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Commissions Archive

This page lists commissions of former periods. For the current commissions, please go here.

 

2007–2011

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Commission on Cartography and Children

  1. Disseminate the outcomes of research into map use by children and young people. Deliverable: an enhanced set of online bibliographic tools and Web links on cartography and children.
  2. Develop stronger links between the ICA and relevant international and regional organizations. Deliverable: a joint international conference within the EU, other regional organization or worldwide.
  3. Stimulate a debate on all aspects of cartography for children with the aim of collecting and publishing the research results (in digital and / or printed format). Deliverable: a collection of papers on case studies in educational cartography.
  4. Promote the use of digital cartography and GIS in schools. Deliverable: an international (and / or regional) conference and associated publication.
  5. Provide consultative support in relation to the rules and judging of the Barbara Petchenik Children's World Map Competition. Deliverable: appropriate support as required.

Website of the commission on Cartography and Children

Chair: José Jesús Reyes Nuñez
Department of Cartography
Eötvös University
PO Box 32
1518 Budapest
Hungary

phone: +36 1 372 2975
fax: +36 1 372 2951
e-mail: jesus@ludens.elte.hu
personal website

Chair: Temenoujka Bandrova
Department ot Photogrammetry and Cartography
University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy
1 Hr. Smirnenski Blvd.
1046 Sofia
Bulgaria

phone: +359 887 83 27 03
fax: +359 2 866 22 01
e-mail: bandrova_fgs@uacg.bg

Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage

Aim of the commission is the study and research on the possibilities of applying new information and communication technologies (ICT) on issues related to the cartographic heritage, focused on the following Terms of Reference:

  1. Support transformation of old maps, globes and cartographic documents into digital form.
  2. Apply digital techniques in the study of old maps.
  3. Develop digital tools for assisting the work of map curators and the functionality of map libraries networking and access to cartographic heritage.
  4. Apply digital support for the preservation and restoration of old maps, atlases and globes.
  5. Foster ICTs in teaching and diffusing history of cartography and maps to the public.

Website of the commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage

Chair: Evangelos Livieratos
Department of Cadastre, Photogrammetry and Cartography
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
541 24 Thessaloniki
Greece

phone: +302310 996121
fax: +302310 996137
e-mail: livier@auth.gr
personal website

Commission on Education and Training

  1. Work for reaching the general aims conceived in the ICA Statutes.
  2. Develop the existing ICA-sponsored Internet cartography teaching programme (modules), with regional workshops for training the teachers.
  3. Produce an ICA-sponsored Internet programme for continuing professional development, with regional workshops for training the teachers.
  4. Support cartography and cartographic education in developing nations by holding seminars in these nations.
  5. Promote integration by establishing linkage with the committees on education of sister surveying and mapping disciplines, by maintaining the list of institutions providing cartography course programmes, and interact as much as possible with other ICA commissions and working groups (organize joint meetings).
  6. Produce appropriate publications for dissemination of results of the above efforts and publish it in proceedings or on the CET website according to the IOF publication policy.
  7. Promote joint project cooperation between participating nations represented on the commission.
  8. Contribute to international forums where applicable.
  9. Develop mapping awareness competitions.
  10. Investigate the role of emerging technologies for use in education and training.

Website of the commission on Education and Training

Chair: David Fraser
Department of Geospatial Science
RMIT University
GPO Box 2476V
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Australia

phone: +61 3 9925 3265
fax: +61 3 9663 2517
e-mail: david.fraser@rmit.edu.au
personal website

Commission on Generalisation and Multiple Representation

  1. Foster research and practical experience in multi-scale issues and automated map generalisation and to form a network and focal point for researchers and practitioners in this domain.
  2. Foster and maintain a liaison with related commissions and working groups within the ICA as well as in related national and international organisations (e. g. ISPRS, IGU, EuroSDR), including:
    • identification of contact persons
    • timely mutual updating on planned activities
    • organisation of joint conference sessions and / or workshops
  3. Maintain a World Wide Web site for electronic dissemination of research on multi-scale issues and map generalisation, including:
    • a membership database
    • a bibliographic database
    • examples of research projects and test data
    • links to related web sites
  4. Organise sessions and meetings for exploring the issues named above, including:
    • workshops held every two years in conjunction with international cartographic conferences
    • special sessions and / or panel sessions at international cartographic conferences, in collaboration with local organisers
  5. Produce publications for dissemination of the above efforts, including one special issue of a peer-reviewed scientific journal or a book every two years.

