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25 11, 2016

International Map Year in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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International Map Year in Bosnia and Herzegovina will be celebrated through various events in December 2016. The events are organised by the Institute for Urban Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology of Republic of Srpska, Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy and Faculty of Sciences of the University of Banja Luka, with patronage of the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology of the Government of Republic of Srpska. The main purpose of the International Map Year celebrations is to point out the importance of maps in everyday life and the importance of cartography in professional life.

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The main activity will be an exhibition of maps, cartographic instruments and GIS, that will be held from December 6–16 in the Grand salon of Banski dvor Cultural Center in Banja Luka. A part of Jelena Stanković’s PhD thesis, consisting of Banja Luka maps found in archives, libraries and museums in Europe, will be presented at the exhibition. The PhD thesis titled „Mapping and Memory in Banja Luka“ was successfully defended at the University of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, with mentoring of Lorens Holm and Charles Rattray.

Within the celebration, the XII International Scientific and Professional Conference „Modern theory and practice in building development“ will be organized in Hotel Bosna, Banja Luka, on December 7–8. Additionally, a Solemn academy subject to celebrate 20 years of the Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy of the University of Banja Luka will be held on December 8 in Banski dvor Cultural Center.

In order to reach a wider audience, the exhibition will also be held in other cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the following period.

– Mario Miličević
IMY committee Bosnia and Herzegovina

25 11, 2016

Further IMY activities in Bulgaria: Map exhibition and National Map Day

By |November 25th, 2016|0 Comments

“Bulgarian cartography in the International Map Year” – An exhibition in the National Assembly on November 17, 2016

Vice-chairman of the National Assembly Dimitar Glavchev, chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy and Tourism Petar Kanev and President of the Bulgarian Cartographic Association (BCA) Temenoujka Bandrova opened an exhibition “Bulgarian mapping in the International Year of the map” in the National Assembly building.

Opening of the exhibition "Bulgarian mapping in the International Year of the map". Photo by Stefan Bonchev.

Opening of the exhibition “Bulgarian mapping in the International Year of the map”. Photo by Stefan Bonchev.

The exhibition in the Bulgarian National Assembly building. Photo by Stefan Bonchev.

The exhibition in the Bulgarian National Assembly building. Photo by Stefan Bonchev.

President of the BCA Temenoujka Bandrova awarded a special diploma to Mr. Petar Kanev, for his contribution to the development of Bulgarian cartography, on the occasion of the International Map Year 2015–2016.

The collection of exhibits contain cartographic works of old maps, military topographic maps, thematic, tourist, educational maps and atlases, panoramic maps made based on 3D models and navigation cartographic products.

Participants in the exhibition: corporate members of the Bulgarian Cartographic Association – DataMap-Europe, Cartographic Studio DavGEO, KartGeo, KartProekt, International Commercial and Cultural Centre GEOPAN, HERE Europe – Bulgaria, Military Geographic Service and the Diplomatic Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

National Map Day on November 7, 2016

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National Map Day

The event was held in conjunction with the International Map Year 2015–2016 and was organized by the Bulgarian Cartographic Association, Sofia University and National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography – BAS. A seminar was held on current cartographic topics. The event included an exhibition of Bulgarian cartographic productions.

The president of the BCA Temenoujka Bandrova awarded certificates and prizes to Rumyana Dzhibova from Banichan and Ivaylo Lisichkov, representative of Dryanovo municipality, for their contribution to Bulgarian cartography on the occasion of the International Map Year 2015–2016.

– Temenoujka Bandrova
President of the Bulgarian Cartographic Association (BCA)

4 11, 2016

Exhibition: The 20th Century Through Maps

By |November 4th, 2016|0 Comments

F60149-96The 20th century was a golden age of map making, a period where more mapswere made – and have survived – then in any other period. From trench maps of the Great War to maps of new countries, from maps commemorating the moonlandings to maps advertising the first commercial holidays by air, these maps chart many of the crucial episodes and themes of this ‘age of extremes’.

This major exhibition at the British Library in London, UK, will embrace the amazing variety of map making including offical military photographs, hand sketches, advertisements and video game maps – all from our collection. The exhibition will also explore the intensification of wartime mapping and show how technologies have now adapted these great maps for peacetime use, following the Great Wars and the Cold War as well as contributing to a more spatially aware 21st century society.

See more at: http://support.bl.uk/Page/The-20th-Century-through-Maps

Contact: , Curator of Antiquarian Mapping
http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/magnificentmaps

21 12, 2015

Unfolding the map: Map exhibition in Wellington, New Zealand

By |December 21st, 2015|0 Comments

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Unfolding the Map is a celebration of New Zealand cartography. It starts with the oral cartographies of early Polynesian navigators and pre-European Maori (Polynesian navigators were criss-crossing the Pacific a couple of hundred years before Columbus ventured west across the Atlantic). It includes early print maps from the 17th and 18th centuries and traces the print cartography of New Zealand through to the present day. New Zealand is, as you are probably aware, one of the most recently settled countries on earth. The historic and contemporary print maps on display are drawn mostly from Archives New Zealand and the library’s Alexander Turnbull Collection. They fall into one of five categories:

  • Coastal charting
  • Surveying and the Cadastre
  • Resources and Environment
  • Topographic Mapping
  • Recreation and Tourism

There is a section of the exhibition devoted to the art and science of cartography and the cartographic process. This also looks at how technology has periodically revolutionised map-making and given rise to or changed the face of other geographical information sciences like geodesy and remote sensing.

