26 09, 2017

International Map Year presented as highlight at UN-GGIM

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The International Map Year has been mentioned during the 7th UN-GGIM meeting in New York, 2-5 August. Current chair, Anthony K. Milne of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, presented highlights of activities of the UN-GGIM GS members and stated the following:

In the year since the Committee of Experts last met, UN-GGIM Geospatial Societies have been very active. I’m pleased to report the following selective highlights: […] The International Cartographic Association ran a very successful campaign on the International Map Year, which was endorsed by the UN-GGIM Geospatial Societies and the UN-GGIM Committee of Experts. This program aimed to make maps more visible to and understood by decision-makers, citizens and school children in the global context.

– Anthony Milne

Anthony K. Milne (IEEE GRSS) talking about the Map Year at the 7th UN-GGIM meeting

17 11, 2015

International Map Year Event at NACIS 2015 in Minneapolis, USA

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In celebration of International Map Year 2015–2016, the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) decided to open their annual meeting’s map gallery to the general public. The event included print and digital maps from students and professional members, a map art exhibit entitled The Tangible Maps Exhibit, and the United States and Canadian Children’s Maps from the 2015 Barbara Petchenik Children’s Mapping Competition.


We had a steady stream of visitors from Minneapolis, including several parents or grandparents who brought their children, and who heard an interview about the exhibit on Minnesota Public Radio (available here online) and thought it would be interesting to go and see some maps. As a result of the success of this experiment with opening the exhibition to the public, NACIS has decided to try to do this at future conferences, which are held in different cities in the US and Canada in early October each year.







We would like to thank the International Cartography Association’s Commission on Cartography and Children for making the USA and Canadian entries to the competition available for this exhibition.

– Amy L Griffin, NACIS president

15 11, 2015

Before Mandela: The Cartographic View of South Africa, 1513–1918

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27 09, 2015

IMIA Americas Region Conference ‘International Map Year’

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20 07, 2015

Esri International User Conference

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21 04, 2015

AAG Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting

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15 11, 2014

Geography Awareness Week

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