Website of the commission on Generalisation and Multiple Representation

Chair: William A. Mackaness
School of GeoSciences
University of Edinburgh
Drummond Street
Edinburgh EH8 9XP
United Kingdom

phone: +44 131 650 8163
fax: +44 131 650 25
e-mail: william.mackaness@ed.ac.uk
personal website

Chair: Sébastien Mustière
Laboratoire COGIT
Institut Géographique National
2 Avenue Pasteur
94160 Saint Mandé
France

phone: +33 1 43 98 81 49
fax: +33 1 43 98 81 71
e-mail: sebastien.mustiere@ign.fr
personal website

Commission on Geospatial Analysis and Modeling

  1. Network cartographers, geographic information scientists, and other researchers involved in geospatial analysis and modeling.
  2. Facilitate the interaction and communication between the computational community and cartographic community for creation of geographic knowledge.
  3. Foster a new research community centered on visual geospatial analysis and modeling.
  4. Organise ICC sessions and ICA workshops on geospatial analysis and modeling.
  5. Edit and publish geospatial analysis and modeling related reports, books, and special issues with some scientific journals.

Website of the commission on Geospatial Analysis and Modeling

Chair: Bin Jiang
Division of Geomatics
Dept. of Technology and Built Environment
University of Gävle
SE-801 76 Gävle
Sweden

phone: +46 26 648901
fax: +46 26 648828
e-mail: bin.jiang@hig.se
personal website

Commission on Geospatial Data Standards

  1. Continue the work on developing conceptual models of the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) using various modelling techniques, working in the areas of science, technology and standards, at the Global, Regional and National levels.
  2. Explore research in the area of spatial semantics, ontologies and standards, in collaboration with other ICA Commissions.
  3. Participate at the scientific level with other organizations active in standards and SDIs. This work will be closely coordinated with the ICA Executive Committee.
  4. Develop reports, conference presentations and / or journal articles on our work, or hold specialist meetings on these topics.
  5. Help to arrange workshops on standards and present tutorials at such workshops.
  6. Organize reporting sessions on the Commission's activities at the 2009 and 2011 ICA meetings.
  7. Organize and hold full Commission meetings in the summers of 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
  8. Organise and hold mini-meetings of the Commission at suitable conferences and meetings being attended by members of the Commission.
  9. Continue to serve as a Category A Scientific Liaison with ISO / TC211, Geographic Information / Geomatics, and establish liaisons with various SDI organizations.
  10. Exchange information and reports by the ICA member countries and relevant bodies concerning the development standards for the transfer of digital spatial data, metadata and SDIs.
  11. Maintain the Commission website.
  12. Identify research and education needs that arise from the standards and SDI processes.

Website of the commission on Geospatial Data Standards

Chair: Antony Cooper
Built Environment Unit
CSIR
PO Box 395
Pretoria 0001
South Africa

phone: +27 12 841 4121
fax: +27 12 841 3037
e-mail: acooper@csir.co.za

Commission on Geovisualization

  1. Promote, develop and report upon the use of cartography in its widest sense in the exploration and analysis of spatial information through interactive visual interfaces.
  2. Define short and medium term research goals that address key issues associated with this work and its application.
  3. Encourage a multi-disciplinary and international approach to this work that draws upon and contributes to the efforts of relevant stakeholders (such as international and national organisations promoting and coordinating research), cognate disciplines and ICA commissions and working groups.
Outline of activities:
  1. expert workshops for defining key issues, promising research directions, and opportune goals and, on this basis, planning further activities of the Commission.
  2. annual meetings focusing on particular discipline / theme / objective hosted in different countries in conjunction with international research conferences.
  3. committed co-chairs and key committee members - each to coordinate one such meeting.
  4. developing and publishing research presented at these meetings through peer-reviewed papers where appropriate.
  5. a web-log of activities, research undertaken and related research / activity.

