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NACIS News: December 2021

Date posted: December 16, 2021


Atlas of Design needs your help

Photo of the Atlas of Design v5We’re accepting submissions for Volume 6 of the Atlas of Design until January 17. Also, please spread the word. We’re looking for examples of excellent map design from anywhere on earth, and we want to be sure word gets out to people who are not in the NACIS loop. Tell your mappy friends and alert your local map-related media! If you have suggestions of people or groups we should reach out to, please drop us a line.

The Atlas of Design is also seeking someone who will act as a business and fulfillment manager for a three-and-a-half-year term, until mid-2025. We’re accepting applications until the end of the year (if you have sent us an email before, please reapply). The position is projected to take about 60 hours a year with an uneven load, and is modestly compensated. Preference will be given to someone already active in NACIS. If you’re interested, please send an email to [email protected] with a couple paragraphs outlining your qualifications.

Remembering Henry Castner

Cartographic Perspectives logoLongtime member and former NACIS President Henry Castner passed away last month in Chapel Hill, NC at age 89. He was a mentor to many and was enthusiastic about cartography, travel, and learning. 

Henry spent 25 years at Queen’s University in Ontario teaching and conducting research on map design and production, map perception, the history of Russian cartography, and most recently, the relationship between vision, mapping, and geographic education. In retirement, he continued his participation in the ICA Commission on Cartography and Children, and was active in his community of Fearrington Village by making maps of the Village for the annual Directory, and in helping to develop a system of walking trails. Henry participated in the NACIS MapQuilt just last year for our 40th anniversary. Click here to view his obituary

AutoCarto 2022: Ethics in Mapping

CaGIS proudly presents AutoCarto 2022, the 24th International Research Symposium on cartography and GIScience, with its focus on the intersection of the two. It will be held November 2-4 in Redlands, California, with workshops on November 1. 

AutoCarto 2022 brings attention to the ethical responsibilities we face in all aspects of our practice; provides a forum for discussion on the power of maps and spatial analyses; and highlights opportunities for discussions of integrity, inclusion, and empathy in cartography and GIScience. Please see the conference website for suggested topics and ways you can get involved, whether you’re a professional or a student. 

Map Design Competition Reminder

Submissions are still open for the CaGIS 49th Annual Map Design Competition. The competition is open to all mapmakers in the United States and Canada for maps completed or published during the calendar year of 2021. The deadline is January 31, and entry is free for all. See award categories and entry details here
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