ICC-Preconference-Workshop: Atlases and Infographics

Sunday, 14 July 2019, Tokyo
The final event location at the ICC venue will be announced.

Scope

Over centuries atlases have been defined as a “book of maps” or “bound collection of maps” with a strong emphasis on the depicting geographic space through the sole use of maps. In 1795, William Playfair published, what was the first statistical atlas. In this Commercial and Political Atlas but he not only used maps, but also area and bar charts, line graphs and histograms.

These statistical information graphics became prominent in the 19th century, spawning iconic examples such as Minard’s map of Napoleon’s march on Moscow or Florence Nightingale’s graphs on the Crimean war.

Their prominent appearance in atlases has put statistical information graphics on the forefront in developing visualization forms for geographical information. The Statistical Atlas of the United States (1870), Otto Neurath’s Modern Man In The Making (1939), Erwin Raisz’ Atlas of Global Geography (1944) and the Atlas of Switzerland (2000) mark keystones on the way infographic became an inevitable constituent of modern atlases.

The one-day workshop consists of two parts. Part one will focus on historical and novel advancements in the use of infographics for atlases in two sessions with short paper contributions (10 minutes presentation + 5 minutes for discussion). Part two focuses on a discussion of recent developments to contribute to new atlas frameworks considering the future use of infographics and the utilization of different graphical techniques.

Contributions

Authors are invited to submit short abstracts (up to 100 words) until 1st March 2019 directly (e-mail) to the organizers.

In case of too many contributions, the organizers will select those who fit best the atlases and infographics’ scope.

Publications

After the workshop, PDFs of the presentations and further findings will be published on the CoA website.

A paper publication of selected contributions will be envisaged.

Attendance

If you wish to attend without presenting or want to be updated personally, please register your interest by informing the organizers.

Organizers

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ICA Commissions Workshop in Olomouc, Czech Republic

Atlases, Cognition, Usability: ICA Commissions Joint Workshop
Date: April 27-30, 2018.

The ICA Commission on Atlases in cooperation with the ICA Commission on Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization and the ICA Commission on Use, User and Usability Issues invite to a Joint Workshop in Olomouc, Czech Republic on April 27-30, 2018.


Workshop Website http://spring2018.upol.cz

Meeting in Washington D.C., U.S.A.

CoA Business Meeting in Washington D.C., U.S.A.
04. July 2017 [11:40 – 12:30]
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Room: Maryland B

Organization: René Sieber

We will present and discuss the achievements of the atlas commission during the last two years.
A special focus will be on current CoA publications and on future activities.

Save the date!
Everyone with interest in atlases is welcome!

Image: Joint Commission Workshop on “Atlases and Education” 2016

Pre-Conference Joint Meeting in Washington DC: Atlases, History and Toponymy
28-30 June 2017
The focus of the meeting will be on historical maps in all kind of digital and printed atlases. The meeting will be held in cooperation with the ICA Commissions on History and Toponymy.
Organization: Imre Demhardt.
⇒ More information.

Mapping Asia: Cartographic Encounters between East and West
15-16 September 2017
More information about this International Symposium on the History of Cartography which is jointly organized by the Leiden University Libraries and the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography can be found on the conference website (http://blogs.library.leiden.edu/mappingasia/) or on this website under Leiden 2017.