Welcome to the International Cartographic Association
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

A new website for the Archive of the Barbara Petchenik Map Competition

Archive of the Barbara Petchenik Competition

Archive of the Barbara Petchenik Competition

The website for the Archive of the Barbara Petchenik Map Competition was updated with a new design and new options to search data. The Barbara Petchenik Collection is maintained by the team working at the Maps, Data & Government Information Centre of the Carleton University Library in Ottawa, Canada. Through this website, users can search and browse through all children map entries since 1993. The address of the website remained the same: https://childrensmaps.library.carleton.ca

Our most sincere congratulations for Joel Rivard, Sherri Sunstrum and Sylvie Lafortune for their very valuable work!

Call for Organizers for ICC 2021 is open

The International Cartographic Association invites bids from national members to organize the 30th International Cartographic Conference in 2021 (ICC2021).

Any member nation may lodge a bid via their national member and until the deadline:
30 June 2016.

The Executive Committee will decide in October 2016 and make the decision available on the ICA website soon after.

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

Category: General News

28th Newsletter of the Commission on Cartography and Children

ica_cc_27

The December 2015 issue of the newsletter of the Commission on Cartography and Children is available for download.

Keeping the tradition begun two Christmas ago, the last newsletter of this year is mainly formed by images and very shorts texts to resume all activities of the commission members during this year and presenting photos taken all over the world.

eCARTO News December 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.

Land Cover Mapping

  • Corrigendum: Mapping tree density at a global scale – nature.com
  • MapBiomas: New mapping platform will track annual deforestation in Brazil – mongabay.com
  • Queensland botanists near end of epic mapping project started in late 1990s – abc.net.au
  • Low-flying plane will be mapping Missouri conservation areas – news-leader.com
  • Mapping tools chart path towards sustainable urban food supply – cordis.europa.eu

Mapping for Transport

  • Making green commutes safer using mapping – directionsmag.com
  • Audi, BMW, Daimler close on Nokia’s mapping business – autoblog.com
  • Mapping Chicago’s Subway in the Style of Frank Lloyd Wright – citylab.com

Frontier mapping

Mapping Application

  • The USGS Mapping the National Parks and inspire works of art – gisuser.com
  • Bluesky Partners with FATMAP to Create Interactive 3D Ski Maps – amerisurv.com
  • Mapping 65 Years of Explosive Urban Growth – citylab.com
  • Mapping the State: Ireland as you’ve never seen it – irishtimes.com
  • Scientists Are Mapping the World’s Largest Volcano – nationalgeographic.com
  • Mapping 65 Years of Explosive Urban Growth – citylab.com
  • Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines – wsj.com

Mapping Technology

  • Forget Pizza Delivery, Drones Mapping High-Altitude Glaciers Now – ndtv.com
  • Here mapping team plans to use real-time driver data for autonomous cars – theverge.com
  • UAS mapping the top goal for Topcon and Agisoft – spatialsource.com.au
  • New Mapping Technology Helps Arctic Communities “Keep on Top” of Sea Ice Changes – smithsonianmag.com
  • Drones offer cheap mapping from the sky – bbc.com
  • Mapbox Fast building tracing with JOSM – mapbox.com

Cartographic Resources & Education & Opportunities

Indoor Mapping

  • German 3D Indoor Mapping And Navigation Startup NavVis Locates €7.5M Funding – techcrunch.com

Social Media and Crowd Sourced Mapping

Just Maps

Cartography to the Rescue

Politics and Cartography

Data and Mapping

  • The Motherlode Of Australian Mapping Data Is Being Released – gizmodo.com.au
  • Storing large volumes of imagery and rasters in the cloud – esri.com
  • Geocoded national address data to be made openly available – dpmc.gov.au

On a Lighter Note

 

Invitation to the 6th International Conference on Cartography & GIS

iccgis2016_Banner_620x350px_RGB

6th International Conference on Cartography & GIS
& Seminar with EU cooperation on Early Warning and Disaster/Crisis Management

Albena, Bulgaria, 13–17 June 2016

After very successful events in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014, the 6th edition of the International Conference on Cartography and GIS (ICC & GIS) is organized in Bulgaria.

The aim of the conference is to collect knowledge and share experience about the latest achievements in the field of cartography and GIS. Particular attention is paid to the important European region – the Balkan Peninsula. Last conferences were very influential for public administrations and we would like to enhance this trend also in 2016, when the situation in Europe and especially in Balkan countries is very complicated, e.g. facing the immigrant crises could be improved with support of our technologies.

