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Welcome to the website of the International Cartographic Association
Get to know the new ICA Executive Committee for the term 2023-2027
Get to know the ICA Commissions for the term 2023-2027

eCARTO News May 2024

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.

Maps, Atlases and Globes

Collections of Maps

Applications of Mapping

Ubiquitous Mapping Systems

  • Google Maps navigation just got a big 3D upgrade – androidpolice.com
  • 3 tips to get the most from Google Maps – msn.com
  • Want to know live view or chat like ChatGPT, these amazing AI features come in Google Maps – newstracklive.com
  • TomTom Collaborates with Unity on New Map Visualization Tech – geoweeknews.com
  • Mapping Asian American history in the nation’s capital – wtop.com
  • Samsung Launches 3D Map View Feature Based on SmartThings and AI – news.samsung.com

History

  • The Mapping of Mount Everest – Geographical
  • Historical aerial photos help trace development, environmental change – ABC listen
  • How maps are used and abused in times of conflict – phys.org

Opinions & Reviews

  • Maps Are for More Than Just Finding Your Way – nytimes.com
  • Putting maps into cartographic context – spatialsource.com.au
  • ‘Straight line’: Mind-boggling map goes viral – news.com.au
  • Critical US wetlands are not fully documented. Why is mapping them so hard? – postandcourier.com
  • Is map-reading a lost art? In an era of GPS, here’s what map fans say we’re losing – cbc.ca
  • Digital Map Market worth $47.8 billion by 2029 – finance.yahoo.com

Theory & Technology

  • Collaborative Cartography: The Art and Science of Beautiful Maps – esri.com
  • Color connotations and associations – www.esri.com

Publications

Conferences & Seminars & Opportunities

Related

  • The First Russian Antarctic Expedition in 1819-21 – nla.gov.au
  • Close Encounters of the Cartographic Kind – youtube.com
  • Pretty Spanish town celebrates being wiped off Google Maps after overtourism chaos – express.co.uk
  • Maltese Lawyer And Cartographer Albert Ganado – lovinmalta.com
  • Volcano Watch – usgs.gov
  • High-flying Ashby company announces plans to map all parts of Great Britain every two years – ashby.nub.news
  • Meet the Bloomberg Newsroom’s Satellite Data Expert – bloomberg.com

 

 

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eCARTO News April 2024

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.

Applications of Mapping

  • Mapping the Milky Way’s magnetic field in 3D – phys.org
  • Modern mapping at Mawson – antarctica.gov.au
  • NASA Team Picks Survey for Far Side Galactic Mapping – miragenews.com
  • Mapping Global Flash Drought Trends for Disaster Preparedness – prnewswire.com
  • Volcano Watch — Introducing HVO’s new online eruption map – bigislandnow.com
  • CPW releases updated collared gray wolf activity map; launches depredation report webpage – montrosepress.com
  • ForeFlight Introduces Reported Turbulence Map – avweb.com
  • Earth Day 2024: Google Map announces new environmental friendly features – thenews.com.pk

Geographically Specific Mapping Applications

  • ADB asks Pakistan to use spatial mapping to mitigate damages – dawn.com
  • Drones, planes and satellite used to map Great Western Woodlands, protecting old-growth trees from fire – abc.net.au
  • Fort Wayne Selected For Urban Heat Mapping – waynedalenews.com
  • Map shows parts of UK that could be underwater by 2050 – metro.co.uk
  • Future Land Use Map lets Athenians weigh in on city’s development – wuga.org
  • Progress in high-resolution vegetation mapping: China’s leap toward advanced environmental monitoring – phys.org
  • Rat map: Tracking the rodent infestation in Singapore – channelnewsasia.com
  • Interactive map shows America’s growing obesity problem with states where two in five adults are obese – irishstar.com
  • Belarus Unveils First Online Map of All Protected Nature Areas – undp.org
  • Take steps to map wetlands across Tamil Nadu, Madras HC directs State – dtnext.in

Maps, Atlases and Globes

Opinions & Reviews

  • Bouloux on Vagnon and Victor, ‘La Mappa mundi d’Albi: Culture géographique et représentation du monde au haut Moyen Âge’ [Review] – h-net.org
  • Book review: Encounters in the New World: Jesuit Cartography of the Americas – h-net.org
  • Maps Show Passenger Trains in US vs. Europe? – snopes.com
  • Old map supposedly shows how Hollywood studio used California to represent other countries – fox40.com
  • Maps are guided by power, not truth – iai.tv

Technology & Innovations

Publications

Conferences & Seminars

  • RIMMA2025 International Conference on Forecasting, Preparedness, Warning, and Response – rimma.org

Historical

  • When a Medieval Monk Crowdsourced the Most Accurate Map of the World – openculture.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.

