This page lists working groups of former periods. Current working groups can be found here.
- to foster geographic/cartographic research in the field of place names, especially as regards:
- functions of place names on maps
- rendering of place names on maps
- names placement on maps
- elaborating principles for creating new place names
- place names as expression of time – or space-related identity
- place name/feature relations
- motives for place naming
- place names and administration
- place names and transportation
- place names in the cyber world
- social dimensions of place names
- elaborating principles for solving place-name conflicts
- to disseminate the scientific knowledge on processing and use of place names within geography and cartography;
- To link the toponymy concepts used by other sciences such as anthropology and linguistics to those used in cartography and geography;
- to support the establishment of national and regional boards on geographical names;
- to support the efforts of international standardization of geographical names, such as undertaken by UNGEGN);
- to maintain contacts and scientific exchange with UNGEGN and ICOS, such as by organizing joint events;
- to support and encourage the elaboration and publication of gazetteers, toponymic data files and place-names reference systems (such as EuroGeoNames).
R Conselheiro Zenha 21 Cob 01
Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20550-090
phone (home): +55 21 25688991
phone (mobile): +55 21 99143269
phone (university): +55 21 25901880
fax: +55 21 22707773
Emeritus Professor of Geography
University of Rome "La Sapienza"
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
phone: +39 06 49913 917
fax: +39 06 49913874
Executive Committee liaison: Georg Gartner
- Create a text book on Cartography and Geographic Information for the general public;
- Elaborate plans for national activities and establish national contacts;
- Involve the ICA commissions in the work;
- Find sponsors among the affiliate members;
- Establish contacts with the UN and the sister organizations (through the ICA Executive Committee and the JBGIS);
- Produce information that can be used at national Map Days;
- Follow up and update the working plan at the ICC in Dresden 2013.
Leif Erikssons Väg 4
SE-261 62 Glumslöv
phone: +46-418-734 05
mobile: +46-70-607 3429
Faculty of Geographical Sciences
PO Box 80115, 3508TC
fax: +31 30 2540604
Department of Geoinformatics
Palacký University, Olomouc
17. listopadu 50, 771 46 Olomouc
phone: +420 585634513
Centre for Geoinformation Science
University of Pretoria
Republic of South Africa
UN Cartographic Section
School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
phone: +44 (0)191 222 6353
fax: +44 (0)191 222 6502
Executive Committee liaison: Georg Gartner
- To explore the art element of cartography by:
- facilitating for a that encourages interaction between cartographers who work with the Art aspects of cartography and artists who produce cartographic artefacts.
- developing theory on art and cartography and cartography and art
- To encourage interdisciplinary cross-fertilisation of ideas and concepts by:
- encouraging inter-disciplinary discourse.
- facilitating inter-disciplinary discourse.
- encouraging inter-disciplinary projects.
- encouraging interdisciplinary publications.
- Disseminating information about developed theory and ontologies related to the interaction of art with cartography and cartography with art by:
- facilitating installations with associated annotated catalogues.
- developing blogs.
- publishing special issues of journals.
- developing and publishing books.
Co-chair: Barbara Piatti
Institut für Kartografie
Wolfgang Pauli Straße 15
Co-chair: Sébastien Caquard
316 Saint-Joseph est
Montreal, Qc, H2T 1J2
Executive liaison: William Cartwright
Department of Geospatial Science
GPO Box 2476V
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
phone: +61 3 9925 2423
fax: +61 3 9663 2517
- Provide leadership in the development of concepts, ontologisation and standardization of early warning for hazard, risk and vulnerability mapping and cartographic modelling.
- Promote the cartographic use of remotely sensed and other geospatial data and various analysis techniques for early warning and crisis management by organizing conferences, seminar and workshops.
- Investigate psychological condition of end user given by their personal character and situation and psychological condition of rescued persons.
- Promote capacity building and quality mapping, and cartographic modelling including modern technology for early warning and crisis management through topic related publications.
- Participate and contribute to global initiatives in early warning and crisis management for instance through the maintenance of a website.
- Promote hazard, risk and vulnerability mapping for crisis management and communication.
- Develop mechanisms and networks for exchange of information among stakeholders on crisis management and early warning.
Chair: Milan Konecný
Department of Geography
611 37 Brno
- Share and exchange information on mapping methodologies that support censuses and statistical surveys.
- Encourage the use of new technologies and approaches supporting census mapping.
- Serve as a forum for census cartographers and organizations that promote census mapping activities.
Chair: Tim Trainor
U.S. Census Bureau
4600 Silver Hill Road – Mail Stop 7400
Washington, D.C. 20233-7400
United States of America
phone: +1 301 763 9161
fax: +1 301 763 4710
- To sketch out a research agenda for crime mapping.
- In collaboration with other ICA Commissions and Working Groups, as appropriate, to conduct research on crime mapping, focusing especially on the forensic and cartographic rigour of crime maps, particularly for their use in court.
- To collaborate at the scientific level with other organizations active in crime mapping research, such as by arranging joint meetings.
- To develop books, reports, conference presentations and/or journal articles on our work, and to hold specialist meetings on these topics.
- To organize a reporting session on the Working Group's activities at the 2011 ICA meetings. To organize and hold Working Group meetings in 2010 and 2011.