Website of the commission on Geovisualization

Chair: Gennady Andrienko
Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems
Schloss Birlinghoven
53754 Sankt-Augustin
Germany

phone: +49 2241 142486
fax: +49 2241 142072
e-mail: gennady.andrienko@iais.fraunhofer.de
personal website

Commission on the History of Cartography

  1. Investigate the impact of technological innovations (printing methods, topographical surveying, aerial photography, satellite imagery and geographical information systems) on cartography during the last two centuries.
  2. Document the recent history of GI science in general and computer-aided mapping and Geographical Information Systems in particular.
  3. Examine the changing role of maps worldwide as cartographical (as opposed to historical) documents in history during the 19th and 20th centuries.
  4. Examine the significance of the cartographical work undertaken during the 19th and 20th centuries by the traditional colonial powers and all countries which extended their sovereignty over territory beyond their borders.
  5. Compile a list of useful sources on the history of cartography since 1800, which do not as yet appear in published catalogues or electronic databases.
  6. Maintain a dedicated website to act as a database for interested researchers.
  7. Hold annual meetings/conferences to discuss and monitor research work undertaken.
  8. Publish research findings in accredited journals and on the Commission website.

Website of the commission on the History of Cartography

Chair: Elri Liebenberg
University of South Africa
PO Box 36345
0102 Menlo Park, Pretoria
South Africa

e-mail: elri@worldonline.co.za

vice-Chair: Imre Josef Demhardt
University of Texas (Arlington)
USA

e-mail: demhardt@uta.edu"> demhardt@uta.edu

vice-Chair: Peter Collier
University of Portsmouth
UK

e-mail: peter.collier@port.ac.uk"> peter.collier@port.ac.uk

Commission on Management and Economics of Map Production

  1. Extend Production Management knowledge in economics, planning and organizing, cost calculations, guidelines for production, quality assurance and quality control.
  2. Complete publications: Compendium of Cartographic Techniques, Flow Charting - Tools for Managing and Education, Surveys of software and hardware.
  3. Investigate (new) channels for publication with emphasis on technical, managerial and financial aspects. This includes also map publishing. Amongst all matters like Printing-on-demand- Webpublishing and Archiving should be researched.

Website of the commission on Management and Economics of Map Production

Chair: Philippe de Maeyer
Department of Geography
Ghent University
Krijgslan 281
9000 Gent
Belgium

phone: +32 9 264 46 88
fax: +32 9 264 49 85
e-mail: philippe.demaeyer@ugent.be
personal website

Chair: Erkki-Sakari Harju
Karttakeskus
Vuorikatu 14
00100 Helsinki
Finland

phone: +358 205 777 434
fax: +358 205 777 589

Commission on Mapping from Satellite Imagery

  1. Maintain and improve the digital repository of the Commission on topics related to:
    • analysis of existing and forthcoming satellite imagery in view of their potential inputs for producing and updating topographic and thematic maps and databases.
    • cartographic capabilities of different remote sensing systems.
  2. Produce a special edition the ICC theme Cartography and satellite imagery for the management of natural resources and the environment, early warning and natural disasters mitigation with papers to be presented at ICC2009 or ICC 2011, in a scholarly journal of remote sensing, or a book on Mapping from Satellite Imagery.
  3. Develop closer links with international organisations concerned with the use of satellite imagery (e.g. UNOOSA, UNEP, PAIGH), in view of strengthening ICA's presence, and to produce joint courses or seminars on cartographic applications of satellite imagery.
  4. Promote knowledge transfer at fundamental and advanced levels on the use of satellite imagery for cartographic applications related to natural and built environments, early warning and natural disaster mitigation.
  5. Prepare promotional materials reflecting the Commission's terms of reference and activities that can be used to support ICA presence at international forums (e.g. World Map, Map Middle East, meetings of Joint Societies, UN meetings, other regional conferences). Outcomes: posters, fact sheets, booklets.
  6. Network with ISPRS and other ICA commissions with similar interests in applications of satellite imagery. Such networking would be in view of producing joint workshops or seminars within the period 2007-2011.

Website of the commission on Mapping from Satellite Imagery

Chair: Xiaojun Yang
Department of Geography
Florida State University
PO Box 3062190
Tallahassee, Florida 32306
United States of America

phone: +850 644 8379
fax: +850 644 5913
e-mail: xyang@fsu.edu
personal website

Vice-chair: Jonathan Li
Department of Geography
Faculty of Environmental Studies
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
Canada

phone: +1 519 8884567, ext. 34504
fax: +1 519 7460658
e-mail: junli@fes.uwaterloo.ca
personal website

Commission on Map Projections

  1. Establish a repository of knowledge on map projections.
  2. Promote map projections within all disciplines.
  3. Provide a platform to promote research and a common language in the field of map projections.
  4. Encourage collaboration between researchers within the field of mapping sciences as well as across disciplines.

