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The idea behind this ICA Commission goes back to 2005. It is based on the recognition of the fact that the rapid deployment of digital information and communication technologies is influencing a manifold of issues related to Cartographic Heritage in the large, interesting not only specialists but also the general public.

In principle, the focus is on any specific ICT topic which interacts potentially with issues related to the heritage of cartography and maps. The ambition is to enrich the concept of Cartographic Heritage by attracting new audiences and potential operators in this field who are interested in the implementation of relevant digital technologies.

It was in 2005 that the idea to introduce such a field in the structure of ICA was presented during the International Cartographic Conference held in La Coruña, Spain. The proposal was supported by the ICA Executive and a Working Group on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage was introduced. The 2007 ICA General Assembly held in Moscow, Russia decided to upgrate this WG in the status of Commission under the same name and the 2011 ICA General Assembly held in Paris, France reaffirmed the Commission's mandate for one more term.

In 2015 the ICA General Assembly held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil decided to have the Commission for one more term (2015-2019) under the new name Cartographic Heritage into the Digital.

In 2019 the ICA General Assembly held in Tokyo, Japan decided that the Commission will continue its activities for one more term (2019-2023).




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Conference Proceedings

Available in pdf form:
Thessaloniki 2019 | Madrid 2018 | Venice 2017 | Riga 2016


Commission Posters

The posters of the Commision's Annual Conferences on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage

14th Thessaloniki 2019 | 13th Madrid 2018

12th Venice 2017 | 11th Riga 2016

10th Corfu 2015 | 9th Budapest 2014

8th Rome 2013 | 7th Barcelona 2012

6th The Hague 2011 | 5th Vienna 2010

4th Venice 2009 | 3rd Barcelona 2008

2nd Athens 2007 | 1st Thessaloniki 2006



e-Perimetron New issue Vol.16, No.1


Online Conference 2021 15th ICA Commission Conference "Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage" jointly with 22nd MAGIC-Conference "Challenges in Modern Map Librarianship", Online, 6-7 May 2021 | website | poster | programme | conference videos


e-Perimetron New issue Vol.15, No.4



e-Perimetron New issue Vol.15, No.3


e-Perimetron New issue Vol.15, No.2


Cluj-Napoca2020 15th ICA Commission Conference "Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage" jointly with 22nd MAGIC-Conference "Challenges in Modern Map Librarianship", Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 24-26 September 2020 Postponed to Spring 2021 | website | poster


e-Perimetron New issue Vol.15, No.1


e-Perimetron New issue Vol.14, No.4



ICA Workshop on Automatic Vectorisation of historical maps Budapest, Hungary, 13 March 2020. Call for papers


e-Perimetron New issue Vol.14, No.3


The abstracts of 14 Cartoheritage Conferences can now be found online


Participants of the 14th ICA DACH Conference Thessaloniki 2019

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Thessaloniki2019 Commission 14th Conference "Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage", Thessaloniki, Greece, 8-10 May 2019 | website | poster | programme