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Winners of the Barbara Petchenik Competition 2019

The Barbara Petchenik Competition is a biennial map drawing competition for children. The competition is first organized on a national level. The national winners can then compete in the international round, which takes place during the International Cartographic Conferences. This year at ICC2019, 188 drawings from 33 countries were exhibited. An international jury selected 12 winners in 4 categories. There was also a public vote, a creativity award and a special mention. Please find the wonderful results below.

Winners <6 years

The Queen of the World by Bianca Belović (5)

1st: The Queen of the World by Bianca Belović (5)

A Boat Symbolizing Peace by Ye Shangke (5)

2nd: A Boat Symbolizing Peace by Ye Shangke (5)

Map is the Most Beautiful Flower in the World by Tara D. J. Suprapto (5)

3rd: Map is the Most Beautiful Flower in the World by Tara Dibbaratana Jayamanggala Suprapto (5)

 

Winners 6–8 years

Between the Clouds by Liepa Jokubaitytė (7)

1st: Between the Clouds by Liepa Jokubaitytė (7)

Treasure Map of My Dog by Micah Allen Setianto Moore (8)

2nd: Treasure Map of My Dog by Micah Allen Setianto Moore (8)

My Imagination by Luca Kunos (7)

3rd: My Imagination by Luca Kunos (7)

 

Winners 9–12 years

Dreaming of the Blue Self of the World by Kim Min-Chan (12)

1st: Dreaming of the Blue Self of the World by Kim Min-Chan (12)

A Turtle's Tear: Our Plastic Oceans by Barnaby Blampied (9)

2nd: A Turtle’s Tear: Our Plastic Oceans by Barnaby Blampied (9)

World of Colour Lines by Hande Körbalta (9)

3rd: World of Colour Lines by Hande Körbalta (9)

 

Winners 13–15 years

Creating Worlds by Rada Skumova (15)

1st: Creating Worlds by Rada Skumova (15)

We Love Maps by Agata Filipiak (14)

2nd: We Love Maps by Agata Filipiak (14)

Hemispherical Understanding by Katarína Šáleková (15)

3rd: Hemispherical Understanding by Katarína Šáleková (15)

 

Creativity Award

It Is All in Our Hands by Ugnė Rimkutė (15)

Creativity Award: It Is All in Our Hands by Ugnė Rimkutė (15)

 

Special Mention

The Map Shows Me the Way by Robert Hopjan (11)

Special Mention: The Map Shows Me the Way by Robert Hopjan (11)

 

Winner of the public vote

Good Morning World by Noemí Sánchez (14)

Public vote: Good Morning World by Noemí Sánchez (14)

Jury

Members of the Jury

Members of the Jury

The jury members were

  • Pilar Sánchez-Ortiz Rodríguez, Spain – Chair
  • Ana María Garra, Argentina
  • Temenoujka Bandrova, Bulgaria
  • Simon Catling, Great Britain
  • Koji Ohnishi, Japan
  • Dariusz Dukaczewski, Poland
  • Necla Ulugtekin, Turkey
  • Naeema Al Hosani, United Arab Emirates
  • Carla Sena, Brazil and Jesus Reyes, Hungary – Substitute Members
  • Peter van der Krogt, The Netherlands – International Coordinator

 

Congratulations to all winners! Also a huge thank you to all participating children, their parents, teachers and national organizers.

Obituary: Godfried Theodore Toussaint

Portrait Godfried Theodore Toussaint (CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia)

Godfried Theodore Toussaint

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Godfried Theodore Toussaint passed away while sharing his work at the International Cartographic Conference 2019 in Tokyo. He attended ICC2019 to present his work on “The Levenshtein distance as a measure of mirror symmetry and homogeneity for binary digital patterns” in a special session titled “Design & Computation in Geovisualization” convened by the Commission on Visual Analytics.

