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Honorary Fellowship for Andrzej Ciolkosz

Prof. Dr. Andrzej Ciolkosz is an outstanding cartographer whose activities have centered on the application of air photography and satellite images in cartography. He was an organizer and head of the Polish National Remote Sensing Centre in the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, whose mission is the use of remotely sensed data in thematic cartography. He is the author of some two hundred papers, reports, and maps. He is a member of the Polish Association of Cartographers.

Prof. Ciolkosz was a Vice-President of the International Cartographic Association from 1978 to 1984 and was Chair and Deputy Chair of the ICA Commission on Thematic Mapping with the Aid of Satellite Imagery. He contributed to Annotated Bibliography on Application of Satellite Images to Thematic Mapping and to the guidebook Thematic Mapping from Satellite Imagery published on behalf of ICA by the University of Waterloo (Canada) and Elsevier Science. He was Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the ICA conference that was held in Warsaw in 1982.

Prof. Ciolkosz is still very active in research and teaching in remote sensing and cartography at Warsaw University and Nicholas Copernicus University in Torun.

For his many contributions to ICA and to the application of remotely sensed imagery in cartography, Prof Ciolkosz is awarded an ICA Honorary Fellowship.

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Chen Shupeng is awarded the Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal

Chen Shupeng

Chen Shupeng

Professor Chen Shupeng is the honorary director of the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He was the first director of the State Key Lab of Resources and Environment Information Systems. Professor Chen initialized in China the research in such geo-sciences fields as automated cartography, remote sensing applications and geographic information systems (GIS). He accomplished his four-volume Probe in Geo-sciences and has supervised more than 50 graduate students at the Ph.D. and MSc levels. He is now advocating research in geographic information science.

He is also the chief expert of the pilot project Mechanism and Transformation of Remote Sensing Information (1998) granted by the National Natural Science Foundation.

He has published more than 20 books, atlases, and dictionaries, which have won him 27 prizes of various sorts, such as the National Award, Distinguished Contribution in China (1991), Special Golden Award for Environmental Science (1993), Geo-science Award, Liang-He li Foundation of Hong Kong (1996), and the Miller Cartographic Award, The American Geographic Society (1998).

Professor Chen held the full membership of the Committee of Geographic Data Acquisition of the International Geographic Union (1984-1991) and was a full member of the Committee on Geographic Modelling (1996-2000). As an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (1980-), the Third World Academy of Sciences (1992-) and International Eurasian Academy of Sciences (1995-), and a member of editorial boards of three international GIS journals, he significantly strengthened international academic cooperation and exchange between China and the world.

For his national leadership, his years of distinguished service, and his outstanding contributions to cartography, Professor Chen Shupeng is awarded the Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal.

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Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal awarded to Joel Morrison

Dr. Joel Morrison is currently Professor of Geography and Director of the Center for Mapping at Ohio State University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, in 1968, his M.Sc. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, in 1964, and his B.A. from Miami University, Oxford, OH, in 1962.

He served as an ICA Vice-President for a number of years and as ICA President from 1984-1987, continuing on the ICA Executive as Past President for four years, as well. He was the recipient of an ICA Honorary Fellowship in 1991, was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Union of Surveying and Mapping, a U.S. representative to the ICA Commission on Cartographic Communication, Chair of the United States Board of Geographic Names, and President of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping and chair of its Cartography Division, which he was instrumental in changing to the American Cartographic Association (now Cartography and Geographic Information Society). He was one of the organizers of the Cartography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) and recently was the AAG Treasurer. In 1999, he was awarded the Anderson Medal, the highest honour of the AAG Applied Geography Specialty Group which was bestowed in recognition of highly distinguished service to the profession of geography.

His distinguished employment career includes service in major government agencies, including Assistant Division Chief for Research in the National Mapping Division of the United States Geological Survey, and Chief of the Geography Division of the U.S. Census Bureau. In addition, he taught for many years at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he educated and inspired numerous cartography and geography students and served as chair of Department of Geography.

Dr. Morrison is the one of the long-time co-authors of Elements of Cartography, the classic English-language resource in cartography. It provides a solid conceptual foundation in the basic principles of cartography while introducing the technological advances, which have greatly altered modern cartographic techniques. He has been associate editor and senior consultant to Goode’s World Atlas, and his innovative and stimulating articles have appeared in professional journals worldwide, and his thought-provoking presentations are always on the forefront of developments in the field.

