T-Kartor will be appearing at the London Mapping Showcase 2013 at ILEC conference centre, Earls Court, on Thursday 28th November. The event is an all encompassing showcase for technological innovation across the mapping industry.
If you are attending, do come to the T-Kartor stand and say hello.
We will also be exhibiting at the Mainstreaming Smarter Travel event at Manchester Town Hall 3 & 4th December. This event focuses on various applications of LSTF funding in order to bring about sustainable mobility.
Since New York City’s bike share program launched in late May, its popularity has skyrocketed – Read the studies here.
The maps built in to the New York Citi Bike scheme come from the same system as the New York pedestrian wayfinding signage launched earlier this year. The mapping information system feeds multiple product types from a single core basemap, a system built and maintained by T-Kartor.
It is the end of a superb Swedish summer and time for T-Kartor’s yearly conference at the nearby beach resort of Åhus.
We are pleased to host a visit from the USA – Vincent Smith, Intergraph’s product manager for GeoMedia. Vincent will be presenting product news and technology trends, and using the opportunity to gather user feedback. Specialist sessions will be available to share tips and tricks, and Erdas Imagine expert Timo Ikola will be here from T-Kartor Finland to present news from the world of geospatial imagery.
T-Kartor will be launching a new modular extension of the CPS cartographic production system, a system which has been at the core of T-Kartor production methods for the past 20 years. We will also be highlighting exciting new web portal and cloud solutions based on CPS and Erdas Apollo, and sharing case studies showing all of the above currently in operation with our customers.
The Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C., in collaboration with the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce has mapped Swedish enterprises in the US to promote economic relationships and future economic integration between the countries.
The study has resulted in a booklet of 30 success stories across various sectors of the US economy, among them T-Kartor.
“The resulting booklet contributes to the vision of increased exports and trade promotion as declared by the Swedish Minister for Trade”, says Lennart Killander Larsson, Counselor at Embassy of Sweden and director of the project.
See a press release here.
Download the booklet here.
A new pedestrian wayfinding system known as WalkNYC has been introduced in the city of New York.
Commissioned by the New York City Department of Transportation and its partners, the system offers pedestrians a series of stylised maps, orientated to ‘heads up’ so the top of the map is always displaying the same direction that the user is facing. This is, in part a reaction to research that showed 33% of people on the streets of the city could not identify which direction was North. The same research highlighted that 13% of locals were not aware of the neighbourhood or borough they were in when questioned.
The project is as much about finding the best way around on foot and discovering points of interest as it is about orientating oneself within the city landscape.
WalkNYC was delivered by PentaCityGroup, a consortium of:
- T-Kartor who designed the geographic database and manage cartographic production
- Billings Jackson Design – industrial designers
- City ID – wayfinding experts
- Pentagram – graphic designers
- RBA Group – engineers and urban planners
The project is also an extension of the city brand, utilising a new version of the Helvetica font which is used elsewhere in the urban realm. The design also uses a palette inspired by colours within the city, icons that are based on certain design aspects of the Helvetica typeface and an overall look and feel that is reflective of the graphics used within the subway system.
Phase 1 of the roll-out will include approximately 100 ‘totems’ of varying widths dependant on location and will feature the same mapping style already used for the CityBike cycle hire scheme which has 300 stations so far and continues to grow.
Future phases of the project will look to expand the system over a wider geographic area and to include information about other transport modes. Developing into digital and other print channels is also being discussed.
This year the GeoInformation Group have organised a series of free seminars called GeoDATA 2013 throughout the UK and Europe. Aimed at bringing together professionals from the field of spatial data the events will cover a wide range of topics related to the subject.
Tony Pearce, T-Kartor’s Business Development Manager for City Wayfinding and Public Transport solutions, will be talking in Amsterdam on 25th June and also in Brussels on 27th June. His presentation is titled ‘Using information strategies to bring about behavioural change’ and he will discuss how a sustainable network approach to information delivery can positively affect modal shift.
For further details and registration click here.
This year, the 9th annual ITS European Congress is being held in Dublin 4-7th June. Aimed at spreading knowledge about Europe’s latest advances in Intelligent transport Systems and innovative transport solutions, this year’s theme is “ITS: Real Solutions for Real needs”.
Tony Pearce, T-Kartor business developer for City Wayfinding and Public Transport solutions, will be presenting the Legible London mapping system as an ITS. He will also illustrate that through information strategies such as Legible London, Transport for London is achieving impressive levels of modal shift towards public transport, walking and cycling.
T-Kartor’s presentation will be held on Wednesday 5th June 11.00-12.30 during session TS05: Solutions for Cities.