Lisbon, 6-7 June 2016: 1st Workshop On the Origin and Evolution of Portolan Charts

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This journal is a pluralist peer reviewed international journal which does not obey any particular ideological, theoretical or methodological approach in dealing with humanistic, artistic, scientific and technological issues related to map history and cartographic heritage in the large

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Principal aim of the journal is:To couple issues on history of cartography and maps with a variety of possibilities offered by the new digital information and communication technologies.To bring together in harmonic convergence historians of cartography and maps, cartography scholars and experts in new digital cartographic technologies. To create a common space of research targeting at the broadening of cartographic and map history access and expertise


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2016: Vol. 11 No. 1

pages 46 (1-46)

Contents: A. Saada (Jendouba) Reconstitution de l’espace tunisien de Ptolémée et de B. Sylvano (1511); C. Abshire, D. Gusev, I. Papapanagiotou, S. Stafeyev (Bloomington / Lafayette / Moscow) A mathematical method for visualizing Ptolemy’s India in modern GIS tools; D. Anoyatis-Pelé, I. Athanasopoulou, C. Tsiamis (Corfu / Athens) Cartographic Heritage in the Historical Study of Public Health: The Case of Mediterranean Lazzaretos


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! The programme of the First Workshop on the Origin and Evolution of Portolan Charts , Lisbon, Portugal, 6-7 June 2016, is available here.

! The 2016 essay competition for the Ristow Prize is now open for applicants. Full- or part-time undergraduate, graduate, or first-year postgraduate students attending any accredited college or university worlwide are eligible to submit papers. Submissions are due June 1, 2016. Contact: Dr Evelyn Edson, eedson<at> For more, visit the Ristow Prize page at the Washington Map Society website

! e-Perimetron supported the 11th Conference Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage of the ICA Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital Riga, Latvia, 20-22 April 2016 together with the 20th Conference of the Map & Geoinformation Curators Group - MAGIC "The one who wants to last is the one who is willing to change": old maps for new user profiles, hosted by the LNB - National Library of Latvia. For more, visit the Conference website

! The paper by Alida C Metcalf Water and Social Space: Using georeferenced maps and geocoded images to enrich the history of Rio de Janeiro’s fountains published in e-Perimetron Vol.9, No.3 (2014) has won the prize 2015 Brazil Section Article Award of the Latin American Studies Association

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