International Symposium on Cartography in Times of War and Peace

The ICA Commission on Map Production and Geo-Business, the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography and the Brussels Map Circle take pleasure in inviting you to their joint international symposium ‘Cartography in Times of War and Peace’ which will be held in Ghent and Brussels from Tuesday, December 2 to Saturday, December 6, 2014. The contributing partners are organizing two seperate events, open to all cartographers, geographers, historians, map collectors, academics and lay persons interested in the history of cartography and map production. Read more>>   weiterlesen

Exkursion der DGfK Berlin/Brandenburg nach Poznan

Unsere Partner von der DGfK Sektion Berlin/Brandenburg organisieren dieses Jahr eine Exkursion in die schöne polnische Stadt Poznan. Auf dem Programm steht u. a. ein Besuch der Fakultät für Geographie, Abteilung Kartographie und Geomatik (Universität Poznan).

Da ich bis jetzt an drei Exkursionen der DGfK Berlin/Brandenburg teilgenommen habe, kann ich diese nur weiterempfehlen! Es war immer ein sehr gut organisierter Tag mit vielen neuen kartographischen Eindrücken. Diesmal könnt ihr sogar eine der interessantesten und ältesten Städte Polens kennenlernen.>>   weiterlesen

FOSS4G Digital Cartography Collection

This year at the Open Source Geospatial Foundation‘s annual meeting, mappers from around the world have entered their work in a contest. A panel of map experts will select the winners in the categories of best data integration, best software integration, best cartographic display, best static map (digital display), best anti-map, best web map application and most unique map. Read more

The contest is already closed. but you can see the winners.

21 Maps Of Highly Segregated Cities In America

LOS ANGELES, California — White people cling to the coast around Santa Monica and Brentwood, and the north side of the city beginning with the Hollywood Hills.

L.A.’s black-white dissimilarity score is 65.0, according to a study of 2010 Census data by professors John Logan and Brian Stults of Brown and Florida State University. A score above 60 on the dissimilarity index is considered very high segregation.

The red dots show white people, blue is black, orange is Hispanic, green is Asian, and yellow is other, according to maps of 2010 Census data by Eric Fischer.

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An Atlas of Radical Cartography

This Atlas is an atlas and not the atlas. Rather, it is one of many possible atlases, given the abundance of artists, architects, and others using maps and mapping in their work. While all maps have an inherent politics that often lies hidden beneath an “objective” surface, the contributions to An Atlas of Radical Cartography wear their politics on their sleeve. This publication includes ten pairs of politically engaged maps and texts from within the growing movement of cultural producers who have parallel or integrated activist practices. More>>   weiterlesen