Monday, 14 July 2008

A 3-D perspective image of East Mediterranean from 1529

[Detail photo by E.L. for private use]

Maps in Great Painting: The masterpiece by Albrecht Altdorfer (1482-1538) "The Battle of Issus" from 1529 at Alte Pinakothek in Munich contains a "super modern" 3-D perspective (bird-eye) represetantion of the geography of East Mediterranean (Cyprus, the Red Sea and the Nile Delta) in a really impressive view. It is worth a visit!

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Digital approaches to cartographic heritage, Barcelona 26-27 June

The third international workshop on the Digital approaches to cartographic heritage was held in Barcelona, 26-27 June 2008. Organized by the International Cartographic Association Commission on Digital technologies in cartographic heritage in cooperation with the Institut Cartografic de Catalunya. Twenty nine papers were presented in six sessions dedicated to the following issues: 1. Cartographic heritage. Miltidisciplinarity, sustainability, dissemination; 2. Transformation into digital form; 3. Information & Communication Technology - Web; 4. Spatial data infrastructures and digital map libraries; 5. Digital analysis and interpretation of historic maps. A session was also dedicated to the DIGMAP project.
In association with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Cartography Group, the Hellenic Cartographic Society and the International Web Journal "e-Perimetron".

More: Workshop's web site