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29 03, 2016

George Vancouver and his survey of the West Coast of Canada

By |March 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Parks Canada prepared a story about Captain George Vancouver and his survey of the West Coast of Canada to celebrate International Map Year. It is available at the following link: http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/cseh-twih/archives2_e.asp?id=1189

Enjoy the read!

24 08, 2015

The International Map Year 2015–2016 officially opened!

By |August 24th, 2015|0 Comments

The International Map Year 2015–2016 was  officially opened at August 25  during the opening ceremony of the International Cartographic Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! 

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More information on the IMY opening with Bengt Rystedt, Georg Gartner and Gregory Scott from UN-GGIM will follow.

To share your experiences and to stay up-to-date with everything happening at ICC2015, please use hashtag #icc2015rio

21 04, 2015

GIM on celebrating maps during International Map Year

By |April 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Proceed to GIM International

Ted MacKinnon, geomatics specialist from Canada, wrote a very interesting piece about maps and why there will always be a place for traditional cartography in geomatics. He concludes:

When you consider the way and rate that geomatics technology is advancing, with drones, 3D printing and terabyte-sized data storage all becoming increasingly common, I think it is fair to say that traditional paper maps will probably never actually disappear altogether but instead they will just become one of many different ways of helping to make life easier.

The article “Celebration of Maps during International Map Year” was published in GIM International.

Proceed to the full article…

17 04, 2015

Bulgaria joins in the IMY activities

By |April 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Bulgaria set up a national committee for organizing events to celebrate the International Map Year. Temenoujka Bandrova of the Bulgarian Cartographic Association is chairing the committee.

Cover of the Bulgarian Map Year calendar

Map Year calendar featuring children map drawings as well as unique maps of old Bulgarian territories

The Bulgarian IMY activities include:

30 03, 2015

Australia joins in the IMY celebrations

By |March 30th, 2015|0 Comments

msia_logoANZMapS logo Australia is the 18th country which signed up for celebrating the International Map Year – welcome!

Their first event in the context of the Map Year is the conference The Power of Maps, organized by the The Australian & New Zealand Map Society (ANZMapS) in conjunction with the Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia (MSIA). The conference is held at the National Library of Australia, Canberra. The conference program can be found here. One of the keynote speakers is Georg Gartner, president of the ICA.

We will add more Australian Map Year events as soon as they are announced. So stay tuned…