Welcome to the International Cartographic Association
The ICA Executive Committee and Commission Chairs at the first meeting of the 2019–2023 term in Gent, BelgiumWelcome to the website of the International Cartographic AssociationView our poster series as a contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals View our poster series as a contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals
Do you know the ICA commissions of the term 2019–2023 already?
Welcome to the website of the International Cartographic Association
View our poster series as a contribution to the Sustainable Development

President’s Blog #6: Revised Dates for Papers and Abstracts for ICC2021

Dear ICA Colleagues,

In my last blog post, I mentioned the decision to move the dates for the ICC2021 in Florence Italy from July to December 14-18, 2021 in response to the current effects of the pandemic. With this extended period, the ICC2021 Local Organizing Committee very recently revised the dates for submitting full papers and abstracts. The new dates are posted on the website and also are provided below:

Full Papers Submission ClosingMarch 19, 2021
Abstracts Submission ClosingMay 28, 2021
Notification Of Acceptance For Full PapersJuly 2, 2021
Notification Of Acceptance For AbstractsJuly 2, 2021
Submission Of Final ManuscriptsJuly 30, 2021

Please share this information with colleagues to promote the 30th International Cartographic Conference in Florence, Italy.

– Tim Trainor
President of the International Cartographic Association

 


A former version of this post listed a wrong deadline for abstracts. The correct date is May 28. We apologize for the error.

Tag: ,

President’s Blog #5: Announcing New Dates for ICC2021

Dear ICA Colleagues,

What better way to celebrate the New Year than to announce that the International Cartographic Conference will take place December 14-18, 2021 in Florence, Italy. The change in dates reflects careful planning on the part of the Italian Cartographic Society’s Local Organizing Committee (LOC). It was originally scheduled for July 2021. We all can appreciate how difficult it is to plan the timing for a conference during the pandemic, especially when trying to maneuver the timing of an event that allows for an in-person conference. After much deliberation, the month of July was deemed too risky. The organizers and the ICA Executive Committee concluded and agreed to move the date five months later to December. With so much economic uncertainty, the LOC also planned for and have now settled on a new location in Florence for the event – The University of Florence. The University’s central location, accessibility, and facilities combine to meet all of the conference needs for the ICA.

The change in dates together with a new venue are the reasons for the recent uncertainty regarding published deadlines for papers, abstracts, and the International Map Exhibition. We expect that you will understand the many challenges faced by the LOC and the ICA Executive Committee when several fundamental assumptions in planning a large international event suddenly went amiss because of the pandemic’s long reach.

Announcing a Hybrid Conference Opportunity

The ICC2021 will be a hybrid conference – a chance to participate in person or via remote access. This is the first time that the ICA has offered such a choice. A hybrid event opens access to more participants and now makes it possible for those unable to travel or with limited resources to experience the benefits of an international cartographic event, as long as you have internet access. This is a recent decision and specific details are being formulated to help you decide on your attendance preferences. We anticipate that the hybrid option will highlight selected program content and will not include the full program. Conference registration rates will reflect these distinctions. As more details are decided, information will be posted to the conference website. Future President blogs also will highlight these options and opportunities on the ICA website.

Next steps for each of us

  1. Review the conference website for recent information on deadlines and details. Periodically check the website for updates and new information.
  2. Authors planning to submit a full paper for review have an approaching deadline of January 15. The organizers anticipate that those who are considering this option have been working on their paper to meet prior deadlines and can now submit their work for review by the ICC Scientific Program Committee. If a short extension is needed, please contact the Scientific Program Committee.
  3. The abstract submission deadline is March 26 for consideration either as a full paper in the Proceedings or as stand-alone published abstract. See the ICC website for details.
  4. Conference registration options will be decided soon and will be available to you.
  5. ICA Members (countries and affiliate members) who plan to submit cartographic examples for the International Cartographic Exhibition, see the guidelines at https://www.icc2021.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ICC_2021_Guidelines_201204_web.pdf.
  6. Sponsors, exhibitors, businesses, and associations that plan to have a presence at the ICC2021, please contact the LOC and check the conference website for details. This international conference is a great opportunity to make your mark in the rebirth of your enterprise coming out of the pandemic.

