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Invitation to Pre-ICC Workshop on Spatial Data Infrastructures, Standards, Open Source and Open Data for Geospatial (SDI-Open 2019)

SDI-Open 2019, the pre-conference workshop on spatial data infrastructures, standards, open source and open data for geospatial will be held on 15 July 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, immediately before the 29th International Cartographic Conference. The workshop is jointly organized by the Commission on SDI and Standards, the Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies and the Commission on Map Production & Geoinformation Management.

Mr Reese Plews from Japan, who chairs the ISO/TC 211 Terminology Maintenance Group, will make a special contribution with a presentation about the standardization and harmonization of geospatial information terminology in ISO standards, including the maintenance of a multi-lingual register of terms.

Other presentations on the program cover topics, such as international geospatial information standards and interoperability, UN-GGIM Europe and GeoSTAT requirements for spatial data integration, academic SDIs and open science, open source components for service-oriented mapping, and supply chains.

The day is concluded with an interactive and collaborative mapping session in OpenStreetMap. Delegates should bring their own laptops! Details, including a link for registration, are available on the website of the Commission on SDI & Standards at http://sdistandards.icaci.org/

The detailed program can be found on https://sdistandards.icaci.org/program-sdi-open-2019/.

Save the Date & Call for Papers for the 8th International Symposium on the History of Cartography: Mapping the Ottoman Realm

On 21-23 April 2020 the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) – Department Istanbul will jointly host the 8th International Symposium on the History of Cartography. The venue will be the Library of the DAI, located in the heart of Istanbul, next to Taksim Square.

Cover picture of the 8th International Symposium on the History of Cartography

Since its massive expansion under Sultans Selim I (1512-20) and Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-66), the Ottoman Empire extended from the Algerian shores to Georgia in the Caucasus and from Hungary in the heart of Europe to Yemen on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Albeit in a long decline thereafter, the core of this multi-cultural conglomerate survived into the early 20th century, before it finally disintegrated after World War I. Throughout these five centuries, the Ottomans deeply influenced these heterogeneous countries with at times closer or looser ties to the metropolis Constantinople, leaving a multi-faceted cartographic legacy behind.

The symposium is open to everyone with an interest in the cartography of the (former) Ottoman countries during, but not limited to, the 16th to 20th centuries. The symposium will focus on two main themes:

1) “Cartography of the Ottoman Countries in Europe, Asia and Africa”

  • Ottoman cartography (maps and charts, city and cadastral plans, thematic maps)
  • Foreign cartography of Ottoman countries
  • Geodesy and surveying methods developed under Ottoman rule and by foreign cartographers working in these areas
  • The impact of the military on the development of cartography
  • Cartographic collections in the former Ottoman countries and around the world

2) “Mapping Archaeological Sites, Landscapes and Excavations in the Ottoman Empire in the 19th and 20th Centuries”

  • Technical and conceptual development of archaeological cartography, from the earliest site plans to the introduction of GIS and 3D reconstructions
  • Dichotomy between “accurate” cartographic representation and archaeological interpretation when mapping manmade artefacts, features and landscapes
  • Relationship between cartography, archaeology and the military

The venue of the 8th International Symposium on the History of Cartography will be the Library of the German Archaeological Institute in Istanbul in the heart of the city next to Taksim Square. To explore the city and its cartographic heritage, optional technical and social tours are planned.

Submission guidelines

  • Deadline for submissions: 1 November 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 November 2019

All submissions must be sent electronically via the online submission system on the conference website. Please find all details here.

As with previous international symposia the organizers plan to publish accepted and presented papers and posters in the ICA series “History of Cartography” by Springer (Heidelberg et al.).

Questions regarding submissions can be addressed to:

The event is jointly organized by the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), Department Istanbul. For more information on the symposium and for the submission of abstracts please visit history.icaci.org/istanbul-2020.

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Announcement of the Pre-ICC Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Challenges for Cartography in Big Data Era

The Commission on Cartography for Early Warning and Crises Management (CEW&CM) is organizing a pre-conference activitiy of ICC2019 in Tokyo and Tsukuba on July 13–14, 2019.