Godfried Theodore Patrick Toussaint (1944–2019) was a Canadian Computer Scientist, a Professor of Computer Science, and the Head of the Computer Science Program at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He was considered to be the father of computational geometry in Canada. He did research on various aspects of computational geometry, discrete geometry, and their applications: pattern recognition (k-nearest neighbor algorithm, cluster analysis), motion planning, visualization (computer graphics), knot theory (stuck unknot problem), linkage (mechanical) reconfiguration, the art gallery problem, polygon triangulation, the largest empty circle problem, unimodality (unimodal function), and others. Other interests include meander (art), compass and straightedge constructions, instance-based learning, music information retrieval, and computational music theory.

 

eCARTO News July 2019

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.

World Maps

Stellar Cartography

Cartographic Projects

Cartographic Bloopers

  • California, an island? Meet cartography’s most persistent mistake – bigthink.com

Cartographic Products

Opinion

Reinventing Cartography

Cartographers

Cartographic Education & Employment

Cartographic Resources

Cartography Related

Cartographic Animations

Results of the 18th General Assembly of the ICA

The 18th ICA General Assembly was closed on the last day of ICC2019.
Slides of the agenda can be found here.

EC at ICC2019

The new Executive Committee for the term 2019–2023 on stage at the closing ceremony of ICC2019

 

The Executive Committee for the term 2019–2023 is:

  • President: Tim Trainor (USA)
  • Secretary-General and Treasurer: Thomas Schulz (Switzerland)
  • Vice-Presidents:
    • Andrés Arístegui (Spain)
    • Temenoujka Bandrova (Bulgaria)
    • Philippe De Maeyer (Belgium)
    • Liqiu Meng (Germany)
    • Terje Midtbø (Norway)
    • Vít Voženílek (Czech Republic)
    • László Zentai (Hungary)
  • Past President: Menno-Jan Kraak (The Netherlands)

The 19th General Assembly and the 31st International Cartographic Conference in 2023 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa.

Honorary auditors: Harold Moellering (USA) and Bengt Rystedt (Sweden).

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Welcome to ICC2019 in Tokyo #icc2019tokyo

The 29th International Cartographic Conference opened in Tokyo, Japan! After busy days with 13 pre-conference workshops, the main conference opened on Monday evening. Papers, proceedings and abstracts are available on the ICC2019 website:

The conference also hosts the International Cartographic Exhibition (click here to download the exhibition catalogue [22mb]), the Children’s Map Exhibition and a Technical Commercial Exhibition.

Also, the 18th General Assembly of the ICA takes place in connection with ICC2019. The first day (discussion) was on Monday; the second day including voting and elections will take place on Friday. The results will be published on the ICA website soon.

To share your experiences and to stay up-to-date with everything happening at the conference, please use hashtag #icc2019tokyo.

Enjoy the conference!

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eCARTO News June 2019

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.

Industry news

Cartographic Education

Cartographic Advances

  • Using high-tech cartography to count fruit trees 6,000 times faster than we can – abc.net.au

Cartographic Products

  • The Ngai Thu Atlas – kahurumanu.co.nz
  • Mapping Out art show takes inspiration from cartography, exploring – newtimesslo.com
  • Greenland map captures changing Arctic in fine detail – bbc.com
  • 41 years later, a new map of wild Atlantic salmon rivers unveiled – cbc.ca
  • Tabletop Globe Bar Wine Stand Wood – vidaxl.com.au
  • MapLab: Underwater Worlds – citylab.com

Opinion

Cartographic Insights

  • Leading historian lectures on Dr. Rizal, cartography – businessmirror.com.ph
  • Drawing lines on the internet: Border conflicts and the politics behind digital maps – orfonline.org

Cartographers

Cartographic Curatorship

Cartographic Conundrums

  • Russia finds U.S. decision on spelling of Kyiv to be not obligatory – 112.international

Cartographic Investments

  • Colonial Map Reaches $125.000 at Swann – finebooksmagazine.com
  • Rare Globe of Mars Portraying Early Theory of Life on the Red Planet Goes Up for Auction – geek.com
  • Rare, historical maps will be sold in Crescent City’s two-part, online-only auction, June 14 and 21 – artfixdaily.com

