This month, we bring back our Map of the Month series by presenting the first map award winner from ICC 2015: Project Supra – Real-time heatmaps from sports workouts. It received the first jury prize in the category “digital products” at the International Cartographic Exhibition at ICC 2015 in Rio de Janeiro.
The ICA Commission on Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization (Amy Griffin, UNSW Canberra), the Commission on Visual Analytics (Anthony Robinson, Penn State) and the Commission on Use, User, and Usability Issues (Kristien Ooms, UGent) invite papers on spatial cognition, geovisual analytics, and usability/utility of geographic information systems to be included in a series of sessions at the 2016 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in San Francisco from March 29–April 2, 2015.
We welcome theoretical and empirical contributions exploring geocomputation, geovisualization, navigation and wayfinding, map use, user studies, and methodologies for designing, developing, and evaluating geographic information and tools that leverage geographic data.
Topics for these sessions include (but are not limited to):
- geovisualization and visual analytics, implementation and use (technical and/or cognitive issues)
- visualization, cognition, and use of uncertainty in decision making
- application of geovisualization displays & tools to understanding spatial cognition
- methods, techniques and tools for usability research
- methods for and application of cognitive theories
- human-geovisualization interaction and usability research
- cognition of space-time representations
- wayfinding and navigation: visualisation, usability and cognitive issues
- cognitive map design research
- user requirements for and usability of digital geographic displays
In addition to geographers, GIScientists, cartographers, and cognitive or behavioral geographers we also invite speakers from a broad range of disciplines, including psychology, cognitive science, education, HCI, etc.
To be considered for these sessions, please:
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.
- Mapping the World’s Air Pollution in Real Time – citylab.com
- Mapping the World’s Winners and Losers from China Trade – foreignpolicy.com
- Mighty and Ominous Satellite Images of the Human Condition – citylab.com
- Who Owns the Digital Map of the World? – citylab.com
- Vargic’s Miscellany of Curious Maps: Mapping out the Modern World – penguin.com.au
Country Specific Mapping
- 200 Years of Dutch Topographic Mapping – topotijdreis.nl
- Mapping Berlin – slowtravelberlin.com
- How a crowd-sourced map changed Kuala Lumpur’s ideas about cycling – theguardian.com
- Tanzania: the smartphone apps putting Africa’s fastest-growing city on the map – theguardian.com
- Mapping lava flows in Iceland – phys.org
- Mapping the Syrian Refugee Crisis Across Europe: In Pictures – wired.co.uk
- Transport for London’s new crash map immediately crashes – theregister.co.uk
- Use this excellent mapping tool to figure out how long it takes to travel to every single place in London – businessinsider.com.au
- 1st ICA European Symposium on Cartography – eurocarto.org
- Cartographica – utpjournals.press
- Google sued over Waze’s alleged theft of map information – theverge.com
- Apple set to boost mapping with Mapsense – spatialsource.com.au
- 5 New Travel Startups Giving Mapping a Fresh Perspective – skift.com
- Inside iOS 9: Apple Maps Gains Transit Mode and Nearby Search – macrumors.com
- With $23M From Accel And Salesforce, CartoDB Will Bring Mapping To The Masses – techcrunch.com
- Here Maps Will Perform Navigation Duties On Samsung’s First Round Smartwatch – ubergizmo.com
- The Best Smartphone Apps for Drivers – blog.caranddriver.com
- Astronomers Use Kickstarter to Save Mopra Telescope Mapping Milky Way – huffingtonpost.com.au
- Mapping a Syrian refugee’s danger-filled journey to Europe – rescue.org
- Mapping the ‘Urban Fingerprints’ of Cities – citylab.com
- Google Maps Now Shows You if Climate Change Will Put Your Home Underwater – mic.com
- Mapping the invisible scourge – economist.com
Cartographic Resources & Education
- Cartography related courses – anzmaps.org
- Webinar “Monitoring and usage analytics of high load web map services – Case National Land Survey of Finland” on October 13, 2015 – spatineo.com
- The True Size of Countries – thetruesize.com
- Spatial Knowledge on Demand – discoverspatial.com
- Making Connections Between the World’s Newest and Oldest Maps – citylab.com