Structure & Topics

Saturday, July 13, 10:00–18:00, Tokyo, Kokusai Kogyo co., Ltd., Conference Hall

  1. Research Agenda of Cartography for DRR
  2. Public and private partnership in the field of cartography to realize DRR

Subtopics:

  • 2D&3D dynamic visualization for disaster process display
  • Interactive visualization method based on the disaster mechanism model
  • Spatial cognition and map design for indoor emergency mapping

Sunday, July 14, 11:00–17:00, Tsukuba, GSI, Museum Conference Hall

  1. Innovation of geospatial information technology to cope with disaster
  2. International cooperation in cartography for DRR
  3. New trends in Cartography for DRR

Subtopics:

  • Maps for decision support system
  • Smart cartography
  • Adaptive cartography
  • UX-design
  • Virtual Geographic Environment

Participants are also invited to propose topics connected with activities of our commission as well as topics of the Tokyo and Tsukuba workshop.

Organization of the event

On Saturday July 13 the workshop in Tokyo will be held with the kind help of one of the leading surveying and mapping companies Kokusai Kogyo Ltd. which will provide their conference room and personally endorsed our event by its Chairperson and CEO Ms. Sandra WU. Keynote presentation on behalf of the company will be focused on the role of the private sector for tackling disasters.

On Sunday July 14th Workshop will be held in the Museum building of the Geospatial Information Authority (GSI) of Japan, endorsed by Mr. Shigenobu KAWASAKI, GSI Director General. The keynote will be oriented for the role of GSI in disaster solving activities.

Instructions about transport to both places is available on the workshop website

Abstracts

Information about abstracts formats are available on the workshop website. All abstracts will be blind-reviewed and the best of them will be recommended as papers for high quality journals.

Contacts

eCARTO News April 2019

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.

Investigative cartography

  • “Monsters & Dragons?” –Mapping the Terra Incognito of Milky Way’s Unseen Far Side – dailygalaxy.com
  • Smoke mapping technology could change face of fire fighting – radionz.co.nz
  • Why researchers are mapping the world’s manure – sciencedaily.com
  • Mapping the Spread of Words Along Trade Routes – visualcapitalist.com
  • Mapping the Global Migration of Millionaires – visualcapitalist.com
  • Mapping Ice Algal Blooms from Space – eos.org
  • Mapping Where Traffic Pollution Hurts Children Most – citylab.com
  • What the Obsolete Art of Mapping the Skies on Glass Plates Can Still Teach Us – smithsonianmag.com
  • Mapping Heat Vulnerability to Protect Community Health – eos.org
  • So ungleich ist das Einkommen in der Schweiz verteilt – srf.ch

Animated Cartography

Cartographic Resources & Opportunities

Map Action

The Beauty of Maps

Using the Technology

  • Mapping Global Pollution Through AI, Satellite Imagery And Intelligent Drones – forbes.com

Cartographic tracks

  • Cyclone Trevor throws migration flight of Far Eastern curlew into disarray – abc.net.au

eCARTO News March 2019

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.

Investigative cartography

  • Signs of 1906 earthquake revealed in mapping of offshore northern San Andreas Fault – sciencedaily.com
  • Mapping changes in housing in sub-Saharan Africa from 2000 to 2015 – nature.com
  • Mozambique’s Cyclone: Mapping the Destruction of Idai – nytimes.com
  • Mapping the ravages of guns, traps and bulldozers on biodiversity – uq.edu.au
  • Mapping genocide in Khulna – thedailystar.net
  • World’s Largest Salt Cave Discovered in Israel – And It’s Still Growing – 1.cbn.com
  • Global database maps fashion factories to crack down on slavery – sightmagazine.com.au
  • The ‘Atlas of Inequality’ Maps Micro-Level Segregation – citylab.com
  • Mapping the Coal Ash Contamination – earthjustice.org
  • These maps show how hard it is to measure inequality in English council areas – citymetric.com
  • BC Coroners launch interactive map for unidentified human remains – vancouverisawesome.com