Inspiration from History

  • Science history: Huygens, the horological hero – cosmosmagazine.com
  • Elizabethan map goes on display at Bodleian Libraries – bbc.com
  • Early cartographers helped put Sydney on the map – smh.com.au
  • Incredible Online Archive Lets You Download Hundreds of Ancient Maps for Free – mymodernmet.com
  • Hand-drawn maps imitated the printed maps in the first days of Hispano-American cartography – phys.org

Cartographic Applications

  • WaterLore: what might drylands teach us about living with less water? – foreground.com.au
  • The inbis channel: The most complete submarine cartography – sciencedaily.com

Cartographic Art

ICA News 72 now online

ICA News, Number 72, June 2019

We are pleased to announce that the 72nd issue of the ICA News is now available for download:

This issue features the final President’s Report by Menno-Jan Kraak, who in a truly cartographic fashion summarised his term
in office. We are reminded about the upcoming General Assembly and treated to another update on ICC 2019 in Tokyo.

– Igor Drecki, Editor ICA News

Igor will step down from his role as the editor of ICA News this year and we need to thank him for the wonderful work he did, but also for his efforts to preserve ICA’s past!

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eCARTO News May 2019

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

Industry news

Cartography for Social Change

  • Using Maps as a Weapon to Resist Extractive Industries on Indigenous Territories – resilience.org
  • Cartographers for Social Equality – The West Wing – youtube.com
  • Maps show how CNN lost America to Fox News – bigthink.com
  • Counter-mapping: cartography that lets the powerless speak – theguardian.com

Cartographic Resources & Opportunities

  • Book Review – Sun and Moon: A History of Astronomy, Photography, and Cartography – outerplaces.com
  • Best virtual cartography apps and software – en.softonic.com
  • Astonishing Growth: Electronic Cartography Market by Types, Functions, Applications, and Geography: Trends, Forecasts and Market Estimates 2019-2024 – gizmoposts.com
  • Beyond the Horizon: The Mopelia Collection of Fine Atlases and Travel Books – finebooksmagazine.com

Cartographic Products

  • Moon landing marked by new Ordnance Survey map – bbc.com
  • U of A Geosciences Professor Discovers Rare Original Maps – news.uark.edu
  • The inbis channel: The most complete submarine cartography – sciencedaily.com

Opinion

Cartographers & Dabblers

  • Prize-winning PhD candidates examine the gig economy and Indigenous cartography in documentary films – concordia.ca
  • The boy who draws the world in minutes: Seven-year-old can map the globe after memorising every country and capital – dailymail.co.uk
  • Cartographic technician job in Anchorage, Alaska – Department of the Interior – lemonwire.com
  • Green and Grand: John Wesley Powell and the West That Wasn’t – eos.org
  • How Leonardo da Vinci made a “satellite” map in 1502 – vox.com

Kindred Disciplines

Cartographic editing

  • ‘Mistake Creek’ declared a mistake after 165 years, scrubbed from maps – msn.com

From the Archives

  • The future of maps: Cartography in the 21st century – edition.cnn.com
  • Start with the Map – newyorker.com
  • Incredible Online Archive Lets You Download Hundreds of Ancient Maps for Free – mymodernmet.com
  • Hand-drawn maps imitated the printed maps in the first days of Hispano-American cartography – phys.org
  • World’s Largest Early World Map Stitched Together for the First Time – mymodernmet.com

Cartography in Art

  • Artist Merges Cartography with Ink and Pencil Drawings to Create Beautiful Portraits – mymodernmet.com

eCARTO News April 2019

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.

Investigative cartography

  • “Monsters & Dragons?” –Mapping the Terra Incognito of Milky Way’s Unseen Far Side – dailygalaxy.com
  • Smoke mapping technology could change face of fire fighting – radionz.co.nz
  • Why researchers are mapping the world’s manure – sciencedaily.com
  • Mapping the Spread of Words Along Trade Routes – visualcapitalist.com
  • Mapping the Global Migration of Millionaires – visualcapitalist.com
  • Mapping Ice Algal Blooms from Space – eos.org
  • Mapping Where Traffic Pollution Hurts Children Most – citylab.com
  • What the Obsolete Art of Mapping the Skies on Glass Plates Can Still Teach Us – smithsonianmag.com
  • Mapping Heat Vulnerability to Protect Community Health – eos.org
  • So ungleich ist das Einkommen in der Schweiz verteilt – srf.ch

Animated Cartography

Cartographic Resources & Opportunities

Map Action

The Beauty of Maps

Using the Technology

  • Mapping Global Pollution Through AI, Satellite Imagery And Intelligent Drones – forbes.com

Cartographic tracks

  • Cyclone Trevor throws migration flight of Far Eastern curlew into disarray – abc.net.au

eCARTO News March 2019

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.