Contact LOC: https://www.icc2021.net/contacts/

I hope that this information has been informative and helpful. More information will follow but this is a great start for our collective efforts in 2021. I cannot explain to you how excited I am in looking forward to seeing you in Florence in December 2021. Until the next time…

– Tim Trainor
President of the International Cartographic Association

President’s Blog #4: Finally, an end to a challenging year … and prospects for a much better 2021

The past year has been an exceptional year for all of us – a time that we will certainly remember for our lifetimes. None of us could foresee what was coming when we shared our holiday wishes a year ago. The COVID-19 pandemic threatened our lives while also destroying many exciting plans for a normal year of activities, both professionally and personally. The pandemic imposed unprecedented challenges to our lives. For the ICA, it disrupted and affected professional collaboration around the world.

Like many international organizations, the ICA community had to adjust to the circumstances. This was not our norm. Many long-planned conferences and meetings had to be cancelled or postponed by their organizers. We could not stand by and let the pandemic rule every aspect of our existence. In response, meetings of the new ICA Executive Committee, the ICA Commissions and new ICA Working Groups shifted to virtual-only environments. We all had to get used to a “new normal” where technology empowered us to keep in touch. One positive outcome of distance meetings, workshops, and conferences was that many more people were able to participate that would not have been able to travel. In a virtual setting, numbers of participants were much higher than expected. While the technology allowed us to continue our programs, we all sorely miss person-to-person meetings with our friends and colleagues…with you.

With all the downsides of 2020 and the personal suffering and daily disruptions caused by the pandemic, we have also seen rays of hope pointing the way to what we expect will be a better new year in 2021. Since the beginning of the crisis, the need for information has increased tremendously worldwide. This need for data also affects us and our discipline as maps provide an essential information medium for our society and for science. We have all seen many vivid examples in recent months – showing the distribution and spread of the virus as well as geovisualizations on how to fight it. The world of cartography and geoinformation has come to the forefront in various ways that helped in addressing the pandemic.

We must admit that these pressing circumstances have initiated a wave of digital transformation in our lives that we would not likely have experienced so quickly in a more normal year. We all discovered new efficient virtual ways of working together across long distances while having a sense that our colleagues were in the room next to us. These previously little used techniques allowed us to be successful in not only maintaining the ICA’s mission, but expanding the activities of our Association by organizing new conferences, establishing new ICA Working Groups and even finding new members! We should and will use this motivation for the coming years, learn from it and continue our progress. The ICA Executive Committee and Commission Chairs have drawn various positive conclusions from this year’s experiences that are guiding us in planning for future activities and events that can be incorporated into those plans.

I am very hopeful that we will return to a more normal time where we will have the opportunity to meet in person again – while continuing to build on our new experiences from the society’s digital transformation. One special event is our next ICC in Florence, Italy which is now planned for December 2021. The conference is a beaming ray of hope where we can experience a second renaissance of humanity – getting together to advance cartography and GIScience. Please register and submit your contributions to this important event.

We wish you and your family, colleagues and friends peaceful holidays and all the best for 2021! We very much look forward to our continuing collaboration with you in the coming year.

– Tim Trainor
President of the International Cartographic Association

eCARTO News December 2020

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.

Cartography – A World View

Cartographic Crime

Cartographic Communication

Cartography – Interactive

Cartographic Algorithms

  • Machine Learning and Object Detection in Spatial Analysis – gislounge.com
  • Machine Learning and Object Detection for the rest of us – mapscaping.com

Mapping Applications

Sharing – real or virtual

Cartography Sources & Resources

Just Maps

History

  • The intriguing maps that reveal alternate histories – bbc.com
  • William Hacke: A Pirate’s Cartographer – blogs.loc.gov

Allied to Cartography

President’s Blog #3: ICA joins the OGC as Associate Member

OGC logoThe ICA recently joined the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) as an associate member. As an international consortium of more than 500 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities, the OGC focuses on the interoperability of geospatial data, applications and services “to make geospatial (location) information and services FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable” (https://www.ogc.org/).

OGC membership makes it possible for ICA Commission Members to participate in standards development and gives them access to member-only content in the OGC portal. This includes attendance and participation in OGC meetings, voting rights in working groups, and insight into geospatial technology trends with recommendations for actions in the technology forecast report. Additional benefits are the awareness and promotion of the ICA and cartography to a broader public and further intensified contact with leading geospatial organisations.

