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Working Groups

The ICA working groups for the term 2015–2019 are elected on 28 August 2015. This page will be updated according to the voting results within the next week. Please stay tuned.
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Joint ICA Working Group and IGU Commission on Toponymy

  • to foster geographic/cartographic research in the field of place names, especially as regards:
    • functions of place names on maps
    • rendering of place names on maps
    • names placement on maps
    • elaborating principles for creating new place names
    • place names as expression of time – or space-related identity
    • place name/feature relations
    • motives for place naming
    • place names and administration
    • place names and transportation
    • place names in the cyber world
    • social dimensions of place names
    • elaborating principles for solving place-name conflicts
  • to disseminate the scientific knowledge on processing and use of place names within geography and cartography;
  • To link the toponymy concepts used by other sciences such as anthropology and linguistics to those used in cartography and geography;
  • to support the establishment of national and regional boards on geographical names;
  • to support the efforts of international standardization of geographical names, such as undertaken by UNGEGN);
  • to maintain contacts and scientific exchange with UNGEGN and ICOS, such as by organizing joint events;
  • to support and encourage the elaboration and publication of gazetteers, toponymic data files and place-names reference systems (such as EuroGeoNames).
Paulo MenezesChair: Paulo Menezes (ICA)
R Conselheiro Zenha 21 Cob 01
Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20550-090
phone (home): +55 21 25688991
phone (mobile): +55 21 99143269
phone (university): +55 21 25901880
fax: +55 21 22707773
e-mail: pmenezes@acd.ufrj.br
personal website
Cosimo PalagianoChair: Cosimo Palagiano (IGU)
Emeritus Professor of Geography
University of Rome "La Sapienza"
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00100 Rome
phone: +39 06 49913 917
fax: +39 06 49913874
e-mail: cosimopalagiano2@gmail.com
personal website

Executive Committee liaison: Georg Gartner

Working Group on International Map Year

  • Create a text book on Cartography and Geographic Information for the general public;
  • Elaborate plans for national activities and establish national contacts;
  • Involve the ICA commissions in the work;
  • Find sponsors among the affiliate members;
  • Establish contacts with the UN and the sister organizations (through the ICA Executive Committee and the JBGIS);
  • Produce information that can be used at national Map Days;
  • Follow up and update the working plan at the ICC in Dresden 2013.

Website of the International Map Year

Bengt Rystedt (Photo by Britt-Louise Malm)Chair: Bengt Rystedt
Leif Erikssons Väg 4
SE-261 62 Glumslöv
phone: +46-418-734 05
mobile: +46-70-607 3429
Aileen BuckleyMember: Aileen Buckley
Redlands, CA
e-mail: abuckley@esri.com
Ferjan OrmelingMember: Ferjan Ormeling
Cartography section
Faculty of Geographical Sciences
Utrecht University
PO Box 80115, 3508TC
The Netherlands
fax: +31 30 2540604
e-mail: f.ormeling@geog.uu.nl
personal website
Vít VoženílekMember: Vít Voženílek
Department of Geoinformatics
Palacký University, Olomouc
17. listopadu 50, 771 46 Olomouc
Czech Republic
phone: +420 585634513
e-mail: vit.vozenilek@upol.cz
Serena CoetzeeMember: Serena Coetzee
Centre for Geoinformation Science
University of Pretoria
Republic of South Africa
e-mail: serenacoetzee@gmail.com
Member: Ayako Kagawa
UN Cartographic Section
New York
e-mail: kagawa@un.org
David FairbairnMember: David Fairbairn
School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Cassie Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
phone: +44 (0)191 222 6353
fax: +44 (0)191 222 6502
e-mail: dave.fairbairn@newcastle.ac.uk

Executive Committee liaison: Georg Gartner


For working groups of previous periods please see the working groups archive.

  • Albertina de Aguilar says:

    Buen dia estoy asistiento al Director del Instituto Geografico de El Salvador y necesito enviar correspondencia, del nuevo Director con el interes de saber cual es el prosedimiento para continuar como mienbros de la asociación y nececito a quien dirigirme y los requisitos.

    25 October 2012 at 4:27 pm

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