The ICC & GIS conference is organized by the International Cartographic Association (ICA), the Bulgarian Cartographic Association and the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria.

As a part of the conference several other events will be held during 13–17 June:

Deadlines

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 10 January 2016
  • Payment of early registration fee: 29 January 2016
  • Final full paper submission and payment of regular registration fee: 1 May 2016

Proceedings will be registered in SCOPUS and Web of Science.

Conference website

The Call for Papers can be found on iccgis2016.cartography-gis.com, including information on registration, programme and accommodation.

Proceed to the conference website

Tag: ,

President’s Blog: Seasons greetings

ICA Executive Committee Meeting, Vienna, 9 November 2015: Lynn Usery, Georg Gartner, David Forrest, Monika Sester, Menno-Jan Kraak, Sara Fabrikant, László Zentai, Yaolin Liu and Vít Voženílek. Missing: Pilar Sánchez-Ortiz Rodríguez

The ICA Executive Committee wishes Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year!

Dear colleagues and ICA friends,

2015 has been an exiting year for cartography. We have experienced a most successful 27th International Cartographic Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Besides, throughout the year Commissions and Working Groups have organized many smaller events in conjunction with national members or sister organizations. 2015 was also the start of the International Map Year. Many small and big local events were organized to celebrate the map. It is obvious that cartography is very much alive!

During the Rio event ICA’s 16th General Assembly took place, and a new leadership has been elected. We now have 27 Commission and Working Groups with people in charge who eagerly started their new ‘jobs’. This also includes the new Executive Committee.

This is also the moment to thank all of you who have been active for ICA over the last four years, especially if we realize that we all do this as volunteers.

2016 activities will focus on the International Map Year. The cartographic exhibition at the UN-GGIM meeting in New York should be one of the highlights where ICA will present its cartographic perspective on the seventeen new sustainability goals true a collaborative effort of all Commissions and Working Groups.

Finally, I would like to wish you all a prosperous and ‘mapable’ 2016.

Menno-Jan Kraak
– President of the International Cartographic Association

GeoSUR award to the Digital Map of Mexico

During the 8th GeoSUR Meeting, held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, the Digital Map of Mexico developed by INEGI (national member of ICA in Mexico), was awarded.

digitalmap-mexico

GeoSUR is a program that maintains a network of geographic information in Latin America and the Caribbean where eighty participating institutions operate map services that are currently linked to the regional portal. The award recognizes data application, service development, or geospatial information products having particular characteristics of innovation and relevance. In this edition, it was awarded the Digital Map of Mexico, given its easy access and its use of spatial data – aspects that stood out among the various proposals in the competition.

Mr. Carlos Guerrero, Director General of Geography and Environment of INEGI-Mexico, showing the 2015 GeoSUR award, given to the Digital Map of Mexico. On his right Santiago Borrero, GeoSUR Program Coordinator and on his left Rodrigo Barriga, Secretary General of the Pan-American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH).

Mr. Carlos Guerrero, Director General of Geography and Environment of INEGI-Mexico, showing the 2015 GeoSUR award, given to the Digital Map of Mexico. On his right Santiago Borrero, GeoSUR Program Coordinator and on his left Rodrigo Barriga, Secretary General of the Pan-American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH).

On behalf of INEGI, the award was accepted by geographer Carlos Guerrero Elemen and Director General of Geography and Environment, who also presented three papers: Progress in Caribbean Project (proposal by the National Section in Mexico); Integrating Statistical and Geographical Information, and Open Geospatial Data by INEGI.

Mr. Carlos Guerrero, receiving the 2015 GeoSUR award from Mr. Santiago Borrero Mutis.

Mr. Carlos Guerrero, receiving the 2015 GeoSUR award from Mr. Santiago Borrero Mutis.

Category: Member News

eCARTO News November 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.

