Sunday, February 24, 2008

An Atlas of Radical Cartography

An Atlas of Radical Cartography published by The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, makes an important contribution to a growing cultural movement that traverses the boundaries between art, cartography, geography and activism. It pairs writers with artists, architects, designers and collectives to address the role of the map as political agent (rather than neutral document). Ten mapping projects dealing with social and political issues such as migration, incarceration, globalization, housing rights, garbage and energy issues, are complemented by 10 critical essays and dialogues responding to each map. The maps themselves are printed as posters, unbound for leisurely perusal. Among the contributors are artists Trevor Paglen, John Emerson, Ashley Hunt and Pedro Lasch, and essayists Avery Gordon, Heather Rogers, Alejandro De Acosta and Jenny Price.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Panel on Mapping Cultural and Biological Diversity; April 5-7, New York, USA

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History in New York will be hosting a symposium co-organized with Terralingua and the IUCN entitled "Sustaining Biological and Cultural Diversity in a Rapidly Changing World: Lessons for Global Policy". The symposium will be a combination of invited presentations, panel discussions, posters, workshops, and informal discussion tables. For more information visit

Remote Sensing and GIS Conference, May 5 - 6, 2008, Kupang, Indonesia

As part of Charles Darwin Universities AUSAID funded Public Service Linkages Program a GIS and Remote sensing Conference will be held at Nusa Cendana University in Kupang 5-6 May.
The conference will act as a forum to discuss the following: (i) current applications, projects and research in NTT using remote sensing and GIS technology; (ii) the development of formal and informal data and skill sharing networks; (iii) protocols for collecting and archiving data. A provincial wide conference is very important at this time when a range of regional initiatives are being developed to support good governance through data collection, archiving and analysis. The effecting sharing of capacity and aspirations within NTT will assist in the development of a coordinated approach in the development of spatial planning.
This is an advanced notice and call for presentations. It is proposed that presentations from the conference be published as proceedings. The organisers have currently identified the following broad topics:

  • Critical land assessment in the Assesa catchment in Ngada
  • Fire mapping and monitoring in Sumba
  • Deforestation monitoring in Timor
  • GIS for land capability assessment – development planning
  • GIS for analysis of health and education data
  • Community GIS and Participatory 3D Modeling (P3DM).
  • Standards for data collection and storage
  • Arrangements for data sharing
  • Accuracy assessment

For further information you may contact: Dr. Marthen R. Pellokila (UNDANA) Email: rpellokila[at] and Rohan Fisher (CDU) Email: cycadmedia[at]