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ICC 2013

ICC 2009

The 26th International Cartographic Conference took place in Dresden, Germany, 25–30 August 2013.

Conference website (external link)


The Proceedings of the conference (ISBN 978-1-907075-06-3) can be found here (external link).


Photos from the conference can be found at Flickr (external link).

Important Dates

Call for Papers Open mid of April 2012
2nd Announcement for the ICC2013 July 24, 2012
Paper Submission Deadline (changed) November 15, 2012
Papers Acceptance Notification (changed) February 1, 2013
Final Paper Deadline (changed) April 15, 2013
Authors Registration Deadline (changed) April 15, 2013

For details please consult the ICC2013 website (external link)


Pre- and Post-Conference Activities

Several ICA Commissions organized events before or after the ICC:
Date Venue Title Organized by the Commission(s) on
22–23 Aug Leipzig, Leibniz Institut für Länderkunde Workshop on Historical Maps, Atlases and Toponymy History of Cartography, Atlases, Joint ICA Working Group and IGU Commission on Toponymy
22–24 Aug Plzeň, Czech Republic Maps and the Internet Commission Meeting Maps and the Internet
23 Aug Dresden, University Sharing Knowledge Cartography and Children, Maps for Blind and Visually Impaired People, Education and Training, Planetary Cartography
23–24 Aug Dresden Workshop on Street Networks and Transport Geospatial Analysis and Modeling
23–24 Aug Dresden, University Workshop on Eye Tracking: Why, When and How? Use and User Issues, Cognitive Visualization, Geovisualization
23–24 Aug Dresden, TU 16th Generalisation Workshop Map Production and GeoBusiness, Generalization and Multiple Representation
24 Aug Dresden Mapping in a digital world Neocartography, Map Design
25 Aug afternoon Dresden, University Street game activity Art and Cartography
28 Aug Dresden, International Congress Centre Open Source Geospatial Technologies Commission Meeeting Open Source Geospatial Technologies
pre-conference Czech Republic? more info to come Early Warning and Crisis Management

ICA Awards

Fraser Taylor Canada Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal
Kirsi Virrantaus Finland ICA Honorary Fellowship
Milan Konečný Czech Republic ICA Honorary Fellowship
Manfred Buchroithner Germany Diploma for outstanding services to ICA
Scientific Awards 2013

Awarding ceremony of scientific awards: Gartner, Konečný, Taylor, Virrantaus, Cartwright, Ormeling

Diploma for Buchroithner

Buchroithner, Gartner


Map awards

For a full list of map products exhibited during ICC 2013, please check the PDF catalogue. The winning entries are listed below – some of them will be featured in our Map of the Month section.

Maps on paper 1st Over the Edge in 3D: Death in Grand Canyon, United Kingdom, details
2nd Khumbu Himal, Germany, details
3rd Tongariro National Park, New Zealand, details
Atlases 1st Atlas De Wit, Belgium
2nd Circumpolar Health Atlas, Canada, details
3rd The Chang’E-1 Topographic Atlas of the Moon, China, details
Digital Products 1st Diercke Globus Online, Germany
2nd Physical Geography of Ukraine. The 8th grade., Ukraine, details
3rd “Back in time” feature on Géoportail, France, details
Educational cartographic products 1st Jacaranda World History Atlas for the Australian Curriculum, Australia
2nd Collins World Watch, United Kingdom, details
3rd Paper-craft 3d map Syowa-Shinzan, Japan
Other cartographic products 1st Paper Cut Map, China
2nd Atlas of the World for the blind and visually impaired, Poland, details
3rd Smellmap Glasgow, United Kingdom, details
Public vote The World atlas of mountains higher than 8,000 meters, China
Jury members 2013

Jury members

The international jury had the following members:

  • Corné van Elzakker, Chair (The Netherlands)
  • Kaile Bower (USA)
  • Dirk Burghardt, Local Organizer (Germany)
  • Damien Demaj (Australia)
  • Waldirene Ribeiro (Brazil)
  • Manuela Schmidt (Austria)
  • Babak Shamei (Iran)
  • Liu Yaolin (China)

Barbara Petchenik Competition

Members of the jury

Members of the jury

155 drawings from 30 countries were exhibited. Too see them all, please visit the Winner Map Collection at the Carleton University Library. 47 people participated in the public vote. The jury members were

  • Necla Ulugtekin, Turkey, chair
  • Temenoujka Lubenova Bandrova, Bulgaria
  • Giedrė Beconytė, Lithuania
  • Robert Edsall, USA
  • Nei Erling, Brazil
  • Pilar Sanchez Ortiz Rodriguez, Spain
  • Dirk Burghardt, Germany, local organiser
  • José Jesús Reyes Nuñez, Hungary, chair of the commission on cartography and children
  • Joop van der Schee, Netherlands, IGU
  • Dariusz Dukaczewski, Poland, subtitute member

Travel Awards

The travel awardees with the ICA president

The travel awardees with the ICA president

Felipe Rufino Atkocius Brazil Maps in Decision Making: Why Almost Every Negotiation Starts and Ends With a Map?
Milad Niroumand Iran The Evaluation and Development of the Pixel Swapping Technique for Enhancing the Locational Perception of the Soft Classified Satellite Imagery
Viktor Putrenko Ukraine Assessment of Risk and Hazard of Technological Emergencies with GIS (on the Example Vinnytsia Region)
Iomara Barros de Sousa Brazil Mapping my Mangrove: New Technologies applied to cartography to support environmental education in Geography´s teaching


Commissions at a glance

During ICC 2013 all commission chairs presented their commissions in a speed presentation. You can check out the presentation slides below.


Orienteering event

To see details and results of the orienteering event, please visit our orienteering page.

  • neelambarigupta says:

    sir, I am sending my paper within few days

    10 March 2012 at 6:53 pm
  • CartoExpert says:

    Is it possible to obtain hotels adresses near the conference ?
    Thank you !

    CartoExpert Paris
    Formation SIG, Consulting Géomatique

    5 May 2012 at 7:08 pm
  • sirius says:

    good morning sir, there is any template for papers

    7 May 2012 at 10:25 am
  • Ilze says:

    Dear Manuaela, unfortunately the icc2013 conference website does not provide any template/guidelines for conference proceedings. Would you be able to point me in the right direction? Thank you.

    23 July 2012 at 10:45 am
  • László Zentai

    László Zentai says:

    The ICC 2013 website was updated recently. You can find a template for full paper submission and an on-line system for abstract submissions.

    26 July 2012 at 4:22 pm
  • RalfLippold says:

    Dear all, the event will be followed on Twitter, there is a hashtag where all people at, and interested in the conference share


    Looking forward to seeing you in Dresden

    17 August 2013 at 9:54 pm

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