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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

President’s Blog: Nominations for the upcoming General Assembly

Dear all,

February 15 was the deadline for nominations for EC members, commissions, commission chairs, honorary auditors, and the bid for organising ICC2023. I’m happy to announce that we did receive many nominations and that at our General Assembly during the Tokyo ICC in July our national members will vote on the candidates.

Curious? Follow this link to the nominations.

– Menno-Jan Kraak
President of the International Cartographic Association

eCARTO News February 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.

Cartographic Applications

Contributing cartography

  • The drone pilot whose maps are saving lives in Zanzibar – bbc.com
  • This scary map shows how climate change will transform your city – wired.com
  • Making maps to protect fishing villages around Chennai – india.mongabay.com
  • At least 50 ancient Irish monuments discovered during summer using Google Maps – irishcentral.com

Cartographic Conundrums

  • If sea levels rise and Pacific nations go under water — what happens to maritime boundaries? – abc.net.au
  • Why large swathes of countries are censored on Google Maps – abc.net.au

Industry News

  • Monster Map-Making Marriage Gives Birth to Global Standards War – thedrive.com
  • Apple Maps Vehicles to Begin Surveying Final U.S. States – macrumors.com
  • Dutch mapping company TomTom explains why it’s betting on Microsoft’s cloud – businessinsider.com.au
  • 3D cm achieved with UAV/van mapping system MapKITE – gpsworld.com
  • Google Maps ‘AR update’ makes sure you’ll never get lost again – news.com.au

Cartographic Resources & Opportunities

  • International Symposium on Applied Geoinformatics – isag2019.sempozyumu.net
  • Global Lake Mapping and Bathymetry Market 2019 – 2023 Industry Dynamics, Segmentation, Regional Outlook and Competition Analysis – slapcoffee.com
  • Global Automotive Digital Mapping Market By 2023: Revenue, Price, Market Share, Product Type, Manufacturers, Growth Rate – b2breportsnews.com
  • Global 3D Mapping And Modeling Market Insight Report 2019 – Blender, Trimble, Apple Inc, Airbus Defence & Space – dailynewsinsights.com

History

Map related

  • New Mapping Software Creates Digital Atlas of Street Signs – govtech.com
  • Magnetic north just changed. Here’s what that means. – nationalgeographic.com
  • Augmented Reality Is The Operating System Of The Future. AR Cloud Is How We Get There – forbes.com

National Mapping

  • Ordnance Survey to launch mapping drone – bbc.com
  • China strengthens map printing rules, forbidding publications printed for overseas clients from being circulated in the country – globaltimes.cn
  • Ikea apologises after leaving New Zealand off a map – bbc.com

Cartographic tracks

  • The Strange Sight of GPS Map Art – smithjournal.com.au
  • Adelaide pilot leaves ‘I’m bored’ message and graffiti on flight radar – abc.net.au
  • Strava art: Perth cycling group Fight Club at it again with map of numbat – abc.net.au
  • The most impressive Strava GPS drawings we’ve seen so far – wareable.com
  • Strava introduces new finger-swipe route mapping feature – cyclingtips.com

Cartographic Opinion

  • Google Maps vs Apple Maps – Which app is truly the best for getting around? – express.co.uk
  • Is RTK the Future of Drone Mapping – heliguy.com
  • Google Maps unreliable on our country roads – thewest.com.au
  • Were the British really the first Europeans to sight Australia? – news.com.au
  • Crowdsourced maps should help driverless cars navigate our cities more safely – technologyreview.com
  • Video games could teach spatial skills lost to a society dependent on devices – theconversation.com
  • Scottish stone circle isn’t so ancient after all, archaeologists say – arstechnica.com

Announcement of the Pre-ICC Workshop Cartography for Specific Users

The Commissions on Cartography and Children, Maps and Graphics for Blind and Partially Sighted People and Planetary Cartography have the pleasure to invite all interested colleagues to participate in our Joint ICA Workshop on Cartography for Specific Users, to be held in Tokyo, Japan on July 15, 2019.

General Information

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) is the venue of the Joint ICA Worshop on Cartography for specific users.

Participation in the event is free, but registration is needed. The registration can be made on the event website.

Deadlines

  • Deadline for the submission of papers and abstracts with registration form: April 22, 2019
  • Notification of the authors: May 6, 2019
  • Deadline for the submission of the registration form (without full paper, only participant): June 10, 2019

Organizing Committee

  • Carla Cristina R. G. de Sena, Chair, ICA Commission on Cartography and Children (Brazil)
  • José Jesús Reyes Nunez, Vice-Chair, ICA Commission on Cartography and Children (Hungary)
  • Alejandra Coll Escanilla, Chair, ICA Commission on Maps and Graphics for Blind and Partially Sighted People (Chile)
  • Waldirene Ribeiro, Vice-Chair, ICA Commission on Maps and Graphics for Blind and Partially Sighted People (Brazil)
  • Henrik Hargitai, Chair, ICA Commission on Planetary Cartography (Hungary)
  • Irina Petrovna Karachevtseva, Vice-Chair, ICA Commission on Planetary Cartography (Russia)

 

Please find more information on the workshop website: icaworkshop2019.elte.hu. Do not hesitate to contact the organizers if you have any question or need more information.

