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Get to know the new ICA Executive Committee for the term 2023-2027

Obituary: Igor Drecki – A passionate Cartographer

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we remember our friend and colleague Igor Drecki who, with his wife Iwona, met an untimely end in a car accident on July 26.

Igor was the official New Zealand representative at the general assemblies of the ICA since 1999. He was organizer of numerous ICA events in New Zealand, including the ICA Commission on Visualisation and Virtual Environments Meeting “Geovisualisation on the Web” (Taupo 2001), ICA Internet Cartography Seminar (Auckland 2005), ICA Internet Cartography Workshop (Auckland 2006), and ICA Regional Symposia on Cartography for Australasia and Oceania (Auckland 2010, 2012, 2014 and Wellington, 2016). He was also co-organizer of the 8th ICA Mountain Cartography Workshop (Taurewa 2012). In addition to being an ex-officio member of the ICA Executive Committee (since 2007), he was probably best known to many within and outside the ICA as editor of the ICA News, the official newsletter of the ICA. For his many notable contributions to the ICA, he received the Diploma for Outstanding Services to the ICA in 2017.

In 2017, Igor received the ICA Diploma for Outstanding Services from then-president Menno-Jan Kraak.

His passion for cartography started with his master studies in geography and cartography at the University of Warsaw, and it continued after he settled with his wife Iwona in New Zealand while pursuing a master’s of science degree at the University of Auckland on “Visualization of Uncertainty in Spatial Data”. His research and work experience included professional positions in academia, industry, public administration and most recently libraries and learning services. He was the responsible curator of cartographic and geographic resources of the University of Auckland Library, then latterly curator, Cartographic and Geospatial Collections at the Alexander Turnbull Library, housed within the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington.

Igor was instrumental in the success of the New Zealand Cartographic Society (NZCS). He was a member since 1989 and a life member since 2011; president from 2013 to 2018; NZCS’s (as national member) liaison to the International Cartographic Association (ICA); and director of the biennial New Zealand national cartographic conference, GeoCart, since 2001.

Igor Drecki at GeoCart 2022

Despite his impressive professional record and accomplishments, Igor was “authentic”. He had strong opinions and was ready to stand up for them; he was passionate about cartography and maps; and was a staunch advocate for cartography. But more than this, he was a person who could relate to others. He was interested to learn, discuss, exchange as well as interrelate, give, serve, help, and contribute. This was certainly true for his colleagues and his family, but also for those of us who considered Igor a friend. He was a noble man at heart.

We will miss you, Igor.

Aileen Buckley, Anthony Moore, Dusan Petrovic, Georg Gartner

International Journal of Cartography, Issue 9.2, 2023 published

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

The list of papers published is provided below:

  • Editorial – New directions for the state of the art and science in Cartography
    Anthony C. Robinson, Pyry Kettunen, Luciene Delazari and Arzu Çöltekin
  • Potential of eye-tracking for interactive geovisual exploration aided by machine learning (Open Access)
    Merve Keskin & Pyry Kettunen
  • Moving Indoors: A Systematic Literature Review of Locomotion in Virtual Indoor Environments
    Pavel Pospíšil
  • Study about the appropriate number of participants in map user studies
    Vinicius Bergmann Martins, Fabrício Rosa Amorim, Marcio Augusto Reolon Schmidt & Luciene Stamato Delazari
  • Cartography & Geovisual Analytics in Personal Contexts: Designing for the Data Creator (Open Access)
    Jonathan Nelson
  • Eye-tracking in map use, map user and map usability research: what are we looking for? (Open Access)
    David Fairbairn and Jessica Hepburn
  • Missing the City for Buildings? A Critical Review of Pan-Scalar Map Generalization and Design in Contemporary Zoomable Maps
    Maieul Gruget, Guillaume Touya and Ian Muehlenhaus.
  • Using Geovisual Analytics to Enrich Conservation Science: A Review of Interactive Visualization of Wildlife Movement and Environmental Spatial Data Across Ecosystems
    Lindsay Lacey and Jonathan Nelson
  • Minimum Dimensions for Cartographic Symbology – History, Rationale and Relevance in the Digital Age (Open Access)
    Florian Ledermann
  • Incorporating Ideas of Structure and Meaning in Interactive Multi Scale Mapping Environments
    Guillaume Touya, Quentin Potie and William A. Mackaness
  • Cartographic perspectives on spatial and thematic levels of detail in augmented reality: a review of existing approaches
    Niki Anastopoulou, Margarita Kolka, Eleni Tomai, Kostas Cheliotis, Fotis Liarokapis, Katerina Pastra and Marinos Kavouras
  • How we see time — The Evolution and Current State of Visualizations of Temporal Data (Open Access)
    Verena Klasen, Edyta P. Bogucka, Liqiu Meng & Jukka M. Krisp

Also, you may have papers that you might wish to publish in the Journal. We would welcome the submission of appropriate papers.

