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ICC 2013

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The 26th International Cartographic Conference took place in Dresden, Germany, 25–30 August 2013.


The Proceedings of the conference (ISBN 978-1-907075-06-3) can be found here (external link).


Photos from the conference can be found at Flickr (external link).

Important Dates

Call for Papers Openmid of April 2012
2nd Announcement for the ICC2013July 24, 2012
Paper Submission Deadline (changed)November 15, 2012
Papers Acceptance Notification (changed)February 1, 2013
Final Paper Deadline (changed)April 15, 2013
Authors Registration Deadline (changed)April 15, 2013

Pre- and Post-Conference Activities

Several ICA Commissions organized events before or after the ICC:
DateVenueTitleOrganized by the Commission(s) on
22–23 AugLeipzig, Leibniz Institut für LänderkundeWorkshop on Historical Maps, Atlases and ToponymyHistory of Cartography, Atlases, Joint ICA Working Group and IGU Commission on Toponymy
22–24 AugPlzeň, Czech RepublicMaps and the Internet Commission MeetingMaps and the Internet
23 AugDresden, UniversitySharing KnowledgeCartography and Children, Maps for Blind and Visually Impaired People, Education and Training, Planetary Cartography
23–24 AugDresdenWorkshop on Street Networks and TransportGeospatial Analysis and Modeling
23–24 AugDresden, UniversityWorkshop on Eye Tracking: Why, When and How?Use and User Issues, Cognitive Visualization, Geovisualization
23–24 AugDresden, TU16th Generalisation WorkshopMap Production and GeoBusiness, Generalization and Multiple Representation
24 AugDresdenMapping in a digital worldNeocartography, Map Design
25 Aug afternoonDresden, UniversityStreet game activityArt and Cartography
28 AugDresden, International Congress CentreOpen Source Geospatial Technologies Commission MeeetingOpen Source Geospatial Technologies
pre-conferenceCzech Republic?more info to comeEarly Warning and Crisis Management

ICA Awards

Fraser TaylorCanadaCarl Mannerfelt Gold Medal
Kirsi VirrantausFinlandICA Honorary Fellowship
Milan KonečnýCzech RepublicICA Honorary Fellowship
Manfred BuchroithnerGermanyDiploma for outstanding services to ICA
Scientific Awards 2013

Awarding ceremony of scientific awards: Gartner, Konečný, Taylor, Virrantaus, Cartwright, Ormeling

Diploma for Buchroithner

Buchroithner, Gartner


Map awards

For a full list of map products exhibited during ICC 2013, please check the PDF catalogue. The winning entries are listed below – some of them will be featured in our Map of the Month section.

Maps on paper1st Over the Edge in 3D: Death in Grand Canyon, United Kingdom, details
2nd Khumbu Himal, Germany, details
3rd Tongariro National Park, New Zealand, details
Atlases1st Atlas De Wit, Belgium
2nd Circumpolar Health Atlas, Canada, details
3rd The Chang’E-1 Topographic Atlas of the Moon, China, details
Digital Products1st Diercke Globus Online, Germany
2nd Physical Geography of Ukraine. The 8th grade., Ukraine, details
3rd “Back in time” feature on Géoportail, France, details
Educational cartographic products1st Jacaranda World History Atlas for the Australian Curriculum, Australia, details
2nd Collins World Watch, United Kingdom, details
3rd Paper-craft 3d map Syowa-Shinzan, Japan
Other cartographic products1st Paper Cut Map, China
2nd Atlas of the World for the blind and visually impaired, Poland, details
3rd Smellmap Glasgow, United Kingdom, details
Public voteThe World atlas of mountains higher than 8,000 meters, China
Jury members 2013

Jury members

The international jury had the following members:

  • Corné van Elzakker, Chair (The Netherlands)
  • Kaile Bower (USA)
  • Dirk Burghardt, Local Organizer (Germany)
  • Damien Demaj (Australia)
  • Waldirene Ribeiro (Brazil)
  • Manuela Schmidt (Austria)
  • Babak Shamei (Iran)
  • Yaolin Lin (China)

Barbara Petchenik Competition

Members of the jury

Members of the jury

155 drawings from 30 countries were exhibited. Too see them all, please visit the Winner Map Collection at the Carleton University Library. 47 people participated in the public vote. The jury members were

  • Necla Ulugtekin, Turkey, chair
  • Temenoujka Lubenova Bandrova, Bulgaria
  • Giedrė Beconytė, Lithuania
  • Robert Edsall, USA
  • Nei Erling, Brazil
  • Pilar Sanchez Ortiz Rodriguez, Spain
  • Dirk Burghardt, Germany, local organiser
  • José Jesús Reyes Nuñez, Hungary, chair of the commission on cartography and children
  • Joop van der Schee, Netherlands, IGU
  • Dariusz Dukaczewski, Poland, subtitute member

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Travel Awards

The travel awardees with the ICA president

The travel awardees with the ICA president

Felipe Rufino AtkociusBrazilMaps in Decision Making: Why Almost Every Negotiation Starts and Ends With a Map?
Milad NiroumandIranThe Evaluation and Development of the Pixel Swapping Technique for Enhancing the Locational Perception of the Soft Classified Satellite Imagery
Viktor PutrenkoUkraineAssessment of Risk and Hazard of Technological Emergencies with GIS (on the Example Vinnytsia Region)
Iomara Barros de SousaBrazilMapping my Mangrove: New Technologies applied to cartography to support environmental education in Geography´s teaching


Commissions at a glance

During ICC 2013 all commission chairs presented their commissions in a speed presentation. You can check out the presentation slides below.


Orienteering event

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


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