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Get to know the new ICA Executive Committee for the term 2023-2027
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President’s Blog: Warning about fake emails

The digital world we are living in has great opportunities to interact and communicate for all of us. However, is also needs our literacy. This is true for digital maps, but this is very much true also for our default communication means.

Unfortunately, fake emails are sent out in the name of ICA, and especially in the name of the President Georg Gartner. Those mails ask eventually for money transfer, claiming that there is some kind of urgent situation.

Such emails might be seemingly sent from the email address president@icaci.org, but if you check the header of the e-mail you can reveal the real sender of the fake e-mail (e.g. presidentgl2023@gmail.com; it can happen that other similar email addresses have also been used).

Beware of scam mails by Mohamed Hassan via pxhere.com

Beware of scam mails (Graphic by Mohamed Hassan via pxhere.com)

If you are suspicious about a mail you receive in the name of ICA, please

  1. Check the header of the e-mail and find out if there might be other sender addresses.
  2. Be ensured, that an ICA representative like the president or the Secretary-General will not ask for money, support, help in personal, private occasions ever.
  3. Double check by contacting the president and/or secretary-general or ICA webmaster right away.
  4. Please do not react on the email, if there are attachments don’t open them unless you can be absolutely sure (see points above).
  5. Please delete the email.

We have tried to identify several means on helping with this, but unfortunately, we cannot fully avoid fraud and criminal energy like this, and it is very unfortunate that the ICA President’s name is misused in this way.

Georg Gartner

eCARTO News April 2024

eCARTO News captures 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.

Applications of Mapping

  • Mapping the Milky Way’s magnetic field in 3D – phys.org
  • Modern mapping at Mawson – antarctica.gov.au
  • NASA Team Picks Survey for Far Side Galactic Mapping – miragenews.com
  • Mapping Global Flash Drought Trends for Disaster Preparedness – prnewswire.com
  • Volcano Watch — Introducing HVO’s new online eruption map – bigislandnow.com
  • CPW releases updated collared gray wolf activity map; launches depredation report webpage – montrosepress.com
  • ForeFlight Introduces Reported Turbulence Map – avweb.com
  • Earth Day 2024: Google Map announces new environmental friendly features – thenews.com.pk

Geographically Specific Mapping Applications

  • ADB asks Pakistan to use spatial mapping to mitigate damages – dawn.com
  • Drones, planes and satellite used to map Great Western Woodlands, protecting old-growth trees from fire – abc.net.au
  • Fort Wayne Selected For Urban Heat Mapping – waynedalenews.com
  • Map shows parts of UK that could be underwater by 2050 – metro.co.uk
  • Future Land Use Map lets Athenians weigh in on city’s development – wuga.org
  • Progress in high-resolution vegetation mapping: China’s leap toward advanced environmental monitoring – phys.org
  • Rat map: Tracking the rodent infestation in Singapore – channelnewsasia.com
  • Interactive map shows America’s growing obesity problem with states where two in five adults are obese – irishstar.com
  • Belarus Unveils First Online Map of All Protected Nature Areas – undp.org
  • Take steps to map wetlands across Tamil Nadu, Madras HC directs State – dtnext.in

Maps, Atlases and Globes

Opinions & Reviews

  • Bouloux on Vagnon and Victor, ‘La Mappa mundi d’Albi: Culture géographique et représentation du monde au haut Moyen Âge’ [Review] – h-net.org
  • Book review: Encounters in the New World: Jesuit Cartography of the Americas – h-net.org
  • Maps Show Passenger Trains in US vs. Europe? – snopes.com
  • Old map supposedly shows how Hollywood studio used California to represent other countries – fox40.com
  • Maps are guided by power, not truth – iai.tv

Technology & Innovations

Publications

Conferences & Seminars

  • RIMMA2025 International Conference on Forecasting, Preparedness, Warning, and Response – rimma.org

Historical

  • When a Medieval Monk Crowdsourced the Most Accurate Map of the World – openculture.com

 

 

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the weblink authors are their own and do not represent the official position of the ICA. The links are assembled for information and education purposes only.