For his leadership in cartography, for his positive influence on mapping and related programs in the United States and other countries, and for his outstanding commitment to the profession of cartography, Dr. Joel L. Morrison is awarded the Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal.

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Honorary Fellowship for Judy Olson

Dr. Judy Olson is professor of geography at the Michigan State University at East Lansing. Dr. Olson received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. After graduating from Wisconsin, she has held academic positions at the University of Georgia, Boston University, and more recently Michigan State University.

Dr. Olson’s seminal research has focused on cartographic communication, design and symbolization. Her early projects included the improvement of dot mapping techniques, and a focus on the cognitive aspects of cartography. More recently, Dr. Olson’s research has looked at colour theory and use on maps, including the design of maps for persons who are colour blind. At all of her teaching positions, she has educated some of the very best and brightest graduated students.

Dr. Olson’s professional service to the profession of cartography has been nothing short of exceptional. She has served as Associate Editor and Editor of the journal The American Cartographer, now Cartography and Geographic Information Science, President of the Association of American Geographers, Chair of the AAG’s Cartography Specialty Group, and Chair of the Geography Department at Michigan State University. For many years she served as chair of the US National committee for ICA. She served as Vice President of the International Cartographic Association (1992-1999). She took over this position at short notice after the unfortunate premature death of Barbara Petchenik. As Vice President she had many proactive contributions and involvement in running the EC business and played a leading role in organising commission chair and national delegates meetings. In the commission on theory of cartography she contributed to the redefinition of cartography.

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Honorary Fellowship for Hu Yuju

Prof. Hu Yuju is a professor in cartography in Wuhan University. He is well known in cartography in China and has published over ten books on cartography, especially on map projections. He was a member of the first delegation of the Chinese Society for Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography to the ICA, that is to the 6th ICA General Assembly in Tokyo in 1980 when China joined ICA as a national member. He was ICA Vice President for 2 terms in the period of 1984-1991. Prof. Hu Yuju has actively participated in the organization of the Seminar on Computer-aided Cartography in Wuhan in 1981 and the Seminar on Advanced Cartographic Education and Training in Wuhan in 1986. He was the organizer of the ICA Executive Committee meeting in Wuhan in 1990, including many other ICA activities in the last 20 years.

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Honorary Fellowship for Kei Kanazawa

Mr. Kei Kanazawa has been a full member of the ICA Commission on Education and Training (CET) since 1964. He has participated in the writing and editing of the ICA publication “Basic Cartography” and the accompanying Exercise Manual. He has 20th ICC: Awards & Recognitions lectured at the Seminars of the CET in Wuhan, China in 1986; in Prague, Czech in 1987; in Bangkok, Thailand in 1991 and 1994; and in at least seven additional locations in the 1990s.

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Jacques Bertin is awarded the Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal

Jacques Bertin in 1971

Jacques Bertin in 1971

The work ‘Semiologie Graphique’ published in 1967 by Professor Jacques Bertin has touched more than a generation of cartographers. Training in map design throughout the world discusses Jacques Bertin’s ideas. The book has been translated into several languages, and Jacques Bertin’s ideas are present in all introductory cartography books today. The ICA is proud to recognize Professor Jacques Bertin for his outstanding contribution to the field of cartography by awarding him its highest honour, the Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal.

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Honorary Fellowship for D. R. Fraser Taylor

Retiring from a four year term as Immediate Past President, Fraser Taylor also served as ICA President for eight years and as Vice President from 1984-87. He was the first President of the International Union for Surveys and Mapping, IUSM. His interest and activities in international cartography led to an increase in ICA membership. He fostered relationships between ICA and the Pan American Institute of Geography and History, PAIGH, that increased interest in the work of ICA in Latin American countries. For his many, significant contributions to ICA, especially as President, Fraser Taylor is awarded the ICA Honorary Fellowship.

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Honorary Fellowship for Jaume Miranda

Jaume Miranda has served the ICA as a Vice President for eight years. His background in computer science, remote sensing and photogrammetry has been helpful to the Executive Committee on many occasions. He is well known as the Director of the highly successful 10th General Assembly and 17th International Conference of the ICA in Barcelona. Jaume Miranda’s interest in cartography and his superb leadership has gained world recognition for Catalonian Cartography. For his contribution to Cartography and his outstanding conference and institutional leadership, Jaume Miranda is awarded the ICA Honorary Fellowship.

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