Website of the commission on Map Projections

Chair: Daan Strebe
Mapthematics
2111 Olympia Avenue
NE Renton
Washington 98056
United States of America

phone: +1 425 793 0880
fax: +1 425 793 0881
e-mail: dstrebe@mapthematics.com

Commission on Maps and Graphics for Blind and Partially Sighted People

  1. Exchange and disseminate information on the design of and production technologies for maps and graphics for blind and partially sighted people.
  2. Study and evaluate developing and appropriate technologies and resources for the improvement of maps and graphics for blind and visually-impaired people.
  3. Explore the potential value of maps and graphics designed for blind and visually-impaired people to other user groups (e. g. children and those with learning difficulties).
  4. Develop closer links with the World Blind Union and to extend this co-operation to the International Mobility Conference and other appropriate organizations to further world-wide co-operation, communication and education in the use of maps and graphics by blind and visually-impaired people.
  5. Integrate the workings of this commission more closely with other ICA commissions.
  6. Disseminate, as appropriate, results of the above efforts.

Website of the commission on Maps and Graphics for Blind and Partially Sighted People

Chair: Dan Jacobson
Department of Geography
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Canada

phone: +1 403 220 6192
fax: +1 403 282 6561
e-mail: dan.jacobson@ucalgary.ca
personal website

Commission on Maps and Society

This Commission would have parallel academic and practical rationales. These aim to facilitate and encourage the use of social scientific and critical approaches to mapping and to encourage a more active engagement between cartographers and other groups in society engaged in mapping activities.

In 2007 - 2011 we would:
  1. Develop a Maps and Society web site to act as a clearinghouse and one stop shop for researchers and practitioners in this area.
  2. Sponsor and organise sessions at future ICA conferences.
  3. Organize two specialist workshops on topics related to Maps and Society These would be local meetings to generate increased ICA participation from groups in different global contexts.
  4. Encourage publication in this area, specifically publication of an issue of The Cartographic Journal in 2008 - 2009 arising from this theme and publication of a research monograph.
  5. Collaborate and participate with representatives of other disciplines in meetings and seminars.
  6. Hold joint meetings with specific mapping communities focusing upon different mapping encounters. In the first four years these might focus upon, artistic practice, participatory community mapping and graphic designer practice.

Chair: Chris Perkins
School of Environment and Development
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom

phone: +44 161 275 3651
fax: +44 161 275 7878
e-mail: chris.perkins@manchester.ac.uk
personal website

Commission on Maps and the Internet

  1. Focus attention on disseminating maps and spatial data through distributed electronic networks including wireless networks. Product: Books, journal articles and websites.
  2. Examine Internet and mobile Internet map usage and project future areas of growth. Product: Oral or published report.
  3. Examine Internet and mobile Internet map user issues to better serve user needs. Product: Oral or published report.
  4. Promote the exchange of information about effective Internet mapping for an international audience. Product: Workshop(s) and websites.
  5. Promote instruction on Internet mapping through collaboration / coordination with other ICA commissions and other cartographic institutions.
  6. Produce materials to be used in workshops.

Website of the commission on Maps and the Internet

Chair: Michael P. Peterson
Department of Geography and Geology
University of Nebraska
Omaha
Nebraska 68182 0199
United States of America

phone: +1 402 554 4805
fax: +1 402 554 3518
e-mail: mpeterson@unomaha.edu
personal website

