A new virtual photomosaic globe with nomenclature has been published in the Virtual Globes Museum maintained by the Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. Three maps were created for the virtual globe: a Plate-Carée map of the lower latitudes, and azimuthal equidistant maps of the polar regions. It’s labels are designed for a 1 : 100 000 000 scale and a corresponding print size of 13 cm in diameter.
The globe was created and processed by Zsófia Merk, Mátyás Gede and Henrik Hargitai . For the base map, Steve Albers’ (2006) photomosaic was used, height data is from the Io Mountain Database (courtesy of Paul Schenk and Henrik Hargitai, 2001).
The globe can be viewed online, or can be downloaded as a Google Earth add-on.
It is available at: http://terkeptar.elte.hu/vgm/2/?show=globe&id=111&descid=219
Dresden University of Technology, August 23, 2013
Event organized within the activities before the 26th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) to be held in Dresden, August 25-31, 2013, and counting with the participation of the ICA Commissions on:
- Cartography and Children,
- Education and Training,
- Maps and Graphics for Blind and Partially Sighted People and
- Planetary Cartography
The Dresden University of Technology together with the ICA Commissions listed above have the pleasure to invite all interested colleagues to participate in this Joint Symposium. The main 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 results of latest and most representative research developed in the topics covered by our Commissions during the last years.
This will be a one-day programme divided into four sessions, each of them dedicated to a participating Commission. Organizer commissions welcome paper submissions to be presented at any of the four planned thematic sessions. All submitted papers will be published in the CD Proceedings of this event. Due to the shortage of time, only four papers will be presented in each session. The selection of papers to be presented orally will be made by the corresponding Chairperson of the participant Commission. The authors (presenters) will be notified separately. It is an important ondition that only those papers will be accepted which will not be orally presented or will only be presented as posters in the 26 th International Cartographic Conference in Dresden.
Deadline for the submission of full papers: April 26
Notification of authors: May 15
Colleagues can find the detailed guidelines for the full papers in the doc file annexed to this Call (the same template file is used for submissions to ICC 2013). Papers will be published in the Proceedings without any posterior grammatical revision. Authors assume full responsibility for the content and proper use of the English language in their submissions. The participation in this workshop is free, but subject to registration. Please send back filled the annexed registration form together with your submission by April 26 latest. If you intend only to participate without sending a paper, please send the filled registration form before June 1. Participants should organize and pay their ccommodation separately.
Please send your submission and/or registration form to Dr. José Jesús Reyes Nunez: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web address of the Joint ICA Symposium: http://lazarus.elte.hu/jointsymposium2013/
If you have any question related to the papers or in general about the event, please contact:
Dr. José Jesús Reyes Nunez
Chair, ICA Commission on Cartography and Children
Eötvös Loránd University
Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics
Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A
E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel.: + 36 1 372-2975
Fax: + 36 1 372-2951
The Bulgarian chapter of Mars Society has localized and printed the topographic and albedo Maps of Mars.
Mihail Mateev, President of Mars Society Bulgaria tells the story of the Bulgarian edition.
„The history of this project is an illustration of the fact that the world is small. Or that modern technology it smaller and allow people from both ends of the globe to exchange information. In 2011, I was looking for a map of Mars with the desire to buy one piece and hang it on the wall. Then visited a commercial website where I found that a map of Mars is available online, but the it could not be delivered.
Then I found a post on Mars Society’s Facebook page, illustrated by a photo, by Dr. Jonathan Clarke (Director of Field Research with Mars Society Australia), that was made by the New Zealand “Kiwi team” (Crew 118) at Mars Society’s Mars Desert Research Station, with a clearly visible map of Mars, hanging on the wall of the habitate.
Another MDRS veteran, Ákos Kereszturi of the Hungarian Astronomical Association connected me with Henrik Hargitai, editor of that map.
Subsequently we exchanged correspondence that ended up in 2 new planetary maps –a photomosaic and a topographic map of Mars – translated and published in Bulgarian by the end of August 2012.
We published these maps as part of our objectives to promote the idea of colonization of Mars, and also to say “thank you” to all our current and future donors (who donate at least 10 lev). The maps are only sent to donors and members of the “Mars Society – Bulgaria” and are not available for sale.
In connection with our focus for the public benefit of the maps, sets of the maps will be sent for free (except for postage fees) to all those libraries and astronomy clubs, planetariums and observatories that are interested in receiving them and connect with “Mars Society – Bulgaria”.
