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eCARTO News March 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.

Back to Basics

  • S. Navy Brings Back Navigation By The Stars For Officers – npr.org
  • Google Maps Moves The World’s Borders Depending On Who’s Looking – popsci.com.au

New Releases

Mapping Applications

  • ArcGIS powers infrastructure protection mapping project – gcn.com
  • New satellite mapping a ‘game changer’ against illegal logging – theguardian.com
  • New Milky Way Map Reveals a View of Our Galaxy Four Times Bigger Than We’ve Ever Seen – gizmodo.com
  • Google maps aims to let you walk the North Downs – without leaving your sofa – theguardian.com
  • Machine Scans Millions of Satellite Images to Map Poverty – futurity.org
  • High-resolution gravity map confirms Mars’ molten core – gizmag.com
  • Indian govt to use satellite maps to prevent archaeological damage – digitaljournal.com

Mapping Navigation Systems

  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation Showdown: Google Maps vs. Waze – lifehacker.com
  • Google Maps for iOS introduces real-time detour mapping – indiatimes.com
  • Google adds ride-sharing tab to Maps for iOS – theverge.com
  • Toyota wants to make Google’s mapping tech obsolete – cnet.com

Industry News

  • Apple’s Intentions Are Made Clear with New LiDAR 3D Mapping Patent – autoevolution.com
  • Here Maps drops support for Windows Phone and Windows 10 – theverge.com
  • Scottish startup eeGeo raises $5 million to 3D-map the world – venturebeat.com
  • 3D Robotics partners with Sony on a drone that can map the world in 3D – theverge.com
  • Baidu expands maps beyond its borders – spatialsource.com.au

Mapping Technology & Software

  • Sweep sensor adds affordable autonomy and laser mapping to drones and robots – gizmag.com
  • Citymaps’ Offline Maps App Points Travel Towards The Future – forbes.com
  • Satellite Laser Will Map Forests in 3-D – scientificamerican.com
  • 3D sound maps to help neighbourhoods ‘absorb’ noise – horizon-magazine.eu

Indoor Mapping Technology

  • Google Tango – Architect and Contractor’s next for Indoor Mapping – archinect.com
  • Unparalleled Growth Trajectory for Jibestream’s Indoor Mapping Engine – marketwatch.com

Cartographic Resources & Education & Opportunities

Decision Mapping

  • From mapping to kidnaps, U.N. aid workers train for refugee crises – yahoo.com
  • Google combats Zika virus with expanded search results and mapping tool – theverge.com
  • Decision mapping: GIS steps up – gcn.com
  • Twitter activity could be more accurate than government data for mapping hurricane damage – digitaltrends.com
  • Wildfire map reveals countries in Europe most at risk of catastrophic fire damage – phys.org
  • An Interactive Land-Use Map of Mumbai Is Finally Here – citylab.com

Map Collections and Atlases

Data Sources

Mapping Opportunities

  • The Last Unmapped Places in the World – bbc.com

Publications

People and Cartography

  • Mapillary – the crowdsourced Street View start-up raises $8M – geoawesomeness.com
  • DIY Cartographers Are Putting Slums on the Literal Map – smithsonianmag.com
  • The Hidden Histories of Maps Made By Women: Early North America – citylab.com
  • What’s needed to put more people on the map? – devex.com

Tags

  • Surname mapping website reveals where you come from – news.com.au
  • Mapping the Hotspots of Britain’s Surnames – citylab.com
  • Facebook Is Making a Map of Everyone in the World – theatlantic.com

A World View through Maps and Imagery

  • Astronaut Capt Scott Kelly’s year in space – bbc.com
  • Nuclear Reactors Around the World, Mapped – citylab.com
  • Jason-3 begins mapping oceans, sees ongoing El Nino – phys.org
  • Facebook can map more of Earth in a week than we have in history – newscientist.com
  • Mapping The Geography of 2015 Through Massive News Mining – forbes.com

History

  • The London that could have been – bbc.com
  • Maps of the Moon Mountains Once Thought to be the Source of the Nile – atlasobscura.com
  • The planet’s history of violence over 4,000 years in one simple map – telegraph.co.uk

Cartographic Fringe Activities

News from the ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital

11th ICA Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage

Conference poster

Conference poster

The 11th ICA Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage to be held in Riga, 20–22 April, hosted by the National Library of Latvia, collects so far more than 80 participants representing 70 institutions from 27 countries from Europe, USA, China and Japan and 53 papers for oral presentation in 8 working sessions (see the conference programme flyer).

