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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.

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Invitation to the Barbara Petchenik Competition 2021

Dear friends and colleagues,

It’s a great pleasure and honor to announce the Official Call for the Barbara Petchenik Children’s Map Competition 2021.

This year there are no significant changes for the participants in the competition. The only one change is the new theme of the competition: A map of my future world (as selected by our colleagues from 17 countries).

All documents related to the organization of the next competition can be found here:

Please note: In June 2021, national coordinators will be invited to participate in an e-mail-based voting process to select the winning entries. Due to this, it is very important to send the names and e-mail addresses of the national coordinators to the Chair and Vice-Chair of the ICA Commission on Cartography and Children in the next months – otherwise we cannot ensure a direct contact for submitting the invitation.

For more detailed information about the competition, please visit the Petchenik section on the ICA website, the website of the Commission on Cartography and Children or their Facebook page.

Best regards

Carla Cristina R. G. de SENA
Chair, ICA Commission on Cartography and Children

Jose Jesus REYES NUNEZ
Vice-Chair, ICA Commission on Cartography and Children

eCARTO News September 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 – raison d’être

Cartography and Art

History

  • The Miller Atlas, 1519, the atlas of the first circumnavigation of the world – youtube.com
  • The Vinland Map: A Most Non-European Artifact – ancient-origins.net

Mapping the Environment

Cartographic Industry News

Map Collections

Cartography Resources & Research

  • Mapping Beyond Measure: Art, Cartography, and the Space of Global Modernity – h-net.org
  • International Society for the History of the Map V Symposium – youtube.com

Techniques

  • Making 3D terrain Maps – shadedrelief.com
  • The Race to Map Reality so Silicon Valley Can Augment It Is On – slate.com
  • IndyGo tests accessibility for future public transit lines with mobility mapping project – wthr.com
  • A beautiful map poster and the absurd hack it inspired – esri.com
  • Mapping a better future for Africa’s farmers – weforum.org

Boundaries

  • Cherokee Nation reservation boundaries, including Owasso, Collinsville, now visible on Google Maps – tulsaworld.com
  • The Partition of Antarctica – vividmaps.com

Just Maps

  • Five maps you (and your team) should see – esri.com

Cartography – 3D and Animated

Cartography and Modelling

  • Mapping fast-growing informal settlements in Africa to reveal where roads and infrastructure are most needed – novumintel.com
  • Mapping global trends in vaccine confidence and investigating barriers to vaccine uptake – thelancet.com
  • 3D Mapping And Modeling In Mapping Industry 2020 – thedailychronicle.in

Awards and Sources

Maps and Measurement

Cartotherapy

Working Group on the History of ICA

Last year, the International Cartographic Association (ICA) celebrated its 60th anniversary. This milestone called for a professional approach to documenting and preserving records of our mature organisation and its rich heritage. In response, the ICA Executive Committee approved the formation of the ICA Working Group on the History of ICA at their meeting in Ghent in November 2019.

In brief, the Terms of Reference (ToR) focus on three broad areas:

  • ICA Archives – to build the Association’s archives and records
  • ICA Chronicle – to document ICA activities and achievements
  • ICA Hub – to provide support and expertise on matters relating to ICA

We are interested to hear from anyone who is willing to share their ICA archives and collections – documents, records, official correspondence, publications, photographs, conference materials, promotional brochures, and any other items of relevance. In particular, we are seeking your help with collating a full set of Minutes from the ICA General Assemblies. This task seems to be particularly challenging; we are currently missing documents from the:

  • 5th General Assembly held in Moscow in 1976 (we only have a brief report)
  • 7th General Assembly held in Perth in 1984
  • 8th General Assembly held in Morelia in 1987
  • 9th General Assembly held in Bournemouth in 1991

We would appreciate hearing back from anyone that could help us in completing the set.

Since the Working Group is still at its formation stage, we are looking forward to welcoming new members that can support our work, particularly in fulfilling Terms of Reference. If you are interested, please visit our website and get in touch.

Igor Drecki
Chair, Working Group on the History of ICA

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Invitation to the Virtual EuroCarto 2020

State-of-the-art information, together with many interesting discussions all around cartography and its many facets – this is what the 2020 (Virtual) EuroCarto is all about, plus much, much more, so be sure to join us between September the 21st and 25th.

This event, which is co-organized by the German, Austrian and Swiss Cartographic Societies, is also the 68th German Cartography Congress as well as a regional conference of the International Cartographic Association (ICA).

As a direct consequence of the Corona Pandemic, holding the planned event in Vienna was unfortunately just not possible. But this virtual edition of EuroCarto 2020 is more than just a substitute:

From Monday to Friday there will be up to three presentation sessions, held either in the early afternoon or early evening.

You can look forward to an extensive and wide-ranging program – which you will find on the conference website eurocarto2020.org. Among the highlights will be Keynotes by Tim Trainor (President of ICA), Gerd Buziek (Esri Deutschland, on the subject of COVID 19-Dashboard) and Wolfgang Kainz (University of Vienna).

The technical and temporal framework has been arranged in such a way that there will also be many opportunities for discussions with your peers and further to the many presentation sessions there will also be further possibilities for professional and social exchange (e.g. at a “Carto Café extra”).

