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Outcome of the first meeting of the new ICA Executive Committee in Gent

On 22 November the newly elected Executive Committee met for the first physical meeting during the 2019‒2023 term in Gent (Belgium).

A full day of intense discussions and a huge list of work items on the desk set out the agenda for ICA for the next four years. Following ICA’s Strategic Plan and the President’s motto, that «Maps make a difference» and that «Cartography is more relevant than ever today in an increasingly complex world», the EC discussed next steps and necessary actions in order to reach these goals and make our discipline and society visible and heard by decision makers and a larger audience.

The Executive Committee at the commission meeting in Ghent, Belgium

The Executive Committee at the commission meeting in Ghent, Belgium

Achieving the goals of the next term is of course a collaborative project that the EC, national members, affiliate members and ICA commissions need to undertake together. Every member of the Executive Committee has an important role to play in this context as a coordinator, enabler and facilitator. Hence, each EC member were given specific tasks and roles for the next four years. And all Vice-Presidents were assigned a liaison with commissions and working groups. The list of Liaisons for all current ICA commissions can be found here: https://icaci.org/executive-committee/

4 new Working Groups for the term 2019‒2023

As some of the strategic tasks that the new Executive Committee wants to tackle during the next term are very specific or transversal in character and not fully covered by existing commission work, four new Working Groups were set up by the EC during the meeting:

  • Cartography and Sustainable Development (Philippe De Maeyer)
  • Cartographic Body of Knowledge (Terje Midtbø)
  • History of ICA (László Zentai)
  • New Research Agenda in Cartography (Liqiu Meng)

The respective EC members (in brackets) will help with startup and organization, find members and supporters, and lay out the work schedule for the next 4 years.

Nominations of Heads of Committees and ICA Officers

Furthermore, the EC nominated the new Heads of ICA Committees and Officers to the ICA Secretariat who will help to keep the society running and inform members and the public in the best possible way through the various channels. Congratulations to the following nominations for the next term 2019-2023! It is a pleasure to work (or continue to work) together with this excellent team!

  • Publication Committee – Georg Gartner (AT)
  • Statutes and By-laws Committee – Derek Clarke (SA) & Christine Zanine (FR)
  • Selection of Award Recipients Committee – Ferjan Ormeling (NL)
  • eCarto Newsletter Editor – David Fraser (AU)
  • ICA News Editor – Igor Drecki (NZ)
  • ICA Webmasters – Manuela Schmidt & Felix Ortag (AT)
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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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eCARTO News December 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.

Information from Maps

  • European Borders In 1914 vs Borders Today – brilliantmaps.com
  • NSW bushfires are the EU’s largest emergency mapping operation of 2019 – sbs.com.au
  • Breaking the Ice: Mapping a Changing Arctic – visualcapitalist.com
  • Momentum Grows for Mapping the Seafloor – eos.org
  • Mapping Africa’s ‘high-speed urbanization’ to manage growing infrastructure: Africapolis – sociable.co

Cartographic Challenges

Online Maps

Opinion

Industry News

  • Apple has completed the rollout of the new Apple Maps – imore.com
  • Google Maps for spectrum? Start-up seeks to deliver dynamic spectrum mapping – rcrwireless.com
  • Mitsubishi and NTT to buy 30% of self-driving mapping company Here – ft.comb
  • HERE adds two big investors on road to Reality Index mapping – slashgear.com
  • Bing Maps Make the Revived Flight Simulator Eerily Realistic – wired.com

Cartographic Resources, Education & Employment

Conferences

 Cartographic Reminiscing

  • 12 years of Google Street View mapping by car, boat and goat – irishtimes.com
  • Map quest sends Nova Scotians to attics, basements in search of old charts – cbc.ca
  • The Maps That Made You, Dear Readers – citylab.com

Related Technologies, Disciplines & Geographies

Cartographers

  • At 19, this engineer built India’s first interactive digital map portal – yourstory.com

Announcement of Seminar on Intelligent Emergency Surveying and Disaster Risk Reduction Mapping Service

Since the countries in Asian regions are currently facing the challenges of frequent disasters, it is more important to fast and intelligent surveying and mapping. In order to improve the capability of emergency mapping support of Asian countries in response to sudden disasters, the Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping organizes the Seminar on Intelligent Emergency Surveying and Disaster Reduction Mapping Service, which focuses on exploring new theories, technologies, methodologies and products for intelligent emergency surveying and disaster reduction mapping services because of the significance of rapid perception, accurate measurement, intelligent analysis and forecasting and warning of geospatial information in the process of natural disasters and urban emergency response management. This seminar would provide a technical exchange platform for improving intelligent emergency surveying and disaster reduction mapping in developing countries in Asia.

