Announcing the Call for Participation for the 2024 CaGIS + UCGIS Symposium to be held June 3-6 in Columbus, Ohio. The theme of the conference is Climate Smart GIScience: Mapping a Sustainable Future. Submission of research paper abstracts, vision statements, poster/lightning talk abstracts and workshop proposals are welcome.
Dr. Cynthia Brewer received the ICA Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal during the Awards Ceremony at ICC 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa. The nomination was submitted by Aileen Buckley, U.S. Primary Delegate to the ICA and Chair of the U.S. National Committee for the ICA and Anthony Robinson, The Pennsylvania State University. Some of Dr. Brewer’s notable achievements are described in her nomination document,
“Dr. Brewer is widely known for her contributions to color theory in cartography, with the most impactful of her accomplishments being ColorBrewer, a web application that has helped innumerable people worldwide make appropriate and perceptually viable color choices for thematic maps. These color schemes are found today in commercial and open-source software packages used by tens of millions of people every day. Few others in our field can make any such claim to broad, daily impact on so many around the world. Her impact on the field of cartography has cemented her reputation as the world’s foremost expert on color in cartography, earning international acclaim. Dr. Brewer’s work does not stop with color, however, as she has led other significant projects all aimed at helping people to make better maps. These additional works include, among others, ScaleMaster, a tool developed though collaboration to provide guidance on generalization and multiple representations of geographic data. Her work has influenced the field to such an extent that the notion of creating a Brewer has become a goal for other academic Cartographers…”
During the International Cartographic Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, Dr. E. Lynn Usery was awarded the ICA Honorary Fellowship. An excerpt from the nomination document summarizes Lynn’s contributions to the fields of cartography and GIScience:
“Because of the breadth and depth of his involvement and contributions, the extraordinary impact that Dr. E. Lynn Usery has had on the fields of cartography and GIScience cannot be overstated. Not only was he a cartographer and GIScientist of international reputation, but he also made many extraordinary contributions to the ICA. For this reason, it is fitting that he be awarded the ICA Honorary Fellowship posthumously.”