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CARTO 2013 – North by West ‘Preserving the Present as we Journey to the Future’

Event: CARTO 2013 – North by West ‘Preserving the Present as we Journey to the Future’
Date: 
Tuesday June 11 – Friday June 14, 2013
Location: 
Edmonton, Alberta
Venue: 
University of Alberta

CARTO 2013

CARTO 2013 - Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA)The Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA) and the Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA) have joined forces this year for a joint conference in Edmonton hosted by the University of Alberta from 11 to 14 June 2013. Past joint conferences held by the ACMLA & CCA have been premier events that focused on cartographic and geospatial research and CARTO 2013 promises to uphold the same prestige as past conferences.

Planning for CARTO 2013 titled North by West ‘Preserving the Present as we Journey to the Future’ has begun and an official call for papers, presentations and workshops based on a wide range of cartographic topics was released last week.

CARTO 2013 - Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA)People wishing to present papers, organize special sessions or joint sessions with ACMLA/CCA or workshops should contact the programmer committee by March 15, 2013 with digital abstracts of 250 words or less in either English or French to programme@acmla.org Papers based on original research on any of the requested cartographic topics will be considered (see PDF attachment with more details).

A CARTO 2013 conference website with more details about the event and details on how how to register for CARTO 2013: http://blogs.library.ualberta.ca/carto2013/

Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA)

The Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA)

Languages of Universities Interactive Map

These days, people are starting to make the Internet their primary source of everyday information and more people are becoming aware of how valuable spatial data and maps can be, as a result there have been more webs sites containing interactive web mapping applications appearing. And as you can see from some of the many great mapping applications covered by CanadianGIS.com in the web mapping section, some of them can be pretty robust applications containing a wide variety of data sets and customization possibilities while others can still be relative simple mapping applications while still providing added value.

Perhaps a good example of a relative simple mapping application that is well done and does a good job of combing spatial and basic information is one I recently came across on the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages web site.

Map - University Language Programs in Canada

Here they use an online interactive map to demonstrate where the various English, French and Bilingual universities across Canada are located while providing basic information about each. The map allows its users to select predefined maps either by clicking on the map directly or by using the pull down selection box that returns either a list of possible schools or an exact school. Of witch when clicked provides a more detailed map and then information about the language skills provided at that institute.

Canadian Maple Leaf - half

Here, we see no extra tool bars, printing functionality or user customization provided, just the basic information about the intended language topics and then a link to the domain of the University where someone can find more detailed information about that particular University featured on the map. And although maybe not that impressive to a cartographer or a geomatics person, sometimes that is all that is needed with a simple mapping application.


Here is the link
to check out the mapping application for your self:

http://www.ocol-clo.gc.ca/twolanguages_deuxlangues/index_e#

CanadianGIS.com has been exploring the web and exposing some of the many great online web mapping applications for the past year covering various regions and topics in Canada, if you know of one that has been missed or not listed on the site yet then let me know. I will take a look at it and then consider adding it the site for CanadianGIS.com viewers to learn more about and share with their networks.