This month’s Map of the Month is the Jacaranda Atlas which is synonymous with school students around Australia. The map product by John Wiley and Sons won the second jury prize in the category “Educational Cartographic Resources”.
The ICA has decided on featuring outstanding cartographic products and work online.
The first ICA Map of the Month for February 2010 is the Australian atlas EARTH, published by Millennium House. Have a look at it! Or learn more about the general concept of our new Map of the Month series.
Graciela Metternicht has for the last 10 years been teaching at Curtin University, Perth Australia and is since July, 2007 professor of Geospatial Systems and Environmental Management at the School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. In 1985 she finished an education in cartography at Santa Fe, Argentina. In 1992 she received an MSc in Integrated Map and Geo-information Production at ITC in the Netherlands and in 1996 a PhD in Geography at the State University of Gent, Belgium.
Graciela Metternicht´s publication record contains over 100 works and she is active member of many organisations. In 1999 she took the responsibility to be the editor of ICA News, the newsletter of ICA. She is acting chair of the ICA Commission on Mapping from Satellite Images and active member of several other ICA commissions.
For her outstanding service to ICA, especially as editor of ICA News, Graciela Metternicht is awarded an Honorary Fellowship of ICA.
Ron Furness is internationally known for his work in hydrographic cartography, and has made an outstanding contribution to ICA as Chair of the Commission on Marine Mapping.
He successfully convened the CoastGIS series and has been an active participant in many ICA functions.
The Executive Committee of the International Cartographic Association (ICA), by virtue of the power vested in it by the statutes and by-laws, hereby elects Don Pearce as an Honorary Fellow in recognition of his successive capacities as organiser of the ICA Congress in Perth, Australia. 1984, as Secretary-General and Treasurer and as Vice-President of ICA with cartographic activities all around the globe requiring extraordinarily personal efforts.