2017-02-22 11:36:15

Is Cartography Dead?

Kristin Warry speculates on the relative importance of cartography as everyone has access to visualisation tools – including mapping tools – and as the amount of geographically related data proliferates exponentially. Kristin would like anyone to enter for the AGI’s new ‘Best Geospatial Visualisation Award’ – whether or not they produce a map! Once, like the illuminated writing in the book of Kells, only a few people could make a map: they drew it painstakingly by hand, and not many could read or use it. Even a decade ago many legal maps were still drawn by hand; the cartographer sat... (read more)
2017-05-31 02:50:49

7th International Conference on Cartography & GIS

7th International Conference on Cartography & GIS & Seminar with EU cooperation on Early Warning and Disaster Management Sozopol, Bulgaria, 18-23 June 2018  Organized by International Cartographic Association, Bulgarian Cartographic Association and University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria.  The event will be held during Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, 2018.  Upon very successful events in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016, 7th edition of the International Conference on Cartography and GIS (ICC&GIS) is organized in Bulgaria.  As a part of the conference several other events will be held during 18-23 June: Special Session... (read more)
2017-09-05 01:29:28

The Land of Coding - Cartography and the Embrace of Technology

Mike Foster is a cartographer, GIS professional and visualisation expert from Boston who currently works in the San Francisco tech industry. He has previously worked at MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning and is active in the US GIS community. The following is a republished version of Mike's blog about the complex but changing landscape of cartography. It's a must-read for traditional cartographers, GIS specialists, coders and visualisation professionals. Somewhere in the past few decades, cartographers have lost control of cartography. How could this happen? Can we get it back? Learning to Code This past fall, I co-taught an... (read more)
2018-10-04 05:00:48

Bluesky aerial images reveal Britain's hidden land for mapmakers

Cartography.co.uk is using the latest aerial photography from Bluesky to produce bespoke maps of rural farms and estates. The largest producer of customised mapping for private landowners in the UK, Cartography.co.uk’s map products are used for a variety of applications, including a growing concern for rural safety. The detailed maps are increasingly being produced for landowners who are concerned about employees working in remote locations in the event of an accident or other incident requiring support from the emergency services. “In addition to the more traditional uses of our maps, there is a growing requirement from landowners to be able... (read more)
2017-01-14 05:26:20

Gabriele Gernero

Gabriele Garnero is a professor of geomatics at the University of Turin and of planning sciences at the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy. His research interests include applications of GNSS, photogrammetry and remote sensing, architectural surveys, digital cartography, GIS and cadastral applications. (read more)
2017-10-17 09:42:42

Dr Silvia Marinova

Dr. Eng. Silvia Marinova is a cartographer and serves as Chief Assist. Prof. at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia and Secretary General of Bulgarian Cartographic Association. She is involved in cartographic projects at KartGeo Ltd. Her scientific interests are focused on thematic mapping for disaster management, cross-border mapping and mountain cartography. (read more)
2017-10-11 02:48:22

Smart Cadastral Tools for Real Estate Registration

Extensive Use of the INSPIRE GML Cadastral Parcel
The tools, systems and protocols as developed by the Spanish Directorate General for Cadastre are well accepted and widely used. A smart system of coordination between the Cadastre and the Property Rights Registry in Spain is now working and showing results. Agents working in the real estate market are now involved too. In Spain, the Cadastre and the Property Rights Registry are two separate institutions with differentiated mandates and competences, both working in the domain of land administration. The Spanish Law 13/2015 implements an effective coordination of transactions executed by both institutions. Today the real estate transactions are performed with... (read more)
2017-11-09 11:59:45

Development of a Symbol System for Disaster Management

Spatial information plays a key role in disaster management. Upon occurrence of an emergency situation, crisis management actors need specialised maps to give them a clear idea of the emergency, localisation, distribution and characteristics. Effective representation of spatial information can be achieved by means of graphical symbols. Silvia Marinova describes how a symbol system should be associative and quickly perceived by map users even without the use of a legend, especially in an emergency. A number of agencies and organisations related to disaster protection develop databases, geo-portals and cartographic products for crisis management and their own standards for symbols. In... (read more)
2017-10-11 02:55:18

Hewlett Packard chooses XYZ Maps

XYZ Maps has been selected out of hundreds of companies across the world by Hewlett Packard to provide maps for their plotters. Dr Tim Rideout from XYZ Maps commented: “It is a great reflection on both XYZ Maps and Scottish cartography that out of all the hundreds of map companies in the World, HP should have come to us.” Hewlett Packard has selected a range of XYZ World, Continental and City maps to use as demonstration and sample files at Print and Design Shows all round the World. So next time you are you are looking for a large plotter... (read more)
2017-01-12 01:58:19
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