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Welcome to the website of the International Cartographic Association
Get to know the ICA Executive Committee
ICA awards scholarships for early career scientists to participate in official ICA events

International Cartographic Association Statement on Ukraine

The International Cartographic Association expresses its shock and dismay at the incursion by Russia into the sovereign state of Ukraine. Violation of a sovereign nation is unacceptable. Without provocation, innocent victims within the borders of Ukraine suffer unbearable intrusion and danger causing loss of life, intolerable pain and suffering on children, women and men, mass migrations to neighboring countries, and unnecessary destruction of property. The violent interruption of normalcy undermines global security and stability for every part of our world watching these horrible events unfold.

The International Cartographic Association calls for an end to all actions stemming from the forceful intrusion of Ukraine’s borders and a resolution for restoring the sovereignty of Ukraine and its people. The International Cartographic Association is in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and specifically with cartographers in both Ukraine and Russia who can contribute to protecting the sovereignty of Ukraine while beginning a path back to normalcy.

Category: General News

eCARTO News February 2022

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.

Mapping the Environment

  • 20 years of Forest Loss in Indonesia & Malaysia – reddit.com
  • High-tech operation on Sydney Harbour steps up hunt for illegal fishers – ABC News
  • Mapping microplastics on Australian beaches – cosmosmagazine.com
  • Mapping a River Beneath the Sea – eos.org
  • LiDAR mapping reveals park’s complex geologic history – mtstandard.com
  • Revealed: First ever global map of whale migration exposes growing dangers along superhighways – Sky News
  • The Milky Way is a messy eater. This map shows the crumbs it has left behind – science.org

Humanity

  • Infographic: Hunger and food insecurity in maps and charts – Al Jazeera
  • Covid Maps Reveal Personal Pandemic Landscapes – Bloomberg

Indoor Mapping

  • Michael Gram Talks About the Growing Need for Indoor Mapping – globenewswire.com
  • Virtual reality home – linked.in
  • Intel, GoodMaps Collaborate On Mapping Software Project To Make Indoor Navigation More Accessible – forbes.com

Interactive Cartography

Opinion

  • Maps That Changed Our World – loc.gov
  • Mapping error raises question of location of 9 islands – AP News
  • Shackleton’s Endurance: Modern star maps hint at famous wreck’s location – BBC News

Opportunities

  • Call for Papers: Cartography and Geospatial Information Education – Theories and Practices – icaci.org
  • Special Issue “Geovisualization: Current Trends, Challenges, and Applications” – mdpi.com

Education

  • Cartography: an introduction – BCS
  • Mapas y sus proyecciones cartográficas – Aragón en Abierto – YouTube
  • Best Practice for How to Map Features and Overlapping Labels – LinkedIn
  • Enhance. – esri.com

Resources

Mapping Related Technologies

  • Land Info Completes 10m Countrywide Mapping Dataset of USA – gim-international.com
  • Drone mapping: One in six villages covered in India, shows data – business-standard.com
  • Latest update for popular C-MAP navigation app includes host of new features – sail-world.com
  • 3D Models from Drone Data Support Disaster Efforts and Define City Mapping Possibilities – UAV News

Publications

Cartographers

  • Proxi is making digital maps cooler – TechCrunch
  • Student story: Cartography M.Sc. students participated at the International Cartographic Conference 2021 in Florence, Italy – cartographymaster.eu

Lite Cartography

  • Sea Chase – xkcd: Sea Chase
  • A Sphere, Projecting Against a Plane – metmuseum.org
  • Jungholz: A ski town stuck in the wrong nation – BBC Travel
  • Shackleton’s Endurance: Modern star maps hint at famous wreck’s location – BBC News
  • Snapchat Will Allow Users To Share Live Location With New Snap Map Feature – news18.com
  • ‘Underground maps’ segment cities using fashion, AI – Cornell Chronicle
  • Nicolaus Copernicus – nasa.gov
  • 10 Bizarre World Maps – Listverse

 

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.

