Registration and Draft 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

Registration is now open (click here) for the MapAI 2023 Workshop taking place on August 12, 2023 from 9:00 – 17:00 at Stellenbosch University.

A maximum of 50 participants is possible, and no registration fee is required. Registration will close on July 19, 2023.

While this event is planned as an in-person workshop, we will do our best to provide live streaming of the morning lightning talks for fully online participants. If you are interested in attending online talks, please register and indicate that preference using the link above.

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)

9:00 – 9:20     Welcome, introductions, and overview of the workshop

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     Dinner (optional, details TBA)