Our report on the commission meeting and MexLab is now published in ICA News:
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon died on Saturday. He was one of the very few, who could have a crater legally named after him during his lifetime.
Vladislav Shevchenko, former Chairman of the Lunar Task Group of the IAU’s Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature remembers: ”I met him on COSPAR meeting one year after the Apollo 11 mission, in 1970. He visited the Moscow State University and signed on the lunar globe prepared by Sternberg Institute. Neil’s signature is on Mare Tranquillitatis, near the crater Armstrong. The dates mean the day of landing on the Moon and day of visit to Moscow University.”
Here are the historic images of a historic era.
Photos courtesy Vladislav Shevchenko, used with permission.
On the occasion of the 2012 DCH2012 conference held in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges (France), the
following declaration is issued:
- the growing relevance and respect that international society has toward open access
to digital information on Cultural Heritage
- that location aspects are of central importance to all multimedia documentations of
Digital Cultural Heritage
- that Cartography is the integrating science for enabling knowledge fusion and synergy
from the use of complex digital archives of literature, pictures, maps, video, audio and
other multimedia documents by spatial reference and analysis
- current possibilities of awareness of the business sector (e.g. promoted by European
Community, DG Media) as well as in UN organizations (UNESCO, UNGGIM etc.)
- the current gap between digital library/archive sciences and the Geoinformation
- the massively growing interest in spatial search and analysis in cross-media databases
- digital library and archives enterprise-wide management approaches to spatially
referenced information objects and massive details
- maps to help linking of video and/or voice recordings and thus enable other types of
knowledge to be generated (not only cartographic knowledge)
- the concepts of “map” and “atlas” is increasingly accepted and used in society at large
The following issues need urgent attention:
- Each discipline involved in Digital Cultural Heritage needs a clear understanding of the
methodologies, practical results, services and possible courses of action
- Considerable amounts of Cultural Heritage Data are still not captured and not being
preserved while simultaneously there is a growing risk of further data loss caused by
natural and technical disaster threats as well as by technological change and lack of
adequate policy actions.
- There is a need to develop information mining methods and techniques for very large
archival collections using spatiotemporal relations between catalog entries, objects,
and their granular information constituents.
- Examples are needed on issues such as the analysis of “closeness” of objects
(neighborhood in spatial as well as in cognitive sense) and all their details (text,
pictures, video elements, digital newspaper archive elements etc.) and these need to
be extended to other spatial analysis functions
Special action is required to:
- Extend the definition of cartography to include the Digital Human Sciences
- Increase and broaden interdisciplinary cooperation in the Digital Human Sciences
- Encourage local, regional, national and international institutions and public
authorities to find appropriate alliances for the creation of digital heritage archives
that comply with international standards (OAI, OGC etc.)
- Include and increase Digital Cultural Heritage information demand in the specification
and realization of national/supranational information infrastructures
- Address the need for free and open access to publicly funded heritage information
(especially from radio and television stations archives) to the appropriate political and
- Encourage the inclusion of digital libraries and archives organizations as well as the
private sector as full contributing members of information infrastructure.
- Encourage digital archivists to learn and understand the significant properties of the
spatial digital content
- Include novel user information and use service demand
- Encourage cartographers to analyze what are the requirements of their material and
use cases in order to develop standards
- Encourage the International Cartographic Association (ICA) to compile examples of
best practice of synergic knowledge detection and Cultural Heritage Information
Service product chains
- Encourage new possibilities of information exchange (fora, panels, strategy teams) to
report and discuss on innovative business cases of spatially enabled Digital Cultural
Heritage information and highlight aspects of increased efficiency, effectiveness, and
low cost services
- Include the (external) application of cartographic methodologies and techniques to
digital humanities in the academic curricula
- Mutually involve cartographers and librarians/archivists as well as scientists and
practitioners from other fields of Digital Cultural Heritage (e.g. Archaeologists, Arts,
Architecture) in events and workgroups of their professional societies .
DCH2012 Interdisciplinary Conference on Digital Cultural Heritage was organized by CODATAGermany (the German National Committee for CODATA, the Committee on Data for Science and
Technology of ICSU (International Council for Science)) in cooperation with ICA, INTERCARTOINTERGIS conference series, Comite Francais de Cartographie, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kartographie
The original document can be accessed at: