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Welcome to the website of the International Cartographic AssociationGet to know the new ICA Executive Committee for the term 2023-2027Get to know the ICA Commissions for the term 2023-2027
Welcome to the website of the International Cartographic Association
Get to know the new ICA Executive Committee for the term 2023-2027
Get to know the ICA Commissions for the term 2023-2027

ICA and IMIA Recognition of Excellence in Cartography

Every year, two exemplary maps are chosen from the hundreds of entries in the Map Gallery of the Esri User Conference to receive the prestigious ICA-IMIA Excellence in Cartography Award (ICA-IMIA-Award). This award is jointly sponsored by the International Cartographic Association and the International Map Industry Association. Presented annually since 2016, this award promotes and recognizes excellence in map design and advancement in cartography. Judges select from all registered submissions in the Map Gallery the two maps that they have determined best exhibit excellence in all aspects of cartographic design and production.

Awardees of the ICA-IMIA-Award

TitleAuthor(s)Year
British Columbia Road and Recreation AtlasBenchmark Maps2023
Alaska TopographyGreg Fiske, Woodwell Climate Research Center2023
Alaska, The Last FrontierBenchmark Maps2022
Surficial Geology of Miami County, KansasJohn W. Dunham, Anthony L. Layzell, K. David Newell, Stephan C. Oborny, and Rolfe D. Mandel, Kansas Geological Survey – University of Kansas2022
Baja California PeninsulaBenchmark Maps2021
Southern Journey: The Migrations of the American South, 1790-2010Justin Madron, Nathaniel Ayers, and Ed Ayers, University of Richmond2021
Quaternary Geology of the Indiana Portion of the Elkhart 30- x 60-Minute QuadrangleJosé Luis Antinao, Robin F. Rupp, and Thomas Valachovics, Indiana Geological and Water Survey2020
Prince of Wales Island – Tongass National ForestU.S. Forest Service Alaska Region Cartography, Pacific Northwest Region Cartography Unit, and Geospatial Technology and Applications Center (GTAC)2020
2018 Wildfire Season: Another Record-Setting Fire Season in the Province of B.C.Sarah MacGregor, Natalie Work, Susan Westmacott, Nancy Liesch, Province of British Columbia, GeoBC2019
JapanBenchmark Maps & Summit Terragraphics2019
Swiss Hiking Mapsswisstopo2018
Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort SeasMelanie A. Smith, Max S. Goldman, Erika J. Knight, and Jon J. Warrenchuk (editors), Audubon Alaska2018
The relationship between place names of birds and landforms in JapanMasataka Satoh, Tokyo Map Research, Inc.2017
Geologic Map of Great Sand Dunes National Park, ColoradoPaco VanSistine, Richard Madole, and Joseph Romig, U.S. Geological Survey2017
UNICEF: Unless We Act NowBlue Raster, LLC2016
Surficial Geology of Morris County, KansasJohn Dunham, Robert Sawin, Ronald West, Richard Jarvis, and R. Zane Price, Kansas Geological Survey2016

An illustrated overview of the winning entries and honorable mentions can also be viewed on the IMIA website.
 

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