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Commissions

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Commission on Art and Cartography

  1. Explore the art element of cartography Art in cartography means much more than designing aesthetically pleasing maps. Exploring the interaction at large between art and cartography entails: developing an inclusive approach of artistic mapping expressions; facilitating and encouraging interaction between cartographers who work with the Art aspects of cartography and artists who produce cartographic artefacts; and developing conceptual elements about the relationships between art and cartography.
  2. Facilitate interdisciplinary cross-fertilisation of ideas and practices Cartographers, artists, researchers from the humanities need to work collaboratively in order to redefine the contours of the relationships between arts and cartography. Real interdisciplinary activities call for special measures, such as developing a common language and a mutual understanding; promoting the development of hybrid cartographic practices; and promoting diversity in terms of activities and outcomes (e.g. festivals, public lectures, performances, exhibitions, screenings, etc.).
  3. Produce and disseminate knowledge and artefacts emerging from the interaction of art and cartography by facilitating installations with associated annotated catalogues, developing multiple forms of expression (e.g. blogs, exhibits), publishing special issues of journals, developing and publishing books.

Website of the commission on Art and Cartography

Sébastien CaquardChair: Sébastien Caquard
Concordia University
Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
1455 de Maisonneuve W. (H 1255-26)
Montreal, Qc, H3G 1M8
Canada
phone: +1 514 848-2424-2052
e-mail: sebastien.caquard@concordia.ca
Barbara PiattiVice-chair: Barbara Piatti
ETH Zurich
Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation
Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 15
CH-8093 Zurich
Switzerland
e-mail: bpiatti@ethz.ch

Executive Committee liaison: William Cartwright

Commission on 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

Commission Chair Peter JordanChair: 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
René SieberFirst vice-chair: René Sieber
ETH Zürich
Switzerland
e-mail: rene.sieber@karto.baug.ethz.ch
Qingwen QiSecond vice-chair: Qingwen Qi
Head of the National Atlases Editorial Office
Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resources Research
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China
e-mail: qiqw@igsnrr.ac.cn

Executive Committee liaison: Timothy Trainor

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 bibliography and web links on cartography and children.
  2. Develop stronger links between the ICA and relevant international and regional organizations related to Cartography and Children. Deliverable: following the contacts with the Commission for Geography Education of the International Geographical Union and other international/regional organizations.
  3. Stimulate a debate on the different aspects of cartography for children in interest of collecting and publishing (in digital or/and printed format) the research results. Deliverable: representing the commission in events and publications related to this theme.
  4. Follow the promotion of the use of digital cartography, web cartography and GIS in schools. Deliverable: representing the commission in events and publications related to this theme.
  5. Provide consultative support to the ICA Executive 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

Commission Chair José Jesús Reyes NuñezChair: José Jesús Reyes Nuñez
Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics
Eötvös Loránd University
Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A
H-1117 Budapest
Hungary
phone: +36 1 372 2975
fax: +36 1 372 2951
e-mail: jesusreyes@caesar.elte.hu
personal website
Carla Cristina Reinaldo Gimenes de SenaVice-chair: Carla Cristina Reinaldo Gimenes de Sena
Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” (UNESP)
Campus de Ourinhos
Avenue Vitalina Marcusso, 1500. Ourinhos – SP
Brazil
phone: +55 14 3302-5712
e-mail: carla@ourinhos.unesp.br or cacrisusp@gmail.com

Executive Committee liaison: Sukendra Martha

Commission on Cartography in Early Warning and Crisis Management

  1. Provide leadership in the development of concepts, ontologisation and standardization for early warning, hazard, risk and vulnerability mapping.
  2. Promote the cartographic use of remotely sensed and other geospatial data for early warning and crisis management through scientific conferences, seminars and workshops.
  3. Investigate psychological condition of end user given by their personal character and situation and psychological condition of rescued persons (with support of ubiquitous and adaptive mapping).
  4. Foster quality mapping and cartographic modeling, including state-of-the-art visualization technologies, geospatial processing and publishing tools, for early warning and crisis management through topic related publication activities.
  5. Participate and contribute to global initiatives in early warning and crisis management through the maintenance of a website, newsletters and social network channels.
  6. Promote the development of dynamic and real-time cartographic visualization concepts and techniques for enhanced operational early warning activities through active collaboration with governmental authorities.
  7. Establish and cultivate professional networks for exchange of information among stakeholders in the domains of crisis management and early warning.
  8. Develop mechanisms of command and control systems integration as well as improve real-time data-centric intelligence based on field sensors for purposes of Crisis Management.
  9. Develop mapping methodologies and technologies for EW&CM in children perspectives. Promote the process of teaching, understanding and using maps for EW&CM in children aspects.
Milan KonecnýChair: Milan Konecný
Department of Geography
Masaryk University
Kotlárská 2
611 37 Brno
Czech Republic
phone: +420 5 4949 5135
fax: +420 4949 1061
e-mail: konecny@geogr.muni.cz
personal website
Christophe LienertVice-chair: Christophe Lienert
Canton of Aargau
Dept. Construction, Traffic & Environment
Entfelderstrasse 22
CH-5001 Aarau
Switzerland
phone: +41 62 8353487
fax: +41 62 8353459
e-mail: lienertc@ethz.ch
personal website
Li JingVice-chair: Li Jing
Director, Institute of Geoinformatics
College of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management
Beijing Normal University
Beijing, 100875
China
phone: +86 13911357229
e-mail: lijing@bnu.edu.cn

