Cartography Group Sponsored Sessions

at the

2008 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting
The 104th AAG Annual Meeting
Tuesday, April 15 - Saturday, April 19, 2008 Boston, Massachusetts

Index to this page...

A. Invitation for Participation

B. Honors Student Paper Competition

C. AAG 2007 Student Illustrated Paper Competition


D. Sponsored Sessions
       1. Spatial Data Mining and Exploratory Data Analysis
       2. Impacts of Internet GIS and Virtual Globes on Cartographic Research
       3. Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization
       4. Geographic Information Retrieval


A. Invitation for Participation

Dear AAG Cartography Specialty Group Member:

The AAG Cartography Specialty Group invites members to request sponsorship of special sessions for the 2008 AAG annual meeting in Boston. In preparing your special session, please keep in mind that the CSG would like to sponsor a maximum of 50 sessions in an attempt to minimize time conflicts that often lead to poor turnout. We encourage the use of some of the newer presentation formats for sessions such as the Interactive Short Paper which consists of 10-14 five minute presentations:   http://www.aag.org/annualmeetings/2008/papers.htm#isp

To request CSG sponsorship, please email me (CSG Vice-Chair) by October 24th -- that is one week before the AAG deadline of October 31st:


Dawn Youngblood, PhD
Curator, Edwin J. Foscue Map Library
Southern Methodist University
dyoungbl@smu.edu

Be sure to put "CSG Session" in your subject line when writing.
Thank you and I am looking forward to hearing from you. 
Sincerely, 
 
Dawn Youngblood
Vice-Chair (2007-2008) AAG-CSG
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B. Honors Student Paper Competition


The Cartography Specialty Group (CSG) of the Association of American Geographers is pleased to announce the resurrection of the Honors Student Paper Competition on cartographic and geovisualization related topics to be presented at the AAG Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts (April 15-19, 2008). The purpose of this competition is to promote written scholarship and oral presentation by students in the field of cartography and geovisualization. The CSG welcomes papers from current graduate and undergraduate students on any topic in cartography and geovisualization.

We especially encourage papers on theoretical, conceptual, and methodological developments in cartography and geovisualization rather than on particular mapping applications. Paper must be based upon original work, completed as an undergraduate or graduate student, relevant to the field of cartography and current geovisualization research. Papers must be written entirely by the applicant. Students who are selected as finalists will be placed in a special session at the annual meeting. The only exception is a student who is also selected as a Nystrom Dissertation Award finalist, in which case, he or she may present in the Nystrom paper session instead.

The top five finalists will be awarded full registrations for the AAG conference. A cash prize of $100 and a non-timeout version of ArcGIS ArcView as well as three extensions (Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst and GeoStatistical Analyst) will be awarded to the first place winner. The second place winner will receive four books of his/her choice from ESRI Press. All other finalists will also receive two books of their choice from ESRI Press.

An extended abstract of approximately 700 words must be submitted electronically by October 31, 2007, and the complete paper must be submitted no later than February 15, 2008. Any questions about the CSG student paper competition should be directed to Paporn Thebpanya, pthebpanya@towson.edu or Sara Irina Fabrikant, sara@geo.uzh.ch.

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C. Student Illustrated Paper Competition

The Cartography Specialty Group (CSG) of the Association of American Geographers is pleased to announce the resurrection of the Honors Student Paper Competition on cartographic and geovisualization related topics to be presented at the AAG Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts (April 15-19, 2008).  The purpose of this competition is to promote written scholarship and oral presentation by students in the field of cartography and geovisualization.  The CSG welcomes papers from current graduate and undergraduate students on any topic in cartography and geovisualization.

We especially encourage papers on theoretical, conceptual, and methodological developments in cartography and geovisualization rather than on particular mapping applications. Paper must be based upon original work, completed as an undergraduate or graduate student, relevant to the field of cartography and current geovisualization research. Papers must be written entirely by the applicant. Students who are selected as finalists will be placed in a special session at the annual meeting. The only exception is a student who is also selected as a Nystrom Dissertation Award finalist, in which case, he or she may present in the Nystrom paper session instead.

The top five finalists will be awarded full registrations for the AAG conference.  A cash prize of $100 and a non-timeout version of ArcGIS ArcView as well as three extensions (Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst and GeoStatistical Analyst) will be awarded to the first place winner.  The second place winner will receive four books of his/her choice from ESRI Press.  All other finalists will also receive two books of their choice from ESRI Press.

An extended abstract of approximately 700 words must be submitted electronically by October 31, 2007, and the complete paper must be submitted no later than February 15, 2008.  Any questions about the CSG student paper competition should be directed to:

Megan Lawrence
Department of Geography
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403
mlawren5@uoregon.edu


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D. Sponsored Sessions

1.  Spatial Data Mining and Exploratory Data Analysis

Sponsored by the Geographic Information Science, Spatial Analysis and Modeling, and Cartography Specialty Groups.

