The ICA Working Group on the Digital Transformation of National Mapping Agencies (https://nationalmapping.icaci.org/) will be conducting a webinar on AI for Topographic Mapping on 31st August 2021. See the following link for more
The ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping take pleasure in inviting you to their jointly organised workshop held before the 29th International Cartographic Conference on 15 July 2019.
Location: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), Room Uranus
Please check the workshop website for updates.
- 10:00–10:15 Walk in with coffee/tea
- 10:15–10:30 Opening address by the organizers
Session I – Eastern Cartographic Practices and their Echo in the West
- 10:30–11:05 World image of early modern Japan, Professor Hirotada Kawamura
- 11:05–11:40 Early modern maps of Japan as sources of Western cartography of East Asia during the 18th and 19th century, Professor Shigeru Kobayashi
- 11:40–12:15 Early Chinese Bronze Ritual Vessel Cartography: How Trees, Mounds, Spirals, and Ponds Were Used to Document Early China’s Landscape, Bruce Jones
12:15–13:30 Lunch break (on your own)
Session II – From Tradition to Modernity: Diverse Cartographic Cultures in India
- 13:30–14:05 Cartographic history of India: Mapping India from the early modern ages till 20th century, Ankita Medhi
- 14:05–14:40 The role of cartography in tiger conservation of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, India, Bhanwar Vishvendra Raj Singh
14:40–15:00 Coffee break
Session III – Between the Old and The New World: A Cartographic Encounter
- 15:00–15:35 How East and West Cartographic Studies Influenced the Most Important 16th Century Ottoman Cartographer of Piri Reis and His World Maps, Aytaç Yürükçü
- 15:35–16.05 Jesuit View of Americas: A Cultural Encounter in the New World, Mirela Altić
- 16:05–16:15 Closing remarks
Two exhibitions concerned with the history of cartography are being held during the ICC in Tokyo. The first is an exhibit at the National Diet Library (NDL) located in the central part of Tokyo. On display are seven sets of maps which were selected from the collection of NDL as notable examples of Japanese early modern maps. Second is a special exhibition of maps of Japan by Sekisui Nagakubo (1717-1801) focusing on the role of his maps in the transition of the Western geographical image of Japan when they were brought to Europe. The exhibit is being held at the Koga Historical Museum, Koga City, Ibaraki Prefecture.
Both exhibitions are announced on the ICC homepage as Technical Visits on Wednesday 17 July as T-Course B. For more information on the exhibitions see http://www.icc2019.org/technical_visits.html
Please find more information on the workshop website: history.icaci.org/tokyo-2019
The Commission invites papers for a Special Issue of The Cartographic Journal that is planned for November 2018 entitled “Topographic Mapping: Past, Present and Future”. Contributions may involve research on any aspect of topographic mapping and are especially encouraged from providers, from national and multi-national mapping organisations to community mapping groups. In particular, we welcome submissions relating to the following topics:
- Advances in production techniques
- Initiatives for topographic data interoperability and harmonisation
- History of topographic mapping
- Relevance and use of topographic maps
- National styles of cartography
- New methods of portrayal, especially involving non-representational approaches
A title and abstract of no more than 200 words should be sent to Dr Alex Kent or Dr Anja Hopstock by 1st March 2018 (deadline extended!). Full papers will be from 4000-8000 words and notification of acceptance will be made to all authors by 30th April 2018.