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Welcome to the website of the International Cartographic Association
Get to know the ICA Executive Committee
ICA awards scholarships for early career scientists to participate in official ICA events

eCARTO News January 2023

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

  • Lifetime Achievement Honor for Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment – news.syr.edu

Opportunities

Maps & Atlases & Books

Theory

  • Exploring the mathematical universe – connections, contradictions, and kale – theconversation.com
  • The power of lines and strokes: How our brain recognizes line drawings – medicalxpress.com

Academia

History

AI-Assisted Mapping

Transport

  • HD Map for Autonomous Vehicles Market Report 2022 – businesswire.com
  • Luminar acquires HD Mapping Startup Civil Maps – geoweeknews.com
  • Google Maps Rival Says the Future of Navigation Is All About Car Sensors – autoevolution.com
  • Google Maps Chief Sees New Directions for Digital Navigation – wsj.com
  • Google’s higher-resolution driving maps will premiere in the Polestar 3 – engadget.com

Cartography Adopting Industries

Risk & Awareness Mapping

  • Oregon wants to delay controversial wildfire risk mapping – again – oregonlive.com
  • DNR shares results from summer 2022 Milwaukee heat mapping campaign – adysmithnews.com
  • Fairtrade launches new map to identify human rights and environmental risks in cocoa and other commodities – confectionerynews.com
  • Snow map predicts chances of it falling where you live as UK’s bitter cold snap continues – mirror.co.uk
  • Estonian Rescue Board unveils nationwide public shelters online map – news.err.ee
  • Social media and aerial mapping of sea floor reveal that tourists love Hawaiian coral reefs just a little too much – phys.org
  • It’ll take 150 years to map Africa’s biodiversity at the current rate. We can’t protect what we don’t know – modernghana.com
  • Snow Day Forecast – images.squarespace-cdn.com

Imagery

Inspired by Mapping

  • YouTuber Gaurav Taneja Draws Largest Map of India By Flying Plane on Republic Day – news18.com

Opinion

  • Forget Google Maps: Why Paper Map Sales Are Booming – wsj.com
  • Who are the Flat Earthers and what do they believe? – msn.com
  • Congressional mapmaker Bob Orr speaks: No one had the ability to ‘cook the books’ – wfae.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.

President’s greetings: New Year’s Greetings for 2023

Despite numerous global crises including wars, which of course have affected us and some of our members greatly, this last year has also been fulfilling for the ICA. As we began to emerge from the pandemic throughout the year, more ICA activities became prominent as some of us were able to travel to meet one another once again. In future blogs, I will highlight a few of those events to bring everyone up-to-date. Currently, our colleagues in South Africa are very busy planning the next General Assembly and the 31st International Cartographic Conference in Cape Town from August 13–18, 2023. The ICA Executive Committee and the ICC2023 Local Organizing Committee are looking forward to seeing you in the beautiful city of Cape Town. And please, don’t forget to send in your abstract, if you want to present and share your scientific work in Cape Town. The deadline is 16 January 2023: https://icc2023.org

For the moment, on behalf of the ICA Executive Committee, we want to wish you and your family, colleagues, and friends peaceful holidays and all the best for 2023! We are looking forward to a very productive time with you in the coming year.

– Tim Trainor
President of the International Cartographic Association

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eCARTO News December 2022

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.

Awareness

  • Amazon Network of Georeferenced Socio-Environmental Information – raisg.org

Step Back In Time

  • Maps of past may shed light on our climate future – miragenews.com
  • New maps of asteroid Psyche reveal an ancient world of metal and rock – news.mit.edu

Industry news

  • Redesigned Apple Maps experience expands to users in these five countries – 9to5mac.com
  • Google Maps is available again on Wear OS 2 smartwatches – androidauthority.com
  • Amazon’s Roomba Deal Is Really About Mapping Your Home – bloomberg.com
  • Google Maps update to offer energy-efficient routes for electric vehicles – drive.com.au
  • Google rivals join forces in online maps – hurriyetdailynews.com
  • US-France satellite to map world’s oceans, rivers, lakes – aljazeera.com

Conference

  • XVIII Conferencia Iberoamericana de Sistemas de Información Geográfica – geografia.unex.es

