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Welcome to the website of the International Cartographic Association
Get to know the ICA Executive Committee
ICA awards scholarships for early career scientists to participate in official ICA events

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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