February’s Map of the Month is titled Occupying São Paulo. It received the third jury prize in the category “maps on paper” at the International Cartographic Exhibition at ICC 2015 in Rio de Janeiro.
At the biennial International Cartographic Conferences, ICA organizes an International Map Exhibition, where map products originating from ICA member countries are exhibited. An international jury selects the best entries in five categories.
The international jury this year at ICC2015 was chaired by Kenneth Field (UK), who is also the Chair of the ICA Commission on Map Design. Further jury members were: Derek Clarke, South Africa | Amy Griffin, Australia | Anja Hopfstock, Germany | Lorenz Hurni, Switzerland | Alexander Kent, United Kingdom | Takashi Morita, Japan | Anthony Robinson, USA | Vit Vozenilek, Czeck Republic | João Bosco, Brazil (LOC) | Luiz Henrique Castiglione, Brazil (LOC)
Please find the winners of the ICA Map Awards 2015 below:
3rd place: Atlas of Typical Landform in Western China (China)
2nd place: Graphical and Statistical Atlas of Switzerland 1914–2014 (Switzerland)
1st place: The Atlas of Cultural Heritage in the Netherlands (Netherlands)
A comprehensive, detailed and high quality publication exploring all aspects of the Netherlands. The maps are clear, clean and well produced.
3rd place: BeCarto 14–18 (Belgium)
2nd place: OV-Map (Netherlands)
1st place: Project Supra: Real-time Heatmaps from Sports Workouts (Finland)
An intuitive, digital multiscale map that presents detailed information in a legible and accessible fashion. Interaction is key and design is stylish.
3rd place: Collins First Atlas (UK)
2nd place: The Kakamega-Nandi Forests Puzzli (Germany)
1st place: Enjoy the map – Krkonoše Mountains (Czech Republic)
An educational aid to understanding map symbology. A simple approach to teaching map reading techniques and alternative representations.
3rd place: Geological Textile (Japan)
2nd place: Belle-Ile: Relief map on demand (France / IGN)
1st place and public vote: 3D View of the Beautiful Earth (China)
A combination of spectacular lenticular maps in a beautiful loose-leaf style presentation case. A lavish product with high quality design and production.
3rd place: Occupying São Paulo – An Augmented City Map (Belgium)
2nd place: Panorama Map of Kanto Mountains & Mt. Fuji (Japan)
1st place: 3D Map Longyearbyen and environs (Norway)
A large format oblique view which represents the terrain in an attractive style. The detail invites you to explore. Artistic cartography at its best.
Congratulations to all winners!
All winners will be contacted to be featured in our Map of the Month section over the course of the next two years. For a full list of map products exhibited during ICC 2015, please check the PDF catalogue.
Photos and jury statements provided by Ken Field.
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 ICC2015, 189 drawings from 38 countries were exhibited. An international jury selected 12 winners in 4 categories. There was also a public vote, in which 287 people participated. Please find the wonderful results below.
Congratulations to all winners! Also a huge thank you to all participating children, their parents, teachers and national organizers.
Winners <6 years
Winners 6–8 years
Winners 9–12 years
Winners >12 years
Winner of the public vote
The jury members were
- Necla Ulugtekin, Turkey
- José Jesús Reyes Nuñez, Hungary
- Ana Maria Garra, Argentina
- Angelica di Maio, Brazil (LOC)
- Rumiana Vatseva, Bulgaria
- Giedrė Beconytė, Lithuania
- Dariusz Dukaczewski, Poland
- Pilar Sanchez, Spain
- Robert Edsall, USA
- Carla Sena, Brazil, substitute member
ICA Research Scholarships are entitled to foster academic research in the domain of cartography and GIScience, to establish contact between young scientists and ICA Commissions, support young scientists to be able to actively contribute to ICA activities and events and to establish opportunities for young scientists within ICA publications and conferences.
|Scholar||Papers presented at ICC2015|
|Amin Mobasheri, Germany|
|Jiri Pánek, |
|Merve Keskin, Turkey|
|Taien Ng-Chan, Canada|
|Zbynek Sterba, Czech Republic|
Congratulations to all scholars!
ICA has its own Anthem! At ICC2015 the Brazilian organizers suprised the participants with the premiere of the ICA anthem, composed and texted from domain collegues of IBGE.
