkedin.com

Transport and Travel Maps

Maps

Indoor Mapping

  • Google to showcase Project Tango indoor mapping and VR/AR platform at Google I/O – searchengineland.com
  • Where’s the sugar? Supermarket robot creates product maps as it takes stock – gizmag.com

Mapping Technology & Software

Opinion & Blogs

Cartographic Resources & Education & Opportunities

Cartographers and Map Users Beware

Crisis Management and Mapping

  • ICAInternational Conference on Cartographic Visualization of Big Data for Early Warning and Disaster/Crisis Management – ew-cm2016.org
  • Creating a Map to Navigate the Post-Earthquake Landscape in Ecuador – newyorker.com
  • Mapping The Disturbingly High Rates Of Food Insecurity In America – fastcoexist.com
  • Mapping Worldwide Zika Susceptibility – the-scientist.com
  • This map shows the places that would go dark if we banned fossil fuels tomorrow – businessinsider.com.au
  • Dixie Alley: The Not-So-New Hotbed for Tornadic Destruction – atlaslens.com

Publications

Imagery

  • NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth – abc.net.au
  • ESA’s Swarm Mission Is Mapping How the Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Changing – vice.com
  • The World From On High – historytoday.com
  • By mapping the skies, AirMap app paves the way to a drone-filled future – arstechnica.com
  • Mapping the depths – postguam.com
  • Optech Eclipse autonomous airborne mapping system – spatialsource.com.au
  • Using laser scanners to study the day-night rhythm of trees – tuwien.ac.at
  • Sentinel satellite pictures a ‘clear skies’ Africa – bbc.com
  • Get the world’s highest-quality satellite imagery delivered straight to your web or mobile application—for free – digitalglobe.com

History

Pushing the “Cartographic” Boundaries

ICC2017: Call for abstracts and papers is now open!

icc2017-logoThe 28th International Cartographic Conference will take place in Washington, D.C., USA, 2–7 July 2017. Abstracts and full papers for review for presentation at ICC 2017 are now being accepted. To begin your submission click here.

The world of cartography and GIS comes to Washington, DC, July 2 to 7, 2017 for the 28th International Cartographic Conference (ICC) of the International Cartographic Association. This call is your opportunity to submit your paper or poster abstract and join other cartographers and geographic information scientists from across the globe. Participate and see the latest innovations and developments in mapping techniques, technological advancements, and current research in cartography and GIScience—conference themes are listed below. The ICC is a unique experience to exchange ideas and encourage collaboration with colleagues from academia, government and industry. This event is a once in a generation opportunity in Washington, D.C., and will not be in the United States again for many years.

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Submissions

Submissions are due October 26, 2016.

There are two submission tracks:

  1. a full paper that includes a short abstract, or
  2. a long abstract only for presentation.

There are two presentation formats: an oral paper or a poster.

A collection of refereed conference papers will be published in a Springer book. These full papers are due October 26, 2016.

Long abstracts will be refereed to decide acceptance of presentations. Authors who submit a long abstract have the option to submit a paper for the online conference proceedings. These papers, which will not be refereed, are due later.

After the conference, selected papers will also be invited for submission to the official ICA journals: The International Journal of Cartography, Cartography and Geographic Information Science, Cartographica, and The Cartographic Journal.

For details please consult the conference website: icc2017.org Continue reading

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