Time and Location

  • Time: December 10–12, 2019
  • Location: Huandao Tide Hotel, Haikou, Hainan, China

Conference Theme

  • Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness, Prevention, Alert, Response and Mitigation
  • Multi-Dimension Disaster Information Processes Intelligent Modelling, Applications and Services
  • Geospatial Analysis and Data Mining
  • Intelligent and self-adaptive Disaster Cartography
  • Disaster Risk Analyses and Mapping Using Social Big Data
  • Mobile Disaster Cartography
  • Disaster Big Data Processing and Sharing
  • Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications for Disaster-related Cartography
  • Adaptive Emergency Positioning
  • Intelligent Management of Disaster Models

Participants

Nearly 50 experts from China, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, and Japan will attend the seminar of Intelligent Emergency Surveying and Disaster Reduction Mapping Service (five foreign experts are planned).

Organization

The event is organized by the ICA Commission on Cartography in Early Warning and Crises Management and the Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping.

Co-organized by the Hainan Administration of Surveying Mapping And Geoinformation, Chinese Society for Geodesy Photogrammetry and Cartography Instrument and Equipment Committee

Schedule

  • 10 December: Registration
  • 11–12 December: Opening Ceremony, Report Exchange, Technical Visit
  • 13 December: Return

Contact

eCARTO News November 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 We Love Maps

Information from Maps

Practical Cartographic Assistance

Cartographic Intrigue

  • Atlas Miller: Cartographic fake news and the Magellan expedition – historyextra.com

On Thin Air

Opinion

  • The edge of the map: the steady decline of topographical cartography – smh.com.au
  • Predicting the Future of Surveying & Mapping for the Drone Industry in 2020 with Lewis Graham – commercialuavnews.com
  • A Researcher Explains Why Those Beautiful Infographic Maps Can Be So Misleading – sciencealert.com

Industry News

Cartographic Resources, Education & Employment

Really?

Cartographers

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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Invitation to Workshop on Indoor Cartography

The ICA Commissions on User Experience, on Location Based Services and on Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization, are pleased to announce the first call for papers on the Joint Workshop Indoor Cartography as part of the Cognition and Artificial Life Conference 2020 which takes place June 10–12, 2020 in Znojmo, Czech Republic.

The workshop considers an understudied map use context, that of using maps to navigate and understand indoor environments. As urban areas and individual buildings grow increasingly complex and people rely more and more on devices to assist in the navigation of these spaces, knowing how to design maps of the indoors well is becoming more important. It’s unclear what current map design principles transfer well to indoor maps (Griffin, White, et al. 2017), or what methods of map interactions might best support uses of maps in such contexts as well as what field methods can be used to study these map uses in ecologically valid ways (Roth et al., 2017). This workshop aims to focus attention on such issues and how we can better understand and support the design, use and wider implications of indoor maps.

The conference and the workshop is a cross-disciplinary platform intended to share and exchange knowledge between specialists in cartography, geoinformatics, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, informatics, and related fields.

The deadline for abstracts is 29 February 2020.

More information will be available on the conference website.

(CANCELLED) Invitation to the 12th Mountain Cartography Workshop

Update, March 2020: Sorry, this workshop had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus situation.


We invite you to participate at the 12th Mountain Cartography Workshop in the Colorado Rockies, April 14—18, 2020.

Banner 12th Mountain Cartography Workshop

The workshop theme is People, Maps, and Mountains. All topics broadly relating to maps and mountains are welcome as are a variety of presentation formats: from full papers to technical demos.

Call for Presentations is already open!

For more information about the workshop and to submit your abstract, visit www.shadedrelief.com/workshop/

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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Workshop on Automatic Vectorisation of Historical Maps

The Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital in partnership with the Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University invites researchers and scholars to discuss the state of the art of automatic vectorisation of historical maps, with a high emphasis on the use of free, open source solutions.

Contributions will be organised into thematic sessions of 10-15 min. oral presentations ending with open discussion.

Submit abstracts in topics including but not restricted to:

  • Vectorisation
  • Automatic text recognition
  • Symbol recognition
  • Pattern recognition (pattern fill, dashed lines, etc.)

All presented papers will be published on-line in the workshop proceedings. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of e-Perimetron.

Important dates

  • 20 December, 2019 – Send abstracts (500 words max.) to avhm.workshop@gmail.com
  • 10 January, 2020 – Notification of acceptance
  • 10 February, 2020 – Full paper deadline
  • 25 February, 2020 – Free registration deadline

 

For more information about the workshop please visit lazarus.elte.hu/avhm

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