- Communicating with Maps Part 3: Considering uncertainty and error – directionsmag.com
- An open source mapping primer – opensource.com
- Who Decides What Names Go on a Map? – news.nationalgeographic.com
- The truth about politics and cartography: mapping claims to the Arctic seabed – theconversation.com
- Dutch Marine Atlases geheugenvannederland.nl
- KSBB begins mapping marine ESAs – thehindu.com
- Seeking Volunteers For Reef Mapping Project – bernews.com
- Mapping science expedition may bring along New Zealand’s mining industry – gwsnewswire.com
- Greek Antikythera Shipwreck Yields The Antikythera Mechanism – countercurrents.org
Using Technology for Mapping
- 6 Travel Apps Every Globetrotter Needs – huffingtonpost.com
- iRobot Brings Visual Mapping and Navigation to the Roomba 980 – spectrum.ieee.org
- Mapping who drinks wine or beer in Europe, by tweets – qz.com
- IST professor part of effort to map aurora borealis using Twitter – news.psu.edu
- Laser mapping the California forests – america.aljazeera.com
- How a Secret Spy Satellite’s Camera Found a Second Life Mapping the Moon – nationalinterest.org
- Self-sweeping laser could dramatically shrink 3D mapping systems – news.berkeley.edu
- StreetMapperIV – Mobile Mapping System sparpointgroup.com
- SeeLight app helps the blind navigate city streets through audible cues that instruct users on when to cross the road – psfk.com
- Google Maps – Benefit From its Free Features for iOS Devices – neurogadget.com
- Use Google’s New Mapping Tool To See How Much Solar Panels Would Benefit Your Home – fastcoexist.com
Cartography and Research
- Drone gets local test flight – thealpenanews.com
- International Map Year Research Collection – explore.tandfonline.com
- Conceptualising the geographic world – tandfonline.com
- Places & Spaces: Mapping Science – scimaps.org
- Forest-Mapping Instrument for Space Station Passes Major Milestone – spaceref.com
- The nerd’s guide to learning everything online – ted.com
- Global Mobile Mapping System Market – Trends and Forecasts (2015-2020) – prnewswire.com
- New mapping technology cutting costs on GIS – ferret.com.au
- Location, Location, Location: How GIS Turns Up The Heat On Infrastructure Mapping – theurbandeveloper.com
- Web Mapper, Mapping Straight – directionsmag.com
- Can a Google Maps for indoors save shopping malls? – marketwatch.com
- What Data Tells Us About Public Interest In Climate Change And Its Global News Coverage – forbes.com
- Here’s Why Uber Would Spend $3 Billion on Maps – time.com
Mapping for Publications
- How journalists can use mapping platform MapJam – ijnet.org
- Making Maps for Books – bookriot.com
- Atlas of Knowledge – Anyone Can Map – scimaps.org/atlas2
- History As Big Data: 500 Years Of Book Images And Mapping Millions Of Books – forbes.com
- When to use shape maps in data visualisation: part 2 of a great big guide – onlinejournalismblog.com
- Introduction to Family HiStory Maps – discoverspatial.com
- Here’s what India’s biggest cities looked like centuries ago – scroll.in
- A Colorful Dot Map of America’s Immigrants – citylab.com
- Mapping Australia’s dinosaur landscape – bbc.com
- This 1960s British Rail map shows all London’s mainline services – but misses out the tube – citymetric.com
- Mapping London’s great plague of 1665 – theguardian.com
- Vintage Infodesign – visualoop.com
Art in Maps
- Art from old maps – kleinsungallery.com
- The Map of Literature combines centuries of books and poems in one gorgeous illustration – vox.com
- Ordnance Survey has turned its maps into printable colouring sheets – citymetric.com
- A Nerd’s-Eye View of New York’s Most Complex Subway Stations – citylab.com
- Project Linework – projectlinework.org
- 11 maps of London you can actually wear – timeout.com
- Map Gallery – geonext.com.au
- Visit every place on this vintage US map for the most epic road trip ever – vox.com
- Mythical creatures of Europe – tandfonline.com
- Using Maps and Data Vis to Understand Tennis – news.nationalgeographic.com
- Exhibition: Geologica Hispaniae Chartographia – igme.es
- Tiny hamlet of Trihi to vanish from the South Australian map in rare ‘discontinuation’ – abc.net.au
- Say what? Mapping mispronounced towns across Canada – theglobeandmail.com
- Band 21 “Mountain Cartography. ….” – carto.univie.ac.at
- Terrain models – terrainmodels.com
- Eduard Imhof (1895–1986) – terrainmodels.com
The ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital announces its 11th Conference of the series Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage, to be held in Riga, Latvia, 20–22 April 2016.