You can listen to a live recording of the ICA anthem here (4.3mb).
A video will follow but please find lyrics and chords available here (music by Márcio Carvalho, lyrics by Aline Milani and Jorge Tadeu):
- Full Score
- Clarinet in Bb
- Double bass
- Melody and Cifra
- Violin I
- Violin II
This gift to ICA will always remind us of a wonderful ICC2015 in Rio de Janeiro!
– ICA Past President
In the ICA Awards Ceremony this morning at ICC2015, the following six awards were presented in recognition of contributions to the ICA. Congratulations to all awardees!
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.
- David Fairbairn, United Kingdom
- Vice-President (2003–2007)
- Secretary-General (2007–2011)
- Chairman of the Commission on Education and Training (2012–)
- Editor of the ICA GIM column
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.
- Vladimir Tikunov, Russia
- Chairman of the Commission on Education and Training (1999–2003)
- Vice-President (2003–2007)
- Chairman of the Working Group on GI for Sustainability (2007–2011)
- Chairman of the Commission on GI for Sustainability (2011–2015)
- Elri Liebenberg, South Africa
- Vice-President (1999–2003)
- Chair of the Working Group on the History of Colonial Cartography in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries (2003–2007)
- Chair of the Commission on the History of Cartography (2007–2015)
- José Jesús Reyes Nuñez, Hungary
- Chairman of the Commission on Cartography and Children (2007–2015)
- Key organizer of the Barbara Petchenik Children’s World Map Drawing Competition from 2007
- Chairman of the International Jury (2005, 2007)
- Co-editor of three of the four books showing selections of map drawings made by children for the Barbara Petchenik Competitions from 2007
- David Fraser, Australia (not present)
- Chairman of the Commission on Education and Training (2007–2012)
- Editor of the eCARTO News (2012–present)
- Corné van Elzakker, The Netherlands
- Chairman of the Commission on Use and User Issues (2007–2015)
- Chairman of the Jury: ICA International Cartographic Exhibition (2007–2013)
More pictures of the award ceremony and the 2nd day of ICC2015 can be found on the ICA Facebook page.
Today, the 27th International Cartographic Conference is opened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!
After busy days with nine well-attended pre-conference workshops, the main conference will be opened today. The opening ceremony will also officially open the International Map Year 2015–2016. Dr. Gregory Scott from UN-GGIM will give a plenary keynote on the topic of “Positioning Geospatial Information to Address Global Challenges”.
Later today, also the Technical Exhibition, the International Cartographic Exhibition and the exhibition of the Barbara Petchenik Competition will open. More than 70 oral and poster sessions will follow in the next five days. All abstracts and papers are available on icc2015.org.
ICC2015 also hosts the 16th General Assembly of the ICA. All material and reports for the General Assembly can be found at icaci.org/general-assembly-2015. The first part took place yesterday, the second part – including the voting of the new ICA executive committee, the ICA commissions for the term 2015–2019 and the selection of the place for ICC2019 – will take place on Friday. All results will be published on the ICA website soon after the event.
To share your experiences and to stay up-to-date with everything happening at the conference, please use hashtag #icc2015rio.
Enjoy the conference!
The Commission on Geoinformation Infrastructures and Standards, the Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invite you to a joint Workshop on Spatial data infrastructures, standards, open source and open data for geospatial (SDI-Open 2015).
The workshop aims at recording examples of current SDI practices with the aim of identifying benefits and challenges of implementing free and open source software for geospatial, geographic information standards and open (spatial) data in an SDI.
- Date: 20–21 August 2015
- Venue: Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Workshop website
Registration is now open! Places are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Registration will be confirmed by e-mail.
For further information please visit the workshop website or contact the local organisors: Prof. Silvana Camboim, Head of ICA-OSGeo-ISPRS lab at Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) and Dr. Julia Celia Mercedes Strauch
On behalf of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), we are looking forward to welcoming you to Rio!
The ICA Commission on Atlases, the Joint ICA Working Group and IGU Commission on Toponymy and the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography invite you to a joint pre-conference Symposium on Atlases, Topography and the History of Cartography at the Brazilian Foundation of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in Rio de Janeiro on 19–21 August 2015.
Contact: Dr. Ana Cristina da Rocha Bérenger Resende (local organizer)
More details will be available soon.