Executive Committee liaison: Liu Yaolin

Commission on Cognitive Visualization

  1. Promote the awareness of cognitive issues in cartography developing human-centered cartographic theory and practice based on sound empirical findings on the use of cartographic displays for spatio-temporal inference and decision-making.
  2. Define short and medium term research goals that address key issues associated with building a sound theoretical base to support the construction and use of cognitively adequate and perceptually salient visual displays of geographic information.
  3. Specific envisioned research foci will include (but are not limited to):
    • empirical geovisualization design research (2-3D, static, animated and interactive, virtual and immersive, mobile, etc.)
    • the application of cognitive theories and methods to understanding visuo-spatial displays and tool use for inference and decision-making (including mental maps, space-time behavior, navigation, etc.)
    • the application of visuo-spatial displays and tools to understanding spatial cognition - spatial reasoning, inference and decision making with visuo-spatial displays and tools
  4. cognitive principles supporting human-visualization interaction research
  5. Encourage interdisciplinary and international collaboration with cognate disciplines and relevant stakeholders, including other ICA commissions and working groups.

Website of the commission on Cognitive Visualization

Sara Irina FabrikantChair: Sara Irina Fabrikant
Department of Geography
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zurich
Switzerland
e-mail: sara.fabrikant@geo.uzh.ch
Amy GriffinVice-chair: Amy Griffin
School of Physical, Environmental & Mathematical Sciences
UNSW@ADFA
POBox 7916
Canberra BC ACT 2610
Australia

Executive Committee liaison: Menno-Jan Kraak

Commission on Data Quality

  1. Networking cartographers, geographic information scientists and other researchers involved in geospatial data quality.
  2. Define short and medium term research goals that address key issues associated with geospatial data quality and its application.
  3. Encourage a multi-disciplinary and international approach to knowledge creation of uncertainties in geospatial data.
  4. Foster a new research community centered on modeling and visualizing error propagation in spatial analysis.
  5. Organize ICC sessions and ICA workshops focusing on geospatial data quality.
  6. Edit and publish geospatial data quality related reports, books, and special issues with some scientific journals.
  7. Website of the commission on Geospatial Data Quality.
Xiaoyong ChenChair: Xiaoyong Chen
School of Geoinformatics, East China Institute of Technology
No. 56 Xuefu Road
Fuzhou, Jiangxi 344000
P.R. China
phone: +86-794-8258812
fax: +86-794-8258828
e-mail: chenxy@ecit.cn
Rongxing (Ron) LiVice-chair: Rongxing (Ron) Li
Lowber B. Strange Designated Professor
Mapping and GIS Lab, CEEGS
The Ohio State University
470 Hitchcock Hall, 2070 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1275
United States of America
phone: +614-292-6946
fax: +614-292-3780
e-mail: li.282@osu.edu
Xiaohua TongVice-chair: Xiaohua Tong
The Department of Surveying and Geomatics
Tongji University
1239 Siping Road, 200092 Shanghai
P.R. China
e-mail: xhtong@tongji.edu.cn

Executive Committee liaison: Timothy Trainor

Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage

  1. Theoretical deepening and broadening of the issue of cartographic heritage.
  2. Development of methodologies and standards applied on proper two and three- dimensional digitization of Cartographic heritage objects, materials and documents.
  3. Study and implementation of analytical tools applied on the comparative research concerning the geometric and thematic content of old maps.
  4. Digital map libraries and map collections: Archiving, matching, management, networking and accessibility in-situ and in the web.
  5. Modern information technologies and interactivity in attracting the general public to Cartographic heritage: Implementations in Museology and virtual map exhibitions.

