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Remapping the world : International conference of critical geography
2007-07-25 17:47:35 - by Véronique

Remapping the world

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Imperialism and Resultant Disorder : Imperatives for Social Justice - 3-7 December 2007 - Mumbai, India

Between 1997 and 2005, four Critical Geography conferences have accomplished much toward elaborating and refining critical geographies by stimulating constructive debates, collaborative projects, and building connections among critical geographers and other scholars and activists worldwide (see the International Critical Geography Group web site, http://econgeog.misc.hit-u.ac.jp/icgg/). Following these highly successful events, we invite you to join us, the International Critical Geography Group, for the Fifth International Conference of Critical Geography in Mumbai, India, 3-7 December 2007, at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS).

Cartographie - logo(grammes)
2007-07-25 17:40:51 - by Véronique

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Paris, Bruxelles, New-York, Jérôme Giller, 2004-2005
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Paris, Bruxelles, New-York, Jérôme Giller, 2004-2005 main levé

Paris, Bruxelles, New-York, Jérôme Giller, 2004-2005
Traduction graphique de la sensation de l’urbanisme des trois villes.

les fleuves bougent et les militaires aboient!
2007-07-24 11:09:23 - by Nicolas Malevé

from Harrisson

Interstices et propagande dans la cartographie, les fleuves bougent et
les militaires aboient!

Lire sur le site web du Monde

OPENSTREETMAP in Brussels this Sunday
2007-07-20 10:26:10 - by Nicolas Malevé

Benjamin Henrion who joined the July cartography workshop talked about the openstreetmap project(1). This Sunday, he will organise a first test of open cartography of the center of Brussels.

How do we do?

Meeting Point at 10 AM Brussels Grand Place with your bike and a GPS. We will wander through the streets of the city center.

Meeting Point at 1PM at Constant’s office 5 rue du Fort, 1060 Brussels to process the data acquired in the morning and upload them on the openstreeetmap’s website. http://www.openstreetmap.org/

Please add yourself on the participants list here.

(1) about openstreetmap:

OpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive or unexpected ways.


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ROI geodesy network

Spanish OSMers got permission to import goverment data into OSM. The first task has been importing the "ROI" geodesy network; supposedly this is the first time that data from a National Mapping Agency is imported directly into OSM. "ROI" stands for "Red de Orden Inferior", or "Lesser Order Network".

Kies een kaart - Choisis une carte
2007-07-18 10:58:15 - by Nicolas Malevé

At the occasion of the its 175th anniversary, the Belgian National Institute of Geography organised an exhibition to show the evolution of the national landscape through three centuries of cartography.

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Virtual visit of ’La Belgique en carte’

Their website hosts a wonderful virtual visit that lets you navigate through different maps and compare them. Maps from different centuries are simply different layers that you can move on top of each other.
Het rondleiding in het nederlands.
La visite en français.

Cartographie collective et participative de l’Afrique
2007-07-15 12:23:14 - by Véronique


Cartographie collective et participative de l’Afrique... par des voyageurs... Données mise à disposition gratuitement de la communauté tracks4africa et vendues par ailleurs

Using GPS devices, the Tracks4Africa (T4A) community when touring Africa do meticulous record keeping of their travels. From this huge repository of high quality GPS data we have created a super accurate GPS map called the T4A Map. But the T4A Map is more than that, it is the collective navigational experience of the T4A community over the past 7 years. It shows Africa the way it is and how it is constantly changing. Click here for more informaton about Tracks4Africa’s maps.

Professed by the late Jan Joubert, we believe that conservation of environmental resources depends on access to INFORMATION and for the traveller to be INFORMED. This is the 4th dimension of eco-travel and it is the focus of Tracks4Africa.

We invite everyone with a GPS to join this pan African mapping initiative aimed at creating a popular African GIS culture where everyone can give a contribution towards the re-mapping of Africa ; to contribute by email your GPS track logs, waypoints, photos and INFORMATION which will ensure eco-tourism that is safe and environmentally correct.

Please note that this initiative is not aimed at mapping major urban centres (often for cities very good quality data already exists) but rather to focus on rural and remote Africa. Tracks4Africa also serves to impact positively on the small business initiatives (craft markets and community rest camps) of people in rural and remote parts of Africa.

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Visual complexity
2007-07-12 19:37:19 - by Nicolas Malevé

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Visual complexity
by Manuel Lima

VisualComplexity.com intends to be a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. The project’s main goal is to leverage a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disciplines, as diverse as Biology, Social Networks or the World Wide Web. I truly hope this space can inspire, motivate and enlighten any person doing research on this field.

Not all projects shown here are genuine complex networks, in the sense that they aren’t necessarily at the edge of chaos, or show an irregular and systematic degree of connectivity. However, the projects that apparently skip this class were chosen for two important reasons. They either provide advancement in terms of visual depiction techniques/methods or show conceptual uniqueness and originality in the choice of a subject. Nevertheless, all projects have one trait in common: the whole is always more than the sum of its parts.”

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Visualisation techniques for temporal information
2007-07-09 18:18:37 - by Nicolas Malevé

A wonderful document produced by Joe Parry who runs the very richVisual Design and Analysis weblog

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Visualisation Techniques For Temporal Information
by Joe Parry

«This document is a high level overview of graphical representations of temporal information. It is intended to be a short personal guide to the relevant literature and applications. It is intended to encourage further reading and research, rather than being a definitive review.»

Read it!

Cartography workshop #2 + EuroMaps
2007-07-03 13:43:17 - by Nicolas Malevé

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Together, Recyclart , Citymined , Constant organise a worksession in the
Culture 2000 framework of the PEPRAV network, with the collaboration of theK.V.S.. The participants are invited to collaborate on ongoing cartographies, to assist to small presentations and demos, to think about the language of visual interfaces for geographical representations or to help develop a software component that will bridge inkscape, the free vector drawing programme, to a spatial
database. Read more (en français , in het nederlands)

On Friday 06/07/07, Euromaps, an evening of lectures on Post/colonial
mappings curated by Jochen Becker. Read more (en français , in het nederlands)