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9 05, 2016

O Mundo dos Mapas – The World of Maps now also available in Portuguese

By |May 9th, 2016|1 Comment

IMY_WoM_ptWe are happy to announce that the Portuguese translation of The World of Maps is available for download.

The World of Maps is a free e-book produced to accompany the International Map Year. The perspective of the book is to broaden the knowledge of cartography and geographic information among the general public and especially among school children.

The translation to (Brazilian) Portuguese was carried out by 22 members of the Brazilian community of cartographers from several institutions, namely:

  • Andrea Lopes Iescheck (UFRGS)
  • Silvana Philippi Camboim (UFPR)
  • Antônio José Berutti Vieira (UFPR)
  • Marcio Augusto Reolon Schmidt (UFU)
  • Nelson Marisco (UFAL)
  • Claudia Robbi Sluter (UFPR)
  • Maria Cecilia Brandalize (UFPR)
  • Edmilson Martinho Volpi (SEMA-SP)
  • Luciene Delazari (UFPR)
  • Paulo Menezes / Manoel Fernandes (UFRJ)
  • Henrique Firkowski (UFPR)
  • Mônica Cristina de Castro (UFPR)
  • Carlos Aurélio Nadal (UFPR)
  • Rodrigo Augusto Quirino (Furnas)
  • Carlos Eduardo Ferreira / Rodrigo Batista Lobato (UERJ)
  • José Augusto Sapienza Ramos (UERJ)
  • Valéria Oliveira Henrique de Araújo (IBGE)
  • João Vitor Meza Bravo (UFPR)
  • Lucilene Antunes Correia Marques de Sá (UFPE)
  • Vivian de Oliveira Fernandes (UFBA)
  • Marília Minatel (UFPR)

Muito obrigado to everyone of them!

More translations are under preparation and will be published within the course of the year.

29 02, 2016

Il mondo delle carte geografiche – The World of Maps now available in Italian

By |February 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Italian version of The World of Maps availableWe are happy to announce that the Italian translation of The World of Maps is available for download.

The World of Maps is a free e-book produced to accompany the International Map Year. The perspective of the book is to broaden the knowledge of cartography and geographic information among the general public and especially among school children.

The translation to Italian was done by Giuliano Petrarulo (a geography teacher at a high school in Milan) in collaboration with Maria Ronza (Researcher in Geography and Professor of Cartography and GIS at the University of Naples ‘Federico II). Both are members of the Associazione Italiana di Cartografia, the Italian national member of ICA.

Mille grazie, Giuliano and Maria!

More translations are under preparation and will be published within the course of the year.

4 08, 2015

New IMY folder and posters available

By |August 4th, 2015|0 Comments

We updated our Promotional Material section with an IMY folder and two sets of poster layouts. Printed versions of the folder will be available at ICC2015 in Rio.

Map Year Folder Map Year Folder

If you have ideas for further promotional material, please let us know. We are also happy to showcase the material you produced for your country.

26 02, 2015

“The World of Maps” now available in French and Spanish

By |February 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Spanish version of The World of Maps availableAlthough the International Map Year 2015/16 will be launched officially at the ICC 2015 in Rio de Janeiro later this year, activities are planned and shaped already in several countries.

That is why it is good to announce that a Spanish version of the accompanying book “The World of Maps” has been made available on the IMY website. The translation to Spanish of the book was done under the supervision of Pilar Sanchez-Ortiz from ICA’s Spanish national member organisation SECFT. With this, the most useful book as source for understanding and disseminating the role of maps is available to all those being interested in cartography in the Spanish speaking world. The book is also translated to French under supervision of Francois Lecordix at the French Cartographic Association.

Muy bien!
– Georg Gartner
President of the International Cartographic Association

26 06, 2014

Welcome to the IMY website

By |June 26th, 2014|3 Comments

Thanks to Aileen Buckley, who developed the proposal for the website and to two colleagues from Budapest, the IMY website is now online. IMY starts in January 2015. Please use the time until then for planning national activities. If some part of the guidelines are missing or unclear, please write an e-mail with your questions and thoughts.

Chapter 18 of the book The World of Maps is still in the editing phase. It will be uploaded soon.

Bengt Rystedt
Chairperson of the IMY Working Group