Website of the commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage

Evangelos LivieratosChair: Evangelos Livieratos
Faculty of Engineering
School of Rural and Surveying Engineering
Geodesy and Cartography
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
541 24 Thessaloniki
Greece
phone: +302310 996121
fax: +302310 996137
e-mail: livier@auth.gr
personal website
Alastair PearsonVice-chair: Alastair Pearson
University of Portsmouth
Lion Terrace, Buckingham Building
PO1 3HE Portsmouth
United Kingdom
phone: +4402392842472
fax: +4402392842512
e-mail: alastair.pearson@port.ac.uk
Carme MontanerVice-chair: Carme Montaner
Map Library of Catalonia
Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya
Parc de Montjuoc
08038 Barcelona
Spain
e-mail: carme.montaner@icc.cat

Executive Committee liaison: Anne Ruas

Commission on Education and Training

  1. Work for reaching the general aims conceived in the ICA Statutes.
  2. Support cartography and cartographic education in developing nations by holding seminars in these nations.
  3. Develop the existing ICA-sponsored Internet cartography teaching programme (modules), with regional workshops for training the teachers.
  4. Produce an ICA-sponsored Internet programme for continuing professional development, with regional workshops for training the teachers.
  5. Produce appropriate publications for dissemination of results of the above efforts and publish it according to the IOF publication policy.
  6. 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).
  7. Improving dissemination of information on educational theory and practice of cartography to the members across the world.
  8. Contribute to international forums where applicable.
  9. Investigate the role of emerging technologies for use in education and training.
  10. Develop mapping awareness competitions.

Website of the commission on Education and Training

David FairbairnChair: David Fairbairn
School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Cassie Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
England
phone: +44 (0)191 222 6353
fax: +44 (0)191 222 6502
e-mail: dave.fairbairn@newcastle.ac.uk
Necla UlugtekinVice-chair: Necla Ulugtekin
Istanbul Technical University
Civil Engineering Faculty
Geomatics Engineering Department
34469 - Maslak/İSTANBUL
Turkey
phone: +90 212 285 3774
fax: +90 212 285 3414
e-mail: ulugtek@itu.edu.tr

Executive Committee liaison: László Zentai

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

Dirk BurghardtChair: Dirk Burghardt
Institute of Cartography
Dresden University of Technology
Helmholtzstr. 10
01062 Dresden
Germany
phone: +49 (0351) 463-36200
fax: +49 (0351) 463-37028
e-mail: firstname.lastname(at)tu-dresden.de
personal website
Cecile DucheneVice-chair: Cecile Duchene
COGIT laboratory, IGN France
phone: +33 1 43 98 85 43
e-mail: firstname.lastname(at)ign.fr
personal website
William MackanessVice-chair: William Mackaness
School of GeoSciences
Geography Building
Drummond Street
Edinburgh EH8 9XP
United Kingdom
phone: +44 (0) 131 650 8163
fax: +44 (0) 131 650 2524
e-mail: firstname.lastname(at)ed.ac.uk
personal website

Executive Committee liaison: Anne Ruas

Commission on Geoinformation Infrastructures and Standards

  1. In collaboration with other ICA Commissions, explore research on the impact and use in SDIs of cartography, standards, spatial semantics, ontologies, volunteered geographical information (VGI), virtual globes and other technological developments that might become relevant in future, and identify the associated education needs.
  2. Continue the work on developing conceptual models of an SDI using various modelling techniques, working in the areas of science, technology and standards.
  3. Participate at the scientific level with other organizations active in SDIs, standards and geospatial quality.
  4. Develop reports, conference presentations and/or journal articles on our work and help to arrange workshops, conferences or other meetings on SDIs and standards, and present tutorials at them.
  5. Organize reporting sessions on the Commission's activities at the 2013 and 2015 International Cartographic Conferences.
  6. Organize and hold full Commission meetings in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, and mini-meetings of the Commission at suitable meetings.
  7. Continue to serve as the Category A Scientific Liaison for the ICA to ISO/TC211, Geographic Information/Geomatics, and establish liaisons with various SDI organizations.
  8. Maintain the Commission website and mailing list.
Antony CooperChair: 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

Executive Committee liaison: Derek Clarke

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.
  6. Activities including
    • Organization of the 4th ICA workshop and continuation of the ICA workshop series in general
    • Use of Web 2.0 technologies for networking and recruiting more members and researchers
    • Organization of specialty tutorials for young researchers

Website of the commission on Geospatial Analysis and Modeling

Bin JiangChair: 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
Xiaobai YaoVice-chair: Xiaobai Yao
Department of Geography
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
United States of America
phone: +1 706 583 0326
fax (office): +1 706 583 0326
fax (department): +1 706 542 2388
e-mail: xyao@uga.edu
personal website

Executive Committee liaison: Liu Yaolin

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

Gennady AndrienkoChair: 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
Jason DykesVice-chair: Jason Dykes
giCentre
Department of Information Science
City University
London EC1V OHB
United Kingdom
phone: +44 20 7040 8906
fax: +44 20 7040 8584
e-mail: j.dykes@soi.city.ac.uk
personal website

Executive Committee liaison: Menno-Jan Kraak

Commission on GI for Sustainability

  1. Produce a methodological structure for GIS and Cartographic basis of sustainable development (SD) of territories.
  2. The organization of events (including presentations of projects, holding conferences etc.), on which experts from the different spheres of Cartography, Geoinformation and neighboring disciplines (environmental sciences, regional and cross-border planning etc.) would be involved. In particular to hold conferences that will bring together the different experts interested in sustainable development of territories. The press will be involved for propagation of achievements of cartography and GIS.
  3. Organise regional workshops and summer-schools on GIS and Cartography for developing projects in Sustainable Development.
  4. Provide the connections and performance of teamwork, holding conferences, schools with the adjacent organizations - the IGU Commission on Geographical Information Sciences, CODATA (ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology), Digital Earth, UNIGIS, ENVIROINFO etc.
  5. Continue the work on realization of international conferences InterCarto, which since 1994 were annually carried out in Russia and in other countries (http://susgis.net).
  6. Document and publish best practice results, proceedings of conferences, textbook on geoinformatics contributions to sustainable development.
  7. Encourage and support the involvement of student cartographers in the commission activities. Since two years there is continuing success of funding student participation in the SD Commission activities.
  8. Cooperate with other ICA Commissions (e.g. "Education and training", "Management and Economics of Map Production", "Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage")

Website of the commission on GI for Sustainability

Vladimir TikunovChair: Vladimir Tikunov
Laboratory of Integrated Mapping and Laboratory of Sustainable Development of Territories
Faculty of Geography
M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University
Vorobievy Gory, MSU, main building
119991 Moscow
Russia
phone: +7 495 939 13 39
fax: +7 495 932 88 36
e-mail: tikunov@geogr.msu.su
Horst KremersVice-chair: Horst Kremers
P.O. Box 20 05 48
13515 Berlin
Germany
phone: +49 172 3211738
e-mail: office@Horst-Kremers.de
personal website

Executive Committee liaison: Sukendra Martha

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

Elri LiebenbergChair: Elri Liebenberg
University of South Africa
PO Box 36345
0102 Menlo Park, Pretoria
South Africa
phone: +27 12 361 187, +27 82 683 223
e-mail: elri@worldonline.co.za
Imre Josef DemhardtVice-chair: Imre Josef Demhardt
The University of Texas at Arlington
Department of History
Box 19529
Arlington, TX 76019-0529
United States of America
phone: +1 817-272-0122
fax: +1 817-272-2852
e-mail: demhardt@uta.edu
Peter CollierVice-chair: Peter Collier
Department of Geography
University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth
PO1 3HE
United Kingdom
phone: +44 2392 842473
fax: +44 2392 842512
e-mail: peter.collier@port.ac.uk

Executive Committee liaison: Paulo Menezes

Commission on Map Design

  1. Discuss, develop, illustrate and promote the principles of map design
  2. Identify examples of good cartographic practice which underpin high quality, effective map design
  3. Provide appropriate mechanisms and support for the dissemination of current map design research
  4. Develop high quality materials to support cartographers and map-makers in the development of their own maps (e.g., books, exemplars, tutorials)
  5. Develop support for the design of specific cartographic products that are challenged by new modes of production (e.g., design for maps that use imagery as the base)
  6. Inform, enthuse and engage with fledgling map-makers (such as neo-cartographers) in a mutual exchange of methods, needs and ideas
  7. Maintain a Web site that includes a bibliographical database of map design research, a community identity for those who work in the area of map design, resources to assist map-makers in their design endeavors, and a forum for the exchange of ideas and expertise
  8. Work with other ICA Commissions which incorporate a design perspective and
  9. Have fun designing maps and enthuse others to approach their own work with an eye on design

Website of the commission on Map Design

Kenneth FieldChair: Kenneth Field
Esri Inc
380 New York Street
Redlands CA 92373
United States of America
phone: +1 909 793 2853
e-mail: kfield@esri.com
Bernhard Jenny Vice-chair: Bernhard Jenny
Oregon State University
Dept. of Geosciences
104 Wilkinson Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States of America
e-mail: jennyb@geo.oregonstate.edu
Alexander KentVice-chair: Alexander Kent
Canterbury Christ Church University
North Holmes Road
Canterbury
Kent CT1 1QU
United Kingdom
e-mail: alexander.kent@canterbury.ac.uk
Vice-chair: Anja Hopfstock
Department of Geoinformation
Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy
Richard-Strauss-Allee 11
D-60598 Frankfurt a.M.
Germany
e-mail: Anja.Hopfstock@bkg.bund.de

