Commission on Visual Analytics Activities at the 2019 ICC in Tokyo

The ICA Commission on Visual Analytics welcomes you to join special sessions and activities at the upcoming 2019 International Cartographic Conference to be held from July 15th – 20th in Tokyo, Japan.

The preliminary conference program has been posted here, and you will see several sessions sponsored by our Commission taking place on Friday, July 19th:

T27-1 Social Applications of Geovisual Analytics
Room: Conference Room 2 (Plaza Heisei)
Datetime: Fri 19th July 10:50-12:10
Chair: Anthony Robinson (The Pennsylvania State University)
T27-1-1 Visual Analytics for Regional Economic Environment Factors Based on a Dashboard Design
Chenyu Zuo, Linfang Ding, Liqiu Meng
T27-1-2 Reasoning about Socio-Economic Data: A Visual Analytics Approach to Bayesian Network
Ekaterina Chuprikova, Liqiu Meng
T27-1-3 Geovisual analysis of VGI for understanding people’s behaviour in relation to multifaceted context
Natalia Andrienko, Gennady Andrienko, Siming Chen, Dirk Burghardt, Alexander Dunkel, Ross Purves

T27-2 Design & Computation in Geovisualization
Room: Conference Room 2 (Plaza Heisei)
Datetime: Fri 19th July 14:50-16:10
Chair: Arzu Coltekin (University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland)
T27-2-1 On the relevance of cartography — An interaction design perspective
Sebastian Meier, Jordi Tost, Frank Heidmann
T27-2-2 Given the problem of projection, are heat maps an oxymoron?
Daniel Strebe
T27-2-3 The Levenshtein distance as a measure of mirror symmetry and homogeneity for binary digital patterns
Godfried Theodore Toussaint

T27-3 Visualizing Flows & 3D Geovisualization
Room: Conference Room 2 (Plaza Heisei)
Datetime: Fri 19th July 16:40-18:00
Chair: TBD (TBD)
T27-3-1 Creating Maps of Artificial Spaces for Exploring Trajectories
Gennady Andrienko, Natalia Andrienko
T27-3-2 Workflow for 3D geovisualization of the data obtained with the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in Augmented Reality
Łukasz Halik, Maciej Smaczyński, Beata Medyńska-Gulij
T27-3-3 Geovisualization of complex origin-destination flow maps using Discrete Global Grid Systems
Paulo Raposo
T27-3-4 Using Focus + Context Techniques to Visualize Building Information Model in virtual Geo-Environment
Shen Ying, Chengpeng Li, Weiyang Li, Naibin Chen, Zhigang Zhao

In addition, we would love to see you at our Commission Meeting, which will be held at a time and place that will be announced soon. We will update the information here as soon as the ICC organizers confirm the schedule for Commission Meetings.

Announcing a Geovisual Analytics Workshop at GIScience 2018

New Directions in Geovisual Analytics: Visualization, Computation, and Evaluation

The ICA Commission on Visual Analytics is pleased to announce a Call For Papers for a pre-conference workshop to be held in conjunction with GIScience 2018 in Melbourne.

The theme of this workshop is New Directions in Geovisual Analytics: Visualization, Computation, and Evaluation.

Visit the GVIZ 2018 Workshop Website Here

This workshop focuses on eliciting and sharing nascent challenges in visual design, evaluation, and computation related to geovisual analytics. The core concept of this workshop is to focus on exploring ideas for new approaches – not simply to recap what has already been accomplished. Toward that end, workshop participants will be asked to submit extended abstracts that describe new research directions in visualization, evaluation, or computation (and may synthesize across these areas as well). We especially encourage high-risk ideas that have a potentially high-return in terms of scientific and social impact. Potential topics may include:

• New visual representation types in geovisual analytics
• Novel computational and visual methods for handling massive, streaming, spatiotemporal data
• Opportunities for integrating immersive environments and geovisual analytics
• Artistic approaches for expressing or interacting with big spatial data
• New approaches for integrating users in the design of geovisual analytics systems
• Ideas for integrating sensemaking into geovisual analytics

This workshop will have a discussion-centric format. Accepted talks will be given in short formats (10min or 5min in length) with an emphasis on having ample discussion and networking time connected to each series of talks.

The workshop will be held August 28, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

Extended abstracts (no longer than six pages using the GIScience 2018 format) will be due April 27, 2018.

A dedicated workshop website can be found here: 

Geovisual Analytics Sessions at AAG 2018

Call for Participation, ICA Visual Analytics Sponsored Sessions on Geovisual Analytics at AAG 2018

Organizers: Alexander (Sasha) Savelyev – Texas State,

Bo Zhao – Oregon State University,

International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on Visual Analytics

Specialty Group Sponsors: Cartography, Geographic Information Science and Systems, Spatial Analysis and Modeling


We invite papers on geovisual analytics to be included in a series of sessions atthe 2018 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in New Orleans from April 10 – 14.

We invite contributions exploring theoretical and practical issues of geovisualization and geovisual analytics, with the broad goal of extending our understanding of interactive visual representations of geographic data that aim to boost spatial human reasoning.

Specific topics include (but are not limited to):

  • development of novel visualization and interaction metaphors,
  • visualization and use of uncertainty and context,
  • support of spatial decision support processes,
  • typology of spatial decision problems,
  • visualization of large, multidimensional datasets,
  • advances in geovisualization and geovisual analytics technology,
  • scalable and web-basedvisualization,
  • digital storytelling in geovisual analytics,
  • development of standards and benchmarks in geovisual analytics,
  • challenges in system design, adoption, and use, and
  • applied geovisualization and geovisual analytics (including areas such as climate change, crisis management, food and water security, epidemiology, etc.)


In addition to geographers, GIScientists, and cartographers, we welcome speakers from abroad range of disciplines, including submissions from students and junior scholars.

Submission Instructions and Deadlines:

1. Register and submit your abstract online following the AAG Guidelines.

2. Email your presenter identification number (PIN), paper title, and abstract to Alexander Savelyev ( by October 25, 2017.

3. Please use the email subject “VA CFP” to be assigned to a session.