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David Forrest

Vice-President 2015–2019

Vice-President David Forrest

I have always been fascinated by maps and have fond memories of a primary school atlas that showed how Australia was gradually explored and the territories developed. I am a Senior University Teacher at the University of Glasgow where I have taught cartography for over 20 years and I still enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for maps and map design with students, on the only programme in the UK to retain a focus on cartography. Increasingly my research is on maps for use by the public, such as tourist and transport maps, and their usability. A past President of the British Cartographic Society, involvement in the ICA has allowed me to further develop international co-operation and give more back to the subject that has dominated my life.

Contact details

School of Geographical & Earth Sciences
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
United Kingdom

phone: +44 141 330 5401
e-mail: david.forrest@glasgow.ac.uk
personal website: gla.ac.uk/schools/ges/staff/davidforrest

Commission liaisons
  • SDI and Standards
  • Toponomy
  • Use, User and Usability Issues
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