Christer Palm has worked for the International Cartographic Association since its inception. Within the ICA Standing Commission on Map Production Techniques, he was responsible for the 1980 published manual Colourproofing in Cartography. For many years, he has contributed to the work of, and represented Sweden in, the ICA Commission on Tactual Maps, now the ICA Commission on Maps and Graphics for Blind and Visually-Impaired People. As an educator, he wrote a chapter in Basic Cartography for the ICA Standing Commission on Education and Training.
The Executive Committee of the International Cartographic Association, by virtue of the power vested in it by the statutes and by-laws, hereby elects Christer Palm as an Honorary Fellow in recognition of his work as an educator in cartography and his many contributions to the works of ICA commissions.