FIG Working Week 2015 was held with 1.000 participants from 68 countries from 17–21 May 2015 in Sofia. ICA was very visible at the event. President Prof. Georg Garter gave a keynote speech in the plenary session entitled “Modern Cartography”. The conference also included an ICA session and a Cartographic Exhibition of Wall Maps – held in celebration of International Map Year.
In the ICA session, ICA President Prof. Georg Gartner, Past-President and Commission Chair Prof. Milan Konecny, Commission Chair Prof. Philippe de Mayer, Prof. Bashkim Irdisi and members of the Bulgarian Cartographic Association (BCA) presented their last cartographic achievements. All papers and presentations can be found on fig.net.
One of the most popular places in the National Palace of Culture during FIG Week was the Cartographic Exhibition of Wall Maps. Many participants were delighted to see such an exhibition and congratulated ICA and the Bulgarian Cartographic Association for the organization.
Four countries (Croatia, Macedonia, Kosovo and Bulgaria) participated and were represented by the following companies and organizations:
- Bulgarian Cartographic Association, Barbara Petchenik Competition (national round)
- Cartographic Studio DavGEO, Bulgaria
- Croatian Cartographic Society
- DataMap-Europe, Bulgaria
- GEOPAN Ltd, Bulgaria
- GIS-Sofia Ltd., Bulgaria
- KartGeo Ltd., Blugaria
- Military Geographic Service, Bulgaria
- University of Pristina
- University of Tetovo, FYRO Macedonia
The exhibitors received certificates for the participation and a special IMY calendar produced by the Bulgarian Cartographic Association and the Military Geographic Service.
More photos and information are available on the Facebook page of the Bulgarian Cartographic Association.
– Prof. Temenoujka Bandrova
President, Bulgarian Cartographic Association