Commission on Marine Cartography

  1. Promotion of marine cartography.
    • Facilitate the networking of those member nations representatives on the commission as a resource through which marine cartography can be promoted.
    • Establish a website for marine cartography.
    • Establish and maintain routine and higher profile liaison with kindred scientific bodies such as the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), the Hydrographic Society, Fédération Internationale des Géomètres (FIG), the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) and the International Geographical Union (IGU) and the International Society for Potogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).
    • Encourage authors writing in the general area of marine cartography and provide contacts and assistance in the accessing of resources and material.
    • Represent and promote the work of ICA at appropriate fora.
    • Respond to issues referred by the ICA Executive Committee for advice and information.
  2. Promotion of ICA and cartography as major contributors in the field of coastal zone management.
    • Continue to conduct, in conjunction with the IGU Commission on Coastal Systems, the CoastGIS series of symposia.
    • Explore opportunities for training and workshops in GIS applications to the Coastal Zone within developing nations.
  3. Encouragement of publications in the areas of marine cartography and, in particular, publications dealing with the coastal zone.
    • Publish proceedings for all symposia/conferences/workshops organized by the commission. Encourage and where needed, seek out the preparation of articles in the area of coastal zone cartography.
    • Target leading experts publishing an authoritative volume dealing with cartography and GIS within the coastal zone (planned in conjunction with IGU).
  4. Ongoing co-operative activity.
    • Provide a list of special features, objects and attributes relating to the coastal zone to IHO and to the Digital Geographic Information Working Group (DGIWG) for consideration.
    • Provide any proposed change to IHO Publication S-23 (Limits of Oceans and Seas) and to the Undersea feature names gazetteers (following the guidelines stated in IHO Publication B6).

Website of the commission on Marine Cartography

Chair: Patricio Carrasco
Servicio Hidrográfico y Oceanográfico de la Armada de Chile
Errázuriz 254
Playa Ancha
Valparaíso
Chile

phone: +56 32 2266666
fax: +56 32 2266542
e-mail: pcarrasco@shoa.cl

Commission on Mountain Cartography

  1. Further define the topics of Mountain Cartography and promote the methods and knowledge of mountain cartography among scientists and professionals in cartography and related fields.
  2. Provide an updated, attractive web-site with information about Commission activities, links to other events and theme-specific knowledge.
  3. Provide an updated web-portal with links to related web-sites and bibliographic information.
  4. Emphasise cartographic design issues and map related representations in large scale topographic mapping.
  5. Continue the well-established workshop series.
  6. Promote publication activities (proceedings, web-proceedings, journal articles and special issues) and common research activities.

Website of the commission on Moutain Cartography

Chair: Karel Kriz
Department of Geography and Regional Research
University of Vienna
Universitätsstraße 7
1010 Vienna
Austria

phone: +43 1 4277 48641
fax: +43 1 4277 48649
e-mail: karel.kriz@univie.ac.at
personal website

Commission on National and Regional Atlases

  1. Produce a cookbook for the production of (digital) national and regional atlases.
  2. Promote and support the design, production and use of national, regional, city and thematic atlases and atlas information systems.
  3. Conduct workshops and / or seminars that present recent and potential atlas developments and innovations.
  4. Document guidelines and procedures for the design, production and use of national, regional, city and thematic atlases.
  5. Elaborate and maintain an electronic inventory of national, regional, city and thematic atlases containing the main characteristics of these map works as well as relevant addresses in order to support information exchange between atlas editors as well as to disseminate information on atlases to a wider public.
  6. Maintain a commission website and update it regularly with the major aims of providing for information exchange between commission members and disseminating information on activities in this field to a wider public.
  7. Encourage efforts for integrating data for the development of electronic atlases and national and regional atlas information systems by:
    • evaluating metadata standards as they apply to atlas design, creation and dissemination.
    • acknowledging requirements for diverse geographic and temporal data themes.
    • identifying and exploring various alternatives to data integration issues.

Website of the commission on National and Regional Atlases

Chair: Peter Jordan
Institute of Urban and Regional Research
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Postgasse 7-4-2
1010 Vienna
Austria

phone: +43 1 51 581 3539
fax: +43 1 51 581 3533
e-mail: peter.jordan@oeaw.ac.at
personal website

Commission on Planetary Cartography

  1. Continue the documentation and analysis of the planetary cartography status within the international community.
  2. Prepare and print the multilingual Glossary of planetary cartographic terms after necessary correction and reduction (in 5 languages).
  3. Continue the series of multilingual maps in two parallel directions; i. e. to organize and print existing maps for new groups of languages, and to compile and print maps of other Solar System Bodies. In the next series the moons of the giant-planets will be included. The Io map is in progress.
  4. Conduct a new project on construction of a Specialized Planetary Cartography GIS.
  5. Discuss the role of planetary cartography in the development of the Extraterrestrial Territory Geography, especially in connection with the global education process.
  6. Publish an Education Program and a Textbook on this field.