Executive Committee liaison: Anne Ruas

Commission on Map Production and Geo-Business

  1. Enhance the study on map production- and process management, map economics and geobusiness
  2. Research on the impact by the modern communication methods on map production, business models, change management and design thinking
  3. Research the impact of Service Oriented Architectures and future technologies on Map-Production, Publishing and Archiving
  4. Encourage international collaboration on the study of map production and geobusiness with particular emphasis on bridging research, government and commercial sectors
  5. Participate and contribute to activities of other relevant ICA interests groups (e.g. Commission on Use and User Issues, National Mapping Organisations)
  6. These terms of reference should be achieved by specific meetings involving the different sectors, knowledge transfer via workshops and the wide usage of publication media

Website of the commission on Management and Economics of Map Production

Philippe de MaeyerChair: 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
Markus JobstVice-chair: Markus Jobst
Coordination INSPIRE
Austrian Federal Office for Metrology and Surveying
Information Management
Schiffamtsgasse 1–3
1020 Vienna
Austria
e-mail: markus@jobstmedia.at

Executive Committee liaison: Derek Clarke

Commission on Map Projections

  1. Prepare an Operational Plan, which will acknowledge the Terms of Reference approved by the General Assembly and which will be used to set achievable targets for the Commission for a four year period. Organise and maintain the Commission web site.
  2. Promote and foster research on map projections, coordinate systems, transformations and conversions, and disseminate the outcomes. Expected result: an enhanced set of online bibliographic tools and web links on map projections, coordinate systems, transformations and conversions.
  3. Organise sessions and meetings at least once a year to stimulate a debate on all aspects of map projections with the aim of collecting and publishing the research results. Expected result: a collection of papers on case studies in map projections.
  4. Promote the proper use of map projections at all levels of education. Expected result: a publication with recommended approach to map projections at different levels of education.
  5. Study terminology on map projections and prepare the multilingual dictionary for this area of cartography. Expected result: the dictionary on map projections, coordinate systems, transformations and conversions.
  6. Provide consultative support in relation to map projections. Expected result: appropriate support as required.
  7. Work for reaching the general aims conceived in the ICA Statutes taking into account the recommendations of the ICA Executive Committee.

Website of the commission on Map Projections

Miljenko Lapaine
Chair: Miljenko Lapaine
Faculty of Geodesy
University of Zagreb
Kaciceva 26
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
phone: +385 1 4639273
fax: +385 1 48 28 081
e-mail: mlapaine@geof.hr
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Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science
U.S. Geological Survey
1400 Independence Rd.
Rolla, MO 65401-2502
phone: +1 573-308-3837
fax: +1 573-308-3652
e-mail: usery@usgs.gov

website

Executive Committee liaison: Paulo Menezes

Commission on Mapping from Remote Sensor Imagery

  1. Promote the original and practical research concerning the development and use of existing and forthcoming aerospace remote sensor systems for topographic and thematic mapping.
  2. Produce a book with a state-of-the-art review on remote sensors and data processing techniques applied for topographic and thematic mapping. It reviews the latest developments in remote sensors and information extraction techniques, examines the utilities of sensors and techniques for cartographic feature extraction, and showcases latest developments in thematic mapping.
  3. Network with ISRPS, IAG, FIG, and other ICA commissions with similar interests in applications of remote sensor imagery. Such networking would help organize one or more joint workshops, seminars, or symposia during 2011–2015.
  4. Develop closer links with international organizations concerned with the use of remote sensor imagery (e.g. UNOOSA, UNEP, PAIGH) for strengthening ICA‘s presence and developing joint courses or seminars on cartographic applications of remote sensor imagery.
  5. Promote knowledge transfer at fundamental and advanced levels on the use of remote sensor imagery for cartographic applications related to natural and built environments, early warning and natural disaster mitigation.
  6. Prepare promotional materials reflecting the Commission‘s terms of reference and activities that can be used to support ICA‘s presence at international forums (e.g. World Map, Map Middle East, meetings of the Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies (JB GIS), UN meetings, and other regional conferences).

Website of the commission on Mapping from Satellite Imagery

Xiaojun YangChair: 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
Jan FeranecVice-chair: Jan Feranec
Institute of Geography
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Stafanikova 49
814 73 Bratislava
Slovak Republic
phone: +421 2 57510219
fax: +421 2 52491340
e-mail: feranec@savba.sk
personal website
Yifang BanVice-chair: Yifang Ban
Department of Urban Planning & Environment
Royal Institute of Technology
SE - 100 44 Stockholm
Sweden
phone: +46 8 790 8648
fax: +46 8 790 7343
e-mail: yifang@infra.kth.se
personal website
Jonathan LiVice-chair: Jonathan Li
Department of Geography & Environmental Management
Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change
Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Office: EV1-111
phone: +1-519-888-4567-34504
fax: +1-519-746-0658
e-mail: junli@uwaterloo.ca
personal website

Executive Committee liaison: Liu Yaolin

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, Develop closer links with the World Blind Union and extend this co-operation to deaf, mentally retarded children and old people).
  4. Engage with the International Mobility Conference and other appropriate organizations in order 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, in order to expand the topics and facilitate access to information for disabilities people.