Announcing AutoCarto 2022: Ethics in Mapping

AutoCarto 2022, the International Research Symposium, is poised to reveal transformative thinking in Cartography and GIScience, November 2-4 on the Esri campus in Redlands, California. The conference sets forth with an agenda focused on Ethics in Mapping: Integrity, Inclusion and Empathy.

AutoCarto 2022 brings attention to ethical responsibilities we face in all aspects of our discipline with conversations on the power of maps and the critical need for integrity and empathy in cartography and GIScience. Submissions on topics from all areas of cartographic and geographic information science are welcome, and topics related to the theme are strongly encouraged, such as Geoethics and Mapping, Territorial Empathy, The Power of Maps for Equity and Social Justice, Geotracking and Social Responsibility, The Potential of GeoAI for Good and Evil, Storytelling for Empowerment and Action, and The Tension Between Privacy and Social Responsibility.

With its long history of bringing together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government agencies to share scientific advancements and explore new ideas in cartography and GIScience, the AutoCarto symposium series continues to be standard-bearer of transformational research in cartography and GIScience.

Locations of AutoCarto conferences from 1974 to 2022.

Locations of AutoCarto conferences from 1974 to 2022.

Our primary goal for AutoCarto 2022 is to advance ethical, inclusive, and empathic cartography and GIScience and thereby stimulate similar advancements in other disciplines.

For meeting updates, follow CaGIS on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit the main AutoCarto webpage: cartogis.org/autocarto.

Category: Member News

Invitation to the 17th International Conference on Location Based Services (LBS 2022)

The ICA Commission on Location Based ServicesApplied Geoinformatics @ Augsburg University, Prof. Dr. Jukka M. Krisp and the Chair of Cartography @ TUM, Prof. Dr. Liqiu Meng, are pleased to invite you to the 17th International Conference on Location Based Services which takes place in Munich on 12. – 14. September 2022.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is currently open: Please consider submitting a full paper or an abstract.

  • Deadline for full paper submission: 15 May 2022
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 1 June 2022

 
More information regarding LBS 2022 can be found at lbsconference.org.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Munich!

Prof. Dr. Jukka M. Krisp
Prof. Dr. Liqiu Meng
Dr. Holger Kumke
and the LBS2022 Organizing Committee

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Call for Organizers for ICC 2025 is open

The International Cartographic Association invites bids from national members to organize the 32nd International Cartographic Conference in 2025 (ICC2025).

Any member nation may lodge a bid via their national member and until the deadline:
30 June 2022, 24:00 CET

Accepted bids will be made available on the ICA website.

For details, please check out the Call for Organisers in English and French and the new Guidelines for Organizers.

Category: Member News

Call for Papers: Cartography and Geospatial Information Education – Theories and Practices

We are inviting papers for a Special Issue with the Journal of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science, September, 2022 on Cartography and Geospatial Information Education: Theories and Practices.

Background

With development of geospatial information science and technology and applications in numerous areas, cartography and geospatial information education becomes increasingly more important in training graduates equipped with new capacities. The contents have always gradually been changing, as well as corresponding effective approaches to deliver sustainable and resilient education. COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented impact on every aspect of society since December of 2019. According to UNESCO monitoring, more than one billion students have experienced school closure [1]. With the help of rapidly improving online meeting tools, some institutions have set teaching and learning onto digital platforms, though some may choose other ways to continue sharing knowledge. Shifting from typical classroom lecturing and face-to-face meeting to online and hybrid learning poses challenges, but it also offers opportunities for education. Cartography and geospatial information education is no exception.

The ICA Commission on Education and Training organized an online workshop “Challenges and Opportunities of Cartography and GIS Education: in the Classroom and in the Cloud” on October 28, 2021. Fourteen speakers presented their research and reflections on education and cartographic theory. And two prestigious educators shared their professional experiences and suggestions with young participants. The workshop received registrations from over thirty countries. In addition, there has been increasing numbers of submissions on education theme during previous International Cartographic Conferences.

