The Group

Prof. Evangelos Livieratos, Department of Geodesy and Surveying - Department of Cadastre, Photogrammetry and Cartography, livier<at>

Prof. Chrysoula Boutoura, Department of Cadastre, Photogrammetry and Cartography, boutoura<at>

Prof. Alexandra Koussoulakou, Department of Cadastre, Photogrammetry and Cartography, kusulaku<at>

Prof. Vasileios Tsioukas, Department of Geodesy and Surveying, tsioukas<at>

Dr. Eng. Angeliki Tsorlini, Institute of Cartography and Geoinformatics, ETH Zurich, atsorlini<at>, atsorlin<at>

Dr. Maria Pazarli, Archive for Cartographic Heritage, IAM, Hellenic General State Archives, pazarli<at>

Cand. Dr. Nopi Ploutoglou, Archive for Cartographic Heritage, IAM, Hellenic General State Archives, plouto<at>

Dr. Eng. Miltiadis Daniil, External associate, Digitisation expert, miltiadis.daniil<at>

Dipl. Math., Student R+S Eng. Filippos Makris, working on his Diploma Thesis, fsmakris<at>

Student R+S Eng. Christina-Daphne Eftaxia, working on her Diploma Thesis, ceftaxia<at>



The Cartographic Heritage Group is a free union of professors, researchers, and students from the Department of Cadastre, Photogrammetry and Cartography and the Department of Geodesy and Surveying of the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and cooperating associates who are following and support the work and activities of the Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital of the International Cartographic Association


The Group is now part of the AUTH CartoGeoLab

The Cartoheritage Group is now merged with the recently established AUTH Laboratory of Cartography and Geographic Analysis - AUTH CartoGeoLab

Greek version of IMY logo

The International Map Year 2015-2016 logo "We Love Maps"

has now its Greek version

thanks to initiatives of the AUTH Cartoheritage-Group in association with the Cartographic Heritage Archives by the General State Archives

Group's papers in Riga 2016

Members of the Cartoheritage-Group contribute in the Riga2016 Conference with three papers:

- LIVIERATOS E., C. BOUTOURA, A. KOUSOULAKOU, K. NASTA, M. GRIGORASKOU, A. SARAGIOTIS: From library shelves of rare to cartographic unveiling: the manuscript maps of the “Recueil des Cartes de Partie des Isles de l’Archipel levées sur les lieux par Sieur Raseau Ingénieur ordinaire du Roi”, late XVII century
- PAZARLI M., N. PLOUTOGLOU, E. DANIIL: Perceiving evolution of geospace by interacting with cartographic heritage: gained experience working with school children and teachers in the International Map Year 2015-16
- ANOYATIS-PELÉ D., I. ATHANASOPOULOU, C. TSIAMIS, C. BOUTOURA: Cartographic heritage in the historical study of public health: the case of Ellis Island

The Group in Riga 2016

The AUTH Cartoheritage-Group is organising and participate in the 11th ICA Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage, Riga 20-22 April 2016 more

Georeference for "non-experts"

The Cartoheritage Group organised the Tutorial addressed to participants coming from humanities, map librarianship, map archiving and relevant fields, held in the Historical Archives of Corfu, in the frame of the 10th Conference on Dgital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage

The Group has also contributed in organising and implemented the special map exhibition, the exhibition catalogue and the AUTH-SRSE students training visit in the Historical Archives

10th International Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage, Corfu, 27-29 May 2014

The AUTH Cartoheritage Group organises the Conference and the Tutorial and participates in the scientific programme with the following 6 papers:

- BALLETTI C., F. GUERRA, V. TSIOUKAS, P. VERNIER: A novel approach for the calibration and reuse of old camera images
- TSORLINI A., L. HURNI: Georeferencing old maps comparing available algorithms on different software applications
- BOUTOURA C., D. ANOYATIS-PELÉ, D. EFTAXIA, E. LIVIERATOS: Links of maps and relevant textual data in early 19th century cartography of Greece. A digital case study for representations of Peloponnese
- KOUSSOULAKOU A., ANDREANIDOU I.: On common ground: georeferencing a time-sequence of historic maps
- BOUTOURA C., N. PANTAZI, N. PLOUTOGLOU, M. PAZARLI, Ε. DANIIL, E. LIVIERATOS: Setting models of good practice for cartoheritage web providers. Implementation on the Historical Archives of Corfu map collection | anim gif
- PLOUTOGLOU N., M. PAZARLI, E. DANIIL: On the hunt for a place for maps to stand in the Archives: thoughts and proposals to enhance the digital management of Greek cartographic heritage in the context of the General State Archives of Greece

