Our Commission had very good representation at the ICC 2005 and we added a good number of new friends and colleague to our mailing list. If you were not able to be there you may find it helpful to have a listing of the papers and posters:
- "IDENTIFYING SPATIAL COMPETENCE OUTCOMES FOR SOUTH AFRICAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS" Innes, L. (South Africa)
- "AGENDA 21, CARTOGRAPHY AND CHILDREN IN A CHANGING WORLD" Anderson, J.M. (Canada)
- "CARTOGRAPHIC LANGUAGE AND PRODUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE: TEACHING LOCAL GEOGRAPHY WITH A MUNICIPAL SCHOOL ATLAS" Doin de Almeida, R. (Brazil)
- "BRINGING GIS TO SCHOOLS - CHALLENGE OR CHILDS PLAY?" Olivier, A. (South Africa)
- "PRIMARY CHILDREN'S COLLABORATIVE CARTOGRAPHY: COMMUNICATION AND MAPPING PROCESSES." Owen, D. (United Kingdom)
- "VISUALIZATION OF AN URBANIZING AND GLOBALIZING WORLD WITH THE CITYSCAPE METAPHOR" Ito, K. (Japan), Ota, H., Okabe, T. and Fukushima, K.
- "TEACHERS' OPINIONS OF THE INCORPORATION OF GIS IN THE UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN FINLAND" Ratinen, I. (Finland) and Johansson, T.
- "LEGIBILITY AND LEARNING EFFECTIVENESS OF THE "NATIONAL ATLAS OF ISRAEL FOR SCHOOLS"" Soffer, T. (Israel), Shachar, A. and Tzionit, S.
- "USING OPEN SOURCE TECHNOLOGIES TO PROVIDE A TEMPLATE FOR PUBLISHING SCHOOL ATLASES ON THE WEB" da Silva Ramos, C. (Brazil), Cartwright, W. and Doin de Almeida,R.
- "EDUCATIONAL CARTOGRAPHY: MAPPING A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK" Wiegand, P. (United Kingdom)
- "CHILDREN'S CARTOGRAPHY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE" Trifonoff, K.M. (USA)
- "MULTIMEDIA GEOGRAPHIC SCHOOL ATLAS" BUILDING CITIZENSHIP AMONG CHILDREN AND YOUTH" Kally de Almeida Rex, H.K. (Brazil), Kyioe Ito, H. and Fontes Barreto, W.
- "READING THEMATIC MAPS IN ARGENTINE AND HUNGARIAN SCHOOLS: EXPERIENCES IN BOTH COUNTRIES" Reyes Nunez, J. J. (Hungary), Juliarena de Moretti, C.E., Garra, A.M., Gallé, E., Rey, C.A., Alves de Castro, M.V. and Dibiase, A.S.
- "A CONTROLLED MAPPING EXPERIMENT ON TEACHING EARTH SCIENCE CONCEPTS" Livni, S. (Israel) and Bar, V
- "GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION AND THE MAP-MAKING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL" Vanzella Castellar, S.M (Brazil)
- "AN EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION USING CARTOGRAPHY TO PROMOTE CITIZENSHIP WITH BRAZILIAN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS" Goulart Bustamante, A.M. (Brazil) and dos Santos, C.J.B.
- "SCHOOL ATLAS OF EDUCATION GEOGRAPHIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL" Brito Rodrigues Frattolillo, A. (Brazil), Rossi, E.C. and Tavares, J.
- "THE MAKING OF SCHOOL ATLAS TARGETED TO CHILDREN IN THE FIRST GRADES OF FUNDAMENTAL LEARNING IN THE SCHOOLS OF BRAZIL" Dos Santos, C. J. B. (Brazil) and Kally de Almeida Rex, H.
- "DEMANDS ON AN INTERFACE FOR TOUCH - SCREEN BASED APPLICATIONS IN A MUSEUM-LIKE EDUTAINMENT FIELD IN ORDER TO EXEMPLIFY CARTOGRAPHIC ISSUES." Mayrhofer, D. (Austria), Riedl, A. and Wolf, E.