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

Alejandra Coll EscanillaChair: Alejandra Coll Escanilla
Tactile Cartography Center of the UTEM
Dieciocho 414
Santiago Centro
Chile
phone: +56-2-7877362
fax: +56-2-7877392
e-mail: acollescanilla@gmail.com
Waldirene RibeiroVice-chair: Waldirene Ribeiro
Universidade de São Paulo
FFLCH - Departamento de Geografia
Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes, 338
05508-000 Sao Paulo - SP
Brazil
phone/fax: +11 3091 3737
e-mail: walcarmo@usp.br

Executive Committee liaison: Paulo Menezes

Commission on Maps and Society

  1. Develop the 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 a theme issue of The Cartographic Journal or Cartographica around critical approaches to mapping practice, and publication of a research monograph on Maps and Society.
  5. Collaborate with representatives of other disciplines in meetings and seminars.
  6. Hold joint meetings with specific mapping communities focusing upon different mapping encounters. In the next four years these might focus upon: mapping as artistic practice; graphic designer practice; active collaboration with crowdsourcing communities.
Chris PerkinsChair: 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
Jörn SeemannVice-chair: Jörn Seemann
URCA - Universidade Regional do Cariri
Rua Cel. Antônio Luis, 1161
63.100-000 - Pimenta - Crato/CE
Brazil
e-mail: jorn.seemann@urca.br
personal website

Executive Committee liaison: Timothy Trainor

Commission on Maps and the Internet

  1. Focus scholarship on disseminating maps and spatial data through distributed data networks. Product: Journal articles and web pages.
  2. Examine Internet map usage to better serve users in a multi-platform environment. Product: Oral or published report.
  3. Examine the use of new Internet mapping technologies for social interaction and empowerment with online maps. Product: Oral or published report.
  4. Examine differences in the application of Internet maps between countries. Product: Oral or published report.
  5. Examine the role of Internet maps in both the data rich and data poor societies. Product: Oral or published report.
  6. Examine the potential of Internet map metadata. Product: Oral or published report.
  7. Examine an international construction kit for Internet maps that supports multinational and multicultural perspectives. Product: Oral and Published report.
  8. Examine the role of Internet maps in the growing field of Location-based services. Product: Collaboration with Map Use and Ubiquitous mapping Commissions and Published reports.
  9. Promote instruction on Internet mapping through collaboration / coordination with agencies for research and mapping. Product: Materials to be used in workshops.

Website of the commission on Maps and the Internet

Chair: Rex G. Cammack
Department of Geography and Geology
University of Nebraska
6001 Dodge Str
Omaha, NE 68182
United States of America
phone: +1 402 554 2282
e-mail: rcammack@mail.unomaha.edu
Pyry KettunenVice-chair: Pyry Kettunen
Finnish Geodetic Institute
Department of Geoinformatics and Cartography
P.O.Box 15 (Geodeetinrinne 2)
FI-02431 Masala
Finland
phone: +358 9 2955 5209
e-mail: pyry.kettunen@fgi.fi
Vice-chair: Long Yi
e-mail: longyi@njnu.edu.cn
China

Executive Committee liaison: Georg Gartner

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

Karel KrizChair: Karel Kriz
Institute of Geography
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
Lorenz HurniVice-chair: Lorenz Hurni
Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation
ETH Zürich
Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 15
8093 Zurich
Switzerland
e-mail: hurni@karto.baug.ethz.ch

Executive Committee liaison: Georg Gartner

Commission on Neocartography

  1. Investigate the emergence of Neocartography and develop a web site to act as a shop window and reference point for researchers and practitioners in this area
  2. Organise sessions at future ICA conferences (commencing with ICC2013 in Dresden) and collaborate and with representatives of other disciplines and ICA Commissions in meetings and seminars (eg Maps and Society)
  3. Organize specialist conferences/workshops on topics related to Neocartography. These would be local meetings to encourage ICA participation from groups who might not normally do so
  4. Encourage publication in this area, specifically publication in what may be considered traditional cartography journals - such as the Cartographic Journal, Society of Cartographers Bulletin, and Cartographica
  5. Support research into, creation of, and dissemination of information about appropriate web-tools
  6. Hold joint meetings with mapping and allied communities. In the first four years these might focus upon participatory community mapping and map design.