Digital cartography is also explored using a mix of projected dynamic map content, video, and ipads with access to interactive storymaps and selected webmapping applications. A separate area is devoted to telling the stories behind some of New Zealand’s more evocative place names. And lastly there is a giant floor map of New Zealand, and an interactive world map for children.

The exhibition started in October 2015 and continues to August 2016, which coincides with the International Map Year. It has been curated by Roger Smith from the Wellington-based cartographic design company Geographx.

There is a parallel programme of public events including a lecture series focusing on map-related topics. There is also an educational outreach programme targeted at New Zealand schools.

Please find all details at natlib.govt.nz.

Impressions

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Image of a geological sketch map compiled by James Hector, Director of the NZ Geological Survey in 1873. This map was prepared specially for the International Vienna Exhibition in 1873. The cartography is by Augustus Koch.

The Tuki map

The Tuki map – this is the earliest known drawn map by Maori. Tuki was the son of a tohunga, or priest, one of two young Māori kidnapped in 1793 off the Cavalli Islands and taken to Norfolk Island to teach convicts how to dress flax. The map was drawn in 1793 for the lieutenant-governor of Norfolk Island, Philip King.

17 11, 2015

International Map Year Event at NACIS 2015 in Minneapolis, USA

By |November 17th, 2015|0 Comments

In celebration of International Map Year 2015–2016, the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) decided to open their annual meeting’s map gallery to the general public. The event included print and digital maps from students and professional members, a map art exhibit entitled The Tangible Maps Exhibit, and the United States and Canadian Children’s Maps from the 2015 Barbara Petchenik Children’s Mapping Competition.

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We had a steady stream of visitors from Minneapolis, including several parents or grandparents who brought their children, and who heard an interview about the exhibit on Minnesota Public Radio (available here online) and thought it would be interesting to go and see some maps. As a result of the success of this experiment with opening the exhibition to the public, NACIS has decided to try to do this at future conferences, which are held in different cities in the US and Canada in early October each year.

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We would like to thank the International Cartography Association’s Commission on Cartography and Children for making the USA and Canadian entries to the competition available for this exhibition.

– Amy L Griffin, NACIS president

28 05, 2015

Review of IMY at the FIG Working Week, Bulgaria

By |May 28th, 2015|0 Comments

FIG Working Week 2015 was held with 1.000 participants from 68 countries from 17–21 May 2015 in Sofia. The conference included an ICA session and a Cartographic Exhibition of Wall Maps – held in celebration of International Map Year.

Georg Gartner (ICA president), Temenoujka Bandrova (president of the Bulgarian Cartographic Association)

Georg Gartner (ICA president), Temenoujka Bandrova (president of the Bulgarian Cartographic Association)

In the ICA session, ICA President Prof. Georg Gartner, Past-President and Commission Chair Prof. Milan Konecny, Commission Chair Prof. Philippe de Mayer, Prof. Bashkim Irdisi and members of the Bulgarian Cartographic Association (BCA) presented their last cartographic achievements. All papers and presentations can be found on fig.net.

The Cartographic Exhibition of Wall Maps at FIG Working Week

The Cartographic Exhibition of Wall Maps at FIG Working Week

One of the most popular places in the National Palace of Culture during FIG Week was the Cartographic Exhibition of Wall Maps. Many participants were delighted to see such an exhibition and congratulated ICA and the Bulgarian Cartographic Association for the organization.

IMY-bulgaria_exhibition2Four countries (Croatia, Macedonia, Kosovo and Bulgaria) participated and were represented by the following companies and organizations:

The exhibitors received certificates for the participation and a special IMY calendar produced by the Bulgarian Cartographic Association and the Military Geographic Service.

More photos and information are available on the Facebook page of the Bulgarian Cartographic Association.

– Prof. Temenoujka Bandrova
President, Bulgarian Cartographic Association

17 05, 2015

ICA Session in FIG Working Week and Cartographic Exhibition of Wall Maps

By |May 17th, 2015|Comments Off on ICA Session in FIG Working Week and Cartographic Exhibition of Wall Maps

The cartographic exhibition of wall maps is organized by Bulgarian Cartographic Association with the support of International Cartographic Association. It will be held during FIG Working week and will accompany the ICA session in FIG Working Week, May 2015. Countries with the interest to the proposed event will be invited. Bulgarian and international companies will take participation with their newest products. The best maps will be awarded by FIG and ICA presidents.

11 03, 2015

FIG Working Week 2015

By |March 11th, 2015|0 Comments

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The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) organizes the FIG Working Week from 17–21 May 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The conference will include an ICA session and a Cartographic Exhibition of Wall Maps – held in celebration of the International Map Year. The organizers state:

The cartographic exhibition of wall maps is organized by Bulgarian Cartographic Association with the support of International Cartographic Association. It will be held during FIG Working week and will accompany the ICA session in FIG Working Week, May 2015. Countries with the interest to the proposed event will be invited. Bulgarian and international companies will take participation with their newest products. The best maps will be awarded by FIG and ICA presidents. – fig.net

For more information, please contact Prof. , President of Bulgarian Cartographic Association