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

Programme Available for International Conference on History of Cartography

The detailed programe of the 25th International Conference (ICHC) on the History of Cartography is now available. ICHC is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the history of maps and map-making. It promotes global cooperation among cartographic scholars from any academic discipline, map curators, collectors, dealers and institutions. The event will be held from 30 June to 5 July 2013 in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The academic programme is comprised of paper and poster presentations, special sessions and exhibitions. The social programme includes receptions, a farewell dinner, and tours for accompanying persons. A post-conference tour is organised to a location... (read more)
2013-04-12 10:18:45

EuroGeographics Signs Production Agreement with Germany’s Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy

EuroGeographics is developing a new core reference dataset using INSPIRE-compliant geospatial information from official national sources. The international not-for-profit membership organisation for Europe’s National Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authorities (NMCAs) has signed an agreement with Germany’s Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) to coordinate technical production and quality management. A prototype, focusing on transportation (road and railway) and hydrography themes, is to be available in Autumn 2018 and will also include basic feature types and attributes. This will be followed by the launch of the first version of the new dataset in Spring 2019. Implementing the INSPIRE Directive... (read more)
2018-06-07 10:35:53

Birthplace of the Renaissance to Host International Cartographic Conference 2021

The 30th International Cartographic Conference (ICC) will take place in Florence, Italy, in 2021, and is provisionally scheduled for 19-23 July (although these dates are still subject to change). The ICC 2021 will be organized in line with the tradition of ICA Conferences and – in the city ​​of marvelous works of art, the Ponte Vecchio bridge and the Boboli Gardens – it will certainly be an event for cartographic and geospatial professionals to look forward to. Programme and Conference Presentations ICC 2021 in Florence will represent the opportunity to reflect on the state of the art in cartography and... (read more)
2019-11-12 11:47:13

The Look of Maps

Esri Press has expanded its cartographic classics series with The Look of Maps: An Examination of Cartographic Design by Arthur H. Robinson. The series also includes Cartographic Relief Presentation by Eduard Imhof and the soon-to-be-published Semiology of Graphics by Jacques Bertin. Originally published in 1952, The Look of Maps is based on Robinson's doctoral research, which investigated the relationship between science and art in cartography and the resultant refinement of graphic techniques in mapmaking to present dynamic geographic information. The book examines a wide range of topics related to the visual aspects of cartography including lettering, structure, and color. It... (read more)
2010-06-28 10:40:29

A New ICA Journal

The profile of ICA, which was promoted in 2014 by elevation to full ICSU membership, will be further enhanced in 2015 by the establishment of its own scientific journal. The decision to go ahead with this important step has been based on several years’ analysis of the existing publication landscape of cartographic journals, discussion with the ICA Commissions, assessment of the demands and needs of academia and scientific organisations, and the overall acknowledgement of the importance of a scientific journal for a major international organisation. The journal will be called the International Journal of Cartography, with editors-in-chief William Cartwright and... (read more)
2015-04-10 02:16:10

Official Journals

Since the 1960s the global cartographic community has seen the growth of our professional literature. In addition to the many teaching and research books published, a series of nationally based cartographic journals have been established. These includeCartography and Geographic Information Science (United States), The Cartographic Journal (United Kingdom), Cartographica (Canada), Kartographische Nachrichten (Germany), Chizu (Japan), Bulletin/Revue du Comité Français de Cartographie(France) and The Journal of Spatial Science (Australia). Initially, three of these journals expressed an interest in affiliating with the ICA and have become ‘official journals of the ICA’.The Cartographic Journal is sponsored by the British Cartographic Society and published... (read more)
2007-05-15 12:00:00

Ob Merita Egregia*

Amongst the awards instituted by the International Cartographic Association (ICA) is the Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal. First awarded in 1980 to the ‘dean of European cartographers’ Prof. Imhof of Switzerland, this medal is the highest honour in world cartography, commemorating the founder of the ICA, Prof. Mannerfelt of Sweden. Two new recipients were awarded the medal in 2005, joining a select band of only eight other individuals: this award is highly prized and not bestowed lightly. The two most recent and deserving recipients are Prof. Ernst Spiess (Switzerland) and Prof. David Rhind (UK), both of whom received the acclaim in... (read more)
2006-05-22 12:00:00

Luciene Stamato Delazari

Luciene Stamato Delazari holds an MSc in geodetic science (1996) and a PhD in engineering (2004). She is associate professor in cartography and GIS at the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil, and her research focusses on cartography. (read more)
2019-06-05 01:46:38

Practical Expression

Last month we presented some of the ways in which Eastern Europe has found itself on the ‘cartographic map' during 2009. The range of meetings and events has once more demonstrated the vitality of cartographic activity in this dynamic part of the world.   From an ICA perspective, a number of Commissions and Working Groups are led from Eastern European bases, although of course, as with all Commissions and Working Groups, the remit is completely international. Eleven of the groups listed on the left have chairs resident in this area (if one can be elastic and include Sweden and Greece!)... (read more)
2009-12-29 12:07:54
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