Website of the commission on Neocartography

Steve ChiltonChair: Steve Chilton
Centre for Learning and Teaching Enhancement
Middlesex University, The Burroughs,
Hendon, London NW4 4BT
United Kingdom
phone: +44(0)208 411 5355
e-mail: steve8@mdx.ac.uk
personal website
Manuela SchmidtVice-chair: Manuela Schmidt
Dept of Geoinformation and Cartography
Vienna University of Technology
Erzherzog-Johann-Platz 1/E127-2
1040 Vienna
Austria
phone: +43-1-58801-12613
fax: +43-1-58801-912613
e-mail: manuela.schmidt@tuwien.ac.at
personal website
Andrew TurnerVice-chair: Andrew Turner
FortiusOne
Washington, DC
United States of America
e-mail: ajturner@highearthorbit.com
personal website

Executive Committee liaison: Menno-Jan Kraak

Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies

  1. Maintain a website for the exchange of knowledge, news and information on use and user issues issues in open source geospatial technologies.
  2. Maintain an online bibliographical database.
  3. Maintain Web discussion forum.
  4. Maintain a database of individuals working on, or with expertise in, open source GIS to stimulate exchange of information.
  5. Produce a major publication on Open Source Geospatial Technologies (either a special issue of a refereed journal or a text book).
  6. Organize sessions on Open Source GIS at future ICA conferences.
  7. Participate in / contribute to other workshops / seminars organized by representatives of other disciplines or by other ICA Commissions / Working Groups.

Website of the commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies

Commission Chair Suchith AnandChair: Suchith Anand
Nottingham Geospatial Building
University of Nottingham
Nottingham NG7 2TU
United Kingdom
e-mail: suchith.anand@nottingham.ac.uk
Vice-Chair: Thierry Badard
Centre for Research in Geomatics
Louis-Jacques Casault Hall
1055, avenue du Séminaire
Laval University
Quebec (Quebec) G1V 0A6
Canada
phone: +1 418 656-7116
e-mail: thierry.badard@scg.ulaval.ca

Executive Committee liaison: Georg Gartner

Commission on Planetary Cartography

  1. Update of the Multilingual Maps of Terrestrial Planets and their Moons series
  2. Participation in Specialized Planetary Cartography GIS projects
  3. Planetary Nomenclature / Gazetteer supplements
  4. Foundation of a new, bi-annual international children‘s and student‘s drawing competition, with special focus on planetary cartography
  5. Development of a curriculum for geography or physics teachers at high school level, in which they can use planetary cartographic products
  6. Participation in the making of a textbook on Extraterrestrial Geography at high school and university level, and creation of cartographic products for this available online
  7. Online resources
  8. Creation of a new, updated website for the commission with various resources for the planetary cartographer community worldwide, including the International Planetary Cartography Database which is a documentation, bibliography and analysis of the international planetary cartography products
  9. Making official contacts with the WG of Extraterrestrial Mapping at ISPRS, with IAU Commission on Solar System Nomenclature, with planetary mapping groups in Germany (DLR), the USA (NASA/USGS), China and Japan

Website of the commission on Planetary Cartography

Henrik HargitaiChair: Henrik Hargitai
Eötvös Loránd University
Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies
Múzeum krt. 6-8.
1088 Budapest
Hungary
SMS: +36 70-506-1158
e-mail: hhargitai@gmail.com
Irina Petrovna KarachevtsevaVice-Chair: Irina Petrovna Karachevtseva
Moscow University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK)
MIIGAiK Extraterrestrial Lab (MExLab)
Gorokhovsky pereulok 4
105064 Moscow
Russian Federation
Phone: +7 499 267-35-13
e-mail (official): i_karachevtseva@mexlab.ru or icar2003@maii.ru

Executive Committee liaison: László Zentai

Commission on Theoretical Cartography

  1. Compare and study selected topics of theoretical interest in a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural and historical, methodological perspective.
  2. Promote the research topics from carto-semiotics to more general philosophical concerns for Cartography theory construction including Ontology, Epistemology and Linguistics etc.
  3. Promote the application of theoretical research fruits and relevant adaption and improvement in cartographic and GIS practice.
  4. Establish an efficient information system to facilitate collaboration among the researchers in the field by maintaining an up-to-date Commission website with news important for the membership, reports on the activities of the commission, information on recent publications of interest, on the past and future meetings in the field, etc.
  5. Promote the existing glossary in multi-language in the circle of researcher and extending the glossary with the further research interest.
  6. Conduct workshops or symposia about selected aspects of theoretical cartography in different nations.
  7. Compile and publish reports and collected papers about the work of the commission.
Commission Chair Qingyun Du
Chair: Qingyun Du
School of Resource and Environmental Science
Wuhan University
430072 Wuhan
PR China
phone: +86 27 68778551
fax: +86 27 68778893
e-mail: qydu@whu.edu.cn
Florian HrubyVice-chair: Florian Hruby
Department of Geography
University Center for Social Sciences and Humanities (CUCSH)
University of Guadalajara
Avenida de los Maestros y Mariano Bárcena (1er. piso)
Colonia Alcalde Barranquitas, CP.: 44260
Guadalajara, Mexico
phone: +52 3819-3381
fax: +52 3819-3387
e-mail: florian.hruby@univie.ac.at
personal website

