Pre-Conference Workshops

Map Lecture Hall of the Technical University Dresden (TU Dresden)The Pre-Conference Workshops will be held in the Lecture Hall of the Technical University Dresden (TU Dresden):

Lecture Hall of the TU Dresden
Bergstraße 64
01069 Dresden, Germany

How to reach the congress venue from downtown Dresden:

  • From the Central Railway Station: Take the bus 66 (direction Coschütz or Mockritz). Get off at the second stop (Technische Universität/Fritz Förster Platz).
  • From the city center: Take the tram 3 (direction Coschütz). Get off at Nürnberger Platz. It is a 5 minute walk to the congress venue

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1. "Mapping in a digital world"

Organized by the ICA Commissions on Map Design and Neocartography, this one-day workshop pre-conference to the ICA International Cartographic Conference 2013 will explore practical themes relating to the design and creation of effective online maps and information products. The updated schedule is now available below and we very much look forward to your participation in Dresden this coming Saturday (24th August 2013).

Morning presentations by a range of acknowledged experts in the field will seek to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art as well as touch on some of the challenges we face. Afternoon presentations will look at more specific user-oriented projects. We will share ideas and seek to develop common threads to take work in this area forward as part of a series of lightning talks and a panel discussion. Please come prepared to participate…

The workshop is being held in Room 101, 1st floor of the Lecture Hall of the TU Dresden, Bergstraße 64, 01069 Dresden, Germany

We aim to start at 9:30 and we are providing full morning and afternoon refreshments as well as lunch. There is no cost to attend the workshop.



09:30 – 10:00 Welcome and introduction (Kenneth Field, Esri Inc and Steve Chilton, Middlesex University)
10:00 – 10:30 New paradigms in digital, interactive realtime cartography (Andrew Turner, Esri Inc)
10:30 – 11:00 The aesthetics of mapping (Alex Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University)
11:00 – 11:30 Break (refreshments provided)
11:30 – 12:00 The state of the mapping API (Gary Gale, Nokia)
12:00 – 12:30 Re-Designing the Next Generation of Multi-scale World Topographic Maps: A Changing Landscape (Damien Demaj, Esri Inc)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (lunch provided)
13:30 – 13:50 Title TBA (Julia Stirnemann, Universität Bern)
13:50 – 14:10 Color for Online Mapping: Still difficult to choose (Beate Weninger, HafenCity University Hamburg)
14:10 – 14:30 Map activities in Wikipedia and the cooperation with OpenStreetMap (Tim Alder, Wikipedia/OpenStreetMap activist)
14:30 – 14:50 It's Not Just Interactivity: Web Map Layout, Design, and Aesthetics (Ian Muehlenhaus, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse)
14:50 – 15:20 Break (refreshments provided)
15:20 – 16:00 Lightning talks by participants to be determined unconference style
16:00 – 16:45

Panel discussion led by the organisers

Panel: Andrew Turner, Gary Gale, Damien Demaj, Alex Kent, [led by Kenneth Field & Steve Chilton]

The panel will be invited to discuss a range of themes that have emerged throughout the day and also topics that the participants wish to explore.  In particular, we're keen to explore how a research agenda for design in online mapping might be shaped for the next few years.  What are the major challenges and opportunities?  How might these be approached and, possibly, solved? What can the ICA Commissions do to push forward research and/or action?

16:45 – 17:00 Closing remarks



Contact:  Kenneth Field (
Dates: 24.08.2013 09.00 - 17.00
Room: 1st floor, room number 101

Kenneth Field, Alexander Kent, Bernie Jenny, AnjaHopfstock (ICA Commission on Map Design),
Steve Chilton, Manuela Schmidt, Andrew Turner (ICA Commission on Neocartography)

Commission on Map Design Commission on Neocartography: "Mapping in a digital world"
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2. ICA Workshop on Street Networks and Transport

For more information please visit our website

Contact:  Bin Jiang (
Dates: 23.08.2013 13.00 - 18.00
  24.08.2013 09.00 - 18.00
Room: 1st floor, room number 105
Commission:  Commission on Geospatial Analysis and Modeling

3. "Sharing knowledge" Joint ICA Symposium

For more information please visit our website

Contact:  José Jesús Ryes Nunez (
Dates: 23.08.2013 09.00 - 16.00
Room: 1st floor, room number 101
Commission:  Commission on Cartography and Children,
Commission on Maps and Graphics for Blind and Partially Sighted People,
Commission on Education and Training,
Commission on Planetary Cartography

4. "Eye Tracking: Why, When, and How?"

We cordially invite you to participate in a hands–on workshop on how to efficiently and effectively collect, analyze, and make sense of eye movement data in empirical user studies. We will work hands–on with real eye–trackers and real data during the workshop, and discuss issues in the group.

This workshop is intended to bring together a broad mix of researchers interested in eye movement data collection methods, ranging from the eye tracking novice who might wish to learn more about this empirical technique, to the seasoned eye tracking expert who wishes to share advanced analytical approaches with other like–minded empirical researchers. Part of the program will use parallel tracks to meet the needs of both novices and experts, and a 'data challenge' will form a key component of the meeting.

For more information click here. (pdf 190 kB)

Contact:  Dr. Corné van Elzakker (
Price:  40,00 € per person
Dates: 23.08.2013 12.00 - 18.00
  24.08.2013 08.30 - 18.00
Room: 3rd floor, room number 301
Commission:  Commission on Geovisualization
Commission on Use and User Issues
Commission on Cognitive Visualization
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"Eye Tracking: Why, When, and How?"

