All of us in the north hemisphere are eventually enjoying the summer, holidays or working under summer conditions. If you are situated in the southern hemisphere this might be just the other way around, you are facing the winter.
However, for all of us our gathering at the International Cartographic Conference 2013 end of August in Dresden, Germany is only some weeks away.
I am excited by the fact, that we will have the chance to listen to the newest developments of modern cartography, appreciate the latest scientific results, learn to know about new methods and applications. I am looking forward to admire the newest maps being submitted from countries all over the world being displayed at the International Map Exhibition. I am eagerly waiting to see the maps being drawn by children all over the world at the Barbara Petchenik Children Maps Competition. I am especially looking forward to simply meet you, to discuss with you and to feel comfortable in the big family of cartography and ICA!
Dresden is only some weeks away. I see you there!
Entries to the Barbara Petchenik Competition 2013, which were selected for the international level of the competition, can now be accessed here: http://www.explokart.eu/petchenik/ Many thanks to Peter and René van der Krogt for digitizing 155 submissions from 30 countries!
The finalist entries will be on display at the ICC in Dresden, where the winners of the international competition will be selected.
The ICA congratulates all winners on the national level!
Pre-Conference Symposium to ICC2013
23 August 2013 @ the Dresden University of Technology, Germany
The ICA Commissions on Cartography and Children, Education and Training, Maps and Graphics for Blind and Partially Sighted People and Planetary Cartography have the pleasure to invite you to a one day joint symposium on August 23.
The aim of the symposium – as expressed by the title – is to give an opportunity to the members of the four commissions (and participants in general) to share and learn about the research in the topics covered by the commissions during the last years. This will be a one-day programme divided into four sessions, each of them dedicated to one of the participating commissions.
If you have any question in relation to the event, please contact José Jesús Reyes Nunez.
[ More pre-conference events and activities can be found at https://icaci.org/icc2013/ ]
Pre-Conference Workshop to ICC2013
24 August 2013 in Dresden, Germany
Organized by the ICA Commissions on Map Design and Neocartography, this one-day workshop will explore practical themes relating to the design of effective online maps and information products; focusing on realtime, interactivity and design not only of the map but of the user interface and experience to support cartography.
Morning presentations by a range of acknowledged experts in the field will seek to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art as well as touch on some of the challenges we face. Participants are encouraged to contribute to the workshop in two ways; either through offering a 15 minute paper on their own work in this area; or through a lightning talk. We may also do some lightning talks on the day so please come prepared to contribute to the workshop! Finally, we will share ideas and seek to develop common threads to take work in this area forward as part of a panel discussion.
Short papers: We invite short papers (15 mins with 5mins for questions) on aspects of design as it relates to web mapping for inclusion. Specifically of interest are conceptual and practical contributions exploring the design of maps in web and mobile environments, aesthetics, geovisualization, art in (and of) cartography and assessments of new and innovative methods. We are particularly interested in the challenges facing cartography in web and mobile environments and how it responds by re-imagining traditional practice in new technological paradigms.
Lightning talks: We also invite 5 minute lightning talks that share an idea, open a debate or deal with a very specific issue. These aren’t the place for long expositions and discussions of detailed research…simple ideas, eloquently expressed and fast!
To submit a paper or lighting talk idea please email Kenneth Field no later than 30th June 2013.
ICC2013 participants may register for the workshop (which is FREE to attend) at http://www.icc2013.org/?node=46
As a pre-conference event of the 26th International Cartographic Conference which will take place in Dresden, 25–30 August 2013, three ICA commissions/working groups (on Atlases, on the History of Cartography, on Toponymy) have organized a workshop on historical maps, atlases and toponymy at the Leibniz Institute of Regional Geography [Leibniz Institut für Länderkunde], Schongauer Straße 9, Leipzig, Germany, 22–23 August 2013. This workshop is conceived as a sequence of paper presentations with a focus on the function and use of place names on historical maps and in all kinds of atlases (ranging from scientific to school atlases and from macro-regional and national atlases to city atlases). All papers will be presented in the plenary with members of all three commissions/working groups present.
You need not be a member, corresponding member or associated expert of one of our WG/commissions to take part. Every person interested is very welcome. No registration fee is requested. So far we have 20 papers in the programme, among them presentations by Christopher Board, Ferjan Ormeling and Ernst Spiess.
The workshop is conveniently scheduled for Thursday and Friday before ICC Dresden starts on Sunday and will last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on Friday with a social dinner on Thursday evening and the offer of guided tours in small groups to the famous geographical and cartographic library of the hosting institute at various times.
For detailed information please contact
Peter Jordan, Chair of the Commission on Atlases
Elri Liebenberg, Chair of the Commission on the History of Cartography
Paulo de Menezes, Chair of the Working Group and IGU Commission on Toponymy
The Open Topic Tenure Track Professorships are the core element of the institutional strategy of the Technical University of Dresden, Germany (TUD). With this novel recruiting procedure, TU Dresden aims at identifying scholars with outstanding records, ideally already in their post-doctoral phase or in the first stages of their careers in academia or business, and offering them a long-term perspective in their individual field of expertise.
The Open Topic Tenure Track Professorships are not targeted at specific areas of expertise or particular academic disciplines. The sole selection criteria are scientific excellence, innovation and the potential to advance research activities at TU Dresden.
Upon positive evaluation after the initial five-year appointment, the professorship will become tenured.
Detailed information on the application procedure including the schedule for the current appointment round can be found at the TUD website.
The application deadline for the first appointment round is 15 May 2013.
Please be aware, that the Early Bird Registration Deadline and
the Authors Registration Deadline for the International Cartographic Conference 2013 in Dresden is on 15 April 2013!
Make sure you are registered for this festival of cartography!
Please allow me to bother you with news of the ICA Commission on Map Production and Geobusiness – some SOMAP news for 2013:
All the best greetings from Vienna,
We would like to inform you about the call for papers for the
ICA Workshop on Street Networks and Transport