William Cartwright, Melbourne, Australia
Anne Ruas, Paris, France
Editors, International Journal of Cartography

Category: General News

eCARTO News July 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.

Featured

Opportunities & Publications

Education & Training

History

  • Ce que les papyrus nous apprennent sur la géographie dans l’Antiquité – theconversation.com
  • Most exact version of ‘Daedongyeojido’ map returns from Japan – en.yna.co.kr
  • Heritage: Maps for a lost city – dawn.com
  • 18th Century York Woman’s Diary Inspires New City Map – miragenews.com

Curious?

  • Harrison Richard Edes – David Rumsey
  • Charting clarity: Furman researchers see 18th Century maps through different lenses – furman.edu
  • New NASA Map Details 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipses in the US – solarsystem.nasa.gov
  • Celebrate 400 years of moon maps for Apollo 11’s anniversary (gallery) – space.com
  • Spatial Map of the Human Intestine Created – technologynetworks.com
  • Cosmic Growth Map Backs Einstein’s Gravity Theory – miragenews.com
  • People believe this map was created by flat earthers and shows what lies beyond Earth’s ‘ice wall’ – ladbible.com
  • Seeing with neutrinos: how astronomers are mapping the cosmos without light – nature.com

Industry

  • TZ Maps, a new player in the electronic mapping landscape – boatsnews.com
  • Commercial UAV Expo Preview: Ingredients For a Successful Drone Program in Surveying & Mapping – commercialuavnews.com
  • Fugro’s seabed mapping supports Norway’s marine resource preservation – hydro-international.com
  • Google Maps vs. Apple Maps: Which navigation app is best? – tomsguide.com
  • Big Tech coalition challenges Google and Apple’s monopoly on maps – techspot.com
  • Overture Maps Foundation Releases First World-Wide Open Map Dataset – geospatialworld.net

3D, Interactive & Animated Mapping

  • First results of 3D mapping Nessebar’s ancient town revealed – gim-international.com
  • Interactive map shows which US cities will be underwater in 2050 – news10.com
  • 3D Mapping and Modeling Market to grow at a CAGR of 15.24% from 2022 to 2027 prnewswire.com
  • Navigating by touch with 3D maps – geoweeknews.com

Innovation

Hot Topics

  • Tracking Heat Across the World – nytimes.com
  • Fire map breaks down the location and intensity of every nearby fire – khq.com
  • Imperial researcher awarded £1m for magma-mapping project – imperial.ac.uk
  • FY-4A Satellite Boosts Solar Mapping in China with AI – miragenews.com
  • Google Maps: This free tool shows a heat map of where you’ve been – pcworld.com

Nature

  • Global map of wildlife trade reveals true cost to the planet – nature.com
  • The Amazon River in the Sky – Nautilus

Imagery

  • Scroll through the universe with a new interactive map – phys.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.

ICA News 80 now online

ICA News, Number 80, June 2023

We are pleased to announce that the 80th issue of the ICA News is now available for download:

In this issue we are invited to Cape Town to celebrate cartography at ICC 2023 and conduct important business at the ICA General Assembly. We also farewell Jim Carter, an inspirational academic with an interest in map use (and ice), and are invited to subscribe to ICA News. Thanking all readers and contributors for your wonderful support over the years.

– Igor Drecki, Editor ICA News

Category: General News
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eCARTO News June 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.

Opportunities & Publications

Ancient Maps

  • A map of how Romans saw the world – reddit.com
  • L’ hemisphere meridional pour voir plus distinctement les terresaustrales – loc.gov
  • Sud Polar Karte – twitter.com
  • Image 2 of Susŏnchŏndo – loc.gov
  • Monsoon & trade wind chart of the Indian Ocean – loc.gov
  • The countries round the North Pole – digitalcollections.nypl.org
  • Map of the Crown Prince Islands, Disco [sic] Bay, Greenland – loc.gov
  • Karte von der KôraischenHalbinsel (Kôraïvl. Tsjo-Sjön) nach einem japanischen originale – loc.gov
  • Spanish Armada maps go on display in Portsmouth – bbc.com
  • First results of 3D mapping Nessebar’s ancient town revealed – gim-international.com

Country Specific & World

Curious?