Save the Date: Invitation to the 32nd International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2025)

The Local Organizing Committee is delighted to invite you to the 32nd International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2025): “Mapping the Future: Innovation, Inclusion, and Sustainability.” This event will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from August 16 to 22, 2025. For more details, please visit our website at icc2025.com. The conference aims to unite a diverse group of global participants to foster innovation and expand the frontiers of Cartography and GIScience. Our goal is to guide the field toward an inclusive and sustainable future in our interconnected world. We eagerly anticipate welcoming you to Vancouver in the summer of 2025!

Réservez la date!

Le Comité Organisateur Local, a le plaisir de vous inviter à la 32ème Conférence Cartographique Internationale (CCI 2025): “Cartographier l’Avenir: Innovation, Inclusion, et Durabilité.” Cet événement se tiendra à Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique, Canada, du 16 au 22 août 2025. Pour plus de détails, veuillez visiter notre site web à l’adresse icc2025.com. La conférence vise à encourager l’innovation et à repousser les limites de la Cartographie et de la Science de l’Information Géographique, en les orientant vers un avenir inclusif et durable dans notre monde interconnecté. Nous attendons avec impatience de vous accueillir à Vancouver à l’été 2025!

Category: General News

President’s Blog: A continent ready to rise: Visiting Cameroon

Capacity Building and to liaise with institutions and countries of high potential but no strong presence at ICA currently is a key strategic priority. It has to be seen in this context, that I had the opportunity for a working visit to Yaoundé, Cameroon at 4.-6.March 2024. During the visit to Cameroon, I had three official meetings with top administrative representatives in the Cameroon Government. In addition, a workshop at the ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation on Contemporary Cartography has been given.

At the visits at the National Institute of Statistics, die National Institute of Cartography and the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation I had the opportunity to learn to know the activities, plans and constraints of working on Geoformation and Cartography in Cameroon. Topics of discussion involved issues related to National Spatial Data Infrastructures and the role of the UN-IGIF framework, the topic of working on an Atlas or cartographic products in respect to the SDGs from a national Cameroonian perspective, the eventual benefits of a regional cartographic conference in Africa, a national membership of Cameroon to ICA and strategies on how to ensure capacity building access to programs offered from international organizations as well as the challenge of producing reliable contemporary national topographic maps.

The workshop on Cartography and Geospatial Information management was meant for high-level representatives of the domain. After introducing the International Cartographic Association I addressed the contemporary nature and relevance of Cartography, followed by Madam Takem Ebangha Agbor Delphine, talking about the Collaborative Approach to a National Spatial Database. The last speaker was Mr. Fernand Guy Isseri, the Co-Chair of United Nations High Level Group on Integrated Geospatial Information Framework (IGIF) on the opportunities and challenges of a National Spatial Data Framework for Cameroon.

At the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Cameroon at Yaoundè with the Director for Scientific Policies and Planning Dr Jean Marcel and the Department Directors for Capacity Building, Strategy and Planning

At the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Cameroon at Yaoundè with the Director for Scientific Policies and Planning Dr Jean Marcel and the Department Directors for Capacity Building, Strategy and Planning

Some participants of the Workshop on Cartography and Geospatial Information Management

Some participants of the Workshop on Cartography and Geospatial Information Management at the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation of Cameroon at Yaoundè on 5.3.24, including
the UN-GGIM Africa representative Isseri Fernand Guy, governmental representatives and representatives of Cameroonian Universities

With senior Researcher Takem Agbor in front of the Cameroonian National Institute ofCartography

With senior Researcher Takem Agbor in front of the Cameroonian National Institute of
Cartography

With the Assistant Director General She Etoundi Joseph Guy Benjamin of the National Institute of Statistics of Cameroon

With the Assistant Director General She Etoundi Joseph Guy Benjamin of the National Institute of Statistics of Cameroon

The intention is to follow the identified areas of mutual interest up, so that the visit leads to further activities.

Georg Gartner

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eCARTO News March 2024

eCARTO News captures 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.

Opportunities & Publications

Conferences & Seminars

Applications of Mapping

  • Astronomers Unveil Largest-Ever Map of Universe’s Active Supermassive Black Holes – nyu.edu
  • Night sky, March 2024: What you can see tonight [maps] – space.com
  • Blind navigators use Braille maps to guide drivers – timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • Iceland | Volcanic eruption in Reykjanes peninsula – reliefweb.int

Maps – Collective

Map Societies

Opinion

Technical

Animal Tracking

Cartographers

  • John Ogilby’s America (1671) – storymaps.arcgis.com
  • ‘I wanted to do something useful’: the teenager who drew edible maps for Australia’s wartime pilots – theguardian.com
  • UMW Map-Makers Bring Lafayette’s Journey to Life – umw.edu

 

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the weblink authors are their own and do not represent the official position of the ICA. The links are assembled for information and education purposes only.

