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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.

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/

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/

Invitation to the 18th International Conference on Geoinformation and Cartography

The Croatian Cartographic Society and the Faculty of Geodesy of the University of Zagreb are inviting you to the 18th International Conference on Geoinformation and Cartography on September 14-15, 2022, in Selce, Croatia. Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, the organizers made it possible to also participate in the conference online. The conference is endorsed by ICA.

The organizers wish to contribute to the development of geoinformatics, cartography, geodesy, geography and associated fields with special emphasis on new achievements. A wide range of themes will be offered, and renowned invited lecturers guarantee interesting lectures and a contemporary approach.

Please, consider the possibility to participate.

Detailled information and registration can be found on www.kartografija.hr

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Call for Papers for the 9th International Symposium on the History of Cartography

The International Cartographic Association’s Commission on the History of Cartography and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library) will jointly host the 9th International Symposium on the History of Cartography on the topic of The Surveying Turn in Cartography: Revolutionizing Maps & Charts in the 18th and 19th Centuries on 24-26 October 2022.

Theme

The joint organizers encourage contributions investigating the global “surveying turn” in cartography, hinting to the increasing professionalization and mechanization to gather base data for drawing ‘ever truer to nature’ maps, especially during, but not limited to, the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Call for Papers

The organizers invite the submission of abstracts for papers and posters. These need to reach the organisers by the 1st of June 2022. You can submit your abstract here.

Registration

Registration will open in the summer of 2022.

For more information visit the conference website: history.icaci.org/berlin-2022/

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Invitation to the 17th International Conference on Location Based Services (LBS 2022)

The ICA Commission on Location Based ServicesApplied Geoinformatics @ Augsburg University, Prof. Dr. Jukka M. Krisp and the Chair of Cartography @ TUM, Prof. Dr. Liqiu Meng, are pleased to invite you to the 17th International Conference on Location Based Services which takes place in Munich on 12. – 14. September 2022.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is currently open: Please consider submitting a full paper or an abstract.

  • Deadline for full paper submission: 15 May 2022
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 1 June 2022

 
More information regarding LBS 2022 can be found at lbsconference.org.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Munich!

Prof. Dr. Jukka M. Krisp
Prof. Dr. Liqiu Meng
Dr. Holger Kumke
and the LBS2022 Organizing Committee

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Call for Organizers for ICC 2025 is open

The International Cartographic Association invites bids from national members to organize the 32nd International Cartographic Conference in 2025 (ICC2025).

Any member nation may lodge a bid via their national member and until the deadline:
30 June 2022, 24:00 CET

Accepted bids will be made available on the ICA website.

For details, please check out the Call for Organisers in English and French and the new Guidelines for Organizers.

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Call for Participation: LBS 2021, 24-25 November 2021, online

The ICA Commission on Location Based Services and the University of Glasgow are pleased to invite you to the 16th International Conference on Location Based Services (LBS 2021), which will take place fully online on 24—25 November 2021.

Note that the preliminary program of LBS 2021 has been published online. It features five keynotes:

  • Michael Batty, University College London, “More Than One Digital Twin”
  • Urška Demšar, University of St Andrews, “Studying migratory bird navigation with spatial data science”
  • Matt Duckham, RMIT University, “LBS and Indigenous Data Sovereignty”
  • Anita Graser, Austrian Institute of Technology, “Open LBS Research: Why (not)?”
  • Ross Purves, University of Zurich, “Location, place and language”

The conference also features a “Best paper session” on the 2nd conference day, and five oral sessions on “Wayfinding and Navigation Systems”, “Positioning”, “Location tracking and systems”, “Mobility and Activity Analytics”, and “Visualization, Perception and Analysis”.

Please note that registration for the conference is free, but required. The registration will close on 20 Nov 2021.

More information regarding LBS 2021 can be found at lbsconference.org

Invitation to Pre-ICC Online Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities of Cartography and Geospatial Information Education in the Classroom and in the Cloud

Online workshop on October 28, 2021

Cartography and geospatial information education has always gradually been changing its contents, as well as corresponding effective approaches to deliver resilient education. COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented impact on every aspect of society since December of 2019. According to UNESCO monitoring, more than one billion students have experienced school closure. Cartography and geospatial information education is no exception. With the help of rapidly improving online meeting tools, some institutions have set teaching and learning onto digital platforms, though some may choose other ways to continue sharing knowledge. Shifting from typical classroom lecturing and face-to-face meeting to online and hybrid learning poses challenges for us, but it also offers opportunities.

The ICA Commission on Education and Training is organizing an online workshop “Challenges and Opportunities of Cartography and GIS Education: in the Classroom and in the Cloud” on October 28, 2021. The workshop will be scheduled 12.30–16.30pm GMT.

A preliminary workshop program as well as details on how to join our workshop is available on our ICA-CET website: education.icaci.org/pre-icc2021-cet-workshop/

The workshop is free of charge and open to all interested with cartography and geospatial information education. We hope the workshop can be a platform for educators and researchers to exchange and share best practices and experiences.

We are very much looking forward to meeting you during our online workshop.

Kind regards
Tao and Stefan

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