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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

 

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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.

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

 

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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.

eCARTO News July 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.

Insights

Mapping the Environment

  • Reforming coral reefs using 3D printing – ScienceDaily
  • Suitability of the global forest cover change map to assess climatic megadisturbance impacts on remote tropical forests – nature.com
  • NOAA joins worldwide ocean floor mapping effort – msn.com

Opportunities

Publications

  • Introducción a los Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG) aplicados al catastro – nosolosig.com
  • Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization, Fourth Edition – routledge.com
  • Martin Waldseemüller’s ‘Carta marina’ of 1516 – Chet Van Duzer

Cartography Related Publications

  • The Cartographers – Peng Shepherd
  • Crucial Maps in the Early Cartography and Place-Nomenclature of the Atlantic Coast of Canada – JSTOR
  • The Cartographic Capital – cambridge.org
  • A History of Cartography in India – outlookindia.com
  • Radical Cartographies – Participatory Mapmaking from Latin America – utexas.edu
  • Horizons – A Global History of Science – news9live.com
  • ‘Bos’ Schoolatlas der geheele aarde’ – uu.nl

This is Tomorrow Calling

  • The Internet Needs You-Are-Here Maps – WIRED
  • Map of BC’s “Petrofuture” shows sea-level rise in 1,000 years – dailyhive.com
  • Omagh’s history brought to life by digital walking trail – BBC News
  • 3D Map Platform for Bringing the Real World into the Metaverse – UASweekly
  • The New Precision – At Scale – forbes.com
  • ‘Underground maps’ segment cities using fashion, AI – Cornell Chronicle
  • The smart city is a perpetually unrealized utopia – MIT Technology Review
  • “Artificial Intelligence Is Definitely Not Just a Hype” – gim-international.com
  • How the Geospatial Industry is Embracing AI – gim-international.com
  • Building a Digital Twin for Germany – gim-international.com
  • Army’s Synthetic Training Environment harnesses evolving mapping technology – The U S Army
  • Sensor breakthrough paves way for groundbreaking map of world under Earth surface – ScienceDaily
  • The UK’s wee military recon drones will double as cartographers – popsci.com

Out of This World

Restoring the Past

  • 50-year-old map ‘Picture of the world’ restored – muscatdaily.com
  • De papieren atlassen zijn niet aan te slepen. Wat maakt ze zo onweerstaanbaar? – volkskrant.nl

The Art of Cartography

  • One man and his compass: Meet the cartographer-turned-artist bringing snow to life – Euronews
  • Cartographer Olaus Magnus’ Map of Sea Monsters – finebooksmagazine.com
  • Former Map Maker Walks for Hours in Snow To Create Giant Geometric Patterns in Snowfields – mymodernmet.com

Interactive

  • UNAOC and UNOSAT Launch Interactive Map of Religious Sites in Sweden Mirage News – UNAOC

A Light-Hearted Look

  • Satirical cartography: a century of American humor in twisted maps – Big Think
  • Top 17 Best Scratch off Maps June 2022 – Bestgamingpro

 

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eCARTO News June 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.

Featured

Mapping the Environment

  • Alcis releases public web map of Afghanistan earthquake – pajhwok.com
  • Antarctica: Southern Ocean floor mapped in greatest ever detail – bbc.com
  • Scientists and students onboard to map East coast tsunami risk – newcastle.edu.au
  • Scientists Map Yellowstone’s Underground ‘Plumbing’ – smithsonianmag.com
  • Google Maps now shows the air quality around you – gsmarena.com
  • ‘Nature has priority’: Rewilding map showcases nature-led restoration – news.mongabay.com

Exposes & reviews

Cartography Books

The Comos

  • NASA Mars Orbiter Releasing One of Its Last Rainbow-Colored Maps – jpl.nasa.gov
  • Gravitational wave ‘radar’ could help map the invisible universe – sciencenews.org
  • Gaia continues quest for the ultimate sky map – bbc.com
  • Comet-mapping mission gets the go-ahead – imperial.ac.uk
  • New maps of asteroid Psyche reveal an ancient world of metal and rock – /news.mit.edu
  • Scientists map sulfur residue on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa – phys.org
  • Astronomers map violent star formation in nebula outside our galaxy – miragenews.com
  • China releases world’s ‘most detailed’ map of Moon – timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Mapping Applications

  • Satellite mapping helps farmers drill down on pasture
  • Map: See top 50 best French towns and cities to live in in 2022 – connexionfrance.com
  • Digital mapping reveals network of settlements thrived in pre-Columbian Amazon – theguardian.com
  • Dubai project to design digital maps for driverless vehicles – khaleejtimes.com

Cartographers

Industry

Fringe

  • She hacked an old knitting machine to weave the universe into a work of art – theage.com.au
  • Canada and Denmark sign deal to divide uninhabited Arctic island – cbc.ca
  • Google Maps has become a game with Geoguesser — and Trevor Rainbolt has mastered it – npr.org
  • Google Maps has launched a cool and fascinating new ‘time travel’ feature – timeout.com
  • Getting lost with Google Maps – khaleejtimes.com

 

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31st International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2023): Call for Papers

The 31st International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2023) will take place 13-18 August 2023 in 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 at https://www.ica-conference-publications.net/ica_word_template.html. 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. Registered accompanying persons will receive one complementary entry to one technical session of their choice, such as to support a speaker when delivering their presentation.