Executive Committee liaison: William Cartwright

Commission on Ubiquitous Mapping

  1. Place the notion of Ubiquitous Mapping based on real-world map interaction and ICT-based context-aware mapping services in the domain of Theoretical Cartography; examining (1) Primal mapping between geomedia (real, graphic and language spaces) and human (cognitive space), and (2) Secondary or ICT-based mapping between geomedia (real, graphic and language spaces) and geodatabase.
  2. Develop the theory of Map Evolution on ICT enabled socio-cultural environment, by (1) Clarifying similarity and difference in comparing variant systems to establish an evaluation scheme, (2) Revealing significant factors such as ubiquity and egocentrism for Map Evolution on ICT, and (3) Creating map evolutional tree diagrams representing natural selection of maps in past, current and future according to real ICT-based ubiquitous mapping services and socio-cultural environment of different countries, particularly East Asia including Japan, China and Korea.
  3. Organize regional workshops including site observation to comprehend contemporary situation of ubiquitous mapping.

Website of the commission on Ubiquitous Mapping

Masatoshi ArikawarChair: Masatoshi Arikawa
Center for Spatial Information Science
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5, Kashiwa-no-ha, Kashiwa City
Chiba 277-8568
Japan
phone: +81-4-7136-4305
fax: +81-4-7136-4292
e-mail: arikawa@csis.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Vice-chair: Yuefeng Liu
Institute of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System
Peking University
China
e-mail: yuefengliu@pku.edu.cn

Executive Committee liaison: William Cartwright

Commission on Use and User Issues

  1. Maintain and expand the website for the exchange of knowledge, news and information on use and user issues in cartography and geo-information processing and dissemination
  2. Maintain and fill the on-line bibliographical database on use and user issues which is accessible through the website.
  3. Set-up and 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 listings used in the bibliography) to stimulate exchange of information. This database will be accessible through the current website.
  4. Provide a Web discussion forum through the current website.
  5. Produce The Handbook for User Research in Geoinformation (textbook publication focusing on methods and techniques of use, user and usability research in cartography and geo-information processing and dissemination).
  6. Foster, stimulate and contribute to other publications on use and user issues in cartography and geo-information processing and dissemination.
  7. Organize (or help organizing) sessions on use and user issues at future ICA conferences.
  8. Establish one or more ―Project Groups‖ that deal with a specific aspect of use and user issues in cartography and geo-information processing and dissemination. The Project Groups will execute concrete tasks within a given time span.
  9. Organize (or help organizing) specialist workshops or seminars on focused topics related to use and user issues in cartography and geo-information processing and dissemination.
  10. Participate in / contribute to other workshops / seminars organized by representatives of other disciplines (e.g. human computer interaction, computer science) or by other ICA Commissions / Working Groups.
  11. Involve young (PhD) researchers in all Commission activities.

Website of the commission on Use and User issues

Corné van ElzakkerChair: Corné van Elzakker
ITC - Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente
Department of Geo-Information Processing
P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands
phone: +31534874478
fax: +31 53 4874 335
e-mail: c.vanelzakker@utwente.nl
personal website
David ForrestVice-chair: David Forrest
School of Geographical & Earth Sciences
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
United Kingdom
phone: +44 141 330 5401
e-mail: david.forrest@glasgow.ac.uk
personal website
Kristien OomsVice-chair: Kristien Ooms
Department of Geography
Ghent University
Krijgslaan 281, S8
9000 Gent
Belgium
phone: +32 9 264 46 36
fax: +32 9 264 49 85
e-mail: kristien.ooms@ugent.be
Alexander PucherVice-chair: Alexander Pucher
Cartography and Geoinformation
Department of Geography and Regional Research
University of Vienna
Universitätsstrasse 7
1010 Wien
Austria
phone: +43 1 4277 48644
fax: +43 1 4277 9531
e-mail: alexander.pucher@univie.ac.at

Executive Committee liaison: Derek Clarke

 

For commissions of previous periods please see the Commissions Archive.

  • adeyemo olusola says:

    I want to be receiving monthly newsletter,and I want to the know the procedure for registering for conference and the categories of people eligible for conference.More importantly the cartographer.

    31 May 2013 at 3:58 pm

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