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President’s Blog: General assembly, regional conferences and scholarships

EC Meeting in Madrid, Spain

EC Meeting in Madrid, Spain

During the last Executive Committee meeting in Madrid, we have made the following decisions:

We are preparing a Call for an Extraordinary General Assembly during the ICC2017 in Washington. The purpose is to change some articles of the statues to guarantee a smoother flow of ICA activities.

Establish Regional Cartographic Conference (RCC) series in the non-ICC years. There is a clear need to have ‘local’ conferences next to our bi-annual International Cartographic Conferences, as was recently again proven by the successful EuroCarto event in Vienna. A call to organize the first RCC’s in 2018 is being prepared and will be made public by the end of 2016.

The ICA scholarship rules have been refreshed and can be found at icaci.org/scholarship. We now have scholarships available for young scientists and professionals from our member nations to participate in our ICC’s, the RCC’s and also Commission and Working Group events. There is extra funding available for cartographers and GIScientists from non-developed member states.

Menno-Jan Kraak
– President of the International Cartographic Association

News from ICA Commission on Visual Analytics

A quick update on the two workshops that the ICA Commission on Visual Analytics is running this year:

Visually-Supported Computational Movement Analysis

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We have just published the list of accepted papers at the Visually-Supported Computational Movement Analysis (VCMA2016) workshop in Helsinki, Finland (14 June 2016). The contributions were excellent, promising a high-quality workshop. Stay tuned for final updates at the VCMA2016 website or on twitter (#VCMA2016) and join us for the workshop (registration details are on the website, and a side note that this is a co-located workshop with the AGILE2016 conference, which has the honour to have the ICA President, Prof Menno-Jan Kraak, as the keynote speaker).

Workshop website: viz.icaci.org/vcma2016

Understanding Spatial Data (Big and Small) with Visual Analytics

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Our second workshop, Understanding Spatial Data (Big and Small) with Visual Analytics (SpatialVA2016), will take place in Montreal, Canada (27 Sept 2016) and we are delighted to have two prominent scientists as keynote speakers: Prof Sheelagh Carpendale from the University of Calgary and Prof Alan MacEachren from Penn State University.

There is still time to contribute to this workshop: the deadline has been extended to 29 April 2016. So submit a contribution and join us in Canada for a great event.

Workshop website: http://viz.icaci.org/SpatialVA2016/

 

See you in Helsinki and Montreal!

– Urska Demsar & Anthony Robinson

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

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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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