Investigative cartography

  • Signs of 1906 earthquake revealed in mapping of offshore northern San Andreas Fault – sciencedaily.com
  • Mapping changes in housing in sub-Saharan Africa from 2000 to 2015 – nature.com
  • Mozambique’s Cyclone: Mapping the Destruction of Idai – nytimes.com
  • Mapping the ravages of guns, traps and bulldozers on biodiversity – uq.edu.au
  • Mapping genocide in Khulna – thedailystar.net
  • World’s Largest Salt Cave Discovered in Israel – And It’s Still Growing – 1.cbn.com
  • Global database maps fashion factories to crack down on slavery – sightmagazine.com.au
  • The ‘Atlas of Inequality’ Maps Micro-Level Segregation – citylab.com
  • Mapping the Coal Ash Contamination – earthjustice.org
  • These maps show how hard it is to measure inequality in English council areas – citymetric.com
  • BC Coroners launch interactive map for unidentified human remains – vancouverisawesome.com

Cartographic Applications

  • Huckelberry Maps Locate Hungry Grizzly Bears – futurity.org
  • An ambitious project aims to map the entire ocean floor. It could also open it up to mining – abc.net.au
  • Mapping Europe’s ecosystems key to ensuring their future health and resilience – eea.europa.eu
  • TravelTime maps API lets users search by time rather than distance – searchengineland.com
  • State Geologist, Partners Create New Surface Geology Maps for Massachusetts – umass.edu
  • What the new mapping system means for farmers – agriland.ie
  • ASU center announces Hawaii coral reef conservation program in partnership with Lenfest Ocean Program – asunow.asu.edu

Out of This World

  • NASA Will Need Your Help Mapping Asteroid Bennu – space.com
  • Mapping on Mars with LiDAR-equipped space drones – spatialsource.com.au
  • CHIME: Mapping the Early Universe – space.com
  • 60-Second Astro News: Cannonball Pulsar & Mapping a Star from Afar – skyandtelescope.com
  • Drone Maps Icy Lava Tube in Iceland in Preparation for Cave Exploration on the Moon and Mars – seti.org

Opinion

  • How Fiji changed the way we travel – uipress.uiowa.edu
  • The Geospatial Cloud: Fast Insights Into Big Data – forbes.com
  • ‘It’s time for a new model’: How mapping is changing emergency response – smartcitiesdive.com
  • USTelecom: Reinventing broadband mapping is needed to close the digital divide – cnet.com
  • How land grabbers co-opt indigenous ritual traditions in Papua: Q&A with anthropologist Sophie Chao – news.mongabay.com

Cartographic Resources & Opportunities

Cartography – People

Neat Cartography

Cartography That Worries

  • China destroys 30,000 maps because they don’t list Taiwan and state in north India as its territory – independent.co.uk
  • Your iPhone keeps a map of everywhere you go —d how to find it and turn it off – news.com.au

Related Technology

  • Wingcopter – wingcopter.com
  • Terra For Drone Software Vendors as DJI Launches Mapping & Modeling Tool – dronelife.com
  • Uber drives Middle East mapping push ahead of IPO: source – reuters.com
  • Does the Phantom 4 RTK replace Ground Control Points for Drone Mapping? – dronedj.com
  • Latest Report on Automotive Digital Mapping Market by Growth, Size, Share and Forecast Till 2023 | Global Key Players are Google, Apple, ESRI, Autonavi, Microsoft, Tomtom – openpr.com
  • Global Airborne LiDAR Market Outlook 2017-2019 & 2026 – Increasing Demand for 3D Imaging – ResearchAndMarkets.com – apnews.com
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