Taking place right now at the Bodleian Library in Oxford: Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea, a symposium being put on jointly by the International Cartographic Association and Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries. Here’s the conference program.
Map Contest: Proposed Mars Landing Sites
The ICA’s Commission on Planetary Cartography has put out a call for maps of the 47 proposed exploration zones on Mars.
The project is to select one candidate landing site and design an actual map that you envision will be useful in surface operations. We ask that you do not create simply a geologic map, but rather a product that can be used by the astronauts during their approximately one-year long mission within the Exploration Zone. This requires creativity, and it is also useful to have a good knowledge of surface features, surface hazards, science goals and the use of the proper cartographic tools.
The contest is open to students, young professional cartographers, and graphic artists in any country of the world.
More at the ICA and All Over the Map. [Leventhal/WMS]
Esri and the International Cartographic Association are hosting the Cartographic Summit: Future of Mapping, which takes place next week, 8-10 February, at Esri headquarters in Redland, California. It looks like the sessions will be streamed online. [via]
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