Announcement of the Pre-ICC Workshop Reclaiming Through Mapping: The Olympic Sites of Tokyo

The ICA Commission on Art & Cartography invites you to participate in their Pre-Conference Workshop “Reclaiming through Mapping: Olympic Sites of Tokyo.” Some of these spaces, including the conference venue, are on reclaimed land or artificial islands in Tokyo Bay built out of waste landfill. This workshop investigates the question of how place is constructed, using an experimental, performative and site-specific methodology developed by the art-research collective Hamilton Perambulatory Unit, who will lead a participatory mapping walk in Tokyo that looks to uncover the layers of urban development history of the 2 Tokyo Olympics and the high-growth (1964) and post-growth (2020) periods they represent.

This will be a two-day workshop. On the first day, organizers will provide a short morning tour to the1964 Olympic Village site which repurposed US occupation military housing from 1946; the afternoon will be spent on presentations from the participants and on experimental mapping methodologies. On the second day, to complete their own maps, participants will visit a 2020 Olympic site near the conference venue, and return in the afternoon to share results. The data collected will help answer the following research questions: Are there traces of this rich history in the material environment? How does the official Olympic narrative affect the sites? How do experimental cartographies work to investigate how place is constructed? This interdisciplinary workshop uses hybrid spatial and sensory ethnography and intermedial approaches to map a site and distinguish the layers of time, history, materiality, and digital city-image. Participants will be asked to contribute to the final multi-media strata-map of Tokyo’s Olympic sites.

Registration

The workshop is open to everyone with an interest in sensory mapping art practices and experimental cartographies. Registration is required and is free of charge. Please note that it is not necessary to be registered for the main ICC conference (which requires fees) to be able to attend the workshop.

You can register for the workshop by email: taien [at] yorku.ca

Please include a short bio and indicate your interest in the workshop.

For more information, please contact Taien Ng-Chan taien [at] yorku.ca or Sharon Hayashi hayashi [at] yorku.ca

eCARTO News January 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.

Feature

  • Why paper maps still matter in the digital age – stl.news
  • Are paper maps making a comeback? – ft.com
  • Who among us can live without digital maps? But paper maps feed our brains (and they don’t need Wi-Fi) – chicagotribune.com

Cartographic Memories

Mapping Topography

  • Historic Topographic Maps Pushed Into 3D – kottke.org

Cartographic Applications

Cartographic Complications

Cartographers

  • His artwork is typically thrown away. Now people raised $590K to put it on their coffee tables. – denverpost.com
  • The Man Behind Most of the Ski Maps in America – outsideonline.com
  • “Cartography for Peace“: Suzana Queiroga expõe sobre a paz, no Porto – infocul.pt
  • The little-known story of how one man turned the Grand Canyon into an icon – azcentral.com

Cartographic Resources and Opportunities

Industry News

  • Tom Tom, Navman and Garmin forced to remove ‘lifetime’ claims from advertising campaigns – mumbrella.com.au
  • Garmin updates cartography, introduces transducer – tradeonlytoday.com
  • Global Electronic Cartography System Market 2019 by Segment Forecasts – fmrblog.com
  • Mapillary puts 186 million AI-generated map features on the map in their latest push to make maps more detailed and up-to-date globally – directionsmag.com

Cartographic Interactives

Cartographic Opinion

  • Google Maps vs Apple Maps – Which app is truly the best for getting around? – express.co.uk
  • Is RTK the Future of Drone Mapping – heliguy.com
  • Google Maps unreliable on our country roads – thewest.com.au
  • Were the British really the first Europeans to sight Australia? – news.com.au
  • Crowdsourced maps should help driverless cars navigate our cities more safely – technologyreview.com
  • Video games could teach spatial skills lost to a society dependent on devices – theconversation.com
  • Scottish stone circle isn’t so ancient after all, archaeologists say – arstechnica.com

Invitation to the 15th International Conference on Location Based Services (LBS 2019)

lbs2019The ICA Commission on Location Based Services and Technische Universität Wien are pleased to invite you to the 15th International Conference on Location-Based Services (LBS 2019), which will take place in Vienna, Austria on 11–13 November 2019.

