It is a great pleasure to address you for this occasion to hand you the ICA Honorary Fellowship. This award is for cartographers of international reputation who have made special contribution to the ICA.
You fit this category well because during a long ICA career you have been active as Co-chair of the Commission on Generalization and Multiple representation (2003–2007), as Vice-President (2007–2015), but also you have been President of ICC 2011, Paris. And you are still committed to ICA because currently you are one of the two Editors of our International Journal of Cartography (2015–).
But what many people do not know is that you have other talents too. You are a good football player. I remember we both played in the red-team during a legendary ICA Commission match in Leicester many years ago.
Ann, I congratulate you with this honor and would like to hand you the medal and certificate now.