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Get to know the ICA Executive Committee
ICA awards scholarships for early career scientists to participate in official ICA events

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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Invitation to the Barbara Petchenik Competition 2023

Dear friends and colleagues,

It’s a great pleasure and honor to announce the Official Call for the Barbara Petchenik Children’s Map Competition 2023.

This year there are no significant changes for the participants in the competition. The theme will be again: 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:

As became usual in the last years, national coordinators will be invited to participate in an e-mail-based voting process to select the winner works in June 2023. By this reason it is very important to send names and e-mails of national coordinators by e-mail for the Chair and Vice-Chair of ICA Commission on Cartography and Children, otherwise we cannot ensure our direct contact for 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 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.

Borders and Centres

  • FEMA releases new flood map, adds about 1,100 structures in south Bismarck – msn.com
  • Map shows England areas most at risk from fuel poverty this winter – yahoo.com
  • Rising rivers don’t necessarily follow the lines on a map – hcn.org
  • On tiny Hans Island, Denmark and Canada create world’s newest land border – bigthink.com
  • From bus routes to gutters, tech-savvy youth map Mali’s capital – africanews.com
  • Mapping of Indigenous lands ramps up in Indonesia – news.mongabay.com

Here Today Gone Tomorrow

  • Ghost islands of the Arctic: The world’s ‘northern-most island’ isn’t the first to be erased from the map – alaska-native-news.com
  • New Map of Mars Shows Where It Was Once Covered in Water – gizmodo.com.au
  • Perspectives | In Baku, mapping change and memory – Eurasianet
  • Mapping India: How Madras pioneered a new age of surveys and maps – The Hindu
  • New study of the Gough map shows what might be the lost islands of Welsh folklore – phys.org
  • We’ve made a map of dark matter but still don’t know what it is, and that’s okay – sciencefocus.com
  • UH astronomers map distances to 56,000 galaxies, largest-ever catalog – hawaii.edu

Tutorials & Opportunities

Transport mapping

  • FlightPath3D Interactive Route Map Debuts on Air Canada – prnewswire.com
  • The History of the London Underground Map by Caroline Roope review – the lines of beauty – theguardian.com
  • Are you tempted by this app that links video and 3D mapping of your rides?  – road.cc

Technology

  • Google reveals useful iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets for Maps – Trusted Reviews
  • Large-scale Mapping in all terrains made easier with IG Drones Delta 400 – business-standard.com
  • Growing Popularity of Drones for Mapping Purposes – yahoo.com
  • Apple Maps vs. Google Maps – which one is best? – techradar.com

Exploring our World

Flora & Fauna Mapping

  • Scientists Are Mapping New York City Wildlife. And We Don’t Mean Rats, Squirrels or Pigeons – columbia.edu
  • Here’s an Interactive Map that Will Allow You to Plan a Precise Fall Foliage Road Trip – goodnewsnetwork.org
  • Putting sharks on the map: A new standard to identify important habitats – phys.org/news
  • Click here for P.E.I. oysters: new interactive map promotes Island shellfish – cbc.ca
  • New mapping tools helping to protect seagrass in Dorset – miragenews.com

Climate & Weather Mapping

  • There’s a new map of climate disasters in America – msn.com
  • Hurricane Ian tracker: Map and projected storm path – washingtonpost.com
  • Satellites to map ocean clouds that keep Earth cool – miragenews.com

Mapping the Environment

  • New mapping tool to support search for high-quality nature-based carbon credits – miragenews.com
  • Mapping the Great Lakes – record-eagle.com
  • This strange-looking robot boat is mapping Lake Erie’s lake bed – cleveland.com
  • Nasa ‘street view’ map of Mars lets you hike across red planet – metro.co.uk
  • Researchers map streamflow alterations to gauge human impact on ecosystems – phys.org
  • Study creates maps of noisiest areas in Taipei – taipeitimes.com

Cartography as Art

  • Ground Plan, 2003; 2009 – mca.com.au
  • Ever Noticed All the Mysterious Maps in Vermeer’s Paintings? Here’s What They Mean – news.artnet.com
  • Troy Museum depicts Trojan War using 3D mapping – dailysabah.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.

eCARTO News August 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.

Mapping the Environment

Tutorials & Opportunities

Just Maybe

Science and Exploration

  • New water map of Mars will prove invaluable for future exploration – esa.int
  • NASA releases Jupiter images from James Webb telescope ahead of Artemis rocket launch to moon – abc.net.au
  • Naval Oceanography Visits France – navy.mil
  • Milky Way’s secrets revealed by massive space probe map – gulfnews.com
  • Robot boat maps Pacific underwater volcano – bbc.com
  • Upward propagation of gigantic jets revealed by 3D radio and optical mapping – science.org
  • New 3D cosmic map reveals 1 million previously hidden galaxies – space.com
  • Moon Features You Can See From Earth’s Southern Hemisphere (square) – planetary.org

News through the Lens of Maps

Indoor Mapping

  • Pivo Wins 2022 PropTech Real Estate Indoor Mapping Solution Award – einnews.com

Technology

Borders and Centres

Fringe

  • Ground Plan, 2003; 2009 – mca.com.au
  • Satirical cartography: a century of American humor in twisted maps – bigthink.com
  • Cartography and Topographic Mapping – journals.lww.com
  • Crossword: Discover unique maps that chart the ocean floor and guide aliens to Earth – gulfnews.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.

Call for Papers for the International Virtual Conference Advances in Topographic Mapping

The International Cartographic Association’s Commission on Topographic Mapping and the Working Group on Digital Transformation of the National Mapping Agencies will jointly host the Virtual International Conference on the Advances in Topographic Mapping on 27-28 October 2022.

Conference Topics

  • Topographic mapping and Immersive Virtual Environments (IVE)
  • AI and machine-learning applications in topographic map production
  • Enhancing user experience of, and trust in, topographic maps
  • Developing Augmented/Virtual Reality environments using topographic data
  • Utilising open source data in topographic mapping
  • Developing effective national geoportals in an era of digitalization

Call for Papers

The organizers invite the submission of abstracts for papers. These need to reach the organisers by the 4 September 2022. You can submit your abstract 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/

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