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ICC 2009

ICC 2009

The 24th International Cartographic Conference
took place in Santiago, Chile, 15–21 November 2009.
Conference website (external link)



Proceedings of the conference can be found here (external link).


International Cartographic Exhibition

The winning entries from the ICC 2009 map exhibition are listed below – some of them were featured in our Map of the Month section.

Globes and atlases1st: Earth, Australia, details
2nd: Census Atlas of the United States, USA, details
Hydrographic or maritime navigation charts1st: Den Norske Kyst, Værøy-Lofotodden, Chart no. 70, Norway
2nd: SCAN Littoral des côtes de France, France, details
Digital products (maps and digital images)1st: Geografía Universal Interactiva, Chile, details
1st: Atlas Nacional de España 1986–2008, Spain, details
Maps and plans of towns and urban areas1st: Beijing Olympic Venues, Tourism and Transport Map, China
2nd: Diorama Kyoto (Spring), Japan
Maps based on satellite images and remote sensing1st: Parc National des Virunga 1:200,000, Belgium, details
2nd: Cobertura del Suelo 2005 1:10,000,000, Mexico, Canada, USA
Maps for tourism, orientieering and parks1st: Turistická Mapa – Set of 6 tourist maps, Slovakia
2nd: Red Sea 1:2,000,000, Hungary
Others1st: New School Maps of Greece, Greece, details
2nd: Panamap Manhattan, USA, details
Thematic maps1st: Canadian Circumpolar Map, Canada, details
2nd: Carte Géologique des Pyrénées à 1:400,000, Spain, details
Topographic maps1st: Cordillera Huayhuash (Perú) 1:50,000, Alpenvereinskarte 0/3c, Austria, details
2nd: Carte de Randonnée 4901 Wallis, France, details
Public vote1st: Les cartes portolanes. La representació medieval d’una mar solcada, Spain, details


Barbara Petchenik

Too see all exhibited maps, please visit the Winner Map Collection at the Carleton University Library.

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Travel Awards

Victoria MolochkoUkraineSystem of educational geographical atlases in Ukraine
Tao WangChinaSemantics of contour lines’ spatial relation
Małgorzata WieczorekPolandWerenskiold Glacier (SW Spitsbergen) – morphometric characteristics
Rodrigo MoraChileRetrieving hierarchical information from maps: The role of metric and configurational variables
Marcio SchmidtBrazilExpert system to classify semantic information
Maria Victoria Alves de CastroArgentinaNitrates pollution at Hurlingham District waters - Spatial analysis with GIS
Diallo NgagneSenegalA diachronic study on the urban growth of Dakar and its impacts

Unfortunately, Maria Victoria Alves de Castro and Diallo Ngagne couldn't come to Chile and present their work.


Orienteering event

To see details and results of the orienteering event, please visit our orienteering page.

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