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*Subject: **Call for Maps: "Places & Spaces: Mapping Science"
Exhibit, 5th

*Places & Spaces: Mapping Science Exhibit*
*Call for Maps for 5th Iteration on "Science Maps for Science Policy

*Background and Goals*
The Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit was created to inspire
cross-disciplinary discussion on how to best track and communicate human
activity and scientific progress on a global scale. It has two components:
physical exhibits enable the close inspection of high quality reproductions
of maps for display at conferences and education centers; the online
counterpart (http://scimaps.org) provides links to a selected series of maps
and their makers along with detailed explanations of how these maps work.

Places & Spaces is a 10-year effort. Each year, 10 new maps are added,
will result in 100 maps total in 2014. Each iteration of the exhibit
attempts to learn from the best examples of visualization design in
existence. To accomplish this goal, each iteration compares and contrasts
four existing maps with six new maps of science. Themes for the different
iterations/years are as follows:

1st Iteration (2005): The Power of Maps
2nd Iteration (2006): The Power of Reference Systems
3rd Iteration (2007): The Power of Forecasts
4th Iteration (2008): Science Maps for Economic Decision Makers

5th Iteration (2009): Science Maps for Science Policy Makers
6th Iteration (2010): Science Maps for Scholars
7th Iteration (2011): Science Maps for Visual Interfaces to Digital
8th Iteration (2012): Science Maps for Kids
9th Iteration (2013): Science Maps for Daily Science Forecasts
10th Iteration (2014): How to Lie with Maps

Places & Spaces was first shown at the Annual Meeting of the Association of
American Geographers in April 2005. Since then, the physical exhibit has
been displayed at more than 90 venues. Recent display locations include:

- National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA.
(Permanent Display)
- Cameron Library, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Nov.
10, 2008 – Jan. 31, 2009)
- The National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan,
China. (Oct. 15-Nov. 15, 2008.)
- The Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance, Ceasar -
Center of Advanced European Studies and Research, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2,
53175 Bonn, Germany. (Dec. 11-19, 2008)

A complete listing is provided at http://scimaps.org/schedule.php.

*Submission Details*
We invite submissions for the 5th Iteration on "Science Maps for Science
Policy Makers". Each *initial entry* must be submitted by Jan 9th, 2009
needs to include:

- Low resolution version of map
- Title of work
- Author(s) name, email address, affiliation, mailing address
- Copyright holder (if different from authors)
- Description of work: Science policy maker needs addressed, data used,
data analysis, visualization techniques applied, and main insights gained
(100-300 words)
- References to publications in which the map appeared
- Links to related projects/works

Entries should be submitted via email to the curators of the exhibit: Katy
Börner (katy@indiana.edu) and Elisha Hardy (efhardy@indiana.edu) using the
email subject header "Exhibit Map Submission".

All submissions will be reviewed by the exhibit advisory board and invited
science policy experts. Authors of winning entries will be contacted end of
January and invited to submit *final entries* by March 31st, 2009. Each
final entry comprises:

- Title of Work
- Author(s) name, email address, affiliation, mailing address
- 24 x 30 inch, 300 dpi, landscape version of map
- Official map description (200 words)
- Biographies and photos of all authors (100 words each)
- Signed copyright and reproduction agreement

The layout and production of the 5th iteration maps are expected to be
completed and ready for display by April 30th, 2009.

*Important Dates*
Submit initial entries: *January 9th, 2009*
Notification to mapmakers: *January 31st, 2009*
Submit final entries: *March 31, 2009*
5th Iteration ready for display: *April 30th, 2009*

*Exhibit Advisory Board*

- Deborah MacPherson, Accuracy&Aesthetics
- Kevin Boyack, SciTech Strategies, Inc.
- Sara Irina Fabrikant, Associate Professor of Geography and head of the
Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis (GIVA) group at the
GIScience, Geography Department, University of Zürich, Switzerland
- Peter A. Hook, Law Librarian, Indiana University
- André Skupin, Associate Professor of Geography, San Diego State
- Bonnie DeVarco, BorderLink
- Chaomei Chen, Associate Professor in the College of Information Science
and Technology, Drexel University
- Dawn Wright, Professor of Geography and Oceanography, Oregon State

Katy Borner, Victor H. Yngve Associate Professor of Information Science
Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center
School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University

10th Street & Jordan Avenue Phone: (812) 855-3256 Fax: -6166
Wells Library 021 E-mail: katy@indiana.edu
Bloomington, IN 47405, USA WWW:

Mapping Science exhibit is currently on display at
- National Science Foundation, 10th Floor, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington,
VA, permanent display.
- National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing,
China, May 17-Nov. 15, 2008.
- The Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance, Bonn,
Germany, Dec. 11-19, 2008.
- University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Nov. 10, 2008-Jan. 31,

Dawn Wright | Professor | Department of Geosciences
Oregon State University | Corvallis, OR 97331-5506
http://dusk.geo.orst.edu | 541-737-1229 phone | 541-737-1200 fax



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darn! I meant to submit a few maps to this, but I procrastinated it a bit too much...
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