Prof. Dr. Andrzej Ciolkosz is an outstanding cartographer whose activities have centered on the application of air photography and satellite images in cartography. He was an organizer and head of the Polish National Remote Sensing Centre in the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, whose mission is the use of remotely sensed data in thematic cartography. He is the author of some two hundred papers, reports, and maps. He is a member of the Polish Association of Cartographers.
Prof. Ciolkosz was a Vice-President of the International Cartographic Association from 1978 to 1984 and was Chair and Deputy Chair of the ICA Commission on Thematic Mapping with the Aid of Satellite Imagery. He contributed to Annotated Bibliography on Application of Satellite Images to Thematic Mapping and to the guidebook Thematic Mapping from Satellite Imagery published on behalf of ICA by the University of Waterloo (Canada) and Elsevier Science. He was Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the ICA conference that was held in Warsaw in 1982.
Prof. Ciolkosz is still very active in research and teaching in remote sensing and cartography at Warsaw University and Nicholas Copernicus University in Torun.
For his many contributions to ICA and to the application of remotely sensed imagery in cartography, Prof Ciolkosz is awarded an ICA Honorary Fellowship.