This conference is organised jointly with the 20th Conference “The one who wants to last is the one who is willing to change: Old Maps for New User Profiles” of the Map & Geoinformation Curators Group which is a Cartoheritage Commission strategic partner since 2014. The Conference Proceedings (ISSN 2459-3893) will be available in digital form, during the conference. The keynote speaker representing the ICA Executive Committee is Past-President Georg Gartner.

First Workshop on the Origin and Evolution of Portolan Charts

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The ICA Cartoheritage Commission is also actively participating in the First Workshop on the Origin and Evolution of Portolan Charts to be held in Lisbon, 6–7 June 2016, organised by the ICHST – Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology and hosted by the Navy Museum of Portugal. World experts on this fascinating and still “intriguing” issue of cartography will present 20 papers in a solidly designed programme (see the workshop programme flyer).

The interesting point in this event is that the speakers come from both the sciences and the humanities fields, dealing equally with technical and historical viewpoints on portolan charts and charting. A concluding round table discussion will be based on the ICA Cartoheritage Commission’s chair Evangelos Livieratos contribution “Analyzing the geometric content of old maps: smooth operational approaches and the Digital Humanities perspective”.

Evangelos Livieratos,
Chair of the ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital

Evangelos Livieratos, currently visiting professor at the University IUAV of Venice, with colleagues from the ICA Cartoheritage Commission supporting IUAV Labs of photogrammetry and cartography & GIS.

Evangelos Livieratos, currently visiting professor at the University IUAV of Venice, with colleagues from the ICA Cartoheritage Commission supporting IUAV Labs of photogrammetry and cartography & GIS


 

ICA News 65 now online

ICA News 65

We are pleased to announce that the 65th issue of the ICA News is now available for download:

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This 32-page issue of ICA News is the first in the 2015–2019 term. In addition to many familiar features, it contains the first report by our new President Menno-Jan Kraak and introduces the new Executive Committee. It celebrates achievements of ICA award recipients and provides detailed accounts of the ICA General Assembly and ICC 2015 held in Rio de Janeiro. IMY celebrations around the globe feature strongly together with an invitation to ICC 2017 in Washington D.C.
– Igor Drecki, Editor ICA News

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eCARTO News February 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.

Thinking Outside the Map

  • 3 words to save time & money when routing between jobs with RouteXL – what3words.com
  • Mapping Countries By Connecting Postal Codes – citylab.com
  • Mapping Manhattan’s Parking Tickets by Type of Car – citylab.com
  • Mapping out all 1745 GAA pitches in Ireland – joe.ie
  • How Does ‘A wrinkle in time’ look on a map? – atlasobscura.com
  • Cambridge researcher develops smartphone app to map Swiss-German dialects – eurekalert.org
  • This smartphone technology 3-D maps your meal and counts its calories – washington.edu

Digital Mapping – the heat is on!

  • Locate this! The battle for app-specific maps – venturebeat.com
  • K. Court Takes Google’s Side in Mapping Beef – newsfactor.com
  • Apple’s fleet of mapping vans may point to an exciting new iOS 10 feature – bgr.com
  • When Online Maps Screw Up—and Hurt Small Businesses – wsj.com
  • MWC 2016: Facebook uses AI to map people’s homes – bbc.com

Maps in Science

  • Ancient Babylonian astronomers used calculus to find Jupiter 1,400 years before Europeans – abc.net.au
  • Dual Camera iPhone 7 Plus Could Offer ‘DSLR-Like’ Quality, 3D Depth Mapping – macrumors.com
  • Detailed seafloor gravity map brings the Earth’s surface into sharp focus – gizmag.com
  • Drones for research: DePaul University archaeologist to explain UAV use at Fifa – sciencecodex.com
  • Can we really trust scientists’ assumptions? – dailyinterlake.com

