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Publications of conferences and workshops

The ICA publishes the outcomes of its conferences and workshops in three series:

  1. Advances in Cartography and GIScience of the International Cartographic Association (short: Advances of the ICA, eISSN 2570-2084): single-blind peer review based on a full paper;
  2. Proceedings of the International Cartographic Association (short: Proceedings of the ICA, eISSN 2570-2092): single-blind peer review based on submitted abstracts, developed to full paper;
  3. Abstracts of the International Cartographic Association (short: Abstracts of the ICA, eISSN 2570-2106): single-blind peer review based on submitted abstracts; publication of abstract only.
YearEvent/TitleDate/PlaceAdvances Volume NumbersProcedings Volume NumbersAbstracts Volume Numbers
2017The 28th International Cartographic ConferenceWashington, D.C., USA, 2–7 July 20171
2019The 29th International Cartographic ConferenceTokyo, Japan, 15–20 July 2019121
Useful resources

International Journal of Cartography (IJC)

The International Journal of Cartography

Published by Taylor & Francis for ICA
Print ISSN: 2372-9333
Online ISSN: 2372-9341
Current editors: William Cartwright and Anne Ruas

ICA News

ICA News

Published twice a year in print and pdf form.
For information, please visit the ICA News page.

ICC Proceedings 1993–2015

Until 2015, proceedings of International Cartographic Conferences (ICC) were published by the local organizing committees for ICA. Digital versions are available online since ICC 1993.

Affiliate Journals

The Cartographic Journal

The Cartographic Journal

Published by Taylor & Francis for the The British Cartographic Society
First published in 1964
Print ISSN: 0008-7041
Online ISSN: 1743-2774
Current editor: Alexander Kent


Published by University of Toronto Press for the Canadian Cartographic Association
First published in 1965
Print ISSN: 0317-7173
Online ISSN: 1911-9925
Current editors: Emmanuel Stefanakis

Cartography and Geographic Information Science (CaGIS)Cartography and Geographic Information Science (CaGIS)

Published by Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS)
First published in 1973
Print ISSN: 1523-0406
Online ISSN: 1545-0465
Current editor: Nicholas Chrisman

The World of Maps

The World of Maps is a book produced to accompany the International Map Year. The perspective of the book is to broaden the knowledge of cartography and geographic information among the general public and especially among school children. The World of Maps includes individual chapters covering a variety of cartographic topics and issues that form a coherent introduction, reference volume and work-book for those who are interested in investigating the nature of contemporary mapping.

It has been translated to several languages, an overview can be found here.


The Springer ICA series is a subseries of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography.

Elsevier Science

Butterworth Heinemann

(a subcompany of Elsevier specialized in educational books)

  • Anson, R. and F. J. Ormeling (1994), Basic Cartography, volume 1, ed. 2
    (copies available at Amazon.com (external link))
  • Anson, R. and F. J. Ormeling (2002), Basic Cartography, volume 2, ed. 2
  • Anson, R. and F. J. Ormeling (1996), Basic Cartography, volume 3

Map Collector Publications

  • Pelletier, M. (1996), How to Identify a Map Maker
  • Wallis, H. and A. H. Robinson (1987), Cartographical Innovations

GIM International: ICA reports

On the occassion of the 10th anniversary of the ICA page in GIM International magazine, we are publishing an archive of these reports. You can access the scanned monthly pages bundled as one PDF per year.
10 years ICA reports in GIM International

Publication Agreement

By submitting a paper or similar type of work to an ICA conference, symposium or commission meeting the author allows ICA to publish it on paper or in digital form and to distribute copies free of charge or for sale. All other rights remain with the author.

Paper submitted should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication. Authors submitting papers warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the ICA against any break of such warranty. If the paper has some kind of text, illustration or image with copyright a declaration of the corresponding copyright shall be included. The author is responsible for obtaining the necessary permission of copyright.

  • Cécile Duchêne says:

    It is very helpful to have the ICC Proceedings online. However it is not easy to know how to reference them in a paper because some information is not shown on the web site: pages numbers in the proceedings (when applicable), editor names, publisher, place of publication.
    Pages numbers are associated to each paper so it would probably be too much work to add them, and usually it is easy to find them on the web.
    But would it be possible to show on the website, for every ICC Proceedings, the names of the editors, the publisher and the place of publication?

    Many thanks
    Cecile Duchene

    16 March 2012 at 12:11 pm
    • Manuela Schmidt

      Manuela Schmidt says:

      Hi Cécile, thanks, this is a very good suggestion. We will try to add this soon. Best regards, Manuela

      16 March 2012 at 12:21 pm
      • Cécile Duchêne says:

        thanks a lot,

        16 March 2012 at 12:41 pm
  • Marco Haro says:

    Good morning.
    What is your official position about America? Is America ONE continent or 2 or 3?
    Thanks a lot for your answer.


    30 September 2012 at 5:37 pm
    • Manuela Schmidt

      Manuela Schmidt says:

      Dear Marco Haro,
      This question should be answered by geographers and not by cartographers. The IGU (International Geographic Union) may have a definition on the continents.
      Best regards

      30 September 2012 at 6:46 pm
  • Will C. van den Hoonaard says:

    I hope there is an opportunity to put up a small poster at ICC 2013 about my new book, Map Worlds: A History of Women in Cartography:

    24 August 2013 at 6:34 pm
    • Manuela Schmidt

      Manuela Schmidt says:

      Dear Will C. van den Hoonaard,
      Sounds like a very interesting read! Regarding the poster I would recommend asking the local organizers of ICC2013.
      I’m looking forward to meeting you at the conference!
      Best regards, Manuela

      25 August 2013 at 9:28 pm
  • James J. Gallagher says:

    I am seeking to obtain a copy of a 3-D image of bottom relief of the northeast Atlantic Ocean. The reference to the map is mapdesign.icaci.org/wp-content/2014/03/mapcarte76_berann_detail.png.

    I am part of a volunteer group who is constructing an educational display for public viewing in a State Park in Connecticut, USA. The focus is the North Atlantic Ocean, off the east coast of New England. of Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    James J. Gallagher

    23 October 2016 at 6:56 pm
  • Jorge Schcolnik says:

    Our company is currently planning to expand our bibliography by adding cartographic and other related digital materials, and that is the reason for contacting your institution.

    About e-Libro: our company is in the market for over 15 years, we start using eBrary platform and then ProQuest. At this time over 600 publishers are distributed through e-Libro, among others but not limited to: McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Cengage, Elsevier, Wolters Kluwer (www.e-libro.com/editoriales) .

    We provide service to worldwide academic institutions (www.e-libro.com/usuarios) in a number above 2,000 of these educational.

    Looking forward to your comments.

    Thank you

    24 October 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Where are the ICC2017 Proceedings?????

    19 October 2017 at 2:16 pm

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