Website of the commission on Planetary Cartography

Chair: Kira B. Shingareva
Moscow State University for Geodesy and Cartography
Litovsky Boulevard 6 / 1-129
117588 Moscow
Russia

phone: +7 495 262 53 65 or +7 495 425 38 29
fax: +7 495 267 2518
e-mail: kirash1@yasenevo.ru

Vice-chair: James R. Zimbelman
Center for Earth and Planetary Studies
Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
National Air and Space Museum, MRC 315
Washington DC 20013-7012
United States of America

phone: +202 633 2470
e-mail: zimbelmanj@si.edu
personal website

Commission on Theoretical Cartography

  1. Study selected topics of theoretical interest such as:
    • general and applied cartosemiotics
    • map language and cartographic conceptions
    • mapping as a cognitive process
    • cartographic ontology
    • terminology and toponymy
  2. Compare and contrast theoretical structures in cartography.
  3. Publish a cartosemiotic glossary.
  4. Conduct workshops or symposia about selected aspects of theoretical cartography.
  5. Compile and publish a report and collected papers about the work of the commission.
  6. Continue to develop the Commission website.

Website of the commission on Theoretical Cartography

Chair: Alexander Wolodtschenko
Institute for Cartography
Technische Universität Dresden
Mommsenstrasse 13
01062 Dresden
Germany

phone: +49 351 463 34894
fax: +49 351 463 37028
e-mail: alexander.wolodtschenko@tu-dresden.de
personal website

Commission on Ubiquitous Mapping

  1. Organize regional workshop including site observation to comprehend contemporary situation of ubiquitous and pervasive mapping.
  2. Clarify similarity and difference in comparing variant systems to establish an evaluation scheme.
  3. Place the notion of Ubiquitous Mapping in the domain of Theoretical Cartography.

Website of the commission on Ubiquitous Mapping

Chair: Takashi Morita
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Hosei University
3-7-2, Kajinocho
Koganei-shi
Tokyo 184-8584
Japan

fax: +81 423 87 6270
e-mail: morita@k.hosei.ac.jp

Commission on Underrepresented Groups and Cartography

  1. Encourage representatives of under-represented groups to participate in all ICA activities.
  2. Serve as a resource on issues related to gender and other under-represented groups problems and cartography by:
    • preparing papers for presentation at conferences or for publication in cartographic journals.
    • preparing and disseminating on the Web a basic, working bibliography on publications (professional papers, atlases, maps) related to gender and under-represented groups problems that are of interest to cartography.
  3. Contribute to the understanding and solution of under-represented groups problems through the use of cartography in decision-making processes by holding the debate and distribute the professional knowledge concerning the making and use of maps presenting spatial distribution of different problems relating the under-represented groups.
  4. Prepare a guide for the production and use of maps presenting the different problems of under-represented groups in the most effective way.
  5. Organise a conference on Using popular computer software for visualizing problems connected to under-represented groups.
  6. Continue the cooperation with other ICA Commissions and Working Groups, and with corresponding commissions or working groups of ICA sister societies.

Chair: Wieslawa Zyszkowska
Department of Cartography
University of Wroclaw
pl. Uniwersytecki 1
50-137 Wroclaw
Poland

phone: +48 71 375 22 44
fax: +48 71 343 51 84
e-mail: zyszkowska@geogr.uni.wroc.pl

Commission on Use and User Issues

  1. Maintain an on-line bibliographical database with a bibliography on the user, usability (including User Centered Design and methods and techniques of user research) and improvement of user abilities.
  2. Maintain a database of individuals working on, or with expertise in, the various use and user issues and denote it with keywords (similar to the category listings used in the bibliography) to stimulate exchange of information.
  3. Produce a major publication on use and user issues in cartography and geoinformation processing and dissemination (either a special issue or a refereed journal or a text book).
  4. Foster and stimulate other publications on use and user issues in cartography and geoinformation processing and dissemination.
  5. Organize sessions on use and user issues at future ICA conferences.
  6. Organize a specialist workshop in 2008 on a focused topic related to use and user issues in cartography and geo-information processing and dissemination.
  7. Participate in / contribute to other workshops / seminars organized by representatives of other disciplines (e. g. computer science) or by other ICA Commissions / Working Groups.