Behind the Scenes

Mapping Opportunities

  • The Last Unmapped Places on Earth – bbc.com
  • Kiribati looks to artificial islands to save nation from rising sea levels – abc.net.au
  • PH has 400 more islands, says mapping agency – inquirer.net
  • Mapping Pluto’s ‘broken heart’: Incredible image reveals the dwarf planet’s varied geology in stunning detail – dailymail.co.uk

Digital Conversion

  • Osher Map Library at University of Southern Maine digitizes its rare globe collection – pressherald.com
  • Blaeu Atlas Maior, 1662-5 – nls.uk

Mapping Applications

  • Mapping India’s Electricity Deserts – citylab.com
  • Cadcorp announces hosted web mapping service for UK housing associations – directionsmag.com
  • Putting Slums on the Map – citylab.com
  • Coal Ash Mapping Using Electromagnetic Technology – powermag.com
  • What the world’s biggest human migration looks like on a map – cnn.com
  • Nuance taps HERE maps to bolster connected car platform – zdnet.com

People in Mapping

Cartographic Resources & Education & Opportunities

Technology

Industry Insights

  • MapQuest: Hyperfocused on the Developer Experience – apigee.com
  • Apple Maps vans working overtime to ‘improve Apple Maps’ – digitaltrends.com
  • Toyota wants to make Google’s mapping tech obsolete – cnet.com
  • Google Maps couldn’t kill TomTom, now it is poised for a driverless future – afr.com

Map Collections and Atlases

Mapping the Environment

  • Soil mapping may indicate success of brush control method – agrilife.org
  • NASA satellites aid ecologists in mapping seasons, deer reproduction – phys.org
  • Mapping the Interconnectedness of Canada’s Water – citylab.com
  • ‘Citizen scientists’ use drones to map El Nino flooding – phys.org
  • Glacial lake drainage in Patagonia (13-8 kyr) and response of the adjacent Pacific Ocean – nature.com
  • Poachers using science papers to target newly discovered species – theguardian.com
  • Dronepedia – twitter.com
  • Ordnance Survey releases digital map of Mars surface – bbc.com

History and Cartography

Blogs

Books

  • Vargic’s Miscellany of Curious Maps: Mapping out the Modern World – penguin.com.au
  • Apocalyptic cartography : thematic maps and the end of the world in a fifteenth-century manuscript – facsimilefinder.com
  • An Introduction to R for Spatial Analysis and Mapping – sagepub.com
  • Sidewalk City – slab.today

A World View through Maps and Imagery

Invitation to the 13th International Conference on Location-Based Services

lbs2016_logoThe ICA Commission on Location-Based Services and the Vienna University of Technology are pleased to invite you to the 13th International Conference on Location-Based Services (LBS 2016), which will take place in Vienna on November 14–16, 2016.

Built on the success of previous conferences in this series, LBS 2016 aims to offer a platform for scholars, researchers, and industry/market operators from various disciplines and practice to 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.

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The Call for Papers is currently open. Deadlines for submission are June 1 for full papers, July 1 for work in progress, and September 18 for showcases. High-quality submissions are intended to be published in the Journal of Location Based Services and in a book of the Springer series Lecture Notes on Geoinformation and Cartography. More information can be found at lbsconference.org.

We are looking forwards to your contributions and to meeting you in Vienna!

Haosheng Huang
– Chair of the Commission on Location-Based Services

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President’s Blog: #CartoSummit – A Report

The International Cartographic Association (ICA) and Esri hosted a Cartographic Summit, 8–10 February 2016 in Redlands, California. This summit of invite-only guests from a broad array of fields assessed the state of play in mapping and visualization and explored where we’re headed. Leading thinkers from academia, government and industry explored trends and how they are shaping the work that we’re doing.