- "SURVEY ABOUT EXPERIENCES USING THEMATIC MAPS IN HUNGARIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS" Gallé, E. (Hungary) and Reyes Nunez, J.J.
- "A STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC ATLAS FOR THE NATURAL AND SOCIAL SPACES LEARNING" Martinelli, M. (Brazil)
- "THEMATIC CARTOGRAPHY FOR CHILDREN IN PRIMARY SCHOOL OF THE STATE OF RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL" Cigagna, M. (Brazil)
- "THE COMPOSITION PART-WHOLE OF THE MUNICIPAL DISTRICT." Iyda Paganelli, T. (Brazil) and Nobre, N.
- "SPECIAL NEEDS CARTOGRAPHY FOR CHILDREN AND TEACHERS: AN EVALUATION OF MULTICULTURAL EXPERIENCES IN BRAZIL" Araujo de Almeida (Vasconcellos), R. (Brazil)
- "WORKING WITH SCHOOL ATLAS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF GEOGRAPHIC CONCEPTS" Targino, T. (Brazil) and Simielli, M.E.
- "THE NEW CARTOGRAPHIC PRODUCTS IN BULGARIA - MODERN SCHOOL ATLASES PRODUCED BY USING MAPINFO" Bandrova, T. (Bulgaria) and Dinev, C.
- "CARTOGRAPHIC VISUALIZATION AND THE TEACHING OF GEOGRAPHY" Fernandes Vianna, C.R. (Brazil) and Leal de Menezes, P.M.
2. ICA Joint seminar Madrid, 6-8 July, 2005.
This seminar was timed to take place immediately prior to the main conference in A Coruńa. The following commissions participated:
Commission on Education and Training
Commission on Cartography and Children
Commission on National and Regional Atlases
Commission on Maps and the Internet
Commission on Visualization and Virtual Environments
The theme of the seminar was Internet-Based Cartographic Teaching and Learning: Atlases, Map Use, and Visual Analytics. An excellent publication, edited by Jesus Reyes and Laszlo Zentai (University of Budapest) was produced, including the 38 papers presented in this event.
The papers presented in our theme were:
Donna Williams: The Atlas of Canada in Education
Shimshon Livni - Varda Bar: A Controlled Mapping Experiment on Teaching Earth Science Concepts
László Zentai, Eszter Dombovári - Edutainment in Cartography
Temenoujka Bandrova - Training school on cartography and GIS in Bulgaria
Christian Hanewinkel, Sabine Tzschaschel - Teaching with animated maps - the use of the German National Atlas for schools
Jacqueline Anderson, Jean Carriere, Patrice Pitre, Janine LeSann - The development of an Internet School Atlas - A case study: the Atlas of Quebec
Erika Gallé, Jesús Reyes - How do Hungarian pupils and teachers use thematic maps in Elementary Schools?
David Fairbairn - Mapping the World: an educational reference work for high school students
Patrick Wiegand - The best of both worlds? Complementarity in educational cartography
Tammy Kwan, Eva Chan - Children's preferential modes of spatial communication
Y. Sri Handoyo - Children's cognition on the World Map Competition, an Indonesian Case
David Owen - Observing computer based mapping activity: a review of research approaches
3. Barbara Bartz Petchenik Award 2005
The theme of the competition was "Many nations, one world" and a total of 128 works were submitted from 29 countries of three continents (America, Asia and Europe).
The Judging Committee was formed by: Elri Liebenberg (South Africa), Pilar Sánchez (Spain), Temenoujka Bandrova (Bulgaria), Regina Araujo de Almeida (Brazil) and chaired by Jesús Reyes Nunez (Hungary).
The winning maps were:
Under 9 years
Many Nations, One World (LK5)
Shashini Umasha Jayawardena (8)
Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Bulgaria Is A Friend With All Nations in the World (BG3)
Daiana Emilova Hadjiiska (12)
Art School "Spektar"
The World Is Just Like a Chess (CN1)
Biaoyunke Zhang (11)
Colorful Castle Children's Art Studio
Many Spots Make 1 World (CA5)
Kelsi Fraser-Easton (11)
Silverthorne Elementary School
Saba Andalib (10)
Many Nations, One World (ID5)
Nicholas William (15)
SMA St. Bellarminus
Menteng, Jakarta Pusat (Indonesia)
Let's Stitch the World Together (IL3)
Bar Omer & Liora Haimov (14)
Idanim High School
The selected maps received diploma and 50 US dollars.
