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Welcome to the website of the International Cartographic Association
New ICA poster series on Maps and Sustainable Development Goals

ICC 2017

The 28th International Cartographic Conference took place in Washington, D.C., USA, 2–7 July 2017.

Conference website


Proceedings are currently not available. The program can be viewed as PDF and in an interactive version.

Extraordinary General Assembly

The conference hosted an Extraordinary General Assembly of the ICA.

ICA Awards

At the ICA Awards Ceremony at ICC2017 the following awards were presented in recognition of contributions to the ICA:

William CartwrightAustraliaICA Honorary Fellowship
Anne RuasFranceICA Honorary Fellowship
Timothy TrainorUSAICA Honorary Fellowship
Igor DreckiNew ZealandDiploma for outstanding services to ICA
Aileen R. BuckleyUSADiploma for outstanding services to ICA
Cynthia A. BrewerUSADiploma for outstanding services to ICA
Matthew RiceUSADiploma for outstanding services to ICA
ICA Awardees 2017

From left to right: Igor Drecki, Cynthia Brewer, Timothy Trainor, Menno-Jan Kraak, Anne Ruas, William Cartwright, Matthew Rice, Aileen Buckley


Pre-conference Activities

Several ICA Commissions were organizing pre-conference events.

Map awards

The winning entries are listed below – some of them will be featured in our Map of the Month section.

Atlases1st: The National Atlas of Korea, Republic of Korea
2nd: Tactile Atlas of Switzerland, Switzerland
3rd: Grand Topographic Atlas of Catalonia 1:25,000, Institut Cartografic i Geologic de Catalunya
Public vote: Swiss World Atlas 2017 Ed., Switzerland
Digital Products1st: Minecraft® on Demand, France
2nd: Augmented Reality App Swissarena, Switzerland
3rd & Public vote: Atlas of Switzerland Online, Switzerland
Educational cartographic products1st: genderATlas goes school, Austria
2nd: Historical Atlas of Poland for blind and visually impaired, Poland
3rd & Public vote: 3D Relief of Czechia, Czechia
Other cartographic products1st: Psychogeography in the age of the quantified self, Germany
2nd: Canal Full Map Long Scroll, China
3rd: Canton Berne – 3D printed Terrain Model, 1:25,000, Switzerland
Public Vote: Canal Full Map Long Scroll, China
Charts on panels1st: Zhenghe Navigational Chart with an Ancient vs. Modern Comparison, China
2nd: Stavanger Harbor with Seaward approaches (chart no. 455), Norway
3rd: IFR Enroute Low Altitude – Alaska L-1, Esri
Public Vote: VFR Aeronautical Chart of the Republic of Slovenia, Slovenia
Maps on panels1st: Relief MASSIF DU MONT BLANC, France
2nd: The Olivine Wilderness, New Zealand
3rd: Jenny Lake Hiking Map, USA
Public Vote: Blue and White Dream, China

The international jury had the following members:

  • Kenneth Field (Chair), United Kingdom
  • Margaret Pearce (Organiser), USA
  • Antoni Moore, New Zealand
  • David Fairbairn, United Kingdom
  • Paulo Menezes, Brazil
  • William Cartwright, Australia
  • Lorenz Hurni, Switzerland
  • Dirk Burghardt, Germany
  • Dušan Petrovič, Slovenia
  • Serena Coetzee, South Africa
  • Rosemary Wardley (LOC), USA

Barbara Petchenik Competition

Will be added soon.


Will be added soon.

Orienteering event

Details and results of the orienteering event on July 6 at Fountainhead Regional Park can be found in our orienteering section.

  • george p sempeles says:

    Please send me announcements as the 2017 DC date approaches to the above email and george.p.sempeles@faa.gov

    25 January 2016 at 10:16 pm
    • Felix Ortag

      Felix Ortag says:

      Hi! I would recommend that you subscribe to the email newsletter at http://icaci.org/email-newsletter/ – this way you can make sure to stay updated.

      29 January 2016 at 8:56 pm
  • Manawadu says:

    I wish to submit a paper for the even. Do u have theme or sub theme or any guideline

    5 August 2016 at 8:42 am
  • Erin LeFevre says:

    Do you have to be apart of a member organization to attend the conference?


    12 August 2016 at 5:47 pm
    • Manuela Schmidt

      Manuela Schmidt says:

      Hi Erin,
      No, the conference is open for registration for anyone.
      Best regards,

      14 August 2016 at 9:56 am
  • Bill Nelson says:

    Hi, I notice in the past you have had awards for best cartography and best digital cartography etc. How would enter a project in these competitions?


    9 November 2016 at 8:30 pm
    • Manuela Schmidt

      Manuela Schmidt says:

      Dear Bill,
      At the biennial International Cartographic Conferences we organize an International Map Exhibition, where map products originating from ICA member countries are exhibited. An international jury selects the best entries in various categories.
      To be part of the Map Exhibition, we recommend to contact your local ICA member organization for details.
      Best regards,

      11 November 2016 at 4:32 pm
  • Alberta says:

    Hi, when will conference registration be open for attendees who are not presenters or authors.


    22 November 2016 at 12:13 am
  • Natalia says:

    Hello, I want to know when registration for the conference begins for those who do not present or present papers?

    22 February 2017 at 7:54 pm
  • Wei Wang says:


    We made a great exhibit booth in ICC2015 Rio, and it would be great if we can continue to be a exhibitor in ICC2017. We are trying to get an invitation letter for visa application and sent sevral emails to the addresses provided by the ICC2017 website but get no reply.

    Does anybody know how to get an invitation letter to join the conferecnes? Thanks a lot.


    Wei Wang

    20 March 2017 at 1:43 am
    • Manuela Schmidt

      Manuela Schmidt says:

      Dear Wei Wang,
      The only way to receive an official invitation letter is through the local conference organizers. You need to be registered for the conference and the exhibition to be eligible to request a letter of invitation (details at http://icc2017.org/travel-information-visa-request/). I hope you will receive an answer from the organizers soon!
      Best wishes, Manuela

      24 March 2017 at 8:02 pm

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