Website of the commission on Use and User issues

Chair: Corné van Elzakker

Department of Geo-Information Processing
International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
PO Box 6
7500 AA Enschede
The Netherlands

phone: +31 53 4874 478
fax: +31 53 4874 335
e-mail: elzakker@itc.nl
personal website

 

 

2003–2007

Commission Chair(s)
Vice-Chair(s)
Cartography and Children Patrick Wiegand
Education and Training Laszlo Zentai
Wolfgang Meissner, David Fraser
Gender and Cartography Ewa K.-Blum
Generalization and multiple representations Anne Ruas, William Mackaness
History of Cartography Alexei Postnikov
Elri Liebenberg
Incremental Updating and Versioning of Spatial data bases Antony Cooper, Ammatzia Peled
Management and economics of map production Philippe Demaeyer
Map projections Daan Strebe
Frank Canters
Mapping from satellite imagery Serge LeBlanc
Graciela Metternicht
Maps and Graphics for Blind and partially sighted people Jonathan Rowell
Maps and the Internet Michael Peterson
Georg Gartner
Marine cartography Ron Furness
D. Green
Mountain Cartography Lorenz Hurni
Karel Kriz
National and regional atlases Timothy Trainor
Peter Jordan
Planetary cartography Kira Shingareva
James Zimbelman
Spatial data standards Harold Moellering
Theoretical cartography Alexander Wolodtschenko
Ubiquitous mapping Takashi Morita
Visualization and virtual environments Alan MacEachren
Menno-Jan Kraak

 

1999–2003

Commission Chair
Cartography and Children Jacqueline Anderson
Census Cartography Tim Davis
Education and Training Vladimir Tikunov
Gender and Cartography Ewa K.-Blum
History of Cartography Christopher Board
Map Generalization Robert Weibel
Map Production Sjef van der Steen
Mapping from Satellite Imagery Serge Le Blanc
Maps and Graphic for Blind and Visually-Impaired People Andrew Tatham
Maps and the Internet Michael Peterson
Marine cartography Ron Furness
Mountain Cartography Lorenz Hurni
National and regional atlases Timothy Trainor
Planetary cartography Kira Shingareva
Spatial data standards Harold Moellering
Theoretical cartography Alexander Wolodtschenko
Visualization and Virtual Environments Alan MacEachren

 

1995–1999

Commission Chair
Cartography and Children Jacqueline Anderson, Regina Vasconcellos
Education and Training Ferjan Ormeling
Gender and Cartography Eva Siekierska
History of Cartography Matthew Edney
Map Generalization Robert Weibel
Map Production Sjef van der Steen
Map Use James Carter
Mapping from Satellite Imagery Marc Bernard
Maps and Graphic for Blind and Visually-Impaired People Andrew Tatham
Marine Cartography Ron Furness
National and regional atlases Timothy Trainor
Spatial Data Quality Joel Morrison
Standards for the Transfer of Spatial Data Harold Moellering
Theoretical Fields and Definitions in Cartography Tositomo Kanakubo
Visualization Alan MacEachren, Menno-Jan Kraak

 

1989–1995

Commission Chair
Advanced technologies Eric Anderson (USA)
Blinds and visually impaired Joseph Wiedel (USA)
Census Mapping István Kormoss (BEL)
Data standards Harold Moellering (USA)
Education and Training Ferjan Ormeling (NED)
History of Cartography Monique Pelletier (FRA)
Map Production Technology Miroslav Miksovsky (CZE)
Maps and use of spatial data James Carter (USA)
National and regional atlases Bengt Rystedt (SWE)
Quality of spatial data Joel Morrison (USA)
Thematic Mapping with the Aid of Satellite Imagery Bertrand Galtier (FRA)
Urban Cartography Nestor Dutch-Gary (MEX)

 

1980–1984

Commission Chair
Base Maps for International Thematic Mapping J. Carré (France)
Census Mapping Ulrich Freitag (West Germany)
Communication in Cartography Chris Board (UK)
Computer Assisted Cartography Lower Starr (USA)
Continuing Education K. H. Meine (West Germany)
History of Cartography Helen Wallis
Map Production K. Burmester (Denmark)
Marine Charting Adam Kerr (Canada)
Natural and Regional Planning Cartography Bogodar Winid (Poland)
Thematic Mapping with the Aid of Satellite Imagery A. Ciolkosz (Poland)
Urban Cartography Yasuo Masai (Japan)

 

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