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About Bengt Rystedt

Bengt Rystedt is the chair of the ICA working group on the International Map Year.

25 03, 2015

Template for Organizing a Map Competition

By |March 25th, 2015|0 Comments

For all organizations interested in organizing a map competition in celebration of the International Map Year, we are now providing a template for getting started. IMY working group member Serena Coetzee constructed the Word template, which can be used freely.

Please make sure to let us know about your plans, so we can promote it also here on!

11 03, 2015

FIG Working Week 2015

By |March 11th, 2015|0 Comments


The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) organizes the FIG Working Week from 17–21 May 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The conference will include an ICA session and a Cartographic Exhibition of Wall Maps – held in celebration of the International Map Year. The organizers state:

The cartographic exhibition of wall maps is organized by Bulgarian Cartographic Association with the support of International Cartographic Association. It will be held during FIG Working week and will accompany the ICA session in FIG Working Week, May 2015. Countries with the interest to the proposed event will be invited. Bulgarian and international companies will take participation with their newest products. The best maps will be awarded by FIG and ICA presidents. –

For more information, please contact Prof. , President of Bulgarian Cartographic Association

4 07, 2014

Description of IMY objectives

By |July 4th, 2014|1 Comment

The following description of the IMY objectives by David Fairbairn can be used for promotional purposes:

International Map Year (IMY) is a worldwide celebration of maps and their unique role in our world. IMY provides opportunities to demonstrate, follow, and get involved in the art, science and technology of making and using maps and geographic information. Supported by the United Nations, IMY is an intensive international, interdisciplinary, scientific, and social strategy to focus on the importance of maps and geographic information in the world today. The most important legacies will be a new generation of cartographers and geographic information scientists, as well as an exceptional level of interest and participation from professionals, schoolchildren, the general public, and decision-makers, worldwide.

Further promotional material can be found here. The IMY logo can be downloaded here.

26 06, 2014

Welcome to the IMY website

By |June 26th, 2014|3 Comments

Thanks to Aileen Buckley, who developed the proposal for the website and to two colleagues from Budapest, the IMY website is now online. IMY starts in January 2015. Please use the time until then for planning national activities. If some part of the guidelines are missing or unclear, please write an e-mail with your questions and thoughts.

Chapter 18 of the book The World of Maps is still in the editing phase. It will be uploaded soon.

Bengt Rystedt
Chairperson of the IMY Working Group