The Human Factor in Mapping

  • Local bodies in Kerala to ready Buffer zone mapping…… – english.mathrubhumi.com
  • Have Soldiers Forgotten How to Use a Map and Compass? – news.yahoo.com
  • Interactive NYC tree map aims to help residents care for urban forest – smartcitiesdive.com
  • Sydney suburbs remapped according to how they feel, sound and smell – abc.net.au
  • NOAA and communities to map heat inequities in 14 U.S. cities and counties – noaa.gov

Open Map Data

  • Tech giants band together to set up open-source mapping platform – techradar.com

Interactive and Animated Maps

  • This Interactive Map Shows Which Indigenous Lands You Live On – smithsonianmag.com
  • Scrollable Map of the Cosmos Reminds Us How Tiny We Really Are – cnet.com
  • Map shows cascading extinction of species from climate change – abc.net.au
  • You can interact with over 1 million NYC trees through this awesome new map – timeout.com

Mapping the Environment

Adapting Technology

  • Tiger sharks with cameras on their backs map ‘world’s biggest’ seagrass meadow in Bahamas – abc.net.au
  • NASA Dust Detective Delivers First Maps From Space for Climate Science – climate.nasa.gov

Relax with Cartography

  • Data reveals what really defines the American South – .washingtonpost.com
  • 27 Facts About The Planet’s Geography That Will Completely Distort Your Sense Of Being – buzzfeed.com
  • First Ever Street View Style Map of Lake Tahoe – tahoefund.org
  • USGS Newsletters – usgs.gov
  • Rivers in the Sky – www.usgs.gov
  • Mapped: Global Happiness Levels in 2022 – visualcapitalist.com
  • A Map of the Online World in Incredible Detail – visualcapitalist.com
  • Who Is Marie Tharp? Google Celebrates Creator of ‘World Ocean Floor Map’ – newsweek.com
  • Satirical cartography: a century of American humor in twisted maps – bigthink.com
  • Make My Drive Fun, An Interactive Map That Plots Interesting Sites to See While on a Road Trip – laughingsquid.com
  • Meteorologist has fun with weather map – abcnews.go.com
  • 30 Interesting Maps That Might Change Your Perspective, As Shared On This Instagram Account – boredpanda.com
  • “Daily Educational Maps”: 40 Interesting And Informative Maps That Might Change The Way You Look At The World Forever – boredpanda.com
  • 25 funny Google Street View pictures – techadvisor.com
  • Why Swiss maps are full of hidden secrets – bigthink.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.

ICC 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa – submissions deadline extended to 9 and 16 January respectively

Smart Cartography for Sustainable Development
31st International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2023),
13-18 August 2023,
Cape Town, South Africa

Call for abstracts and papers

The International Cartographic Association (ICA) invites you to share your research, practice and experiences in cartography and GIScience at the 31st International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2023), to be held from 13 to 18 August 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa. Submissions of abstracts (1-2 pages) and full papers (8 pages) in English are accepted, following the respective ICA templates.

Abstracts and full papers will be peer reviewed by a minimum of two experts in the field against the following criteria: scientific originality, potential interest to the community, proper documentation of prior work, clarity of presentation, technical correctness and correct use of language. Authors of accepted abstracts and papers will be invited to present their work in English at the ICC 2023, either as oral presentation or as poster. The presenting author must register for the conference. Accompanying persons, who are registered for the conference, will receive one complementary entry to one technical session of their choice, such as to support a speaker when delivering their presentation. Submit your abstract or paper at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icc2023.

Important dates

  • 9 January 2023 – Extended submission of full papers closes
  • 16 January 2023 – Extended submission of abstracts closes
  • February 2023 – Conference registration opens
  • 28 February 2023 – Notification of acceptance
  • 8 May 2023 – Submission of revised abstracts and papers
  • 15 May 2023 – Early Bird registration closes
  • 15 May 2023 – Registration deadline for presenters of abstracts, papers and posters

Conference publications

ICC 2023 publications follow the ICA publication regulations. Accepted abstracts and papers that have been revised to address reviewer comments will be published in one of the ICA publications: Abstracts of the ICA, Proceedings of the ICA, Advances of the ICA or International Journal of Cartography. Authors of accepted abstracts have the option to expand their abstract into a full paper of 8 pages for publication in the Proceedings of the ICA. If they opt not to do this, their abstract will be published in the Abstracts of the ICA.

