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AutoCarto 2020 – Online on GIS Day!

CaGIS is proud to present AutoCarto 2020, the 23rd International Research Symposium at the intersection of cartography and GIScience.

AutoCarto 2020 is being offered virtually in an open access format that is online and free to all!

The program consists of 40 papers by 121 authors from 14 counties, 7 workshops by 16 organizers from 6 countries, and 4 visionary keynotes from international, government, industry, and academic perspectives.

All of this great content goes live on GIS Day — Wednesday, November 18, 2020 — so be sure to visit the AutoCarto website then!

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EuroCarto 2020 – a successful (virtual) ICA Regional Conference

In the week of 21–25 September 2020, the EuroCarto 2020 (including the 68th German Cartography Congress) took place as a virtual event. With 412 registered participants from 57 countries as well as 45 presentations, three keynotes, a CartoHack and a CartoCafé, the event was a great success. The abstracts of all contributions have been published in the Abstracts of the ICA and can be read under the following link: https://www.abstr-int-cartogr-assoc.net/2/index.html. The videos of the presentations can be found in the detailed program on the event website.

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Invitation to the Virtual EuroCarto 2020

State-of-the-art information, together with many interesting discussions all around cartography and its many facets – this is what the 2020 (Virtual) EuroCarto is all about, plus much, much more, so be sure to join us between September the 21st and 25th.

This event, which is co-organized by the German, Austrian and Swiss Cartographic Societies, is also the 68th German Cartography Congress as well as a regional conference of the International Cartographic Association (ICA).

As a direct consequence of the Corona Pandemic, holding the planned event in Vienna was unfortunately just not possible. But this virtual edition of EuroCarto 2020 is more than just a substitute:

From Monday to Friday there will be up to three presentation sessions, held either in the early afternoon or early evening.

You can look forward to an extensive and wide-ranging program – which you will find on the conference website eurocarto2020.org. Among the highlights will be Keynotes by Tim Trainor (President of ICA), Gerd Buziek (Esri Deutschland, on the subject of COVID 19-Dashboard) and Wolfgang Kainz (University of Vienna).

The technical and temporal framework has been arranged in such a way that there will also be many opportunities for discussions with your peers and further to the many presentation sessions there will also be further possibilities for professional and social exchange (e.g. at a “Carto Café extra”).

Thanks to our sponsors – Esri DE/CH, Schubert & Franzke, GeoVille Information Systems and Data Processing and the open access journal publisher MDPI – participation in EuroCarto 2020 is free of charge for all!

The mandatory online registration form can be found at eurocarto2020.org – however due to technical restrictions, the number of participants is limited to 400 – so don’t wait, register now to be sure you can join us!

Wolfgang Kainz, Conference Chair
President of the Austrian Cartographic Commission

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AutoCarto 2020 Online

We hope this message finds you safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. Regretfully, COVID-19 continues July to spread across the US at alarming rates which diminishes our hope for a safe environment to hold AutoCarto 2020 as an in-person conference in November. Therefore, we have decided to reformat the conference as an online experience.

AutoCarto 2020 will be offered online as a set of extended abstracts and associated recorded presentations. These will go live on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Viewers will have the opportunity to contact presenters with questions or comments. Extended abstracts will also be published in the AutoCarto 2020 Online Proceedings.

Please find all details here:

  1. An AutoCarto 2020 proceedings will be published on the AutoCarto website. These proceedings will be comprised of extended abstracts that have been reviewed and accepted by the Program Committee. The deadline for submitting a new extended abstract is September 15, 2020. The deadline for submitting a revised abstract is September 30, 2020. The online proceedings will be open-access, and authors will retain copyright over their submissions. Please inform May Yuan, Program Chair, at myuan[at]utdallas.edu if you wish to exclude your extended abstract that has already been accepted from the proceedings.
  2. Authors whose extended abstracts have been accepted are invited to share a presentation of that will be published on the AutoCarto 2020 website alongside their presentation. The deadline for submitting presentations is November 10, 2020. These presentations may be in either PDF format and/or MP4 format. Upload a PDF of the presentation you created using PowerPoint or another presentation tool and/or a recording of your presentation in MP4 format to a cloud storage service (e.g., Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, or OneDrive). Please email the shared link to May Yuan and provide contact information for the corresponding presenter for questions or comments from viewers.
  3. All authors are free to submit their extended abstracts to other conferences since AutoCarto 2020 will not be held as an in-person conference.
  4. Rex Cammack (rcammack[at]unomaha.edu) is editing a Taylor & Francis book and will consider including papers expanded from the extended abstracts for AutoCarto 2020. Please contact Rex if you are interested in contributing a chapter based on your extended abstract.
  5. Authors may also consider submitting their work to the Cartography and Geographic Information Science journal. Please follow the normal submission guidelines for authors.

