U.S. National Committee for the International Cartographic Association (ICA)

The Cartography and Geographic Information Society is the U.S. adhering body to the International Cartographic Association (ICA).

Countries are members of ICA. Individual cartographers working in the U.S. do not need to be ICA members to participate in ICA's ICC conferences, commissions, and working groups because CaGIS has paid that membership for all of us with our country membership.

The Chair of U.S. National Committee is Dr. Lynn Usery, Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science, U.S. Geological Survey, 1400 Independence Road, Rolla, MO 65401-2502; phone: 573-308-3837, fax: 573-308-3652, usery@usgs.gov [2008-2012]

The Complete Membership of the U.S. National Committee (PDF)

ICC 2013: Dresden

The USNC is already making plans for the next ICC in Dresden, Germany, August 2013. Link at bottom of page will take you to the official website for paper deadlines and other information.

The USNC has just released a call for applications for travel support to Dresden. Since deadlines are coming soon check out the call.

ICC 2011: Paris

ICC 2011: Paris

 

Americans in Paris!

The U.S. National Committee supported 41 Americans to attend the 25th International Cartographic Conference (ICC) and 15th General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) held in Paris, France, July 3-8, 2011. Additional Americans supported by their own organizations or with personal finances also attended (see picture). The Conference drew 1,430 participants, 1,720 including exhibiters, press and others. The premier world conference for presentation of cartographic research included 910 papers submitted with about 33% selected for final publication. The ICC included technical sessions with over 500 papers presented, 14 workshops, poster summaries of the work of the various Commissions of the ICA, a daily newsletter, speed presentations for young scholars, and a day of sessions devoted to national mapping organizations. The conference also hosted the Barbara Petchenik Children’s Map Competition and a display of over 700 maps in the International Map Exhibition.

By coordinating fundraising efforts across the community, CaGIS was able to award $46,000 for travel support for young and mature scholars. Contributions came from NSF, CaGIS, Esri, Intergraph, AAG Cartography Specialty Group, and Digital Globe. This is an important part of CaGIS’s responsibility to promote Cartography and GIScience.

At present, the following ICA Commissions have chairs or co-chairs from the U.S.:

The Cartography and Geographic Information Society is the U.S. adhering body to the International Cartographic Association (ICA).

Countries are members of ICA. Individual cartographers working in the U.S. do not need to be ICA members to participate in ICA's ICC conferences, commissions, and working groups because CaGIS has paid that membership for all of us with our country membership.

The Chair of U.S. National Committee is Dr. Lynn Usery, Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science, U.S. Geological Survey, 1400 Independence Road, Rolla, MO 65401-2502; phone: 573-308-3837, fax: 573-308-3652, usery@usgs.gov [2008-2012]

The Complete Membership of the U.S. National Committee (PDF)

Travel Funding

Funding United States national participation in each International Cartographic Conference is a major part of the work of the USNC. Professional cartographers and geographic information scientists early in their career are especially encouraged to apply for funds since the largest travel awards are reserved for "young" scholars. USNC-ICA attempts to organize funds to cover most travel expenses for this group. Established scholars receive lesser amounts gauged to augment their other sources of funds. Travel awards are competitive and based on the quality of abstracts for papers and posters accepted by the ICC program committee. Please submit abstracts simultaneously to the ICC program committee and USNC-ICA to be considered for funding.

For information on the 2013 ICA conference go to the following website for details.

26th International Cartographic Conference
25–30 August 2013
Dresden, Germany