Early bird and author registration for the International Cartographic Conference 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are extended to July 4, 2015.
Make sure you are registered for this festival of cartography!
Two applications arrived:
The bids will be available for the General Assembly delegates, the decision will be made by the ICA General Assembly on 28 August 2015 in Rio de Janeiro.
The deadline for submitting papers for the upcoming International Cartographic Conference 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, has passed. We are excited to see that an unexpected high number of submissions have been received!
Now the Scientific Committee under the chairmanship of Prof Claudia Robbi Sluter (University of Parana) will look into the quality of the submissions by reviewing every single entry. With this a selection of submissions to the various publication media including Journals, Book and Proceedings will be proposed and authors will get feedback on how they can improve their submissions. Altogether we all can expect a great programme with exciting contributions and sessions, which fits into the impression the Executive Committee just recently got, when they visited the site of the conference and Rio de Janeiro. Our Brazilian Colleagues are working hard, professional and committed. Also the website of the City Administration of Rio de Janeiro is reporting about the visit: ICC 2015 is seen as the highlight for the city inbetween the World Soccer Cup 2014 and the Olympic Games 2016!
Make sure your company, your institution and of course yourself is present at next year’s ICC 2015!
– Georg Gartner
The International Cartographic Association invites bids from national members to organize the 17th General Assembly of Delegates and the 29th International Cartographic Conference in 2019 (GA and ICC2019). This invitation is according to the ICA Statutes, Article 9:
The General Assembly of Delegates will normally meet every four years. As a rule, the General Assembly will be held in conjunction with an International Cartographic Conference (ICC).
Any member nation may lodge a bid to host the GA and ICC2019. The GA and ICC are preferably held during the months of July, August or September. A southern hemisphere conference may be scheduled for October/November or March/April. A letter of intent should be sent to the ICA Secretary General and Treasurer, accompanied by completed bid documents containing the following details
The bidding is competitive and it is important that as much information as possible is provided to the General Assembly. Please be aware, that bids will only be accepted, if the bid documents are signed by the head of the national member organization (ICA national member) and the bid documents are complete.
The deadline for submitting a successful bid to the Secretary-General of ICA is 15 March 2015, 24:00 GMT.
The bids should be submitted in paper form (one signed copy, per surface mail) and electronically (PDF file, per email).
Accepted bids will be handled as all other General Assembly documents. They will be made available on the ICA website GA2015 section after 23 March 2015 (five months before the first session of the GA2015) in alphabetical order according to the Country Name of the bidding organisation. This section will be made available for all national delegates to the General Assembly.
The Executive Committee of ICA will not conduct any inspection visit prior to the General Assembly. The EC will not provide any selection or shortlist. The EC will not accept any invitation or offer in relation to a bid. The decision will be made only on the basis of the bid documents. Although the EC will be neutral in the process, it will be ready to express their assessment of the submitted documents if demanded from the General Assembly.
For the evaluation process of successful bids the following criteria will especially apply:
The General Assembly will vote on bids at the Second Session on 28 August 2015. Designated representative(s) of the bidding countries will get a 5 minute time slot for presenting their bids in the First Session of the General Assembly of ICA on 23 August 2015 in Rio de Janeiro. We strongly recommend all bidders to have a booth in the Technical Exhibition of the ICC2015 to support their bid.
The voting process will take place according to the ICA Statutes as follows:
Decisions at the General Assembly shall be taken by a show of hands and by a simple majority vote, of those delegates present, who have the right to vote. However, if at least two delegates make a request, the vote shall be taken by ballot. Should there be an equal division of vote, the President shall cast the deciding vote. Voting by proxy will not be permitted and no delegate shall represent or vote for any other member nation.
The successful applicant will be required to sign a formal contract with the ICA Executive Committee defining the relationship between the Conference Organizer 2019 and ICA. The contract is based on the “Guidelines for International Cartographic Conferences and General Assemblies of Delegates” and should be signed by the head of the national member after the General Assembly. A contract template will be available on the ICA website at the end of 2014). In case the contract is not signed in one month after the GA, the EC will offer the organizing right to the applicant who got the second most number of votes.
Secretary-General and Treasurer of the ICA
A last information for the upcoming International Cartographic Conference:
All ICC participants will have free access to the e-book version of
Cartography from Pole to Pole
Selected Contributions to the XXVIth International Conference of the ICA, Dresden 2013
All of us in the north hemisphere are eventually enjoying the summer, holidays or working under summer conditions. If you are situated in the southern hemisphere this might be just the other way around, you are facing the winter.
However, for all of us our gathering at the International Cartographic Conference 2013 end of August in Dresden, Germany is only some weeks away.
I am excited by the fact, that we will have the chance to listen to the newest developments of modern cartography, appreciate the latest scientific results, learn to know about new methods and applications. I am looking forward to admire the newest maps being submitted from countries all over the world being displayed at the International Map Exhibition. I am eagerly waiting to see the maps being drawn by children all over the world at the Barbara Petchenik Children Maps Competition. I am especially looking forward to simply meet you, to discuss with you and to feel comfortable in the big family of cartography and ICA!
Dresden is only some weeks away. I see you there!
Entries to the Barbara Petchenik Competition 2013, which were selected for the international level of the competition, can now be accessed here: http://www.explokart.eu/petchenik/ Many thanks to Peter and René van der Krogt for digitizing 155 submissions from 30 countries!
The finalist entries will be on display at the ICC in Dresden, where the winners of the international competition will be selected.
The ICA congratulates all winners on the national level!