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Wednesday, October 11 • 9:00am - 10:20am
Cartographic Applications I | Applications cartographiques I

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Geographic Information System and conservation management: two examples from Uganda's Kibale National Park | Les systèmes d’informations géographique et la gestion de la conservation : deux exemples issus du Parc national de Kibale en Ouganda
Presenter: Dipto Sarkar, McGill University
Copresenters: C. A. Chapman, McGill University, S. Krief, Sebitoli Chimpanzee Project, R. Sengupta, McGill University
Visualization of networks using GIS-based mapping technology is essential to analyze and plan conservation strategies. Local community members surrounding two research sites in Uganda's Kibale National Park were surveyed on different topics (n Kanyawara = 209 — 5 months, 2016; n Sebitoli = 116 — 8 months, 2016). To reduce poaching's impact on the park, one study helps to locate where and to whom local conservation employment is beneficial and the other aims to investigate how communities meet their nutritional needs. At Kanyawara, each person hired by the research project created on average 2.3 additional job opportunities for the community (majority located < 3 km from research station). At Sebitoli, where poaching is predominant, community members travel long distances to access domestic animal proteins (median 3.95 km) within 3 main markets (up to 16 km from the park's edge). This type of representation underlines the importance of visualization of networks for biodiversity conservation.

Roamin' Catholic Churches and Mapping Them! | Flâner entre les églises catholiques et les cartographier
Presenter: Colter Sikora, Colterrific Maps! & Roamin' Catholic Churches
Community institutions, such as places of worship, have been part of our social fabric for practically all recorded history. These places are not always well-mapped, which can prove problematic for historic research and planning for social organizations. This presentation describes the part-freelance, part-volunteer, and all labor of love effort required to uncover and map the locations of over 500 Roman Catholic churches in the state of Wisconsin. Special detail will be given to the different forms of research and stake holder buy-in used to map these buildings and spiritual homes, along with the importance of making this inventory easy-to-access. As a supplement, a consideration of the design techniques used throughout the project can be shared to help inspire alternative cartographic designs. For more context: colterrificmaps.com, roamincatholicchurches.blogspot.com

Building Dynamic Global Maps for a Multilingual Audience | Créer des cartes du monde dynamiques pour un public multilingue
Presenter: John Sylak-Glassman, Mapbox; Nicki Dlugash, Mapbox 
With over 100 official languages in the world, creating dynamic global maps for a worldwide audience requires accounting for linguistic diversity, whether by transforming multilingual source data into comprehensible labels in a single language or accurately displaying multiple languages on the same map. This talk describes the challenges in data transformation, text rendering, and cartographic design processes for such maps. Linguistically, generating new labels involves a mix of translation (e.g. English 'Germany' to French 'Allemagne'), phonological adaptation (e.g. 'Ekurhuleni' to Mandarin 'Àigǔláiní'), and transliteration (e.g. 'Àigǔláiní' to '艾古莱尼'). Rendering accurate letterforms and displaying labels requires complex text shaping (e.g. for Arabic script), flexible directionality and orientation (e.g. optional vertical directionality for Chinese characters), versatile line breaking strategies, font selection, and appropriate text styling. Throughout this presentation, we'll discuss why these processes are particularly challenging for dynamic maps, which constantly transform the size, shape, positioning, and visibility of text labels.

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Dipto Sarkar

McGill University
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Colter Sikora

GIS Analyst, St. Charles County (Missouri) Government
I am a young mapper with a zeal for the wide world of geographic data. Most of my recent work focuses on using spatial data and mapping applications to share knowledge with my community. I am also deeply involved in proper GIS data management and analysis through my work with St... Read More →

Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am EDT
Salons 4 & 5, Level 2