Thanks to our sponsors – Esri DE/CH, Schubert & Franzke, GeoVille Information Systems and Data Processing and the open access journal publisher MDPI – participation in EuroCarto 2020 is free of charge for all!

The mandatory online registration form can be found at eurocarto2020.org – however due to technical restrictions, the number of participants is limited to 400 – so don’t wait, register now to be sure you can join us!

Wolfgang Kainz, Conference Chair
President of the Austrian Cartographic Commission

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eCARTO News August 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.

Mapping Ourselves

Large Map Scale Mapping

  • Victorian Land Cover Time Series Released – ces.vic.gov.au
  • A New Interactive Map Shows All Four Million Buildings That Existed in New York City from 1939 to 1941 – openculture.com
  • Google Adds Colour and Detail to Its Maps – maproomblog.com
  • Pioneer study maps regions of Amazon tree flora and may help in future efforts at species conservation – news.mongabay.com

Maps Bringing People Together

  • The rise of collaborative mapping for the masses – devex.com
  • Ericsson and UNICEF launch global partnership to map school internet connectivity – unicef.org

Cartographic Industry News

  • Comprehensive Report on 3D Mapping and Modeling in Mapping Market Set to Witness Huge Growth by 2025 | Apple, Autodesk, Google, SAAB, Autodesk – scientect.com
  • Future of Mobile Mapping Market 2020 – scientect.com
  • Growth of Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) Market Size Report Till 2025 – express-journal.com

Cartography – Technically Speaking

Gatherings & Accolades

Cartography Opportunities, Sources, Resources & Research

Just Maps

Cartography – Discussions

Cartographic Horizons

  • Revolutionary Mapping Technology Brings TPC Courses to Life – golfaustralia

Under Construction

The Monetary Value of Maps

Imagery

Cartotherapy

AutoCarto 2020 Online

We hope this message finds you safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. Regretfully, COVID-19 continues July to spread across the US at alarming rates which diminishes our hope for a safe environment to hold AutoCarto 2020 as an in-person conference in November. Therefore, we have decided to reformat the conference as an online experience.

AutoCarto 2020 will be offered online as a set of extended abstracts and associated recorded presentations. These will go live on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Viewers will have the opportunity to contact presenters with questions or comments. Extended abstracts will also be published in the AutoCarto 2020 Online Proceedings.

Please find all details here:

  1. An AutoCarto 2020 proceedings will be published on the AutoCarto website. These proceedings will be comprised of extended abstracts that have been reviewed and accepted by the Program Committee. The deadline for submitting a new extended abstract is September 15, 2020. The deadline for submitting a revised abstract is September 30, 2020. The online proceedings will be open-access, and authors will retain copyright over their submissions. Please inform May Yuan, Program Chair, at myuan[at]utdallas.edu if you wish to exclude your extended abstract that has already been accepted from the proceedings.
  2. Authors whose extended abstracts have been accepted are invited to share a presentation of that will be published on the AutoCarto 2020 website alongside their presentation. The deadline for submitting presentations is November 10, 2020. These presentations may be in either PDF format and/or MP4 format. Upload a PDF of the presentation you created using PowerPoint or another presentation tool and/or a recording of your presentation in MP4 format to a cloud storage service (e.g., Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, or OneDrive). Please email the shared link to May Yuan and provide contact information for the corresponding presenter for questions or comments from viewers.
  3. All authors are free to submit their extended abstracts to other conferences since AutoCarto 2020 will not be held as an in-person conference.
  4. Rex Cammack (rcammack[at]unomaha.edu) is editing a Taylor & Francis book and will consider including papers expanded from the extended abstracts for AutoCarto 2020. Please contact Rex if you are interested in contributing a chapter based on your extended abstract.
  5. Authors may also consider submitting their work to the Cartography and Geographic Information Science journal. Please follow the normal submission guidelines for authors.

While we are saddened at the changes we must make to AutoCarto 2020, the Cartography and Geographic Information Society is already beginning to plan AutoCarto 2022 where we will look forward to seeing you in person.

Sincerely,
Aileen Buckley, AutoCarto 2020 Conference Chair
May Yuan, AutoCarto 2020 Program Chair

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eCARTO News July 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.

Featured

  • Marie Tharp’s Adventures in Mapping the Seafloor, In Her Own Words – columbia.edu

Large Map Scale Mapping

Maps Historically Speaking

Cartographic Industry News

Cartography that visually attracts

Atlases

Cartography Opportunities, Sources, Resources & Research

Cartography – Discussions

  • Creativity, serendipity enhance CGA’s pivot to online classes – wm.edu
  • Why the world map froze – axios.com
  • Google Maps just got better for cyclists – cyclingtips.com

Cartographic Consequences

Thematic Cartography

The Significance of Borders

  • In a town of two nations, Belgian bars are shuttered. Dutch pubs will soon be open across the street – edition.cnn.com
  • SA-Victoria-NSW border dogleg leaves locals in state of confusion – abc.net.au

Cartography Out of This World

  • Sloan Digital Sky Survey Collaboration Releases New 3D Map of Universe – sci-news.com
  • The Most Exceptional Images of Earth from Space – flipboard.com
  • Astronomers Have Mapped Out an Enormous Structure in the Universe Called the South Pole Wall – universetoday.com

Cartotherapy

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