Cartographic Applications

  • Huckelberry Maps Locate Hungry Grizzly Bears – futurity.org
  • An ambitious project aims to map the entire ocean floor. It could also open it up to mining – abc.net.au
  • Mapping Europe’s ecosystems key to ensuring their future health and resilience – eea.europa.eu
  • TravelTime maps API lets users search by time rather than distance – searchengineland.com
  • State Geologist, Partners Create New Surface Geology Maps for Massachusetts – umass.edu
  • What the new mapping system means for farmers – agriland.ie
  • ASU center announces Hawaii coral reef conservation program in partnership with Lenfest Ocean Program – asunow.asu.edu

Out of This World

  • NASA Will Need Your Help Mapping Asteroid Bennu – space.com
  • Mapping on Mars with LiDAR-equipped space drones – spatialsource.com.au
  • CHIME: Mapping the Early Universe – space.com
  • 60-Second Astro News: Cannonball Pulsar & Mapping a Star from Afar – skyandtelescope.com
  • Drone Maps Icy Lava Tube in Iceland in Preparation for Cave Exploration on the Moon and Mars – seti.org

Opinion

  • How Fiji changed the way we travel – uipress.uiowa.edu
  • The Geospatial Cloud: Fast Insights Into Big Data – forbes.com
  • ‘It’s time for a new model’: How mapping is changing emergency response – smartcitiesdive.com
  • USTelecom: Reinventing broadband mapping is needed to close the digital divide – cnet.com
  • How land grabbers co-opt indigenous ritual traditions in Papua: Q&A with anthropologist Sophie Chao – news.mongabay.com

Cartographic Resources & Opportunities

Cartography – People

Neat Cartography

Cartography That Worries

  • China destroys 30,000 maps because they don’t list Taiwan and state in north India as its territory – independent.co.uk
  • Your iPhone keeps a map of everywhere you go —d how to find it and turn it off – news.com.au

Related Technology

  • Wingcopter – wingcopter.com
  • Terra For Drone Software Vendors as DJI Launches Mapping & Modeling Tool – dronelife.com
  • Uber drives Middle East mapping push ahead of IPO: source – reuters.com
  • Does the Phantom 4 RTK replace Ground Control Points for Drone Mapping? – dronedj.com
  • Latest Report on Automotive Digital Mapping Market by Growth, Size, Share and Forecast Till 2023 | Global Key Players are Google, Apple, ESRI, Autonavi, Microsoft, Tomtom – openpr.com
  • Global Airborne LiDAR Market Outlook 2017-2019 & 2026 – Increasing Demand for 3D Imaging – ResearchAndMarkets.com – apnews.com

President’s Blog: Nominations for the upcoming General Assembly

Dear all,

February 15 was the deadline for nominations for EC members, commissions, commission chairs, honorary auditors, and the bid for organising ICC2023. I’m happy to announce that we did receive many nominations and that at our General Assembly during the Tokyo ICC in July our national members will vote on the candidates.

Curious? Follow this link to the nominations.

– Menno-Jan Kraak
President of the International Cartographic Association

eCARTO News February 2019

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 Applications

Contributing cartography

  • The drone pilot whose maps are saving lives in Zanzibar – bbc.com
  • This scary map shows how climate change will transform your city – wired.com
  • Making maps to protect fishing villages around Chennai – india.mongabay.com
  • At least 50 ancient Irish monuments discovered during summer using Google Maps – irishcentral.com

Cartographic Conundrums

  • If sea levels rise and Pacific nations go under water — what happens to maritime boundaries? – abc.net.au
  • Why large swathes of countries are censored on Google Maps – abc.net.au

