CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF NEW ZEALANDS INVOLVEMENT IN THE INTERNATIONAL CARTOGRAPHIC ASSOCIATION

I. Drecki

New Zealand Cartographic Society, New Zealand

info@cartography.org.nz

 

New Zealands involvement in the International Cartographic Association (ICA) started thirty years ago. New Zealand represented by the New Zealand Cartographic Society (NZCS) was elected a full member of the ICA at the 5th General Assembly in Moscow. Professor Ronald Lister from the University of Otago acted as official representative while attending the International Geographical Union meeting at the same time. In recent years New Zealand continues to maintain its membership and actively participates in the ICA activities.

 

This paper celebrates the New Zealand contribution to the ICA. It highlights ICAs events organised in New Zealand, including ICA Commission meetings and workshops. It looks at conferences and seminars organised locally by NZCS with representatives from ICA as well as ICA Commission meetings attended by New Zealand cartographers elsewhere. It provides an account of New Zealands participation at ICA General Assemblies, showcases maps and children works submitted and awarded at the ICA International Cartographic Exhibitions and looks at research contribution of New Zealand cartographers to the ICA International Cartographic Conferences. The paper concludes by discussing the future of New Zealand participation in the works of the ICA.