Where Cartography Meets Industry: Trust in Mapping

We are happy to announce the online event “Where Cartography Meets Industry – Trust in Mapping,” by our sister society IMIA. It brings together the leading organizations International Map Industry Association (IMIA), the International Cartographic Association (ICA) with Prof. Georg Gartner, the British Cartographic Society (BCS), and the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS).

Join insightful discussions on advancing geo-ethics and exploring strategies to build trust in various aspects of cartography and mapping businesses. The online event is scheduled for April 24, 2024, from 5 to 6:30 PM (CET); admission is free of charge.

For further information, visit https://imiamaps.org/events/wcmi-2024/.

Category: General News

Invitation to AsiaCarto 2024 – The First Asian Cartographic Conference of ICA

The International Cartographic Association (ICA) and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) are pleased to initiate the first Regional Cartographic Conferences (RCC) in Asia, namely Asian Cartographic Conference (AsiaCarto 2024). AsiaCarto 2024 will be held from 8th to 10th December 2024 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.

AsiaCarto 2024 aims to bring together Cartographers, GIS scientists, and professionals from related fields to provide a platform for discussion, exchange, and stimulation of research and collaborative projects on Cartography and GIScience. In the long run, AsiaCarto envisions becoming a biannual series of conferences hosted in various Asian countries, consistently supporting the promotion of Cartography and GIScience within Asia and worldwide.

We invite submissions, session proposals, workshop proposals, and exhibitor applications! Don’t miss out on the chance to win prestigious awards such as Best Paper, Best Presentation, and Student Travel Grants. For detailed information registration, please visit AsiaCarto 2024’s official website. ICA has also opened up its Scholarship programme for this new Regional Cartographic Conference. The deadline for Scholarship applications by young scientists is 7 August 2024: https://icaci.org/scholarship/

We are happy to welcome you to AsiaCarto 2024 in Hong Kong!

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Invitation to CartoVis 2024 – ICA Workshop on AI, Geovisualization, and Analytical Reasoning

The University of Warsaw Department of Geoinformatics, Cartography, and Remote Sensing in collaboration with the International Cartographic Association Commissions on Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information VisualizationGeovisualization, and User Experience (UX), as well as ICA Next Generation Cartographers Working Group are pleased to invite you to the 2024 ICA Workshop on AI, Geovisualization, and Analytical Reasoning, on Saturday, 7 September 2024 at the University of Warsaw, Poland.

Early-stage work is explicitly encouraged, especially by junior scholars or those new to cartography.

We invite you to contribute to our Call for Papers. Short papers (2 pages) can be submitted until 15 May 2024 and abstracts (300 words) until 1 June 2024. Submissions are expected to report on ongoing and emergent work that aims to tackle one of the many dimensions of cartography: specifically, we welcome those that relate to supporting geovisualization and analytical reasoning, including approaches that leverage AI methods applied at various stages: data processing, analysis, visualization generation and interpretation, as well as support in user perception interpretation. Broadly speaking, we are seeking work that focuses on understanding users, their cognitive processes, and/or their interactions with visual representations and computational methods via maps or geographic visualization. We welcome research that tackles these and related problem areas through computational, representational, artificial intelligence (AI), ethical, or contextual methodological lenses. This workshop will provide a forum in which new approaches and ideas can be discussed and where new research collaborations can be formed.

There will be no conference fee!

For details please visit our workshop website: http://carto-vis-workshop.uw.edu.pl/ 

We are looking forward to your contributions and to welcoming you to Warsaw!

CartoVis24 Organizers

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Invitation to the 18th ICA Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage

The ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital, continuing the tradition of its annual Cartoheritage Conferences since 2006, is pleased to invite you at the 18th ICA Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage in Bologna, 23-25 October 2024 – in partnership with the the University of Bologna, Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering (DICAM), supported by the MAGIC – Map & Geoinformation Curators Group.

