The International Cartographic Association (ICA) is the pre-eminent international body for Cartography and Geographic Information (GI)Science. It is the world authoritative body for Cartography, the discipline dealing with the conception, production, dissemination and study of maps. Its mission is to promote the discipline and profession of Cartography in an international context.
The ICA has developed a scientific research programme, which addresses a number of areas:
- Geographic Information;
- Metadata and SDIs;
- Geospatial Analysis and Modelling;
- Geovisualization and Visual Analytics;
- Map Production;
- Cartographic Theory;
- History of Cartography and GI Science;
This programme is conducted through Commissions and Working Groups. There are twenty-eight Commissions. The Commissions and Working Groups hold regular fora and publish books and special issues of journals to grow their research and development areas.
One of these ICA Commissions is
the Commission on Map Production and Geoinformation Management
For more information about the ICA in general: www.icaci.org
The hands-on workshop "Supporting sustainable development with geoinformation management and modern maps: things you hardly consider" is going to be held as pre-conference event of the International Cartographic Conference 2017 in Washington D.C.