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ICA Awards Ceremony at ICC2019

In the ICA Awards Ceremony at ICC2019, the following awards were presented in recognition of contributions to the ICA.

Evangelos Livieratos, Miljenko Lapaine, Takashi Morita

From left to right: Evangelos Livieratos, Miljenko Lapaine, Takashi Morita

ICA Honorary Fellowship

The ICA Honorary Fellowship is for cartographers of international reputation who have made special contribution to the ICA. It includes a bronze medal.

  • Evangelos Livieratos, Greece
    • Active participant and discussant in several ICA activities, such as ICCs
    • Chair of the WG Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage (2005–2007)
    • Chair of the ICA Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage (2007–2015) and ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital (2015–2019)
    • Founder of e-Perimetron
    • Active supporter of the International Map Year
    • Greek National Delegate to ICA
  • Miljenko Lapaine, Croatia
    • Participation in all International Cartographic Conferences since 1989
    • Chair of the ICA Map Projections Commission (2011–2019)
    • Vice-Chair of the ICA Map Projections Commission (2019–2023)
    • Led the development and editing of the 2017 book Choosing a Map Projection for the ICA
    • Active supporter of the International Map Year
    • Croatian National Delegate to ICA

Diplomas for outstanding services to ICA

The Diplomas for outstanding services to ICA are for colleagues who have made special contribution to the ICA as commission officers or conference organizers.

  • Takashi Morita, Japan
    • Member of the ICA Commission on Theoretical Cartography
    • Vice-President of ICA (1999–2003)
    • Chair of the ICA Commission on Ubiquitous Mapping (2003–2011)
    • Chair of Local Organizing Committee for ICC2019
    • President of Japan Cartographers Association (JCA)
    • Chair of the National Committee for Cartography, Science Council of Japan

 

Congratulations to all awardees!

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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New venue for 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 invite you to a one-day workshop on 15th July 2019, with several sessions of talks, a demo session and a brainstorming session to finish the day!

Please be careful, the location has change: It will be held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) – Room “Venus” (7th Floor) – 9:00–16:30.

For more information on the workshop visit: icc2019abstraction.wordpress.com

If you want to join us, please register here.

New venue for Pre-ICC workshop SDI-Open 2019

The ICA Commission on SDI and Standards is very glad that the SDI-Open 2019 pre-conference workshop (Monday, 15th July 2019) is now easily to reach from the ICC conference.

The new location is Room Mars, Miraikan – National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. More details can be found here and on OpenStreetMap.

Registration is still possible here.

The updated and extended programme is ready for download.

Invitation to Pre-ICC Workshop on Role and structure of national place-name boards

The Joint ICA/IGU Commission on Toponymy cordially invites you to the ICC pre-conference workshop “Role and structure of national place-name boards” Tokyo, 15th July 2019.

Program

  • 14.00–14.15: Opening – Peter JORDAN (ICA Chair, Joint Commission)
  • 14.15–14.45: Poland’s national place-name commissions – Maciej ZYCH (Warsaw)
  • 14.45–15.15: Korea Committee on Geographical Names. Achievements and challenges – Sungjae CHOO, Hyo Hyun SUNG (Seoul)
  • 15.15–15.45: Austria and StAGN (German-speaking countries) – Peter JORDAN (Vienna)
  • 15.45–17.00: General discussion and closing

Venue: Room “Mercury”, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo

Organizers: Joint ICA/IGU Commission on Toponymy represented by Peter JORDAN and Kohei WATANABE

Time: Monday, 15th July 2019, 14.00-17.00

Free admittance (no registration for the International Cartographic Conference requested)

Conference language: English

Peter JORDAN, Cosimo PALAGIANO
(Co-chairs Joint ICA/IGU Commission on Toponymy)

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

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