3D Mapping & 3D Modelling

  • 3D Mapping and 3D Modeling Market by Application in 3D Mapping, by Vertical, and by Geography – Forecast to 2020 – prnewswire.com
  • Build a 3-D Virtual World with This Crowdsourced Map of the Real World – technologyreview.com
  • Mapping 100 Years of Earthquakes, in 3-D – citylab.com

Participatory 3D Mapping

  • First P3DM Exercise Completed in Tonga – twitter.com
  • Hands on Culture – Participatory 3D Modelling with Mandingalbay Yidinji People (Australia):videmo.com
  • Modeling the Future in Boe Boe Community, Solomon Islands – youtube.com
  • Participatory 3D Modelling (P3DM) – iapadorg
  • Largest online library on participatory mapping practice – iapad.org/library
  • Participatory 3-Dimensional Modelling: Guiding Principles and Applications; 2010 edition – iapad.org
  • Locations where P3DM has been implemented – non exhaustive list – p3dm.org
  • Video on P3DM – iapad.org
  • PGIS Ethics in the practice (12 language version) – ppgis.net
  • PGSI/PPGIS video collection on YouTube – youtube.com

Country Specific Cartography

  • Cartography in Switzerland 2011–2015 – kartografie.ch
  • Women in Cartography: Five Centuries of Accomplishments – bpl.org
  • Student-Faculty Project Maps History of Dutch Immigration – calvin.edu
  • Crowd-Mapping Jakarta’s Flood Problem Via Twitter – fastcoexist.com
  • Melbourne council releases mapping tool to reveal huge potential of solar PV – onestepoffthegrid.com.au
  • Chinese rocket deploys third Tianhui mapping satellite – spaceflightnow.com

GIScience in the Pacific Island Countries

UAVs

Scientific Applications of Cartography

Industry News

  • MMT 2015: The 9th International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology – insidegnss.com
  • what3words Delivers 3 Word Addresses to Esri ArcGIS Platform – directionsmag.com
  • Uber Signs a Mapping Deal With TomTom – fortune.com
  • Startup Mapbox Makes Big Satellite Imagery Buy to Take On Google, Here Maps – recode.net
  • Google Maps is adding offline navigation and search starting today – theverge.com
  • Access offline maps while abroad with Maps.me for Android – ghacks.net
  • DigitalGlobe – digitalglobe.com

Mapping Applications

  • Mapping the World’s Territorial Disputes – huffingtonpost.com
  • CMS Online Mapping Tool Details Opioid Prescribing Patterns – aafp.org
  • Mapping the Frenzy of Europe’s Migrant Crisis – citylab.com
  • “Maps that fight the mafia”: How Italy is leading the way in collaborative mapping initiatives – citymetric.com
  • 50 First Dates of Snow – citylab.com
  • Satellite data mapping project led by Ecometrica gets $1M from GEF to Conserve Biodiversity Hotspot – directionsmag.com
  • Homes belonging to half a billion people ‘could be submerged by rising sea levels’ – independent.co.uk
  • GIS software gives 911 emergency dispatchers enhanced mapping system – chicagotribune.com

Technical

Neat Ideas

  • Escape from Mercator – mapzen.com
  • Bird migration patterns – atlasobscura.com
  • Apple’s survey app helps venues easily create indoor maps – theverge.com
  • Mapping 16th Century Social Networks with Six Degrees of Francis Bacon – gizmodo.com
  • Swarms of pumpkin-shaped drones might soon map the world’s seabeds – qz.com

Cartographic Resources & Education

Large Scale Mapping

  • Microsoft’s Bing Maps now shows you real-time stills from traffic cameras – citymetric.com
  • Bing Maps Brings Traffic Camera Views Across 11 Countries – ubergizmo.com
  • How Komoot Built The Best Bike-Route Mapping App – fastcoexist.com
  • Mapping Startup Leverages Machine Vision – datanami.com
  • Entrepreneur developing accessibility mapping app – phys.org
  • I went blind for a day to try Microsoft’s headset for the visually impaired – telegraph.co.uk
  • Never Stop Exploring – esri.com

Extraterrestrial Cartography

  • Astronomers are mapping the center of our galaxy, and they just discovered a phenomenon they never expected – businessinsider.com.au
  • Why mapping the galaxy will be child’s play – theguardian.com
  • Mapping winds on alien worlds – astronomy.com
  • Find Your House On This Map And Watch The Satellites Passing Above You – gizmodo.com.au
  • Mapping Mars’ Ripples Unveils Dune Mysteries – discovery.com
  • Mapping the future of planetary data – gcn.com
  • A new, beautifully detailed geological map of Mars – zmescience.com
  • These Tiny Antennas Will Help Map Big Bang’s Afterglow – gizmodo.com

Opinion

Crowdsourced Mapping

  • Making smart cities work for people. No. 5. Böblingen’s crowdsourced accessibility maps – citymetric.com
  • students help victims of disasters by mapping stricken areas – kutv.com

The Brave New World of Mapping

  • How MappingExperts Keep Driverless Cars on the Road – pcmag.com
rawboned-refined