Tim Samsonov reported last week about the national cartographic conference »International Map Year in Russia: Bringing Space and Time Together« on 25–28 October 2016 in Moscow. Today, Irina Karachevtseva will elaborate on some of the maps exhibited at the conference.
Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography and MIIGAiK Extraterrestrial Laboratory (MExLab) took part in the conference and map exhibition at the Russian State Library in Pashkov House. 6 new planetary maps produced by MExLab were presented: the Moon, Mercury and Phobos wall maps. The planetary maps were printed under support of the Russian Science Foundation (project #14-22-00197).
Besides MIIGAiK a lot of other universities and organizations from different regions of Russia attended the conference such as: Moscow Lomonosov State University, Saint Petersburg State University, Geography Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow), Bryansk State University, Voronezh State University, Altai State University, The Institute for Water and Environmental Problems (Barnaul), Institute of Geophysics (Ekaterinburg), Baikal Institute of Nature Management (Ulan-Ude) etc.
The future of cartography was widely discussed at the conference including the problem of planetary mapping.
MExLab team would like to thank the organizers of the conference in Russian State Library for this excellent scientific event and opportunity to present new planetary maps!
– Irina Karachevtseva, Head of MExLab