5. ICA Workshop on Generalisation and Map Production

In the tradition of pre-conference workshops in association with the International Cartographic Conference (ICC) the ICA Commission on Generalisation and Multiple Representation and the ICA Commission on Map Production and Geo-Business will jointly organise this workshop. For the ICA Commission on Generalisation and Multiple Representation it will be the 16th ICA Generalisation Workshop.

Further information can be found on

Submission and review of short papers will be managed through EasyChair (an online conference management system):

Contact:  Prof. Dirk Burghardt (
Dates: 23.08.2013 08.00 - 18.00
  24.08.2013 08.30 - 18.00
Room: 4th floor, room number 403
Commission:  Commission on Generalisation and Multiple Representation
Commission on Map Production and Geo-Business
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ICA Workshop on Generalisation and Map Production

6. Commission on Map Projections

Contact:  Prof. Dr. Miljenko Lapaine (
Dates: 24.08.2013 17.00 - 19.00
Room: 2nd floor, room number 201
Commission:  Commission on Map Projections


7. Maps and Games in Dresden

Further information can be found on

For more information click here. (pdf 300 kB)

Contact:  Sébastien Caquard (
Dates: 25.08.2013 12.00 - 19.00
Room: ground floor, room number 05 
Commission:  Commission on Art & Cartography
Commission on Maps & Society

8. Designing Maps with ArcGIS

Further information can be found on

Location: Seminar Room 301, Bergstraße 64, 01069 Dresden, Germany
Dates: 23.08.2013 08:30 - 17:00
24.08.2013 08:30 - 17:00
Location: ground floor, room number 03
Instructor:      Makram Murad-al-shaikh  (Esri, USA); MS Cartography, professor
Certified Esri Instructor (CTT+, EADP10, EADP101)

The 2-day Designing Maps With ArcGIS course teaches how to create attractive maps that are easy to interpret and properly designed for their audience and delivery medium, with an emphasis on applying fundamental cartographic design principles. You will learn how to follow a standard cartographic workflow to efficiently produce high-quality maps for print and online use.

Learn How To

  • Plan a cartographic project.
  • Choose appropriate data to support cartographic needs.
  • Create appropriate symbology, map elements, and layout designs for a given map project.
  • Create labels and annotation that are easy to read by the map's intended audience.
  • Produce effective maps for print and web delivery.

Covered topics:
Cartographic planning process: Cartographic workflow; Defining map purpose, audience, and specifications
Evaluating data: Data considerations; Evaluating geometry and attributes; Evaluating scale; Choosing a coordinate system
Cartographic design principles: Design considerations for printed and web maps; Visual weight, contrast, and figure ground; Understanding effective use of color; Designing color schemes and symbols
Advanced symbology techniques: Symbol-level drawing for advanced cartographic effects; Cartographic representations; Symbology considerations for map services
Map text: Text placement guidelines for point, line, and polygon features; Type basics for cartography; Text-editing workflow; Creating labels with Maplex; Working with annotation
Designing a map for the web: Design and performance considerations; Best practices; Types of map services; Specifying the tiling scheme; Analyzing a map document; Previewing and publishing map services
Creating maps for print: Design considerations; Coordinate system considerations; Cached and dynamic map services
Creating map layouts and map series: Creating a balanced map layout; Map elements; Dynamic text; Creating a map series using data driven pages; Exporting a map series to a PDF document

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Type Designing in the Search for box, and click Search.
In the Search Results list, click on Designing Maps with ArcGIS.

Who Should Attend
Cartographers and GIS analysts, specialists, mapping technicians, and others who need to produce maps using ArcGIS software.

Completion of the Esri’s ArcGIS II: Essential Workflows course or equivalent knowledge is required.

This 2-Day course is 200,00 € for ICC 2013 Conference attendees and ESRI users.

Available seats:
This course is limited to 15 persons. Attendees of the ICC2013 who would like to attend the course will fill the available seats first if they make reservations between now and the June 30, 2013. On July 1, 2013, the remaining seats will be open to both ICC2013 attendees and other Esri users on a first come first served basis. The final registration deadline for all is August 15, 2013. Please plan on applying early to attend this course.

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Designing Maps with ArcGIS

9. Geoinformation Infrastructures and Standards

Contact: Antony Cooper (
Dates: 22.08.2013 09.00 – 18.00
23.08.2013 09.00 – 18.00
24.08.2013 09.00 – 18.00
25.08.2013 09.00 – 13.00
Room: 2nd floor, room number 204
Commission:  Commission on Geoinformation, Infrastructures and Standards


10. Designing and building multi-scale maps with ArcGIS

This workshop will give you the necessary knowledge and skills to author your own multi-scale maps.  Whether you are making maps for Web or print, we will teach you the best practices necessary for building effective  multi-scale maps.

In this workshop we will demonstrate how to:

  • Organize your data and layers for a multi-scale map
  • Design symbology appropriate for multi-scale basemaps
  • Use the latest generalization tools to create smaller scale data from larger scales
  • Publish your map to using the ArcGIS platform

This workshop will involve hands-on exercises that will require you to have a working knowledge of ArcMap, ArcCatalog, Geoprocessing, and Model Builder.

Dates: 25.08.2013 09:00 – 16:00
Room: in the seminar level, room number 1 (S1)

International Congress Center Dresden (you will find the way description at the venue)

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Designing and building multi-scale maps with ArcGIS