Participants of the Cartographic Summit 2016

Broad themes of Data, Media, and Design provided a focus for open sharing and conversation to learn from each other, and share best practices, and find new or proposed solutions.

The summit intended draw together a plan for research, innovation and strategic thinking to support mapping and visualization needs as we move forward. The intent was to set a marker for understanding common challenges from a range of perspectives in and outside the traditional cartographic communities; to draw together different ways of thinking and working; and to build bridges across the many communities in the map-making and visualization fields.

Presentations (here by Menno-Jan Kraak) and break-out session for collecting and discussing keywords for each session

For each of the three topic half a day was reserved, and consisted of three speakers (a keynote and two lightning talks) and breakout sessions to discuss the topic based on the top five keywords generate by the audience after the talks. The findings of the four groups were reported after each session. In a final session an overall discussion was followed by a synthesis of the lessons learned.

Program

Data

  • Keynote: Improving Data Visualization Literacy: How to Empower Anyone to Read and Make Visualizations – Katy Börner, Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science, Indiana University
  • Lightning Talk: Big Data Cartography – James Cheshire, Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography, University College London
  • Lightning Talk: Doing Cartography as Professional Amateurs – Alan McConchie, Lead Cartographer, Stamen Design

Data session: Katy Börner, James Cheshire and Alan McConchie

Keywords for the topic of data: data design, data analysis, domain expertise, user and applications, conceptualization

Media

  • Keynote: carto-future-ography – Gary Gale, CTO, what3words
  • Lightning Talk: Mapping for new media. Building on 128 years at National Geographic. – Kaitlin Yarnall, Director of Maps, Graphics, and Art, National Geographic
  • Lightning Talk: Cartographic Design as Visual Storytelling – Robert Roth, Director, University of Wisconsin Cartography Laboratory Assistant Professor, UW-Madison Department of Geography

Media session: Gary Gale, Kaitlin Yarnall and Robert Roth

Keywords for the topic of media: storytelling, technology to create interaction; ethics, tracking; purpose of map; user, human make and using the maps

Design

  • Keynote: Pictures and Geography – Nigel Holmes, Graphic Designer, Explanation Graphics
  • Lightning Talk: Geoprivacy in the Age of Big Data – Jeremy W. Crampton, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Kentucky
  • Lightning Talk: Evidence Based Design – Sara Irina Fabrikant, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Zurich

Design session: Nigel Holmes, Jeremy W. Crampton and Sara Irina Fabrikant

Keywords for the topic of design: clarity, user/audience, privacy, uncertainty, issues of design for big data

Synthesis

  • Synthesis: ICA Viewpoint & Lessons Learned – Menno-Jan Kraak, ICA president, Professor of Geovisual Analytics and Cartography, University of Twente / ITC

The third day was a view into the ESRI Kitchen. The participants were able to comment on planned developments related to topics such as Mapping and Visualization,  3D and Story Mapping as well as a few other topics, while discussing with ESRI developers.

Results

How the audience reacted to the summit can be found on Twitter via #cartosummit

The results of the discussions is summarized in the figure below. An more extensive interpretation will follow in a contribution to our International Journal of Cartography.

The results of the summit summarized in one chart

Follow-up

  • Further elaboration of the materials into a column for ESRI news.
  • The recordings of the event will be shared and disseminated widely (links via our website).
  • Convert this report into an ICA News article.
  • Elaborate into a paper for our International Journal of Cartography.

President’s Blog: Follow the future live: Cartographic summit

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The International Cartographic Association (ICA) and Esri will host invited guests at the Cartographic Summit: Future of Mapping in Redlands, California, to examine new directions in mapping. Mapping is evolving at a rapid pace – enabling us to communicate in new ways, analyze important issues, and understand our world. At this summit, leading thinkers from academia, government, media and design will discuss how cartography can and should meet changing needs and expectations.

The event will be live streamed:

After the event I will report here about the outcome, but we also aim at a paper in the upcoming research agenda issue of our International Cartographic Journal, which will provide even more details.

Menno-Jan Kraak
– President of the International Cartographic Association

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