The Commissions on SDI and Standards, Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization and Open Source Geospatial Technologies have started regular discussions to coordinate the ICA’s involvement in the OGC. We think that the ICA can make a particular contribution by contributing to the standardization of cartography-specific terminology and by bringing in a user-centred perspective to the technical standards of the OGC through communicating our understanding of what design choices are effective.

Tag:

Congress of Cartographic Science successfully held as virtual congress

The 10th Congress of Cartographic Science “The challenge of cartography as an element of territorial management” planned to take place in Resistencia, Argentina, was held as the 1st Virtual International Congress on 4–6 November 2020.

This event, which is biannual in nature, was organized by the Argentine Center of Cartography and the Faculty of Humanities of the National University of the Northeast of the Argentine Republic and its main objective was to contribute to the dissemination of activities, projects and research related to knowledge and cartographic work based on geographic information of a different nature due to its objectives, capture scale and recipients.

Throughout its three long days, the work has been very intense due to the amount and diversity of activities: conferences, scientific papers, technical exhibitions, virtual cafes, posters, awards, etc.

The congress summoned a total of 622 attendees, of which 261 were students and 183 guests. They were connected to the virtual transmission through the YouTube channel, with an average of 200 participants per day, from the 23 Argentine provinces and 14 countries: Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Mexico, Spain, Hungary and the United States.

The transmissions were made live from the city of Resistencia in the province of Chaco, and were broadcast on the YouTube channel of the Congress of Cartographic Science, where they were recorded for public viewing. This meant a total of 33 hours of live transmission, and more than 5,900 reproductions of the 3 days on the YouTube channel so far.

Simultaneously, 6 Virtual Cafes were held with topics such as: Teacher Education and Training, Collaborative Cartography, Fires, Land Cover and Use, Geographical Names, and Climate Change. An average of 20 participants accessed them, and a total of about 100 people got in touch by this means.

For more information visit https://centrodecartografia.wixsite.com/10ccc/resultadofinal

Category: Member News

eCARTO News November 2020

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.

Cartographic Relationships

  • “Understanding a map creates a new sort of relationship with the outdoors” – theguardian.com
  • Ireland’s mapping grid in harmony with GPS – irishtimes.com

Cartography as an Indicator

  • The maps that show life is slowly getting better – theguardian.com
  • The intriguing maps that reveal alternate histories – bbc.com
  • Indigenous cartographers work to decolonize mapping of traditional lands – miragenews.com
  • What Would It Look Like to Decolonize Cartography? A Volunteer Group Has Ideas – hyperallergic.com
  • More than 49,000 miles of paths lost from maps in England and Wales – theguardian.com
  • The first step to bridging the urban ‘canopy gap’? Counting and mapping trees. – grist.org
  • Everything you need to know about the US – in maps – aljazeera.com
  • Precision ag maps — what went wrong? – producer.com

Cartography Hubs

  • Center for Geospatial Solutions – lincolninst.edu
  • Alaska Geospatial Council helps state know ‘where it’s at’ – adn.com

Cartographic Forums

Mapping Applications

  • Mapping Landslide Hazards in Central America – nasa.gov
  • Mapping Michigan’s Most Climate-Resilient Landscapes – wxpr.org
  • Getting the long view: New map project identifies big game migrations across the West – magicvalley.com

Retrospective

Cartographic Industry News

  • Roads to Nowhere Cost Baidu $10 Million in Mapping Dispute – caixinglobal.com
  • Google Maps can now show real-time transit ‘crowdedness’ info, live food delivery status – 9to5google.com

Cartographic Relief

  • Imhof-ish cartography: now everywhere can look like Switzerland – esri.com
  • Cartographer Transforms Vintage Maps Into 3D Relief Maps Showing Elevation – mymodernmet.com
  • Contemporary Elevation Data and Historical Maps Merge in Scott Reinhard’s Digital Works – thisiscolossal.com
  • Volcano Watch: How has topography been modeled at Hawaii’s volcanoes? – hawaiitribune-herald.com
  • 3D Mapping and 3D Modelling Market – cheshire.media

Cartography Sources & Resources

  • Independent Map Sellers – docs.google.com
  • Analogue Meets Digital: History and Present IT Augmentation of Europe’s Largest Landscape Relief Model in Villach, Austria – mdpi.com
  • How Google Maps Gets Made – pittwire.pitt.edu

