Code Loves Maps: Cartographically Oriented Programming Environments

Commission on Maps and the Internet of the ICA welcomes attendees to this AGILE 2016 workshop on Tue 14.6.2016 in Helsinki, Finland:

Maps in digital age build on program code. This program code ranges from low level infrastructural code of operating systems to high level abstract code of applications, the latter of which is brought to users in visual cartographic form by compilers and interpreters in operating systems and web browsers. Since program code is a means to most powerful expression of ideas for user interfaces, innovative cartographic development requires cartographically oriented programming environments. Learning curves and ease of use in this kind of coding environments vary in large measure, which causes varied potential for cartographers to practice their discipline with these libraries.

In the spirit of the International Map Year of the International Cartographic Association and of the cooperation between ICA and AGILE, this full day workshop of the Commission on Maps and the Internet will study, discuss and sample cartographically oriented programming environments.

Programme and extended abstracts

Programme in PDF

8:00 Registration opens for the workshop and conference

9:30–10:00 Welcome and opening: From map code to map-loving code (Pyry Kettunen)

10:00–10:30 Florian Ledermann: Initial Findings from Close Readings of Cartographic Programs

10:30–11:00 Coffee break

11:00–11:30 Antoine Masse and Sidonie Christophe: Geovisualisation of animated tides in coastal area with an OpenSource OpenGL platform

11:30–12:00 Bertrand Duménieu and Sidonie Christophe: Integrating expressive rendering techniques in a GIS cartographic pipeline

12:00–12:30 Nadia Panchaud and Lorenz Hurni: Integrating semantic-based functions for user-generated maps in geoportals

12:30–14:00 Lunch

14:00–14:30 Karel Jedlička, Pavel Hájek and Otakar Čerba: How to create and export CityGML LOD4 data model from SketchUp

14:30–15:00 Antoine Masse: Showcase of the “Geovisualisation of animated tides in coastal area with an OpenSource OpenGL platform”

15:00 – 15:30 Closing discussion

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00 Joint paper session

18:00 Opening reception of AGILE 2016 in the Great Hall of the Main Building

 

Call for Contributions

Commission on Maps and the Internet of the ICA calls for contributions to this AGILE 2016 workshop on Tue 14.6.2016 in Helsinki, Finland:

NOTICE (1.4.) Due date of submissions postponed to 10.4.

Maps in digital age build on program code. This program code ranges from low level infrastructural code of operating systems to high level abstract code of applications, the latter of which is brought to users in visual cartographic form by compilers and interpreters in operating systems and web browsers. Since program code is a means to most powerful expression of ideas for user interfaces, innovative cartographic development requires cartographically oriented programming environments. Learning curves and ease of use in this kind of coding environments vary in large measure, which causes varied potential for cartographers to practice their discipline with these libraries.

In the spirit of the International Map Year of the International Cartographic Association and of the cooperation between ICA and AGILE, this full day workshop of the Commission on Maps and the Internet will study, discuss and sample cartographically oriented programming environments. Contributions related to such programming environments are welcome in the form of seminar presentations as well as brief programming tutorials or overviews, on the following non-exclusive topics:

  • Programming environments with cartographic aims.
  • Web programming for cartography.
  • Usability of programming in cartographic expression.
  • Teaching cartographic programming.

Workshop format

Workshop will be half day presentations, half day showcases, with time for discussion (in total, 20–30 min per presenter). Coffee breaks on both halves and lunch break in between (included in the conference-workshop fee). Timetable for the workshop will be planned based on the contributions (see Schedule below).

Submission

Anonymised extended abstract of 500–1000 words using AGILE short paper template by email to pyry dot kettunen at nls dot fi by 10.4.2016. The extended abstract shall describe the type of the contribution (presentation or showcase) as well as original viewpoints and achievements of the work presented in the contribution.

Peer review

Extended abstracts will be peer reviewed. The organisers will make decisions on acceptance for the workshop based on the reviews.

Outcomes

Accepted extended abstracts will be published on this web page of the workshop.

The Commission on Maps and the Internet will encourage publication of the presented work in the publication forums of AGILE and ICA (International Journal of Cartography by the ICA, collected Springer books, etc.)

Contributors willing to participate in a joint journal article will be gathered together in order to publish on the theme of the workshop.

Schedule

Sun 31.1.2016   Call for contributions opens

Sun 3.4. Sun 10.4.2016   Extended abstract submission

Sun 1.5.2016   Notification of acceptance

Sun 29.5.2016   Camera-ready extended abstract submission

Sun 5.6.2016   Web publication of accepted extended abstracts and timetable of the workshop

Tue 14.6.2016   Code Loves Maps in historical Helsinki!

Registration

Participants of the workshop register on the AGILE 2016 web site from March 2016 onwards. Early bird registration ends 22.4.

Organisers

Pyry Kettunen, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI), National Land Survey of Finland

Rex Cammack, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Georg Gartner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Florian Ledermann, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

 

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