Just Maps

Transport

Themed

Software and Apps

The Environment

Imagery

 

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.

ICC2023: Early Bird Registration Special Ends May 31st

If you’re planning to attend the 31st Cartographic Conference 2023, now is the perfect time to register as our early bird registration offer ends on May 31st, 2023. Join 800 delegates from nearly 78 countries in Cape Town, South Africa!

We are also proud to announce that the UN-GGIM Africa 9th Meeting of the Regional Committee will be hosted alongside ICC 2023 as well as SDG DATA Hub Workshops that are open for all to attend. Register today on icc2023.org

We look forward to welcoming you in Cape Town!

Category: General News

eCARTO News May 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.

Featured

Cartouche & Sea Monsters & Symbols

Artificial Intelligence & Search Engines

Industry News

Just Maps

Projections & Panoramas & 3D

Transport

Collectives

The Environment

Related

You Can’t Be Serious

 

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.

Cartographier pour un monde durable

Le livre de Menno-Jan Kraak (ACI), Robert E. Roth (ACI), Britta Ricker (ACI), Ayako Kagawa (ONU), Guillaume Le Sourd (ONU), que l’ICA a publié en 2021 en collaboration avec les Nations Unies sur le thème important des Objectifs de Développement Durable (ODD), existe maintenant aussi en français – la deuxième langue officielle de l’ICA.

La version pdf du livre peut être téléchargée à partir de la page accessible via digitallibrary.un.org/record/3898826.

Une version imprimée est en préparation.

Category: General News

Cartographier pour un monde durable – French version of Mapping for a Sustainable World published

The book “Mapping for a Sustainable World”, a co-publication by the United Nations and the International Cartographic Association, has been translated to French – the second offical language of the ICA.

The pdf-version of the book written by Menno-Jan Kraak (ICA), Robert E. Roth (ICA), Britta Ricker (ICA), Ayako Kagawa (UN) and Guillaume Le Sourd (UN) can be downloaded from digitallibrary.un.org/record/3898826. A printed version is in preparation.

Category: General News

eCARTO News April 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.

The Environment

  • Smartphone data can help create global vegetation maps – miragenews.com
  • GISS Surface Temperature Analysis – data.giss.nasa.gov
  • Mapping floods of the future reveals communities at risk due to climate change – phys.org
  • Mapping Wetland Loss Across Three Centuries – eos.org

Water

  • Ved Chirayath is on mission to map world’s oceans – miragenews.com
  • World Water Day: Mapping water stress across the Middle East – aljazeera.com
  • Mapping hidden meltwater paths in glaciers: importance – miragenews.com
  • Recent, rapid ocean warming ahead of El Niño alarms scientists – bbc.com
  • Mapping the Catalan coast using airborne Lidar bathymetry – hydro-international.com

History

  • Virginia T. Norwood: The Mother of Landsat – landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov
  • Europe’s Oldest Map Shows Tiny Bronze Age Kingdom – atlasobscura.com
  • From Dragons To Mythic Locations, These Are The Biggest Mistakes In Ancient Maps – iflscience.com
  • Seoul : A variation of “Daedongyeojido,” a famous map of the Korean Peninsula created in the 19th century by the Korean cartographer Kim Jeong – ho #Gallery – socialnews.xyz

Industry News

  • Google Maps Rival Gets Major Update With a Little Something for Everybody – autoevolution.com
  • Garmin Launches Motorcycle GPS Navigator That Puts Google Maps to Shame – autoevolution.com
  • I Thought Google Maps Was the Best Navigation App, But This Alternative Blew My Mind – autoevolution.com
  • Smartphone Screen Material Maps Magnetic Fields – miragenews.com

Just Maps

Out of this world

Opportunity

  • NIST Seeks UAS 3D Map Researchers for Grand Prize Challenge – miragenews.com

Chats

Collections

  • The Smithsonian Puts 4.5 Million High-Res Images Online and Into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Use – openculture.com

A Mapping Game

 

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.

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