We are happy to announce the Map of the Month for October: The large format “Landscape Atlas of the Czech Republic” by the Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic and the Silva Tarouca Institute for landscape and ornamental gardening, which received the first jury’s prize in the category “Atlases” at the International Cartographic Exhibition at ICC 2011 in Paris.
It’s our pleasure to announce that the ICA received six bids to host the International Cartographic Conference in 2017. Many thanks to all applicants for their willingness to host the conference. Their time and effort spent on preparing the bids is highly appreciated.
The ICA received the following bids (in alphabetical order):
- Czech Republic, Prague
- Ireland, Dublin
- Italy, Florence
- Slovenia, Ljubljana
- Spain, Valencia (we are waiting for the approval of the national representative)
- USA, Washington D.C.
The decision will be made by the executive committee in summer 2012. All details and the call for organisers can be found on the ICC2017 page.
Miroslav Miksovsky organized meetings of the International Cartographic Association Executive Committee and of the ICA Commission on Map Production Techniques in Prague in 1986 and hosted a meeting of that Commission in 1994. He has served as President of the Czechoslovak (and later Czech) Cartographic Society and has been Czech representative to the ICA since 1972. He was a founding member of the ICA Standing Commission on Map Production Techniques and served as its chairman 1991-95. He served as co-editor of the Compendium of Cartographic Techniques, authored two technical reports on Production Techniques, and published a History of the ICA Standing Commission on Map Production.
The Executive Committee of the International Cartographic Association, by virtue of the power vested in it by the statutes and by-laws, hereby elects Miroslav Miksovsky as an Honorary Fellow in recognition of his many outstanding contributions to the ICA through his organisational skills and commission activities.