To further offer more space for knowledge sharing, this issue invites educators and researchers to contribute research and studies on cartography and geospatial information education and other related topics. Suggested topics of interest can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Theories of cartography and theoretical foundations for teaching and learning of cartography,
  • Spatial thinking, spatial understanding and cognition of cartographic education,
  • New paradigms of geospatial information teaching and fieldworks in a social transforming era,
  • Development of a ‘Body of Knowledge’ for cartography and course design,
  • Sustainable and resilient curriculum and course design for cartography and GIS education,
  • Developing online educational resources and open textbooks for cartography and GIS,
  • Experiences in online cartography and GIS teaching at various levels,
  • Technical support, including open source software and datasets, for academic education in cartography and geospatial information,
  • Linking cartographic education with education in other geo-related disciplines

You are warmly invited to consider to submit your paper before Jun 1, 2022 to this special issue. Please leave a message during your submission that “this paper is submitted to the special issue on Cartography and Geospatial Information Education: Theories and Practices”. After review, the tentative publishing date is September, 2022. Please find submission information and author guide lines at: http://jggs.sinomaps.com/

For more information and contact details, please visit the commission website.

Guest editors

Guest editors of the special issue are:

  • Tao Wang, Capital Normal University, Beijing, CHINA
  • David Fairbairn, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
  • Georg Gartner, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, AUSTRIA
  • Xiaojuan Li, Capital Normal University, Beijing, CHINA
  • Terje Midtbø, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, NORWAY
  • László Zentai, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, HUNGARY

eCARTO News January 2022

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.

Cartographers

  • Carleton’s Fraser Taylor Named to the Order of Canada – carleton.ca
  • Pioneer of Cybercartography and Indigenous Mapping Fraser Taylor Named to the Order of Canada – Geospatial World
  • 40-year map project, History of Cartography, draws to a close – wisc.edu
  • Story of MapMyIndia – hindustantimes.com

Visualisations

Cartographic Animations

Opinion

Opportunities

Education

Retrospectives

  • How a Map Mistake Led to the Founding of New York City (New Amsterdam) – YouTube

Monitoring

  • NASA Greenland Mission Completes Six Years of Mapping Unknown Terrain – NASA
  • Mapping off Pasco and Hernando reveals healthy, growing sea grass meadows – suncoastnews.com
  • Real-time mapping assists Tonga – Defence News
  • City offers online map to help improve pedestrian, bicycle network – statesman.com
  • UIC Researchers Create Interactive Map to Track Pollution – WTTW

Publications

  • Gandara-Chacana on Padron, ‘The Indies of the Setting Sun: How Early Modern Spain Mapped the Far East as the Transpacific West’ [review] – reviews
  • Deux siècles de cartographie calédonienne 1774-1979 – caledolivres.nc
  • Descarga la revista digital Cartógrafo.CL – cartografo.cl
  • Cartography The Ideal and Its History – uchicago.edu
  • World Heritage Map – UNESCO

Genesis Technologies

  • Cycloramas in Melbourne – slv.vic.gov.au
  • Before cinemas existed, this is where you’d go to see the latest blockbuster – ABC News

 

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.

President’s Blog #13h: 25 ICA scholarships for young scientists presented at the 30th ICC

Dear ICA Colleagues,

At every ICC, the ICA supports early career scientists or professionals in cartography and GIScience through its scholarship programme. Scholarship awards help them finance travel and participate in the event and advance their career in cartography and GIScience to the benefit of the ICA community.

ICA is proud to announce that we could support altogether 25 scholarship applications this time from young scientists from around the world. Awardees participated either in-person or virtually at the 30th International Cartographic Conference in Florence. For in-person participants, a small ceremony was organized, where ICA President Tim Trainor and Secretary-General Thomas Schulz met with award recipients and handed them out their certificates. After the ceremony, a picture was taken with all participants on the roof of the conference building against the beautiful backdrop of our host-city Florence.

The ICA Executive Committee congratulates all the scholarship awardees and thanks them for their important contribution to the conference. We wish all participants every success in their future careers and hope that they will continue to enrich future ICC conferences with their contributions.