Save the Date: Invitation to the 32nd International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2025)

The Local Organizing Committee is delighted to invite you to the 32nd International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2025): “Mapping the Future: Innovation, Inclusion, and Sustainability.” This event will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from August 16 to 22, 2025. For more details, please visit our website at icc2025.com. The conference aims to unite a diverse group of global participants to foster innovation and expand the frontiers of Cartography and GIScience. Our goal is to guide the field toward an inclusive and sustainable future in our interconnected world. We eagerly anticipate welcoming you to Vancouver in the summer of 2025!

Réservez la date!

Le Comité Organisateur Local, a le plaisir de vous inviter à la 32ème Conférence Cartographique Internationale (CCI 2025): “Cartographier l’Avenir: Innovation, Inclusion, et Durabilité.” Cet événement se tiendra à Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique, Canada, du 16 au 22 août 2025. Pour plus de détails, veuillez visiter notre site web à l’adresse icc2025.com. La conférence vise à encourager l’innovation et à repousser les limites de la Cartographie et de la Science de l’Information Géographique, en les orientant vers un avenir inclusif et durable dans notre monde interconnecté. Nous attendons avec impatience de vous accueillir à Vancouver à l’été 2025!

Category: General News

eCARTO News March 2024

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.

Opportunities & Publications

Conferences & Seminars

Applications of Mapping

  • Astronomers Unveil Largest-Ever Map of Universe’s Active Supermassive Black Holes – nyu.edu
  • Night sky, March 2024: What you can see tonight [maps] – space.com
  • Blind navigators use Braille maps to guide drivers – timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • Iceland | Volcanic eruption in Reykjanes peninsula – reliefweb.int

Maps – Collective

Map Societies

Opinion

Technical

Animal Tracking

Cartographers

  • John Ogilby’s America (1671) – storymaps.arcgis.com
  • ‘I wanted to do something useful’: the teenager who drew edible maps for Australia’s wartime pilots – theguardian.com
  • UMW Map-Makers Bring Lafayette’s Journey to Life – umw.edu

 

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.

Where Cartography Meets Industry: Trust in Mapping

We are happy to announce the online event “Where Cartography Meets Industry – Trust in Mapping,” by our sister society IMIA. It brings together the leading organizations International Map Industry Association (IMIA), the International Cartographic Association (ICA) with Prof. Georg Gartner, the British Cartographic Society (BCS), and the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS).

Join insightful discussions on advancing geo-ethics and exploring strategies to build trust in various aspects of cartography and mapping businesses. The online event is scheduled for April 24, 2024, from 5 to 6:30 PM (CET); admission is free of charge.

For further information, visit https://imiamaps.org/events/wcmi-2024/.

Category: General News

eCARTO News February 2024

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.

Navigation and Cartography

“As It Happens” Cartography

  • UK weather – msn.com
  • Map of large grass fire north of North Platte – knopnews2.com
  • Map Shows California Cities to Get Hit Hardest With Rain – newsweek.com
  • Map shows where AT&T outages hit cellphone users across the U.S. – finance.yahoo.com
  • Natchitoches unveils new online crime mapping system – ktbs.com
  • New interactive map shows spread of measles across London – mylondon.news

Risk Mapping

  • Map plots riskiest chemical release hot spots – eenews.net
  • Tent City Nation: Mapping stories of homeless encampments across Canada – ottawacitizen.com
  • Map shows where “explosive hurricanes” could hit the United States after weather warning issued – irishstar.com
  • Where are U.S. earthquakes most likely? A new map shows the hazard risks – sciencenews.org

Applications of Mapping

  • Advanced Aerial Mapping Unveils England’s Hedgerows – miragenews.com
  • Ohio eclipse map – fox8.com
  • Researchers use the latest technology to more accurately map the Oregon Trail over the Blue Mountains – eastoregonian.com
  • North Dakota Tourism releases enhanced website interactive map and website features – valleynewslive.com
  • Interactive map of Frederick Douglass’ influence across America will be available to public – news.iu.edu
  • Bridger-Teton National Forest seeks input on Story Map – localnews8.com
  • Genoa Township Updates Radon Map – whmi.com

Environment

  • Wetlands map identifies areas that could be affected by sea level rise – baytobaynews.com
  • Map reveals US states with 100% fatal ‘zombie deer disease’ – metro.co.uk
  • Google joins mission to map methane from space – bbc.com

Social media and maps

  • Instagram is working on a ‘Friend Map’ feature that would let you track friends’ locations – yahoo.com

Opinion

  • Mapping Earth’s atmospheric rivers could help improve predictions for intense rain – news.yahoo.com
  • Maps are guided by power, not truth – iai.tv

Just Atlases & Maps

  • Photoatlas Series – Photoatlas Series
  • Mappa Mundi: The greatest medieval map in the world – bbc.com
  • Great Bend Museum unveils restored historic 1796 map of Jackson County – wvnews.com
  • A recently restored 1830s map of Ripley – wvnews.com

Industry News

  • Hivemapper: Mapping 140 Million KM on Solana – altcoinbuzz.io
  • Mobile Mapping Market Will Hit Big Revenues In Future – einnews.com
  • C-MAP Updates Cartography for North America – wired2fish.com
  • A new way to discover places with generative AI in Maps – blog.google
  • USGS expands National Map digital offerings – usgs.gov

Cartographers

  • Artist cartographer creates ‘wild world’ map with no national borders and 1,642 species – abc.net.au

Technology

  • Everything you need to know about 3D mapping cameras – automate.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.