Industry News

  • Monster Map-Making Marriage Gives Birth to Global Standards War – thedrive.com
  • Apple Maps Vehicles to Begin Surveying Final U.S. States – macrumors.com
  • Dutch mapping company TomTom explains why it’s betting on Microsoft’s cloud – businessinsider.com.au
  • 3D cm achieved with UAV/van mapping system MapKITE – gpsworld.com
  • Google Maps ‘AR update’ makes sure you’ll never get lost again – news.com.au

Cartographic Resources & Opportunities

  • International Symposium on Applied Geoinformatics – isag2019.sempozyumu.net
  • Global Lake Mapping and Bathymetry Market 2019 – 2023 Industry Dynamics, Segmentation, Regional Outlook and Competition Analysis – slapcoffee.com
  • Global Automotive Digital Mapping Market By 2023: Revenue, Price, Market Share, Product Type, Manufacturers, Growth Rate – b2breportsnews.com
  • Global 3D Mapping And Modeling Market Insight Report 2019 – Blender, Trimble, Apple Inc, Airbus Defence & Space – dailynewsinsights.com

History

Map related

  • New Mapping Software Creates Digital Atlas of Street Signs – govtech.com
  • Magnetic north just changed. Here’s what that means. – nationalgeographic.com
  • Augmented Reality Is The Operating System Of The Future. AR Cloud Is How We Get There – forbes.com

National Mapping

  • Ordnance Survey to launch mapping drone – bbc.com
  • China strengthens map printing rules, forbidding publications printed for overseas clients from being circulated in the country – globaltimes.cn
  • Ikea apologises after leaving New Zealand off a map – bbc.com

Cartographic tracks

  • The Strange Sight of GPS Map Art – smithjournal.com.au
  • Adelaide pilot leaves ‘I’m bored’ message and graffiti on flight radar – abc.net.au
  • Strava art: Perth cycling group Fight Club at it again with map of numbat – abc.net.au
  • The most impressive Strava GPS drawings we’ve seen so far – wareable.com
  • Strava introduces new finger-swipe route mapping feature – cyclingtips.com

Cartographic Opinion

  • Google Maps vs Apple Maps – Which app is truly the best for getting around? – express.co.uk
  • Is RTK the Future of Drone Mapping – heliguy.com
  • Google Maps unreliable on our country roads – thewest.com.au
  • Were the British really the first Europeans to sight Australia? – news.com.au
  • Crowdsourced maps should help driverless cars navigate our cities more safely – technologyreview.com
  • Video games could teach spatial skills lost to a society dependent on devices – theconversation.com
  • Scottish stone circle isn’t so ancient after all, archaeologists say – arstechnica.com

Announcement of the Pre-ICC Workshop Cartography for Specific Users

The Commissions on Cartography and Children, Maps and Graphics for Blind and Partially Sighted People and Planetary Cartography have the pleasure to invite all interested colleagues to participate in our Joint ICA Workshop on Cartography for Specific Users, to be held in Tokyo, Japan on July 15, 2019.

General Information

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) is the venue of the Joint ICA Worshop on Cartography for specific users.

Participation in the event is free, but registration is needed. The registration can be made on the event website.

Deadlines

  • Deadline for the submission of papers and abstracts with registration form: April 22, 2019
  • Notification of the authors: May 6, 2019
  • Deadline for the submission of the registration form (without full paper, only participant): June 10, 2019

Organizing Committee

  • Carla Cristina R. G. de Sena, Chair, ICA Commission on Cartography and Children (Brazil)
  • José Jesús Reyes Nunez, Vice-Chair, ICA Commission on Cartography and Children (Hungary)
  • Alejandra Coll Escanilla, Chair, ICA Commission on Maps and Graphics for Blind and Partially Sighted People (Chile)
  • Waldirene Ribeiro, Vice-Chair, ICA Commission on Maps and Graphics for Blind and Partially Sighted People (Brazil)
  • Henrik Hargitai, Chair, ICA Commission on Planetary Cartography (Hungary)
  • Irina Petrovna Karachevtseva, Vice-Chair, ICA Commission on Planetary Cartography (Russia)

 

Please find more information on the workshop website: icaworkshop2019.elte.hu. Do not hesitate to contact the organizers if you have any question or need more information.