Cartographic Transition

Cartography – A World View

  • Seosat-Ingenio: Preparing to Fly an Earth-Observing Genius – scitechdaily.com
  • Which Countries are Mapping the Ocean Floor? – visualcapitalist.com
  • Global map of bees created in conservation first – bbc.com
  • NASA Uses Powerful Supercomputers and AI to Map Earth’s Trees, Discovers Billions of Trees in West African Drylands – scitechdaily.com
  • SpaceX launches advanced ocean-mapping satellite for NASA and Europe, nails rocket landing – space.com
  • Ocean mapping satellite to help UK scientists tackle climate change – miragenews.com

Citizen Cartography

  • Locate marker with your messages on a map or satellite image. – mapit.us
  • Community Maps Editor App Updated! – esri.com
  • Dawn of OSM Daylight in ArcGIS – esri.com

Cartographers

  • Norman Thrower – theguardian.com
  • Students’ success with data mapping to be honored at Geographic Information Systems Day – udel.edu
  • From concrete to jungle: cartoonist puts Mumbai’s wildlife on the map – theguardian.com

Thinking Creatively

  • Putting Manchester On The Map: Artist Plots Conversations And Moods Of City’s Residents – nhpr.org
  • Spotted: Amazon robot maps sidewalks north of Seattle, laden with cameras and sensors – geekwire.com
  • To own an AR future, Niantic wants to build a smarter map of the world – techcrunch.com
  • Drone Mapping In Real Estate: Here’s What Every Agent Should Know – lakeexpo.com

AutoCarto 2020 – Online on GIS Day!

CaGIS is proud to present AutoCarto 2020, the 23rd International Research Symposium at the intersection of cartography and GIScience.

AutoCarto 2020 is being offered virtually in an open access format that is online and free to all!

The program consists of 40 papers by 121 authors from 14 counties, 7 workshops by 16 organizers from 6 countries, and 4 visionary keynotes from international, government, industry, and academic perspectives.

All of this great content goes live on GIS Day — Wednesday, November 18, 2020 — so be sure to visit the AutoCarto website then!

Category: Member News

eCARTO News Oktober 2020

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.

Storytelling

Cartographers

Borders and Barriers

Cartographic Research & Development

  • The unlit light of the deepest dark – odt.co.nz
  • Satellites could soon map every tree on Earth – nature.com
  • Study maps global regrowth carbon capture potential – spatialsource.com.au
  • Deep Science: Alzheimer’s screening, forest-mapping drones, machine learning in space, more – techcrunch.com

In Case You Missed It

Cartographic Industry News

  • What3words embedded into Here mapping for even better destination navigation – pocket-lint.com
  • Aquatic Mapping Service Market to Witness Huge Growth By 2025 – prnewsleader.com
  • Esri Ireland partners with Bluesky to enhance its digital mapping offering in Ireland – directionsmag.com

Map Societies and Agencies

Cartography Books & Resources

Maps & Mapping Applications

  • A trawler’s chart – i.redd.it
  • National Library of Scotland – recent editions – maps.nls.uk
  • Norway funds satellite map of world’s tropical forests – bbc.com
  • Satellites put the world’s biggest methane emitters on the map – afr.com
  • Mapping ‘fossil water’ helps achieve sustainable groundwater management in California – miragenews.com

Cartography – 3D, Animated and Interactive

Cartography and Tourism

  • Sales of camping, hiking guides rise as Americans take to the outdoors – washingtonpost.com
  • Slow map: Mapping Britain’s intercity footpaths – bbc.com

Mapping and Measuring

Thinking Outside the Quadrilateral

EuroCarto 2020 – a successful (virtual) ICA Regional Conference

In the week of 21–25 September 2020, the EuroCarto 2020 (including the 68th German Cartography Congress) took place as a virtual event. With 412 registered participants from 57 countries as well as 45 presentations, three keynotes, a CartoHack and a CartoCafé, the event was a great success. The abstracts of all contributions have been published in the Abstracts of the ICA and can be read under the following link: https://www.abstr-int-cartogr-assoc.net/2/index.html. The videos of the presentations can be found in the detailed program on the event website.

Category: Member News
Tag: , , ,
rawboned-refined