This session will address new research in the theory, design, implementation, and application of data mining and exploratory data analysis techniques to spatial and spatio-temporal data.  Potential topics include:
*   Spatial data mining and knowledge discovery
*   Visualization/visual data mining/visual analytics
*   Exploratory spatial data analysis
*   New software tools
*   Applications of spatial data mining to social and physical science data

To present a paper in the session:

1. Register and submit your abstract online ( http://www.aag.org/annualmeetings/).

2. Email your presenter identification number (PIN), paper title, and abstract to both of the session organizers by October 25, 2007.

Organizers:
Jeremy Mennis
Department of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University
Email: jmennis@temple.edu; Web: http://astro.temple.edu/~jmennis/

Diansheng Guo                 
Department of Geography, University of South Carolina
Email: guod@sc.edu; Web: http://people.cas.sc.edu/guod/

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2. Impacts of Internet GIS and Virtual Globes on Cartographic Research

Sponsored by the Cartography and GIS Specialty Groups. 

Internet GIS and virtual globes have the potential to significantly alter how maps and other cartographic artifacts are designed, generated, distributed, and interacted with. Such innovative tools as Google Earth, Virtual Earth, or ArcGIS Explorer point toward new research directions and new mapping challenges for cartographers. This session will address the impact of these new applications and tools on cartographic research and the challenges involved in providing effective Internet-based map design. There is a potential to introduce novel visualization methods, develop new cartographic skills, and possibly a need for new paradigms in dealing with such issues as abstraction and map projection.  Potential topics for this session include, but are not limited to the following

dynamic map representation in Web applications (Google Maps, Yahoo Maps)
mash-ups and map API applications for Internet mapping services
3D or temporal data representation on virtual globes
on-line generalization methods
vector data compression for Web mapping services
multimedia cartography on the Internet
Web-based collaborative mapping tools and virtual communities
new on-line mapping formats and technologies (PDF, Flash, FLEX, or web services)

To present a paper in the session:

1. Register and submit your abstract online (
http://www.aag.org/annualmeetings/).

2. Email your presenter identification number (PIN), paper title, and abstract to both session organizers by October 26, 2007.

Organizers:

Ming-Hsiang Tsou

Department of Geography, San Diego State University
Email:  mtsou@mail.sdsu.edu   

Website: http://map.sdsu.edu/tsou/

André Skupin

Department of Geography, San Diego State University
Email: skupin@mail.sdsu.edu

Website: http://geography.sdsu.edu/People/Pages/skupin/index.htm

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3. Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization

Sponsored by the Cartography, Environmental, and GIS Specialty Groups. 

We invite papers within the interdisciplinary research area of geographic information visualization and cognition. Specifically of interest are theoretical and empirical contributions exploring the human-geovisualization display interface. This includes (but is not limited to): geovisualization design research (2D/3D, animated/virtual/ immersive, static/interactive/mobile, etc.) ~ the application of cognitive theories and methods to understanding geovisualization displays & geovis tool use ~ the application of geovisualization displays & tools to understanding spatial cognition ~ reasoning, inference & decision making with geovisualization displays & tools ~ human geovisualization interaction research.

Contact Information:

Sara Irina Fabrikant
University of Zurich

Email: sara@geo.uzh.ch
http://www.geo.uzh.ch/gia/aboutus/homepages/sara/
 
Amy Lobben
University of Oregon

Email: lobben@uoregon.edu
http://geography.uoregon.edu/department/faculty-staff/faculty/lobben/index.html

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4. Geographic Information Retrieval

This session welcomes the submission of abstracts dealing with any aspect of Geographic Information Retrieval (GIR), which can be defined as the retrieval and relevance ranking of unstructured or partially structured information sources based on theme and geographic scope (Purves and Jones 2006).

 Paper topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Methods for identifying, gecoding, and disambiguating geographic terms in documents
  • Gazetteer  sources for GIR
  • Evaluating GIR tools and algorithms
  • Approaches to indexing document collections to facilitate searching based on geographic and thematic scope
  • Collaborative GIR
  • Geovisualization and map design issues for geographic presentation of GIR results
  • Interface design for GIR query formulation and review of returned query results
  • The use of ontologies to support GIR searches
  • Identifying spatial scopes or “footprints” for documents
  • GIR case studies (e.g., GIR in disaster/emergency response; GIR for studying infectious diseases)

To participate in the session:

  • Email your presenter identification number (PIN), paper title, and abstract to the session organizer (bmt139@psu.edu) by October 31, 2007 or whatever the final deadline date for abstracts is in the event the deadline date is changed by the AAG.

Session Organizer:

Brian Tomaszewski

Penn State University
bmt139@psu.edu

Purves, R. and C. Jones (2006). "Geographic Information Retrieval (GIR)." Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 30(4): 375-377.

Preliminary inquires, notices of intention to submit, or any questions are welcome at any time




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