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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

Liqiu Meng

Vice-President

Vice-President Liqiu MengWith cartographic knowledge I learnt from textbooks in different languages, I have been committed in cartographic high education and research for more than 30 years. With great enthusiasm I’ve experienced the transition from analog to digital cartography, and now I’m eagerly looking forward to a further transition from digital to ethical cartography. Going digital is a matter of survival with improved efficiency. But going ethical will make cartography thrive in a sustainable human society. In my eyes, future maps will add values to our everyday life at four consecutive ascending levels – informing, enabling, engaging and empowering (IEEE). This fascinating perspective urges me to serve the ICA as a bridge-maker for cross-cultural research, striving for scientific excellence and societal relevance.

Contact details

Chair of Cartography
Department of Aerospace, Aeronautics and Geodesy
Technical University of Munich
Arcisstr. 21
80333 Munich
Germany

phone: +49 89 289 22826
fax: +49 289 23202
e-mail: liqiu.meng@tum.de

Commission liaisons
  • Commission on Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization
  • Commission on Location Based Services
  • Commission on Sensor-driven Mapping
  • Commission on Visual Analytics
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