There is a country in the world, where cartography has its own national day. At the annual “Dia de Cartografo” on May 6 the importance of maps and mapping for environmental issues, urban planning, tourism, disaster management or more general for supporting decision-making in the country is celebrated.
The country which celebrates such a day once a year is Brasil. This national day for cartography is an excellent possibility to make everybody aware of the importance and significance of cartography. The cartographic community in Brasil, steered by the Brasilian Cartographic Society, is active in various innovative ways beyond this national day.
It is good news, that the international cartographic community can be a guest of Brasil at the International Cartographic Conference 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, 23–28 August 2015!