The National Library of Latvia hosts the 2016 Commission Conference, which will run jointly with the 20th Conference of the Map & Geoinformation Curators Group (MAGIC) “The one who wants to last is the one who is willing to change”: old maps for new user profiles. MAGIC – the former LIBER Groupe des Cartothécaires – is the major commission partner since 2014.
For more information on important dates and contact persons visit the conference website: cartography.web.auth.gr/ICA-Heritage/Riga2016/
Chair of the ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital
At the biennial International Cartographic Conferences, ICA organizes an International Map Exhibition, where map products originating from ICA member countries are exhibited. An international jury selects the best entries in five categories.
The international jury this year at ICC2015 was chaired by Kenneth Field (UK), who is also the Chair of the ICA Commission on Map Design. Further jury members were: Derek Clarke, South Africa | Amy Griffin, Australia | Anja Hopfstock, Germany | Lorenz Hurni, Switzerland | Alexander Kent, United Kingdom | Takashi Morita, Japan | Anthony Robinson, USA | Vit Vozenilek, Czeck Republic | João Bosco, Brazil (LOC) | Luiz Henrique Castiglione, Brazil (LOC)
Please find the winners of the ICA Map Awards 2015 below:
3rd place: Atlas of Typical Landform in Western China (China)
2nd place: Graphical and Statistical Atlas of Switzerland 1914–2014 (Switzerland)
1st place: The Atlas of Cultural Heritage in the Netherlands (Netherlands)
A comprehensive, detailed and high quality publication exploring all aspects of the Netherlands. The maps are clear, clean and well produced.
3rd place: BeCarto 14–18 (Belgium)
2nd place: OV-Map (Netherlands)
1st place: Project Supra: Real-time Heatmaps from Sports Workouts (Finland)
An intuitive, digital multiscale map that presents detailed information in a legible and accessible fashion. Interaction is key and design is stylish.
3rd place: Collins First Atlas (UK)
2nd place: The Kakamega-Nandi Forests Puzzli (Germany)
1st place: Enjoy the map – Krkonoše Mountains (Czech Republic)
An educational aid to understanding map symbology. A simple approach to teaching map reading techniques and alternative representations.
3rd place: Geological Textile (Japan)
2nd place: Belle-Ile: Relief map on demand (France / IGN)
1st place and public vote: 3D View of the Beautiful Earth (China)
A combination of spectacular lenticular maps in a beautiful loose-leaf style presentation case. A lavish product with high quality design and production.
3rd place: Occupying São Paulo – An Augmented City Map (Belgium)
2nd place: Panorama Map of Kanto Mountains & Mt. Fuji (Japan)
1st place: 3D Map Longyearbyen and environs (Norway)
A large format oblique view which represents the terrain in an attractive style. The detail invites you to explore. Artistic cartography at its best.
Congratulations to all winners!
All winners will be contacted to be featured in our Map of the Month section over the course of the next two years. For a full list of map products exhibited during ICC 2015, please check the PDF catalogue.
Photos and jury statements provided by Ken Field.