– Thomas Schulz
Secretary General & Treasurer ICA

President’s Blog #13g: Nine prestigious ICA Awards presented at the 30th ICC

Dear ICA Colleagues,

It is a long and good tradition to also present a number of prestigious ICA Awards at every biennial International Cartographic Conferences in recognition of special contributions to the ICA and outstanding contributions to the field and science of cartography. ICA knows three kinds of awards – the Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal (named after the founder of ICA), the Honorary Fellowship and a Diploma for outstanding services to ICA. The Executive Committee decides on the awards on the basis of a recommendation and assessment by the Committee for the Selection of Award Recipients of the ICA.

During two festive award ceremonies within the opening and closing ceremony of the 30th International Cartographic Conference, altogether nine ICA awards were presented and handed over by ICA President Tim Trainor to the recipients from six countries.

During the opening ceremony, ICA Honorary Fellows Ulrich Freitag (Germany) and Alan MacEachran (United States) received the ICA’s highest and rarely presented award, the Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal, for their significant contributions of an original nature to the field and science of cartography.

During the closing ceremony, Georg Gartner (Austria, former ICA President), Lysandros Tsoulos (Greece) and Vladimir Tikunov (Russia) were awarded an ICA Honorary Fellowship, including a bronze medal, as cartographers of international reputation who have made a special contribution to the ICA. Read the laudatios and see pictures of the ICA award winners here.

During the closing ceremony, also four ICA Diplomas for outstanding services to ICA were given to Paola Zamperlin, Margherita Azzari, Gilberto Fumarola (all Italy, local organizers of the 30th ICC in Florence) and Manuela Schmidt (long-time ICA webmaster).

The ICA Executive Committee warmly congratulates all the award winners and thanks them for their invaluable and long service to our Association and the cartographic community!

– Thomas Schulz
Secretary General & Treasurer ICA

President’s Blog #13f: Awards of the Barbara Petchenik Children’s Map Competition 2021 at the 30th ICC

Dear ICA Colleagues,

An important tradition at every biennial International Cartographic Conferences is the Barbara Petchenik Children’s Map Competition. It was created by the International Cartographic Association in 1993 as a memorial for Barbara Petchenik, a past Vice-President of the ICA and cartographer who had a lifelong interest in maps for children. The aim of the contest is to promote the creative representation of the world in graphic form by children.

Together with the general map exhibition, from 13–17 December 2021 a total of 178 children’s drawings from 32 member countries were displayed in four categories at the Italian Geographic Military Institute in Florence. As usual, the exhibition was open to the public and well visited during all day. A virtual exhibition can still be viewed here.

A well-established international jury of 8 members, organized by José Jesús Reyes Nunez (Hungary), Vice-chair of the ICA Commission on Cartography and Children, selected 12 awards in four age categories categories. In addition, a creativity award and an award for the public vote were selected. All children’s awards were presented by the jury at the Closing Ceremony on 18 December in the beautiful Sala Pegaso in Palazzo Guadagni Strozzi Sacrati.

Winner <6 years

My Favorite Planet by Ivayla Lazarova (5)

1st: My Favorite Planet by Ivayla Lazarova (5)

Winner 6–8 years

Friendly World by Alfonsina Valdez Galli (7)

1st: Friendly World by Alfonsina Valdez Galli (7)

Winner 9–12 years

Stop the Pandemic: We love to travel, we love maps by Matvei Pilko (10)

1st: Stop the Pandemic: We love to travel, we love maps by Matvei Pilko (10)

Winner 13–15 years

Holographic map of my future world by Angela Waiman (15)

1st: Holographic map of my future world by Angela Waiman (15)

Creativity Award

Virtual Reality by Pijus Jokubaitis (15)

Creativity Award: Virtual Reality by Pijus Jokubaitis (15)

Public Award

Friendly World by Alfonsina Valdez Galli (7)

Public Award: Friendly World by Alfonsina Valdez Galli (7)

 
All winning entries can be found here; all submitted entries are collected here.

The ICA warmly congratulates all the winners and organizers for their contributions!

– Thomas Schulz
Secretary General & Treasurer ICA

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