Announcement of the Pre-ICC Workshop Reclaiming Through Mapping: The Olympic Sites of Tokyo

The ICA Commission on Art & Cartography invites you to participate in their Pre-Conference Workshop “Reclaiming through Mapping: Olympic Sites of Tokyo.” Some of these spaces, including the conference venue, are on reclaimed land or artificial islands in Tokyo Bay built out of waste landfill. This workshop investigates the question of how place is constructed, using an experimental, performative and site-specific methodology developed by the art-research collective Hamilton Perambulatory Unit, who will lead a participatory mapping walk in Tokyo that looks to uncover the layers of urban development history of the 2 Tokyo Olympics and the high-growth (1964) and post-growth (2020) periods they represent.

This will be a two-day workshop. On the first day, organizers will provide a short morning tour to the1964 Olympic Village site which repurposed US occupation military housing from 1946; the afternoon will be spent on presentations from the participants and on experimental mapping methodologies. On the second day, to complete their own maps, participants will visit a 2020 Olympic site near the conference venue, and return in the afternoon to share results. The data collected will help answer the following research questions: Are there traces of this rich history in the material environment? How does the official Olympic narrative affect the sites? How do experimental cartographies work to investigate how place is constructed? This interdisciplinary workshop uses hybrid spatial and sensory ethnography and intermedial approaches to map a site and distinguish the layers of time, history, materiality, and digital city-image. Participants will be asked to contribute to the final multi-media strata-map of Tokyo’s Olympic sites.

Registration

The workshop is open to everyone with an interest in sensory mapping art practices and experimental cartographies. Registration is required and is free of charge. Please note that it is not necessary to be registered for the main ICC conference (which requires fees) to be able to attend the workshop.

You can register for the workshop by email: taien [at] yorku.ca

Please include a short bio and indicate your interest in the workshop.

For more information, please contact Taien Ng-Chan taien [at] yorku.ca or Sharon Hayashi hayashi [at] yorku.ca

eCARTO News January 2019

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.

Feature

  • Why paper maps still matter in the digital age – stl.news
  • Are paper maps making a comeback? – ft.com
  • Who among us can live without digital maps? But paper maps feed our brains (and they don’t need Wi-Fi) – chicagotribune.com

Cartographic Memories

Mapping Topography

  • Historic Topographic Maps Pushed Into 3D – kottke.org

Cartographic Applications

Cartographic Complications

Cartographers

  • His artwork is typically thrown away. Now people raised $590K to put it on their coffee tables. – denverpost.com
  • The Man Behind Most of the Ski Maps in America – outsideonline.com
  • “Cartography for Peace“: Suzana Queiroga expõe sobre a paz, no Porto – infocul.pt
  • The little-known story of how one man turned the Grand Canyon into an icon – azcentral.com

Cartographic Resources and Opportunities

Industry News

  • Tom Tom, Navman and Garmin forced to remove ‘lifetime’ claims from advertising campaigns – mumbrella.com.au
  • Garmin updates cartography, introduces transducer – tradeonlytoday.com
  • Global Electronic Cartography System Market 2019 by Segment Forecasts – fmrblog.com
  • Mapillary puts 186 million AI-generated map features on the map in their latest push to make maps more detailed and up-to-date globally – directionsmag.com

Cartographic Interactives

Cartographic Opinion

  • Google Maps vs Apple Maps – Which app is truly the best for getting around? – express.co.uk
  • Is RTK the Future of Drone Mapping – heliguy.com
  • Google Maps unreliable on our country roads – thewest.com.au
  • Were the British really the first Europeans to sight Australia? – news.com.au
  • Crowdsourced maps should help driverless cars navigate our cities more safely – technologyreview.com
  • Video games could teach spatial skills lost to a society dependent on devices – theconversation.com
  • Scottish stone circle isn’t so ancient after all, archaeologists say – arstechnica.com
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