Full papers are accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the ICA or in the Advances of the ICA. Selected papers accepted for the Advances will be invited to submit their papers to the International Journal of Cartography, for inclusion in a special issue.

On submission, authors will be able to indicate whether they would like their abstracts and papers to be considered for a special issue in one of the ICA’s three affiliated journals – Cartographica, Cartography and Geographic Information Science (CAGIS) and The Cartographic Journal. Following the submission of revisions, editors of the affiliated journals will invite authors of selected abstracts and papers with the potential to be developed into a full journal paper to submit a substantially revised and/or expanded paper to a special issue in their journal, to be published in 2024.

Conference theme and topics

The conference theme is Smart Cartography for Sustainable Development. Conference topics are related to ICA Commissions and other topics of interest to the ICA community:

  • Art and cartography
  • Atlases
  • Augmented, virtual and mixed reality in cartography
  • Beyond SDIs towards the future geospatial ecosystem
  • Cartographic heritage into the digital
  • Cartography and children
  • Cartography and GIScience for climate change
  • Cartography in early warning and crisis management
  • Cognitive issues in geographic information visualization
  • Crowdsourcing in cartography and GIScience
  • Earth Observation and cartography
  • Education and training
  • Ethical issues in cartography and GIScience
  • Generalisation and multiple representation
  • Geospatial analysis and modelling
  • Geospatial data, analysis and mapping for SDGs
  • Geospatial data, analysis and mapping for service delivery
  • Geospatial data hubs for SDGs
  • Geospatial semantics
  • History of cartography
  • Informal settlement mapping
  • Location-based services
  • Map design
  • Mapping Africa for Africa
  • Map production and geoinformation management
  • Map projections
  • Maps and graphics for blind and partially sighted people
  • Maps and the internet
  • Maps for sport and leisure activities, such as trekking cycling and orienteering
  • Marine cartography
  • Military cartography
  • Mountain cartography
  • Open data for cartography and GIScience
  • Open science in cartography and GIScience
  • Open source geospatial technologies
  • Participatory mapping
  • Planetary cartography
  • SDI and standards
  • Sensor-driven mapping
  • Theoretical cartography
  • Standardization in cartography
  • Topographic mapping
  • Toponymy
  • Ubiquitous mapping
  • UN GGIM IGIF implementations
  • User experience
  • Visual analytics

Looking forward to seeing you all in Cape Town next year!

Regards,
Serena Coetzee
Head of the scientific programme at ICC2023

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eCARTO News November 2022

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.

Step Back In Time

Education & Training

  • Mapping reception of latitude and longitude in early modern China – Mirage News

Opportunities& Activities

  • Cartographic Collections Manager – rgs.org
  • Symposium ICA Spring Olomouc 2023 – upol.cz

Cartographers

  • Meet the man behind a London Underground-style map featuring a staggering 618 Leeds pubs and clubs – Yorkshire Evening Post
  • From bus routes to gutters, tech-savvy youth map Mali’s capital – Africanews
  • Celebrating Marie Tharp – google.com

Uncovering the past

  • Team of divers complete three-year mission to create 3D map of sunken World War II Japanese submarine – ABC News
  • Mapping Rock Glaciers To Understand Their Future on Earth and Mars – irishtechnews.ie

Interactive Maps

  • New Scrollable Map of the Universe Reminds Us How Tiny We Really Are – CNET
  • New interactive map shows 200,000 galaxies, a slice of the known universe – CTV News

Fauna & Mapping

  • Study: Zebrafish are smarter than we thought – MIT News

Changing Marine Environment

  • The ‘mind-blowing’ sea floor changes caused by Tongan volcanic eruption – ABC News
  • Predictive map of Britain shows large part of Midlands vanishing into sea in 80 years – nottinghampost.com
  • More efficient ocean mapping and monitoring – sciencex.com

Making Sense of Our World

  • Results of Philly’s Citizen Science Heat Mapping Study Expected in Spring – wdiy.org
  • Sydney suburbs remapped according to how they feel, sound and smell – ABC News
  • Mapping path from smell to perception – Mirage News