While we are saddened at the changes we must make to AutoCarto 2020, the Cartography and Geographic Information Society is already beginning to plan AutoCarto 2022 where we will look forward to seeing you in person.

Sincerely,
Aileen Buckley, AutoCarto 2020 Conference Chair
May Yuan, AutoCarto 2020 Program Chair

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AutoCarto 2020 postponed to November

In light of the important public health considerations related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the AutoCarto Organizing Committee has decided to postpone AutoCarto 2020 until November 2020. The new dates for the conference are Tuesday, November 18, through Friday, November 20, with workshops on Tuesday, November 17. The venue will remain the same – the Esri campus in Redlands, California.

We are still working out the details related to registrations and paper submissions. Please bear with us while we determine the best way to handle these and other important issues. In the meantime, please modify any arrangements you may have made to travel to California in May.

If you have any specific issues or concerns, please email the conference chair, Aileen Buckley (abuckley@esri.com). We appreciate your patience as we continue to make arrangements for these new dates for AutoCarto 2020.

Dr. Aileen Buckley, PhD
AutoCarto Conference Chair

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Highlights of EuroCarto 2020

The Central European Cartographic Conference will be held together with the 68th German Cartography Congress in Vienna, from 20–22 September 2020. The organization is jointly carried out by the German Society of Cartography (DGfK), the Austrian Cartographic Commission in the Austrian Geographic Society (ÖKK), the Swiss Society of Cartography (SGK), the University of Vienna, and endorsed by the International Cartographic Association. The conference is also recognized as an ICA Regional Cartographic Conference and will bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, government, and industry to exchange knowledge related to cartography.

The planning for EuroCarto 2020 is progressing well. Here are a few highlights of what is to come:

  • Abstracts (up to 800 words) are due by April 15, 2020. For details see: https://www.eurocarto2020.org/abstract-submission/
  • Three exhibitor packages are available. To become one of the premium sponsors, please contact the conference organizers at geographie@univie.ac.at. For details see: https://www.eurocarto2020.org/exhibitors/
  • Preconference workshops and ICA Commission meetings are free to conference participants. Please advise the Commission Chair of your interest to participate.
  • Every day of the conference will have inspiring keynote speakers. Please visit the conference website for updates on the conference program.
  • The registration fee covers all sessions, the exhibition, coffee breaks, and the evening reception at the Vienna Townhall on September 20, 2020. Due to limited space the Townhall reception requires registration and will be honored on a first come basis.
  • There is a special reduced registration fee for members of the three organizing cartographic societies and student groups. For details see:
    https://www.eurocarto2020.org/registration/
  • The conference takes place in the ceremonial halls and the arcaded courtyard of the University of Vienna. The conference starts on Sunday morning, September 20, 2020. Arrival in Vienna on Saturday is advised.
  • Affordable conference lodging is available in the vicinity of the University of Vienna. Numerous restaurants and eateries near the conference venue offer typical Viennese and Austrian meals as well as international cuisine.

For further details see the conference website at https://eurocarto2020.org.

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AutoCarto 2020: 2nd Call for Submissions

The Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) is pleased to announce the 2nd call for the submission of extended abstracts for AutoCarto 2020. The conference will take place on the Esri campus in Redlands, CA, May 20–22, 2020. Workshops will take place on Tuesday, May 19.

The deadline to submit extended abstracts, January 10, 2020, is fast approaching! See https://cartogis.org/autocarto/call-for-submissions/ for details. A call for posters will be announced at a later date.

