ICA Commission on Education and Training

Joint workshop with ICA Commission on Maps and the Internet

Presented at Universidade Federal do Paraná, Departamento de Geomática
Curitiba, Brasil 20-21 August 2015



All are encouraged to make travel plans in August 2015 which include the pre-conference joint workshop of the Commissions on Education & Training, and Maps & the Internet. The main International Cartographic Conference will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 23-28 August 2015. The joint workshop will be presented in a more informal environment in the university city of Curitiba from 20-21 August 2015.

The draft programme is available below.  It can be seen that the workshop is a valuable mix of practical hands-on classes and presentations detailing, research and experiences at the interface between the web and the classroom.

This meeting presents an opportunity for cartographers from Brasil, and those from around the world to discuss and present developments at the interface between contemporary internet technologies and current educational practice. It will be held at the Federal University of Parana (a progressive, hi-tech, institution with an excellent reputation for cartographic education). Commission members, professors Claudia Robbi Sluter and Maria Brandalise from the Department of Geomatics will host this meeting in their home institution.

Onward travel to the ICC in Rio de Janeiro will be easy.

You can register for this workshop at the dedicated web site www.cartografia.ufpr.br.
It will be noted that there is no registration fee. Travel and hotel arrangements will have to be organised by yourself, but there is advice and information about these aspects on the web site. Note that there are other ICA Commission meetings being held simultaneously, so please ensure that you register for the correct event.

Draft schedule
Joint meeting of ICA Commission on Maps & the Internet and Education & Training

UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil

Thursday August 20th, 2015 (morning and afternoon 09:00-16.45)
Mapping in the Cloud: New Developments in Application Programmer Interfaces for Mapping and GIS
Practical hands-on workshop
Professor Michael Peterson
University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, USA
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Thursday August 20th, 2015 (evening 19:00-)
Joint dinner at Madalosso Restaurant with other Commissions meeting in Curitiba

Friday August 21st, 2015 (morning 09:00-12:30)
Using the Internet in the classroom
Presentation session and discussion

Three Dimensional Mapping and Animated Maps with SVG
Yan Li, David Dailey, Weiyong Lin, Guobin Chi
South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China; Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, USA

3D VR-modelling for Oculus Rift Using Free and Open Source Software – Educational Experiences
Terje Mitbo, Stig Henning Fredheim
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Using Internet globes and geobrowsers to improve the teaching of hydrology and the transferring of hydrologic information in developing countries
José E. Villalobos Enciso, Patricia E. Rodríguez Schaeffer, Delva R. Guichard Romero, Daysi Escobar Castillejos, Hugo A. Guillén Trujillo, Juan J. Muciño Porras
Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, Mexico

An online Mapping System for Testing Place Names for College Students
Rex Cammack
University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA


Device independent Map apps - Responsive Web Design, HTML5 and WebGL
Sverre Iversen, Geological Survey of Norway, Norway

Interactive Web Map for Visual Analytics of Field and Point Motion using Layered Animation
Pyry Kettunen, Juha Oksanen and Tapani Sarjakoski
Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI NLS, Finland

Using the geoweb to deliver GIScience education
Bert Veenendaal
Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Friday August 21st, 2015 (afternoon 14:00-16:45)
Aspects of cartographic education in the internet era
Presentation session and discussion

Cartographic education in Parana State, Brazil
Luis Augusto Koenig Veiga, Maria Cecilia Bonato Brandalize, Regiane Dalazoana
UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil

Science without Borders: an example of international education in cartography
UFV, Vicosa, Brazil

Developing a textbook for Mapping in the Cloud
Mike Peterson
University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA


Maps, Ontologies and University Courses
Otakar Cerba, West Bohemia University, Czech Republic

Is accreditation of courses in cartography valid and valuable?
David Fairbairn
Newcastle University, UK

Computer Science: The Option, Requirement for Cartographic Education
Rex Cammack
University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA

Friday August 21st, 2015 (evening 19:00- )
Happy hour at “Bar do Alemão”, historic old centre of Curitiba

Saturday August 22nd, 2015 (morning 09:00-13:00)
City excursion

Welcome to Curitiba!