Changing Technologies

  • Google Maps adds electric vehicle fast-charger search support – Drive
  • AR-based search with Live View for Google Maps coming soon – GSMArena.com
  • Cleveland replaces maps with tablets in snowplows, to clear roads more efficiently – cleveland.com
  • Mobile Mapping Hardware and Software for all Professionals – Geo Week News
  • Nexar Releases CityStream™ Live, the Real-Time Mapping Platform for the Modern Mobility Ageprnewswire.com
  • Saildrone to expand its seabed mapping missions in Atlantic, Pacific – defensenews.com
  • Tiger sharks with cameras on their backs map ‘world’s biggest’ seagrass meadow in Bahamas – ABC News
  • The world’s largest indoor mapping deployment goes live at a leading home improvement store chain in the US – prnewswire.com
  • Innoviz and Kudan Announce Partnership for LiDAR-Based Geospatial Mapping Solution Across Various Industries and Use-Cases – prnewswire.com
  • Archaeologists mapping Spring Bay cornfield for future excavation – pjstar.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.

Invitation to the Symposium ICA Spring Olomouc 2023

Objectives of the symposium

  • to explore current issues and themes in the theory and practice of three ICA commissions – atlases, map design, and user studies,
  • to exchange professional experiences and discuss problems arising from merging approaches of the commissions‘ domains,
  • to expose cartographers to current developments in atlases, their design and use.

ICA commissions

Venue

Palacký University Olomouc, Dept. of Geoinformatics (Vit Vozenilek)

Program

  • cartographic notions (3–5min calls for assistance in research,
    questions to be answered, info about the latest releases, etc.)
  • regular conference contributions (15min)
  • open discussion (after each session)
  • social program
    • Czech pub experience with cartoQuiz
    • short organ concert
  • atlases exhibition

Registration

  • includes access to sessions, material, coffee breaks, lunches, social program
  • open from November 1st, 2022
  • deadline for submission: January 31st, 2023
  • fee – 80 Euro

 

Please find more information at the symposium website: icaspring2023.upol.cz

17th International Conference on Location Based Services (LBS 2022) – A Report

During 12-14 September 2022, the 17th International Conference on Location Based Services (LBS 2022) has been successfully held at TU Munich, Germany. The conference was organized by the ICA Commission on Location Based Services, and hosted by Prof. Liqiu Meng and Prof. Jukka Krisp and their teams at TU Munich and University Augsburg.

The conference featured two keynote presentations of Georg Gartner from TU Wien and Harvey Miller from Ohio State University. A total of 39 oral presentations have been given in 8 single-stream sessions over three days. These oral presentations provide a general picture of recent research activities related to the domain of LBS. Such activities emerged in the last years, especially concerning issues of outdoor/indoor positioning, smart environment, spatial modelling, personalization, context-awarenesss, cartographic communication, novel user interfaces, social media, big data analysis, usability, ethics, and privacy.

Group photo of LBS 2022 participants | Photograph courtesy of LBS 2022

Papers accepted in the category “Full papers” and accepted in the category “Work in progress” (double-blind peer-review based on full papers) are published as online proceedings LBS2022:

  • Krisp, Meng, Kumke, Huang (eds.) (2022) Proceedings 17th International Conference on Location Based Services (LBS2022), Munich / Augsburg, Germany, September 12-14.

More details regarding LBS 2022 can be found at http://lbsconference.org/.

The next LBS conference has been planned and will be hosted by Prof. Haosheng Huang and Prof. Nico Van de Weghe at Ghent University (Belgium) in November 2023. We look forward to meeting you there.

eCARTO News October 2022

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.

Stepping Back In History

  • Which Indigenous lands are you on? This map will show you – NPR
  • Cartography shows that the Isthmus of Tehuantepec was used as an inter-oceanic passage in the 16th century – Cartography
  • World’s Oldest Known Map of Stars Found Hiding in Medieval Manuscript – msn.com
  • Maps of past may shed light on our climate future – Mirage News
  • Rare map shows what Tokyo was like in 1947 under U.S. occupation – The Asahi Shimbun
  • Mapping reception of latitude and longitude in early modern China – Mirage News
  • The History of the London Underground Map  – The Guardian

