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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.

Invitation to the 12th Mountain Cartography Workshop

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

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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/

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Call for Papers for the 8th International Symposium on the History of Cartography: Mapping the Ottoman Realm / Proceedings

The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography will be holding its 8th International Symposium from 21 to 23 April 2020 in Istanbul. We have teamed up with the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) – Istanbul Department to host this conference on the theme of ‘Mapping the Ottoman Realm: Travelers, Cartographers and Archaeologists’ and look forward to receiving your contributions. 

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We are delighted to announce that professor Celâl Şengör from the Istanbul Technical University will deliver a keynote address on “Geological mapping in the Ottoman Empire and in the early years of the Turkish Republic. What do they teach us about science in the periphery of Europe.”

You can find the abstract of the keynote, the CfP and more information on the symposium by visiting the symposium website at history.icaci.org/istanbul-2020. Please note the paper deadline is 1 November 2019.

In further news, the proceedings of our previous symposium on ‘Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea’ which was held in Oxford in September 2018 have recently been published by Springer. You can find them here: springer.com/us/book/9783030234461

Soetkin Vervust
Secretary ICA Commission on the History of Cartography

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Save the Date & Call for Papers for the 8th International Symposium on the History of Cartography: Mapping the Ottoman Realm

On 21-23 April 2020 the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) – Department Istanbul will jointly host the 8th International Symposium on the History of Cartography. The venue will be the Library of the DAI, located in the heart of Istanbul, next to Taksim Square.

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Since its massive expansion under Sultans Selim I (1512-20) and Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-66), the Ottoman Empire extended from the Algerian shores to Georgia in the Caucasus and from Hungary in the heart of Europe to Yemen on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Albeit in a long decline thereafter, the core of this multi-cultural conglomerate survived into the early 20th century, before it finally disintegrated after World War I. Throughout these five centuries, the Ottomans deeply influenced these heterogeneous countries with at times closer or looser ties to the metropolis Constantinople, leaving a multi-faceted cartographic legacy behind.

The symposium is open to everyone with an interest in the cartography of the (former) Ottoman countries during, but not limited to, the 16th to 20th centuries. The symposium will focus on two main themes:

1) “Cartography of the Ottoman Countries in Europe, Asia and Africa”

  • Ottoman cartography (maps and charts, city and cadastral plans, thematic maps)
  • Foreign cartography of Ottoman countries
  • Geodesy and surveying methods developed under Ottoman rule and by foreign cartographers working in these areas
  • The impact of the military on the development of cartography
  • Cartographic collections in the former Ottoman countries and around the world

2) “Mapping Archaeological Sites, Landscapes and Excavations in the Ottoman Empire in the 19th and 20th Centuries”

  • Technical and conceptual development of archaeological cartography, from the earliest site plans to the introduction of GIS and 3D reconstructions
  • Dichotomy between “accurate” cartographic representation and archaeological interpretation when mapping manmade artefacts, features and landscapes
  • Relationship between cartography, archaeology and the military

The venue of the 8th International Symposium on the History of Cartography will be the Library of the German Archaeological Institute in Istanbul in the heart of the city next to Taksim Square. To explore the city and its cartographic heritage, optional technical and social tours are planned.

Submission guidelines

  • Deadline for submissions: 1 November 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 November 2019

All submissions must be sent electronically via the online submission system on the conference website. Please find all details here.

As with previous international symposia the organizers plan to publish accepted and presented papers and posters in the ICA series “History of Cartography” by Springer (Heidelberg et al.).

Questions regarding submissions can be addressed to:

The event is jointly organized by the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), Department Istanbul. For more information on the symposium and for the submission of abstracts please visit history.icaci.org/istanbul-2020.

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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

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  • 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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ICC2019: Paper and Abstract Submission Deadline Extended!

We are pleased to inform you that in response to the overwhelming demand the deadline for the 29th International Cartographic Conference (ICC2019) for full paper submission was extended to December 12, 2018. The deadline for abstract submission was also extended to January 8, 2019. International Cartographic Association (ICA) encourages submissions from all interested participants from across the globe.