- To exchange information and reports by the ICA member countries and relevant bodies concerning crime mapping research.
- To establish a mailing list and a web site for the Working Group.
Chair: Peter Schmitz
CSIR South Africa
phone: 012 841-3841
- The creation of a precise action plan of the working group (the results of the work should be supervised on volume and terms of performance and should have various connections with each other).
- To produce a program for GIS and Cartographic basis of sustainable development (SD) of territories. Creation of some its modules.
- The organization of uniform actions (including performance of projects, holding conferences etc.), on which experts from the different spheres would be involved. In particular to hold the conference that will unit the different experts interested in sustainable development of territories. The press will be involved for propagation of achievements of cartography and GIS.
- To organise a regional workshops and summer-schools on GIS and Cartography for developing SD projects.
- To provide the connections and performance of teamwork, holding conferences, schools with the adjacent organizations - the commission on geographical information sciences IGU, Digital Earth, UNIGIS et cetera.
- To continue the work on realization of international conferences InterCarto, which since 1994 were annually carried out in Russia and in the other countries.
- To encourage and support the involvement of student cartographers in the working group activities.
Chair: Vladimir Tikunov
Laboratory of Integrated Mapping and Laboratory of Sustainable Development of Territories
Faculty of Geography
M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University
Vorobievy Gory, MSU, main building
- To further the objectives of the Durban Statement on Mapping Africa for Africa.
- To liaise with the Committee on Development Information (Geo-information) of the UN Economic Commission for Africa relating to Mapping Africa for Africa initiatives and projects.
- To bring together experts in fields relevant to ICA to provide a voluntary advisory service to Mapping Africa for Africa initiatives and projects.
- To promote Mapping Africa for Africa initiatives and projects at the international and regional level, including the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).
Chair: Derek Clarke
Chief Directorate, Surveys and Mapping
Private Box X 10
phone: +27 21 658 4300
fax: +27 21 689 1351
- Disseminate information on the subject to the ICA member nations.
- Continue the implementation of the ICA Third World Policy by providing experts for workshops in developing countries when requested.
- Coordinate commission activities with other ICA commissions, whenever possible.
- Coordinate activities with commissions of other international organizations if this is in line with the aims and objectives of ICA.
- Encourage representatives of all groups to participate in the Working Group on Open Data Access and Intellectual Property Rights (ODA and IPR).
- Serve as a resource in preparing papers about current legislation in different countries for open data access and intellectual property rights, with particular reference to their application to cartography.
- Develop an agreement on the definition and characteristics of open data access and intellectual property rights in cartography, paying particular attention to digital cartographic material and dissemination over the Internet.
- Identify and present issues with respect to the objects and subjects of IPR and the free use and archival of cartographic works.
- Develop or foster an agreement on the development of open data access and IPR in the field of cartography.
- Prepare guidelines about best practices, policies and business models for ODA and IPR.
- Organise workshops and conferences on ODA and IPR.
- Foster harmonisation of ODA and IPR among subjects or within objects such as digital cartographic works.
Chair: Lucia Lovison-Golob
Afriterra Foundation www.afriterra.org
60 Temple Street
Boston, MA 02114
United States of America
- To promote the widespread use of open source geospatial software.
- To provide support for the use of open source geospatial software in education through relevant publications.
- To organise conferences, workshops and training sessions for open source geospatial technologies.
- To organise special lectures and demonstrations on open source geospatial technologies.
- To make open source geospatial software more accessible to end users.
- To serve as a network for ICA members interested in open source geospatial technologies by the use of mailing lists, wiki etc.
- Through collaboration with other ICA commissions and working groups promote coordination with different open source geospatial organisations (eg. Open Source Geospatial Foundation) and developer communities.
- Develop and keep updated the working group's website to disseminate the working group activities.
- Produce annual reports of the working group activities.
Chair: Suchith Anand
Centre for Geospatial Science
Sir Clive Granger Building
Nottingham NG7 2RD
phone: +44 115 846 8408
- Investigation of development tendencies on special branch of cartography vis-à-vis tourist cartography on international level.
- Propaganda of the best form producing and products on the world tourist cartography.
- Establishing of working contacts between ICA and IOF (International Orienteering Federation), IMTA (International Map Trade Association).
- Assistance and support of those countries, which have a little experience in producing of tourist cartographic products.
- Creation of Tourist map and atlas general catalogue (annual report). Working out of the structure and content. Gathering of database.
- Creation of content glossary of tourist map products.
- Unification of tourist map symbols.
Chair: Yuriy Artemyev
ul. Chernyakhovskogo, 49-b
phone: +7 812 575 59 42
|Gender in Cartography||Eva Sikierska (CAN)|
|IFLA/ICA cooperation||Johann Neumann (GER)|
|Marine Charting||Ron Furness (AUS)|
|Market of GI||Victor Glickman (CAN)|
|Theoretical cartography||Tosimoto Kanakubo (JAP)|
|Basic Manual of Cartography||Koeman|
|Multilingual Dictionary of Technical Terms||Meynen|
|Inter-Association WG ICA-IFLA on Documental Aspects of Cartographic Material|
|Inter-Association WG ICA-IGU on Environmental Atlases|