The Judging Committee also decided to give special awards (only diploma) to the next works:
Help Our Earth! (RO3)
Evelin Demeter (12)
School of Arts
Târgu Mureş (Marosvásárhely) (Romania)
A World Free From Hunger (UK5)
Holly Harrison (10)
Christ Church CE (C) Primary School
Lichfield, Staffs. (United Kingdom)
United Europe (RU1)
Maria Gireva (12)
Children's Art School No. 4
Yekaterinburg (Russian Federation)
We Are Great Family, Take Care of Our Home (PL1)
Alicja Ogorzelska (13)
Szkoła Podstawowa nr. 223 im. Partyzantów Ziemi Kieleckiej
Many Nations, One World (LT1)
Gintare Kvietkute (13)
ilale Art School
Results of the public vote:
Under 9 years
Friendship Forever (CN5) - 25 votes
Michelle Yang (5)
St. Johannes College
Hong Kong (China)
Pope Pilgrim United All Nations (PL2) - 19 votes
Joanna Rozkosz (12)
Szkoła Podstawowa nr. 132
Tsunami-2004 (RU2) - 49 votes
Polina Kosovskaya (15)
Mayna, Respublika Khakasia (Russian Federation)
4. New book of children's world maps.
"Children Map the World" includes 100 selected maps from the last 10 years of the Barbara Petchenik Children's Map Competition and is now available in bookstores.
The book, published by ESRI, was very well publicised at their User Conference in San Diego this July. In his opening speech, Jack Dangermond spoke about the book against a backdrop of children's maps projected on large screens. In the "Map Gallery" located on the top floor of the Convention Centre they had a spectacular display of the maps from the book. The main title of the display was "Maps of our Children's World" with sub-groupings of the maps under topics such as Cartographic Representations, Our Changing World, and Children's Awareness of Their Environment etc.
At the "Meet the author" book signing event, Jeet Atwal from Carleton University represented the editors of the book.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will go toward graphic literacy promotions that target developing countries and disadvantaged learners. More information about the book can be found at: http://gis.esri.com/esripress/display/index.cfm?fuseaction=display&websiteID=92&moduleID=0
A screen saver using images from the Barbara Bartz Petchenik competition may be available soon.
5. 10 year conference papers CD/website
The website commemorating the 10th Anniversary of our Commission is practically ready: there are only some details to add (welcome, help), but the content is finished. Our colleague Jesus Reyes placed to the Web the actual version of the site; you can find it at the next address: lazarus.elte.hu/ccc/10years/10years.htm. This site is not public yet, but you can visit it and if you find any omission, problem, etc in your paper please send it to the email@example.com address. Now Jesus is organizing the production of the CD, our plan is to send a copy for the authors and others ICA representatives before next December.
6. Brisbane, 2006.
There will be a joint symposium with the Commission for Geography Education of the International Geographical Union to be held in Brisbane in June 2006.
Registration and the Call for papers is now open and full details may be found at the Symposium website:
Symposium Registration and Abstracts are required by Friday November 25th, 2005.
We look forward to welcoming you to Brisbane next year.
7. International Conference on Cartography and GIS (ICCGIS), Borovets, Bulgaria.
For details of this conference, see the website:
September 1, 2005 - Deadline for submission of abstracts
September 30, 2005 - Payment of early registration fee
December 1, 2005 - Submission of papers and regular registration
January 25-28, 2006 - 1st ICCGIS - conference dates
8. CCC website.
By September 20th the Commission site is going to be updated with information, links and photos about the conferences in Madrid and A Coruna, Commission Meeting in A Coruna, upcoming events, results of Barbara Petchenik Competition and ESRI Map Book.
Note: don't forget that our website includes a section for bibliographies on children and maps published anywhere on the world! If you have any bibliography that you would like to place to our website, please send it to the firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
Dr Patrick Wiegand
School of Education
University of Leeds