Final Agenda for the ICC Pre-Conference Workshop on Cartography and AI (MapAI 2023)

MapAI 2023: ICC 2023 Pre-Conference Workshop on Cartography and AI

August 12, 2023
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Transportation and Lodging information for visiting Stellenbosch can be found here.

Workshop Location

Narga D Computer Lab, Chamber of Mines Building (Geology), Stellenbosch University
82 Ryneveld St, Stellenbosch

Agenda (PDF Version)

8:30 – 9:00     Coffee, mingle, check-in

9:00 – 9:10     Welcome, introductions, and overview of the workshop

9:10 – 9:20     Introduction to the Department of Geography and Environment, Dr. Jaco Kemp, Stellenbosch University

9:20 – 10:30     Lightning Talks

AI-Assisted Cartography

  • What is a map? Questions about what makes a map a map and the potential for the layers in CartoAI
    Carolyn Fish, University of Oregon
  • The Use of AI in Atlas Projects
    Zhaoxu Sui, University of Oregon
  • Stable Diffusion in Cartography – Opportunities and Challenges
    Raimund Schnürer, Sidi Wu and Lorenz Hurni, ETH Zürich
  • Deep learning empowering global geospatial data production: Examples from industry
    Leigh Lotter, LuxCarta & Stellenbosch University

Adapting and Personalizing Maps with AI

  • Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Cartography: From Sequence Visualization to Interpretation
    Standa Popelka, Palacky University Olomouc
  • Using Eye Tracking and AI to Personalize Map Reading: The importance of open benchmark datasets
    Merve Keskin, NLS Finland
  • Transforming context inference techniques for mobile maps with generative AI
    Mona Bartling, University of Zürich
  • AI for personalising maps and its dangers
    Tumasch Reichenbacher, University of Zürich
  • Where can combining eye-tracking and artificial intelligence take us?
    Pyry Kettunen, NLS Finland

Group Q&A – 25 Minutes from 10:05 – 10:30

10:30 – 11:00     Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00     Lightning Talks

Trust, Ethical Considerations, and Social Implications for Cartography & AI

  • The Ethics of AI-Generated Maps: A Study of DALL·E 2 and Implications for Cartography
    Yuhao Kang, Qianheng Zhang and Robert Roth, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • The Intersection of AI, Trust, and Cartography
    Tim Prestby, Penn State University
  • The importance of trust in maps
    Marketa Beitlova, Palacy University Olomouc
  • Potential Implications of Artificial Intelligence Generated Maps in the Dissemination of Misinformation
    Noah Mead & Amy Griffin, RMIT University
  • Deepfake Maps and Satellite Images: Implications and Opportunities
    Aileen Buckley, Esri
  • The Challenges of Using AI to Promote Further Learning in Cartographic Education
    Lily Houtman, Penn State University
  • Creativity, Labor, & Cartography in the Age of AI
    Jack Swab, University of Kentucky
  • Explainable AI – A Cartographic Imperative
    André Skupin, San Diego State University

Group Q&A – 20 Minutes from 11:40 – 12:00

12:00 – 13:30     Lunch break

13:30 – 14:30     Collaborative Task #1

  • Comparing prompt generation w/ different platforms
  • Generate thematic maps based on statistical data using AI
  • Design a cartographic experiment methodology using an LLM

14:30 – 14:45     Coffee break

14:45 – 16:00     Collaborative Task #2

  • MapAI research question development

16:00 – 16:30     Wrap-up discussion, next steps

  • GeoAI and Cartography: ICA Commission Needs
    Samantha T. Arundel, U.S. Geological Survey

18:00 – 21:00    Optional Dinner at The Wine Glass (map link) – set menu price is 460ZAR ($26 / €23) not including alcohol, multiple dietary options available