Third International Conference on Cartography and GIS

The third International Conference on Cartography and GIS took place in the Black Sea resort of Nessebar from 12th to 15th June 2010, following that held in January 2008 in the Bulgarian winter resort of Borovets. Despite the attractions of summer, conference participants were eager to follow presentations and the conference hall at the beach hotel Arsena was always full. A view over NessebarIn fact, two conferences were taking place, starting with a weekend of ‘Digital Earth'. The organisers have to be congratulated for bringing all this together. Both conferences were sponsored by ESRI, Eurosense Belgium, Intergraph and Geodis Brno... (read more)
2010-07-30 04:17:35

Educational Cartography: A Significant Commercial Sector

The status and quality of cartography in the school curriculum needs to be raised. Map-related pedagogy is poorly developed in most countries and non-existent in many. There is an increasing gap between how maps are used in the ‘real world’ and how they are taught at school. Research evidence is also patchy. There is a very strong body of literature on young children’s understanding of small, familiar spaces and their ability to use large-scale plans and aerial photographs. Yet there is limited evidence about the thinking of older school students using small-scale maps and ‘new’ forms of spatial representation such... (read more)
2006-01-10 12:00:00

The Military Cartography of the Habsburgs

Ever since its foundation over 50 years ago, ICA has been concerned with celebrating, documenting and learning from the history of cartography. The flowering of scientific cartography in the 18th century is an example of a leap in mapmaking activity which has had a profound effect on our discipline. That is when the first systematic nationwide topographic surveys were started, with the Cassini-inspired Carte géométrique de la France being perhaps the best-known example. Further east, on 13 May 1764, Maria Theresa, the Empress of the Habsburg Empire, started a large-scale topographic survey of her realm. Today it is remembered as... (read more)
2014-09-01 12:09:49

Cartography Out of Sight (of Land)

New uses of the seas have shifted the focus and objectives of hydrographic products from navigation safety to a wider variety of deliverables, motivated by emergent fields like energy production (wind farms, marine turbines), marine environment understanding and protection (habitat mapping, coastal erosion monitoring, coral-reef mapping) and remote sensing bathymetry (using bathymetric Lidar, AUVs, satellite data). Field operations are now conducted at a wide variety of scales, from detailed port infrastructure inspection survey to regional satellite bathymetry, and these data variants impact on nautical cartographic production and products. Methodologies, equipment and software are becoming more sophisticated and automated. Marine geospatial... (read more)
2014-11-03 12:39:17

CARTOSAT-1, India's First Cartography Satellite to be Launched

CARTOSAT-1, the India's first cartography (mapping) satellite is ready to be launched from the SHAR Centre in Sriharikota, during the first week of May by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The satellite is to be launched by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The satellite is ready for shipment to SHAR. According to Dr P.S. Goel, director, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore it will provide 2.5 metre resolution pictures, mapping the length and breadth of the country and overseas. The Cartosat-1 pictures, in combination with the IRS P6 (Resourcesat) imagery, taken in multi-spectral band, could offer good satellite imagery and... (read more)
2005-04-08 12:00:00

GeoForm 2014 Focuses on Geodesy, Cartography and GIS

The organisers of GeoForm are inviting geomatics professionals to attend the international exhibition on geodesy, cartography and GIS. The event will take place on 14-16 October 2014 in Moscow, Russia. GeoForm+ is the main exhibition held in the central region of Russia in the field of geodesy, cartography and geographic information systems. It is considered as an ideal venue for product promotion, conclusion of contracts and a meeting place for experts from various regions of Russia and other countries. Among the exhibition sections are technologies and equipment for geodesy, geology and geophysics, areas research & modelling, cartography, remote sensing, geoinformation... (read more)
2014-07-01 10:11:32

Cartography as a Tool for Geospatial Decision Support

GIM International Interviews Ferjan Ormeling
From 25 to 30 August 2013, the 26th International Cartographic Conference was being held in Dresden, Germany, bringing together cartographers and geographic information science specialists from across the globe. In recognition of the importance of the study and practice of mapmaking, GIM International had devoted its August 2013 issue to this event, so it was particularly fitting to feature an interview with Ferjan Ormeling, the prominent Dutch cartographer. Covering cartographic challenges, the power of maps, and lessons that can be learned from the past, Ormeling's views are that of an inspired and inspirational proclaimer of his specialist field. In May 2013... (read more)
2013-08-05 11:17:17

3rd International Conference on Cartography and GIS

The third "International Conference on Cartography and GIS" took place two and a half years after the second one, which was held in January 2008 in the Bulgarian winter resort Borovets. There were in fact two different conferences, since the cartography conference was preceded by a weekend of "Digital Earth", which was a conference in its own and only few participants attended both conferences.   The conference was thus turned into a summer conference, held at the Black Sea resort Nessebar, a town known for its beaches, and maybe even more for its rich history and culture. Nice summer weather seduced... (read more)
2010-07-07 12:00:00

Ferjan Ormeling Receives Doctorate Honoris Causa in Cartography

In a ceremony held on 7 May 2015, Ferjan Ormeling received the academic title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece, for his outstanding contributions to international cartography. Ferjan Ormeling is a former ICA secretary general and treasurer (1999-2007) and recipient of the Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal (2009). The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Faculty of Engineering, unanimously accepted the proposal of the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering following the academic nomination by Profs E. Livieratos, C. Boutoura, A. Kousoulakou (AUTH Cartoheritage Group). Evangelos Livieratos, Chair of the ICA Commission on Digital Technologies in... (read more)
2015-05-28 10:44:51

Cartography as a Tool for Supporting Geospatial Decisions

From 25 to 30 August 2013, the 26th International Cartographic Conference is being held in Dresden, Germany, bringing together cartographers and geographic information science specialists from across the globe. In recognition of the importance of the study and practice of mapmaking, GIM International interviewed Ferjan Ormeling, the prominent Dutch cartographer. Covering cartographic challenges, the power of maps, and lessons that can be learned from the past, Ormeling's views are that of an inspired and inspirational proclaimer of his specialist field. In May 2013 you were awarded a Professor et Doctor Honoris Causa degree in cartography from Eötvös Lorand University (ELTE)... (read more)
2013-08-14 08:30:00
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