Accepted abstracts and papers that have been revised to address reviewer comments, will be published in one of the following ICA publications:

Important dates

  • 5 December 2022 – Submission of full papers closes
  • 12 December 2022 – 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

The link to the submission site and further details about the ICC 2023 will soon be available on the conference website at http://icc2023.org/.

For any queries or more information, please contact scientific-committee@icc2023.org.

Category: General News

eCARTO News May 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

  • Interactive maps show B.C. communities’ vulnerability to climate hazards like flooding, wildfire smoke – CTV News
  • Mapping the Ecology of Rainforests – sUAS News
  • Mapping Chicago’s air pollution hotspots – suntimes.com
  • Explosive Tonga volcano ‘surprisingly intact’ – bbc.com
  • 2021 Amazon deforestation map shows devastating impact of ranching, agriculture – news.mongabay.com
  • This Map Shows Where Biodiversity Is Most at Risk in America – nytimes.com
  • Stanford researchers use hot springs to map where continental plates collide beneath Tibet – news.stanford.edu

World

Expose

  • Descarga de datos de OpenStreetMap (OSM) con simbología en QGIS – cursosgis.com
  • Immersive view coming soon to Maps – blog.google
  • MapLab: The Historical Significance of Homemade Maps – Bloomberg
  • Texas mom creates crowdsourcing map to help parents find baby formula during shortage – ksat.com

Opportunities

Tutorials

  • Carl Sagan explains how Eratostenes knows the earth is curved – Bing video

Visual I.D.

  • SS Lake Illawarra mapped in 3D as government prepares to upgrade Tasman Bridge – ABC News

Publications

Atlases & Maps

Cartographers

Industry

  • GlobalMLBuildingFootprints – github.com
  • BAS mapping data included in global collection – miragenews.com
  • Geography nerds, rejoice! Google Maps is launching a spectacular new ‘immersive view’ – timeoutabudhabi.com
  • Missing piece to faster, cheaper and more accurate 3D mapping – miragenews.com

Fringe

 

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eCARTO News April 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

  • Tongan volcano – ABC News
  • NOAA and communities to map heat inequities in 14 U.S. cities and counties – NOAA
  • ‘Momentous’ mapping project completed, helping to save world’s reefs – UQ News
  • How cartography helped the Grand Canyon become grand – ASU News
  • Map Shows Growing Number of Wildfires Sweeping Across US – nbcmiami.com
  • World’s largest map of kelp forest canopies now available – phys.org
  • ‘Nature has priority’: Rewilding map showcases nature-led restoration – mongabay.com

World

  • These maps from satellite data show how much Earth has changed in only five years – fastcompany.com

History

Opinion

Opportunities

  • ‘Mapping Asia: Cartography and the Construction of Territoriality’. – hypotheses.org
  • 9th International Symposium on the History of Cartography icaci.org
  • Mapping Difference and Distance: Indigenous presence on European maps of southern Patagonia in the early modern period UWM Libraries
  • EuroCarto 2022 – eurocarto2022.org
  • GeoCart’2022 – cartography.org.nz

Articles

Pushing the Boundaries

  • 3D map of the surface of the moon – Daily Mail Online
  • Citizen scientists help map ridge networks on Mars – phys.org
  • NOAA showcases new mapping tool for marine species – phys.org
  • Mapping out meteorites in Antarctica: Uncovering our solar system’s deep past – phys.org
  • Just a few pixels would let astronomers map surface features like oceans and deserts on an exoplanet – phys.org

Publications

Contemporary Maps

Different

 

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Invitation to European Cartographic Conference (EuroCarto) 2022

The International Cartographic Association (ICA), the German (DGfK), Austrian (ÖKK), Swiss (SGK) and British (BCS) Cartographic Societies are pleased to announce that the European Cartographic Conference EuroCarto 2022 will take place at TU Wien, Vienna, Austria on September 19–21, 2022.

Cartographers and those working in related disciplines are offered a platform of discussion, exchange and stimulation of research and joined projects. Current research or work related to cartography covering all aspects of modern cartography will be addressed. All submitted abstracts are reviewed and if accepted published in the “Abstracts of the International Cartographic Association“. Several Cartographic Journals, including the International Journal of Cartography, Cartographica, Cartographic Journal, CAGIS and Kartographische Nachrichten have expressed interest in selecting submissions and invite full paper submissions to their respective journal thereafter.

Additionally a number of pre-conference workshops (on generalisation, VR/AR, Social Media Data visualisation, Ethics and Cartography, Atlas Cartography, Toponomy etc.) and side-events (visit to the National Library, MapRun, etc.) are planned.

Call for papers is still open

Please note, that the submission of an abstract is still possible until May 7, 2022. Find the details here: https://eurocarto2022.org/call-for-papers/.

Registration & sponsoring

Registration information can be found here: https://eurocarto2022.org/registration/

If you want to sponsor the event and get a chance to present your company, check out https://eurocarto2022.org/sponsoring-packages/.

 

As we still love maps, we are looking forward to your contribution and to meet you in Vienna,

Georg Gartner

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