International Journal of Cartography – Issue 10.1, 2024 published online

Cover International Journal of CartographyThe new issue of the International Journal of Cartography is now available on the Journal website

A synopsis of papers published in the issue is provided below.

  • The contributions in this Issue begins with a paper from Jason Van Horn, entitled Erwin Raisz Plan to Advance Academic Cartography in the United States.  Van Horn notes that “Erwin Raisz represents the vanguard of early Twentieth Century American cartography.”  The paper covers Raisz’s plans to build academic cartography as its own sub-discipline in geography.  It examines his strategy and how his 1938 textbook, General Cartography, acted as a catalyst for the establishment of new courses in Cartography. The paper also covers how he continued to champion the further development of cartographic programmes.
  • Uncovering urban circadian pulses based on an animated cartogram: the example of Bogotá by Hugo Thomas & Florent Demoraes describes a dynamic map that shows the differing location of ‘day’ and ‘night’ populations and how they balance over a 24 hour period. This was done using a smoothed animated cartogram of the Bogotá metropolitan area in Colombia.  The main goal of the project was to provide visual effectiveness.
  • Marina Viličić and Miljenko Lapaine contribute the paper Determining the Scale and Map Projection of Stjepan Glavač’s Map from 1673.  The authors consider this map to be an exceptionally important part of Croatian cultural heritage due to its uniqueness and the detailed depiction of Croatian regions. From the relationship between the coordinates from the map, the authors concluded that Glavač used the equidistant cylindrical projection with the equator as a standard parallel.  The paper concludes with the calculation of the interval of the numerical scale of the map, enabling them to refute and/or accept the theses of other authors who have cited different scales of Glavač’s map.
  • Ruud Stelten’s paper, The Caribbean’s mythical Aves Bank, addresses the cartographic myth of the Aves Bank, a long and narrow submarine bank that connected Aves Island with Saba and St. Eustatius.  This is one of many fictitious topographic elements introduced into early maps and charts of the Caribbean. The Aves Bank myth came about in the 1720s and was adopted by many cartographers, who included it in their maps and charts. The paper reports on the research undertaken by Stelten on this Caribbean cartographic myth.
  • Stefan Fuest, Olga Shkedova & Monika Sester offer information on their approach for promoting routes that reduce exposure of road users to areas that should be temporarily avoided due to traffic related or environmental reasons. Promoting favorable routes through visual communication: A design study for creating route maps for the case of air pollution outlines their method, that recommends routes be calculated as the shortest path while minimizing the current concentrations of particulate matter along the route.  They proposed seven different visualization variants for representing line and areal objects in a route map that visualize route options based on pollution levels.
  • Certain arguments against the hypothesis that portolan charts were genuine late-medieval cartographic products by Tome Marelić reports on a series of tests conducted on sample of 12 representations of the Adriatic Sea on portolan charts, created between the late 13th and the late 16th century.  This was done to examine their navigational applicability. By-products of their results strongly suggest that it is impossible that portolan charts were, in terms of their geometry, genuine late-medieval cartographic products.
  • Miljenko Lapaine, in his paper, A Problem in Basic Cartography offers proof that standard parallels and secant parallels generally do not match. He argues that that the widely accepted facts about secant and standard parallels are wrong and need to be revised. Further, he explains that cylindrical projections are not a good approach, as they lead to misunderstanding important properties of projection.
  • The Issue concludes with the Invited essay: MAPS IN HISTORY by Imre Demhardt. The topic of this essay is Richard Harrison as media cartographer.
  • Two book reviews are also included:
    • New directions in radical cartography: Why the map is never the territory edited by Phil Cohen and Mike Duggan, Landham, Maryland, US, Rowman & Littlefield, 2021. Review by Peter Vujakovic.
    • Atlas of the Invisible: Maps & Graphics That Will Change How You See The World by James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti. Review by Antoni Moore.

Papers can be viewed via the Journal website.

Bill Cartwright and Anne Ruas
Editors, International Journal of Cartography

Category: General News

eCARTO News January 2024

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.

