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Joint ICA meeting in Vienna, November 8–9

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All chairs and vice-chairs of the ICA commissions and working groups were invited to join an ICA meeting in Vienna on 8–9 November 2015 to plan and discuss their activities for the term 2015–2019. 46 chairs, vice-chairs and members of the executive committee followed the invitation and spent two intensive workshop days at Technische Universität Wien.

Meeting participants

Commission chairs and vice-chairs

Working Group International Map Year

Executive Committee

Website

More photos of the workshop can be found on the ICA Facebook page.

Review of the LBS conference 2015 in Augsburg, Germany

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The 12th International Symposium on Location-Based Services was held in Augsburg, Germany, from 16–18 September 2015. It was addressed at researchers, industry operators and students of different backgrounds (scientific, engineering and humanistic) whose work is either focused on or affined to Location Based Services (LBS). The conference featured Alexander Zipf from Heidelberg University and Xiaolin Meng from University of Nottingham as keynote speakers. An overview over the program can be found on lbs2015.tum.de. Selected papers are planned to be published in the Journal of Location Based Services.

– Jukka M. Krisp
Vice-chair of the ICA Commission on Location-Based Services

eCARTO News October 2015

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.

Cartography – Origins

Industry News

  • Sony scoops up gesture tech firm Softkinetic – wired.co.uk
  • Apple buys 11 map startups — but still trails Google – cnn.com
  • Apple grows operations in Lund, Sweden for work on ‘advanced mapping technology’ – appleinsider.com
  • Nokia sale of Here to automakers expected to close in first-quarter of 2016 – rcrwireless.com
  • 5 New Travel Startups Giving Mapping a Fresh Perspective – skift.com
  • Inside Uber’s Mission to Give Its Drivers the Ultimate App – wired.com
  • 6° Simposio Iberoamericano de Historia de la Cartografía (6siahc) – 6siahc.cl

Mapping Applications

  • This guy is mapping the highest trail on earth – redbull.com
  • Mapping the World’s Winners and Losers from China Trade – foreignpolicy.com
  • Internet map shines a light on capacity and security – gcn.com
  • Mapping murder around the globe – pbs.org
  • Mapping London’s gangs – metro.co.uk

Mobile Mapping Systems

  • Global Mobile Mapping System Market – Trends and Forecasts (2015-2020) – prnewswire.com
  • Vehicle navigation systems mapping a better way to get around – metronews.ca
  • Mitsubishi Electric Introduces EMIRAI3 xAUTO Automated Driving Concept Car – businesswire.com
  • Police renew appeal for cyclists to protect personal information on ride-sharing sites – cyclingweekly.co.uk
  • Government Aeronautical Charting Analyst – indeed.com

Indoor Mapping

  • Indoor Mapping Project Attracts Funding from Google – ischool.syr.edu
  • Wi-Fi-connected Roomba 980 maps a better route – gizmag.com

Cartographic Resources & Education

Cartography for the Environment

  • Report of the Working Group on Marine Habitat Mapping – ices.dk
  • Mapping 100 Years of Earthquakes, in 3-D – citylab.com
  • Google brings its air-mapping Street View cars to California – theverge.com
  • Map tool to help NParks manage green spaces better – todayonline.com
  • Melting of Antarctic Ice Shelves Could Double by 2050, Dramatically Increasing Sea Level Rise – ecowatch.com

Technologies for Mapping

Cartography and Research

  • Locative Media and Identity – sgo.sagepub.com
  • Engineers develop sonar navigation, mapping system for unmanned aircraft – phys.org
  • Forest-mapping instrument for space station passes major milestone – phys.org
  • This Young Startup Built a Futuristic Vest That Could Help Deaf People Hear – mic.com
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate – jobs.ac.uk

Opinion

History Mapping

  • Making Connections Between the World’s Newest and Oldest Maps – citylab.com
  • Pre-Digital Cartography Is Still Key To ‘Mapping’ Human History – forbes.com
  • Data visualization and cartography from before the digital age – visualoop.com
  • 18th-Century Maps of Central Europe – lib.uchicago.edu
  • On the Origin and Evolution of Portolan Charts – ciuhct.org
  • Great Escapes: The story of MI9’s Second World War Escape and Evasion Maps – amazon.com
  • Mapping the Second World War: The History of the War Through Maps From 1939 to 1945 – amazon.com
  • Maps: charting and changing the world – in pictures – theguardian.com

Cartography – The Products

  • Sadtopographies – instagram.com
  • New interactive map shows how rising seas will swallow US cities – sciencealert.com
  • Statistical Abstract of Israel – Maps – Annual Data – cbs.gov.il
  • Map Shows Every US School Shooting Since 2013 – voanews.com
  • The Future of Global Development, Mapped – citylab.com
  • Hundreds of dots go into the shoreline of single map – instagram.com

Urban Mapping

  • Mapping the city: we took a ride in the car taking 650,000 pictures of London – timeout.com
  • BMC wrap noise pollution mapping in Suburban Mumbai – iamin.in
  • Tesla is mapping the Earth, ’cause your GPS won’t cut it for self-driving cars – mashable.com

Imagery

  • 2D Feature mapping from High Resolution Satellite images – directionsmag.com
  • Bluesky Completes Aerial Mapping Project for UK Utilities – gpsworld.com
  • Dwarf Planet’s Weirdly Mysterious Surface Mapped: Photos – discovery.com
  • Interactive Map of Mars – dailymail.co.uk
  • Teledyne Optech showing economical options for airborne lidar bathymetry at OCEANS ’15 – directionsmag.com
  • China’s hi-res mapping satellite sends back more visual data – wantchinatimes.com

 

Colloque Temps, art & cartographie

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If you are interested in the relationships between Maps, Art and Time (and if you speak French…) this might be a great event to attend: Colloque “Temps, art & cartographie: La sémiologie dans tous les sens”. This colloquy will take at the University of Strasbourg (France) on March 16–18, 2016. Deadline for submitting abstracts: October 31, 2015.

Sébastien Caquard,
ICA Commission on Art & Cartography

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27th Newsletter of the Commission on Cartography and Children

ica_cc_27The October 2015 issue of the newsletter of the Commission on Cartography and Children is available for download.

Among other topics, the newsletter includes information about the commission event in Niterói (Brazil) before ICC 2015, information related to the results of the Barbara Petchenik Competition 2015, the Barbara Petchenik Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, the commission meeting as well as some photos related to activities developed by the commission before and during ICC 2015.

The commission also invites everyone to participate in the discussion related to the future improvements of the Barbara Petchenik Competition. Please submit your opinions and proposals until December 2015. Thank you!

October’s Map of the Month is a service for generating real-time heatmaps of sports workouts

Project Supra – Real-time heatmaps from sports workouts.

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.

Zoom in and find more details here!

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Call for Participation, AAG Special Sessions on Cognition, Visualization, and User Issues

AAG Annual Meeting 2016The 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

Participants

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:

  1. Register and submit your abstract online following the AAG Guidelines.
  2. Email your presenter identification number (PIN), paper title, and abstract to Amy Griffin by October 25, 2015.
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eCARTO News September 2015

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.

World Maps

  • 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

Industry News

  • 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

Mapping Applications

  • 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

Marine Cartography

Using Technology for Mapping

Cartography and Research

Opinion

  • 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

History Mapping

  • 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

Mapping Anomalies

  • 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

Mountain Cartography

Alternative Cartography

Announcement and CfP of the 11th ICA Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage

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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/

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

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