Built on the success of previous conferences in this series, LBS 2019 aims to offer a common ground to colleagues from various disciplines and practice where they can meet, interact and exchange knowledge, experience, plans and ideas on how LBS can and could be improved and on how it will influence both science and society.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is currently open (also available as a PDF). We call for full papers, work in progress, and showcases. High-quality full paper submissions are intended to be published in the open-access Advances in Cartography and GIScience of the ICA Series. The best full and work in progress papers will be invited to submit an extended version to the Journal of Location Based Services.

Important Dates

lbs2019

  • 1 June 2019: Submission of full papers
  • 15 July 2019: Submission of work in progress
  • 1 August 2019: Notification of acceptance for full papers
  • 15 September 2019: Notification of acceptance for work in progress papers
  • 15 September 2019: Submission of showcases
  • 18 September 2019: Early bird registration

 

More information regarding LBS 2019 can be found at lbsconference.org

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Announcement of the Pre-ICC Workshop on Cartography as a Cultural Encounter: How East and West have Mapped and Influenced Each Other

The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping take pleasure in inviting you to their joint international preconference workshop: Cartography as a Cultural Encounter: How East and West have Mapped and Influenced Each Other. The workshop will be held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, on 15 July 2019. The workshop is open to all cartographers, geographers, historians, map collectors, academics and lay persons interested in the diverse aspects of the history of cartography and topographic mapping.

The joint organizers invite papers on both western and eastern cartographic practice from a historical perspective, from the early modern era until the early 20th century. Themes include how each of these cartographic traditions developed over time, how they understood and mapped their own space but also how they mapped and saw Others, and how these diverse cartographic cultures and practices around the globe contributed to the dissemination of geographic knowledge.

Although the Symposium will primarily focus on these themes, submissions of high quality on endeavors in other fields of cartographic history and topographic mapping will also be considered.

Venue

The intended venue is the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, located in the beautiful Tokyo bay area. The Museum is equipped with an excellent space for our conference sessions, map exhibition and technical exhibition. The conference venue is surrounded by more than 3 000 hotel rooms within walking distance.

Call for Papers

The organizers invite the submission of abstracts for oral presentations (25 min + 5 min for questions and discussion). These need to reach the organisers by 30 March 2019. You can submit your abstract here.

Registration

The workshop is open to everyone with an interest in the history of cartography and topographic mapping but requires participants to register. Registration will be open until the available seating is allocated and is free of charge. Please note that it is not necessary to be registered for the main ICC conference to be able to attend the workshop. You can register for the workshop here.

Contact

Questions regarding the workshop can be directed to:

  • Mirela Altic – Vice-Chair ICA Commission on the History of Cartography: mirela.altic(at)gmail.com
  • Alexander Kent – Chair ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping: alexander.kent(at)canterbury.ac.uk

 

Please find more information on the workshop website: history.icaci.org/tokyo-2019

Announcement of the Pre-ICC Workshop on Abstraction, Scale & Perception

The ICA Commissions on Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization, and on Generalisation and Multiple Representation, are pleased to organize a joint one-day workshop dedicated to advances, works in progress, and position statements about the perception of geospatial abstractions and scale in maps and geovisualisations.

Abstraction is the main process for moving from a geographic space or phenomenon to its representation as spatial information. Abstractions may be conceptual, geometric, semantic, graphic, visual, or cognitive. Examples include techniques to highlight, enhance, or simplify salient characteristics or properties, in order to support visual communication, recognition, understanding of spatial features and inferring knowledge about spaces. If different aspects of abstraction are not managed well, across different scales, for example when navigating through scales in geoportals, it can lead to perceptual difficulties in reading the map. Generalisation is the process of deliberately transforming existing geospatial data or their symbolisation into more abstract representations, and multiple representation involves creating a series of such generalisations, often distributed through map scale.

The workshop will feature research presentations and open-ended brainstorming sessions, and will focus on identifying open research gaps and the elaboration of a shared research agenda. We encourage submissions from any practitioner of abstraction or generalisation: those in academia, industry, or government, among other sectors, are welcome.

Paper deadline: 22nd February 2019

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • multi-scale, multi-source and multi-view graphic representation
  • massive data (“Big Data”) generalization
  • continuous visualization (across scales) and fluid interaction with graphic representations
  • (semi) automated approaches for map design and geovisualization
  • generalisation, schematization, and stylization techniques
  • visual perception measures and experimental approaches to assess visual perception
  • thematic applications: statistical and socio-economic data, spatio-temporal data and phenomena, urban and environmental dynamics, etc.
  • technical applications, adaptation to visualization devices, (i.e., smartphones, tablets, VR/AR) and use contexts (e.g.,  emergency and crisis management, individual mobility, industrial purposes, etc.).

 

Please find more information on the workshop website: icc2019abstraction.wordpress.com

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