Call for Papers

The Programme will be organised in thematic sessions dedicated to issues relevant to the subjects usually treated in the Conferences of the ICA Cartoheritage Commission, according to its Terms of Reference (2023-2027).

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Digitisation – Georeference.
  • Content analysis in terms of geometry and thematics of cartodiversity.
  • Landscape change studies based on map-archival sources.
  • Visualisation of Cartoheritage, including thematic portals.
  • Interconnection of cartographic archival sources, especially map and textual data.
  • Historical terrestrial and aerial photography, including photo-related post-cards and relevant material – cartographic parametrisation.
  • Cartoheritage web providing issues.
  • Interaction of cartoheritage with map and geoinformation curatorship of cartodiversity.
  • Development of cartoheritage as a cultural issue, within the context of GLAM, addressed to education and to the general public.
  • Geographic affinities with Cartoheritage.
  • Cartoheritage and Digital Humanities.
  • Other relevant issues of the Cartoheritage ecosystem.

The presented papers are published in the Conference Proceedings (ISSN-2459-3893) available in digital form during the Conference.

For your participation in the conference, please fill and submit online your participation form.

For abstract submission, please fill and submit online the paper title & abstract form (Deadline: 30 April 2024)

For more information about the conference please visit cartography.web.auth.gr/ICA-Heritage/Bologna2024.

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eCARTO News February 2024

eCARTO News captures 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.

Navigation and Cartography

“As It Happens” Cartography

  • UK weather – msn.com
  • Map of large grass fire north of North Platte – knopnews2.com
  • Map Shows California Cities to Get Hit Hardest With Rain – newsweek.com
  • Map shows where AT&T outages hit cellphone users across the U.S. – finance.yahoo.com
  • Natchitoches unveils new online crime mapping system – ktbs.com
  • New interactive map shows spread of measles across London – mylondon.news

Risk Mapping

  • Map plots riskiest chemical release hot spots – eenews.net
  • Tent City Nation: Mapping stories of homeless encampments across Canada – ottawacitizen.com
  • Map shows where “explosive hurricanes” could hit the United States after weather warning issued – irishstar.com
  • Where are U.S. earthquakes most likely? A new map shows the hazard risks – sciencenews.org

Applications of Mapping

  • Advanced Aerial Mapping Unveils England’s Hedgerows – miragenews.com
  • Ohio eclipse map – fox8.com
  • Researchers use the latest technology to more accurately map the Oregon Trail over the Blue Mountains – eastoregonian.com
  • North Dakota Tourism releases enhanced website interactive map and website features – valleynewslive.com
  • Interactive map of Frederick Douglass’ influence across America will be available to public – news.iu.edu
  • Bridger-Teton National Forest seeks input on Story Map – localnews8.com
  • Genoa Township Updates Radon Map – whmi.com

Environment

  • Wetlands map identifies areas that could be affected by sea level rise – baytobaynews.com
  • Map reveals US states with 100% fatal ‘zombie deer disease’ – metro.co.uk
  • Google joins mission to map methane from space – bbc.com

Social media and maps

  • Instagram is working on a ‘Friend Map’ feature that would let you track friends’ locations – yahoo.com

Opinion

  • Mapping Earth’s atmospheric rivers could help improve predictions for intense rain – news.yahoo.com
  • Maps are guided by power, not truth – iai.tv

Just Atlases & Maps

  • Photoatlas Series – Photoatlas Series
  • Mappa Mundi: The greatest medieval map in the world – bbc.com
  • Great Bend Museum unveils restored historic 1796 map of Jackson County – wvnews.com
  • A recently restored 1830s map of Ripley – wvnews.com

Industry News

  • Hivemapper: Mapping 140 Million KM on Solana – altcoinbuzz.io
  • Mobile Mapping Market Will Hit Big Revenues In Future – einnews.com
  • C-MAP Updates Cartography for North America – wired2fish.com
  • A new way to discover places with generative AI in Maps – blog.google
  • USGS expands National Map digital offerings – usgs.gov

Cartographers

  • Artist cartographer creates ‘wild world’ map with no national borders and 1,642 species – abc.net.au

Technology

  • Everything you need to know about 3D mapping cameras – automate.org

 

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the weblink authors are their own and do not represent the official position of the ICA. The links are assembled for information and education purposes only.

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