The theme of AutoCarto 2020 is WhereNext. We welcome submissions of extended abstracts for research presentations and workshop proposals with a topical or technical emphasis related to WhereNext. We are not only looking at where we are and where to go next, but we challenge the ideas of where and next in terms of meaning, communication, visualization, and reasoning in the new age of automation, robotic revolution, and artificial intelligence (AI).

Cartography and Geographic Information Science (the journal of CaGIS) will publish a special issue following the conference. Authors who would like to submit a full manuscript to the CaGIS journal can indicate their interest in their extended abstract. The conference program committee will consider all submissions and select for publication those abstracts most likely to be accepted as manuscripts for the journal. Due dates for the full manuscripts will be announced after the conference.

Keynote speakers announced

AutoCarto 2020 will feature daily vision plenaries. Keynote speakers include Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop (U.S. Census Bureau), Laura Bliss (CityLab), and Bernhard Jenny (Monash University). A variety of preconference workshops will also be offered. See https://cartogis.org/autocarto/autocarto-2020/program/ for details.

Student assistantships

Student assistantships of $750 are available on a competitive basis. See details at https://cartogis.org/autocarto/student-assistantships/.

Registration

Registration for AutoCarto 2020 is now open. We are offering a special registration rate for attendees who are not already members of CaGIS. This rate includes full conference registration plus a complimentary one-year membership in CaGIS, including access to its premier scientific journal, Cartography and Geographic Information Science.

Important dates

  • Workshop decisions: December 10, 2019
  • Extended abstracts due: January 10, 2020
  • Extended abstracts decisions: February 10, 2020
  • Student assistantship applications due: February 14, 2020
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Invitation to the 8th International Conference on Cartography & GIS

The 8th International Conference on Cartography and GIS will take place in Nessebar, Bulgaria on 15–20 June 2020.

The ICCGIS is a biannual conference that started in 2006 and since then it welcomes scientists from all over the world to its very successful and fruitful events in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018. For those 12 years of experience, the conference had attendees from more than 60 countries and has published more than 600 scientific papers in its proceedings.

The ICC & GIS conference is organized by the International Cartographic Association, the Bulgarian Cartographic Association and the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy.

The deadline for abstract submission is 10 January 2020.

The Call for Papers and further information can be found on iccgis2020.cartography-gis.com.

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Celebrating half a century for cartography – the Swiss Cartographic Society SSC

ICA President Tim Trainor and Secretary General Thomas Schulz recently attended the official celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Swiss Cartographic Society. On a beautiful and sunny autumn day, more than 100 guests from Switzerland and neighbouring countries came to Berne to celebrate together, amongst them honorary guests like former ICA President Georg Gartner and long-time SSC president and ICA Carl Mannerfeldt medal recipient Prof. Ernst Spiess. During the afternoon and evening event, right on the banks of the river Aare and in the heart of the Swiss capital, various presentations looked back to the rich history of the society as well as into today’s and future challenges of our discipline. A exhibition of current cartographic products, which was followed by the award ceremony for the 2019 PrixCarto – the bi-annual Swiss cartography award –, gave an insight into the rich production and high quality of maps in the country.

We congratulate our national member Switzerland on this special anniversary and on 50 years of membership with ICA!

Participants of the anniversary event

Participants of the anniversary event

ICA President Tim Trainor with SSC Honorary President Ernst Spiess

ICA President Tim Trainor with SSC Honorary President Ernst Spiess

View of the Swiss capital / Swiss parliament on a beautiful autumn day from the site of the anniversary event

View of the Swiss capital / Swiss parliament on a beautiful autumn day from the site of the anniversary event

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Announcing AutoCarto 2020: WhereNext

The Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) is pleased to announce AutoCarto 2020, to be held May 20–22 on the Esri campus in Redlands, California. Workshops will take place on Tuesday, May 19.

The theme of AutoCarto 2020 is WhereNext, looking at where we are—and where to go next—in terms of meaning, communication, visualization, and reasoning in this new age of automation, robotic revolution, and artificial intelligence (AI).

Cartography and Geographic Information Science, the journal of CaGIS, will publish a special issue with papers from the conference.

The call for extended abstracts and preconference workshop proposals is now open. See cartogis.org/autocarto/call-for-submissions for details. The call for posters will be announced later.

Student assistantships, including a $750 stipend, are available on a competitive basis. See cartogis.org/autocarto/student-assistantships for details.

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