Visit the ICC2019 website for the details.

ICC2019 Local Organizing Committee
If you have any enquiries, please contact: icc2019@issjp.com

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Invitation to the ICA Symposium on Early Warning and Crisis Management in the Big Data Era

The ICA Symposium on Early Warning and Disaster Risk Management for Urban Areas in Big Data Era is being reconvened following the success of the previous meetings. This series of symposiums aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and domain experts to share their research results on all aspects of Early Warning (EW) and Crises Management (CM). Recent major disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and landslides have resulted in huge losses in terms of human life and property destruction in urban areas. Therefore, policies, mechanisms and solutions to handle the increasing risk of disasters is urgently needed. Organizers would like to provide an interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to discuss the most recent innovations, trends, challenges and practical solutions of EW and CM for Urban Areas in the Big Data Era.

The event will be held on 1–3 December 2018 at Shenzhen University, Shenzhen.

The final program can be downloaded here.

Further details can be found on the conference website: conf.fishmap.site

Call for Papers, AAG Session on Mapping Difficult Stories

The ICA Commission on Art and Cartography invites papers to be included in the session Mapping Difficult Stories at the 2019 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., from April 3–7 April, 2019. 

In this session we are interested in exploring new forms of spatial expression designed to visualize stories that are difficult to tell: stories of individual and mass violence, stories of containment and forced displacements, stories of painful memories and tragedies. Mapping such stories can serve different purposes. It can contribute to a better understanding of personal and collective experiences, of the socio-political forces that have shaped them and of the relationships that individuals and communities have developed with places throughout these difficult moments. Mapping difficult stories can also make these experiences more tangible and accessible to a broader audience.

Mapping difficult stories requires us to revisit and expand our cartographic language. Stories in general do not land particularly well on maps. While stories are spatial, they are also fluid; their geographies fluctuate, change shape and scale, as can their context and the individual who bears them. Whether expressed in interviews, memoirs, diaries, or letters, the elusive geographies of stories don’t easily mesh with the rigid Euclidean structure of the conventional map, and the transformation of difficult memories into abstract cartographic symbols generates ethical and methodological issues that mapmakers must engage. Building on the growing interest in mapping experience among scholars, artists and cartographers in across the arts and humanities, this session aims to bring together a broad range of individuals interested in sharing their efforts to find spatial forms of expression for difficult stories.

If you are interested in joining this session please send an abstract (no more than 250 words) to Anne Knowles (anne.knowles@maine.edu), and Sébastien Caquard (sebastien.caquard@concordia.ca) by October 25, 2018.

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Invitation to workshop Controlling the Waters: Seas, Lakes and Rivers on Historic Maps and Charts

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It is a tradition that the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the International Conference on the History of Cartography (ICHC) jointly organize a pre-ICHC event. For the 28th ICHC they have teamed up with the Map Collection of Utrecht University and will together host a workshop focusing on the cartography of water.

  • Date: 12 July 2019
  • Place: Utrecht University, University Library, Boothzaal and Map Collection, The Netherlands

Fresh and salt waters are a key lifeline for all civilizations but at the same time can also threaten human habitats. Over the centuries, people have ventured out to navigate and explore the waters, while also putting systems in place to manage and control them. This has resulted in numerous categories of water-related maps such as portolan charts, maritime and river cartography, hydrographic surveys, VOC charts, polder maps etc. The workshop will offer a forum to discuss this rich variety in cartographic heritage.

Call for Papers

The organizers invite the submission of abstracts for oral presentations (25 minutes plus Q&A) focusing on the human interaction with water from a historical perspective.

  • Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: December 2018

You can submit your abstract here.

Registration

The workshop is open to everyone with an interest in the history of cartography but requires participants to register. Registration will be open until the available seating is allocated and will be free of charge.

For more information on the workshop please visit history.icaci.org/utrecht-2019

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