New Technology

  • New technology is helping scientists map the ocean floor in the Galapagos – dal.ca
  • RaCERS project to boost map-making and environmental monitoring – news.satnews.com
  • Tesla Launched a Cool 3D Map Visualization, but You Won’t Be Able To Use It – autoevolution.com
  • New Mapping Finds the Oceans Are Filled With “Dark Vessels” – news.yahoo.com

Publications

Solid, Liquid, Gas

Environment

  • Scientists Map Largest Deep-Sea Coral Reef to Date  – voanews.com
  • Where are the wolves? Colorado Parks and Wildlife debuts map tracking the new residents – cbsnews.com
  • Map: See where cicada broods will emerge for first time in over 200 years – usatoday.com
  • New USGS map shows California is at high risk for damaging earthquakes – sfgate.com
  • Great frigatebirds wearing backpacks map atmosphere – miragenews.com
  • A huge drone used to map the soil – icelandmonitor.mbl.is

Just Maps

Opinion

  • Research finds men are better at reading maps, but there’s a catch – bbc.com
  • Outcry as Ordnance Survey uses English names on official maps of Eryri national park – nation.cymru
  • Mapping science: How GIS transformed our view of the world – news.ucsb.edu
  • The Case for Collaboration Between OpenStreetMap and Overture Maps – geoweeknews.com
  • HD Map for the Autonomous Vehicles Market to grow by USD 5.38 billion from 2022 to 2027 – prnewswire.com
  • Maps are guided by power, not truth – iai.tv
  • 4,000-year-old rock with mysterious markings becomes a “treasure map” for archaeologists – cbsnews.com
  • Australians Claim to Create Most Complete Map of Universe’s History – learningenglish.voanews.com

Applications of Mapping

  • Perfecting Project Coordination – From Overhead Drones to Precision Indoor Mapping – geoweeknews.com
  • National first – NHVR launches National Network Map – miragenews.com

Cartographers

Education & Training

  • Create your own sky map, find the weirdest stars and explore the surface of the Moon with the EXPLORE astronomy toolkit – eurekalert.org

Map Collections

Opportunities

Cartography Lite

 

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 December 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.

Insights

  • Geovisualization: Current Trends, Challenges, and Applications – Geographies
  • Stamou, L. Cartography and Art: A Comparative Study Based on Color. – geographies2010007
  • Iliopoulou, P.; Feloni, E. Spatial Modelling and Geovisualization of House Prices in the Greater Athens Region, Greece. Geographies 2022, 2, 111-131. – geographies2010008.
  • Zhang, S.; Lippitt, C.; Bogus, S.; Taylor, T.; Haley, R. Mapping Construction Costs at the National Level. Geographies 2022, 2, 132-144. – geographies2010009.
  • Li, M.; McGrath, H.; Stefanakis, E. Geovisualization of Hydrological Flow in Hexagonal Grid Systems. Geographies 2022, 2, 227-244. – geographies2020016.
  • Wada, K.; Wallner, G.; Vos, S. Studying the Utilization of a Map-Based Visualization with Vitality Datasets by Domain Experts. Geographies 2022, 2, 379-396. –  geographies2030024.
  • Blana, N.; Kavadas, I.; Tsoulos, L. A Constraint-Based Generalization Model Incorporating a Quality Control Mechanism. Geographies 2023, 3, 321-343. –  geographies3020017.
  • Lampropoulos, G.; Panagiotopoulos, G.; Giannakoula, C.; Kokkalas, A. Geovisualization of Historical Geospatial Data: A Web Mapping Application for the 19th-Century Kaupert’s Maps of Attica. Geographies 2023, 3, 398-415. –  geographies3020021.

Podcast

Just Maps

Education & Training & Opportunities

Vacation Relaxation

 

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 EuroCarto 2024

The International Cartographic Association (ICA), the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the German (DGfK), Austrian (ÖKK), Swiss (SGK), British (BCS) and Czech (ČKS) Cartographic Societies are pleased to invite you to the European Cartographic Conference – EuroCarto 2024, 9-11 September 2024 at TU Wien, Austria.

We aim to bring together Cartographers and those working in related disciplines to offer a platform for discussion, exchange and stimulation of research and joined projects.

Call for Submissions

We invite you to contribute to our Call for Submissions – please find all details here: eurocarto2024.org/submissions 

The submission is open from 01.01.2024 – 17.04.2024.

Interested in organizing a pre-conference workshop?

Additionally, we encourage researchers and practitioners to express their interest in organizing pre-conference workshops scheduled for September 8, 2024.

Please feel free to distribute the information to your network and contacts. We are looking forward to your contributions and to meeting you in Vienna!

For registrations, submissions, sponsoring and comprehensive up-to-date information, please visit our conference website: eurocarto2024.org

Georg Gartner and the EuroCarto2024 organizing team

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