The Barbara Petchenik Competition is a biennial map drawing competition for children. The competition is first organized on a national level. The national winners can then compete in the international round, which takes place during the International Cartographic Conferences. This year at ICC2015, 189 drawings from 38 countries were exhibited. An international jury selected 12 winners in 4 categories. There was also a public vote, in which 287 people participated. Please find the wonderful results below.
Congratulations to all winners! Also a huge thank you to all participating children, their parents, teachers and national organizers.
Winners <6 years
Winners 6–8 years
Winners 9–12 years
Winners >12 years
Winner of the public vote
The jury members were
- Necla Ulugtekin, Turkey
- José Jesús Reyes Nuñez, Hungary
- Ana Maria Garra, Argentina
- Angelica di Maio, Brazil (LOC)
- Rumiana Vatseva, Bulgaria
- Giedrė Beconytė, Lithuania
- Dariusz Dukaczewski, Poland
- Pilar Sanchez, Spain
- Robert Edsall, USA
- Carla Sena, Brazil, substitute member
27 commissions and 3 working groups were elected for the term 2015–2019 by the ICA General Assembly 2015. We are currently in the process of updating the website to reflect these changes. Also some of the commissions are still preparing or updating their websites. In the meantime, we invite you to have a look at the short “Commissions at a glance” presentations, which the new commissions chairs gave during ICC 2015:
- Art and Cartography
- Cartographic Heritage into the Digital
- Cartography and Children
- Cartography in Early Warning and Crisis Management
- Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization
- Education and Training
- Generalisation and Multiple Representation
- Geospatial Analysis and Modeling
- GI for Sustainability
- the History of Cartography
- Location Based Services
- Map Design
- Map Production and Geoinformation Management
- Map Projections
- Maps and Graphics for the Blind and Partially Sighted People
- Maps and the Internet
- Mountain Cartography
- Open Source Geospatial Technologies
- Planetary Cartography
- SDI and Standards
- Sensor-driven mapping
- Topographic Mapping
- Ubiquitous Mapping
- Use, User and Usability Issues
- Visual Analytics
The ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital announces the 1st International Workshop on the Origin and Evolution of Portolan Charts to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 6–7 June 2016. The workshop is organized by the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology, University of Lisbon (CIUHCT) and the Navy Museum (Museu de Marinha).
- To assess the current state of knowledge and the range of opinion about the following aspects of research into the medieval portolan chart: When, where, how and why were the earliest portolan charts constructed?
- How did the portolan charts evolve over time?
- Were the portolan charts used in marine navigation and, if so, how; if not, what was their likely function?
- To clarify the role of cartometric analytical techniques in the study of portolan charts.
- To bring any other method to bear on these problems, such as the analysis of inks and parchments, special lighting to detect marks of use and to decipher illegible elements, and any other relevant approaches.
- Joaquim Alves Gaspar, Interuniversity Centre for the History of Science and Technology, University of Lisbon (CIUHCT)
- Tony Campbell, formerly British Library
- Evangelos Livieratos, ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital
The Call for Papers will be opened in October 2015. The programme will be published in March 2016.
Please find more information on the workshop website.
ICA Research Scholarships are entitled to foster academic research in the domain of cartography and GIScience, to establish contact between young scientists and ICA Commissions, support young scientists to be able to actively contribute to ICA activities and events and to establish opportunities for young scientists within ICA publications and conferences.
|Scholar||Papers presented at ICC2015|
|Amin Mobasheri, Germany|
|Jiri Pánek, |
|Merve Keskin, Turkey|
|Taien Ng-Chan, Canada|
|Zbynek Sterba, Czech Republic|
Congratulations to all scholars!
ICA has its own Anthem! At ICC2015 the Brazilian organizers suprised the participants with the premiere of the ICA anthem, composed and texted from domain collegues of IBGE.
You can listen to a live recording of the ICA anthem here (4.3mb).
A video will follow but please find lyrics and chords available here (music by Márcio Carvalho, lyrics by Aline Milani and Jorge Tadeu):
This gift to ICA will always remind us of a wonderful ICC2015 in Rio de Janeiro!
– ICA Past President