Education & Training

  • Libraries’ webinar explored use of unique mapping design element – miami.edu
  • Cartography – Salon.com
  • This map-making tool has turned me into a digital cartographer – thenextweb.com

Opportunities & Activities

Publications

Cerebral Creativity

Oceans

  • NOAA showcases new mapping tool for marine species – NOAA
  • Whale Safe’ mapping system unveiled to help prevent whale-ship collisions – cbsnews.com
  • Deep-Sea “Ears” Map Migration of Fin Whales – antarctica.gov.au
  • NOAA formally joins international effort to map the gaps in our ocean knowledge – noaa.gov
  • Detailed 3D seabed mapping available – coastcommunitynews.com.au

Emergency and Hazard Mapping

  • Topographic Mapping for Snow Avalanche Hazard Modelling – gim-international.com
  • Iceberg robots; researchers to map, study potential threats – hawaii.edu
  • AI satellite mapping can quickly pinpoint hurricane damage across an entire state to spot where people may be trapped – phys.org

Environment

  • Wondering where that bird in your backyard came from? A new mapping tool details its amazing journey. – yahoo.com
  • Purdue team introduces advance in automatic forest mapping technology – Purdue University
  • UN Starts World’s Biggest Glacier-Mapping Project in Pakistan – Bloomberg
  • Smartphone data can help create global vegetation maps – Mirage News
  • How drones are helping map Huon pines, Tasmania’s ancient giant trees – ABC News
  • Purdue team introduces advance in automatic forest mapping technology – Purdue University News
  • Researchers create map to show human impact on marine life in Baltic Sea – ERR

Earth

  • MapCarte 342/365: Satellite Map of Earth by Tom Van Sant, 1990 – mapdesign.icaci.org
  • NASA, USGS Map Minerals to Understand Earth Makeup, Climate Change – Mirage News
  • Maps of the past may shed light on our climate future – University of Arizona News
  • Seabed 2030 – noaa.gov
  • NASA Dust Detective Delivers First Maps From Space for Climate Science – NASA

Extra Terrestrial

3D Mapping

  • Bentley Systems and Genesys International Collaborate to Provide 3D Mapping Capabilities for Major Cities across India – yahoo.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.

Programme published for “Advances in Topographic Mapping”

The ongoing development of technologies and datasets present new challenges and opportunities for producers and users of topographic mapping. In particular, AI and machine learning present new methods for facilitating the design and production of topographic maps, while AR/VR offer new possibilities for users to engage with topographic data. This virtual conference aims to provide a forum for national mapping organisations and academic researchers to discuss the strategic implementation of these technologies and to explore their potential. This includes the  use of open-source data for national mapping and the creation of new topographic products, such as immersive virtual geographic environments. The conference offers a forum for national mapping organisations and academic researchers to address key issues in the utilisation of new technologies and to explore opportunities for collaboration, particularly for establishing best practice and a relevant research agenda.

The conference is organised jointly by the ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping, the ICA Working Group on Digital Transformation of National Mapping Agencies and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

Conference Topics

  • Topographic Mapping and Immersive Virtual Environments (IVE)
  • Utilising Open-Source Data in Topographic Mapping
  • Developments in Topographic Map Production
  • Enhancing User Experience of, and Trust in, Topographic Maps

Programme

The full programme has been published and can be accessed here.

Registration

Registration is open here. Deadline for registration is 21 October 2022.

For more information visit the conference website: https://topo.icaci.org/advances-in-topographic-mapping-2022/

Programme published for “The Surveying Turn in Cartography”

From Monday 24 October till Wednesday 26 October 2022 the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin will jointly host the 9th International Symposium on the History of Cartography. The venue will be the recently renovated old main building of the Staatsbibliothek in the heart of Berlin on the boulevard Unter den Linden (subway stop) within sight of the iconic Brandenburg Gate. To explore the city and its cartographic heritage, tours of the Staatsbibliothek and the Humboldt-forum’s map collections, as well as a guided walking tour of the city are planned.

Programme

The full programme has been published and can be accessed here.

It promises to be an exciting event at a wonderful venue! Registration (55 euro) is still possible through the website: https://history.icaci.org/berlin-2022/

We hope to see many of you there!

Soetkin Vervust
Secretary ICA Commission on the History of Cartography

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