The Cartoheritage Group is also cooperating with the Historical Archives of Corfu / General State Archives of Greece and the ICA Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage, for the organisation of a Map Exhibition Corfu: 18th Century Planimetries of Baronies, in the frame of the Conference, with rare manuscript representations of 18th century planimetric/topographical surveys of lands of Venetian Baronies at that time | more | Download the Exhibition Catalogue in pdf

Prof. Ferjan Ormeling (Dr hon. c. AUTH)

Prof. Ferjan Ormeling received the title of AUTH Doctor Honoris Causa on May 7, 2015, under the proposal by Profs E. Livieratos, C. Boutoura and A. Kousoulakou for his outstanding contribution to Cartography. The Laudatio was read by Prof. E. Livieratos. Prof. Ormeling has a long cooperation with members of the AUTH Cartoheritage Group in the frame of university teaching and research and of the work in International Cartographic Association. In 2008 he was also awarded the Honorary Membership of the Hellenic Cartographic Society. Invitation | Programme | Full video of the Ceremony | F. Ormeling's lecture full text | Laudatio

e-Perimetron, 10th volume

The international web journal e-Perimetron, for sciences and technologies affined to history of cartography and maps, enters its 10th volume. The journal issued 4 times per year is in continuous circulation since 2006


The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest (ELTE) concluded an agreement (December 2014) on ERASMUS+ cooperation in Cartography | Contact: boutoura<at>

13th Hellenic Cartographic Conference, Patras 22-24 October 2014

Members of the Cartoheritage Group supported and participated in the 13th Hellenic Cartographic Conference, Patras 22-24 October 2014. The Conference organised by the Hellenic Cartographic Society, supported by the School of Rural & Surveying Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the ICA Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage and was endorsed by the International Cartographic Association

The 13th Hellenic Cartographic Conference held in Patras 22-24 October 2014

9th International Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage, Budapest, 3-4 September 2014

The members of the Cartoheritage Group Chrysoula Boutoura, Alexandra Koussoulakou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Maria Pazarli, Nopi Ploutoglou (Archive for Cartographic Heritage, IAM, Hellenic General State Archives), Angeliki Tsorlini (ETH Zurich) with Mátyás Gede (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) at the 9th Commission's Workshop, National Széchényi Library, Budapest 4-5 September 2014

The AUTH CHG contributed in the Budapest Workshop with papers by C. Boutoura (The course of Danube in some representative 18th century maps as given online in textual and image structures by a leading web provider of digital maps), A. Koussoulakou (Falling into Place: orientation and viewing of past cityscapes in 3D space), V. Tsioukas (Falling into Place: orientation and viewing of past cityscapes in 3D space; Old Map stretching. Case study of a 17th century old map of Corfu), A. Tsorlini (Digital analysis of Meyer - Weiss Atlas of Switzerland (1796-1802) and its comparison with Dufourkarte (1845-1865), M. Pazarli (Righas’ Charta: a thematic GIS implementation) and the Commission Chair E. Livieratos (New perspectives for expanding the concept and context of Cartographic Heritage in the Digital Domain) | more

International Cartographic Association Research Scholarships for young scientist

From the ICA President's Blog: <<Are you a young scientist? Is your research topic linkable with the ICA Research Agenda and an ICA Commission? Do you need support? I would like to point your interest to a new instrument of ICA, the ICA Research Scholarships. With this we would like to reach the following aims: to foster academic research in the domain of Cartography and GIScience to establish contact between young scientists and ICA Commissions to support young scientists to be able to actively contribute to ICA activities and events, such as especially International Cartographic Conferences to establish opportunities for young scientists within ICA publications and conferences.
Interested? Information about how to apply can be found in the document ICA Research Scholarships 2014/2015>>

International Cartographic Association upgrades status in the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU)

The 31th General Assembly the International Council of Science (ICSU) has accepted the International Cartographic Association as a Full International Scientific Union Member. ICSU’s mission is to strengthen international science for the benefit of society | more

United Nations declare 2015-2016 International Map Year

At the 4th Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management at the UN Headquarters in New York 6-8 August 2014 the ICA Initiative on an International Map Year 2015/16 was positively discussed lead to the following resolution: <<The committee endorse the International Map Year 2015-2016 as proposed by the International Cartographic Association as a valuable means to promote the importance of maps and Geoinformation>> | more

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