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The Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital of the International Cartographic Association, continuing the tradition of its annual Cartoheritage Conferences, since 2006, is organising the 13th Conference Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage (ICA DACH) in Madrid, Spain, 18-20 April 2018, in partnership with the IGN - Instituto Geográfico Nacional, supported by the SECFT - Sociedad Española de Cartografía, Fotogrametría y Teledetección, the National Library of Spain/Biblioteca Nacional de España, the AUTH CartoGeoLab - Laboratory of Cartography & Geographical Analysis, the AUTH Library & Information Centre and the MAGIC - Map & Geoinformation Curators Group.
The Conference programme is organised in thematic sessions dedicated to issues relevant to the subjects usually treated in the Conferences of the ICA Cartoheritage Commission, according to its Terms of Reference (2015-2019) and the topics treated by its Working Units. In this Conference a special interest is reserved to the contribution of Cartoheritage to Digital Humanities:

  • Digitisation - Georeference.
  • Content analysis in terms of geometry and thematics of cartodiversity*.
  • Landscape change studies based on map-archival sources.
  • Visualisation of Cartoheritage, including thematic portals.
  • Interconnection of cartographic archival sources, especially map and textual data.
  • Historical terrestrial and aerial photography, including photo-related post-cards and relevant material - cartographic parametrisation.
  • Cartoheritage web providing issues.
  • Interaction of cartoheritage with map and geoinformation curatorship of cartodiversity.
  • Development of cartoheritage as a cultural issue, within the context of GLAM**, addressed to education and to the general public.
  • Geographic affinities with Cartoheritage.
  • Other relevant issues of the Cartoheritage ecosystem.

*Cartodiversity: manuscript and printed maps -loose and/or bound-, books with maps, map atlases, globes and related cartographic representations in 2D and 3D, depicted in a variety of supporting material like e.g. parchment, paper, wood or other writable/engravable media.
**GLAM: the acronym for Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums.

  • The presented papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings (ISSN-2459-3893) available in digital form during the Conference (see the Venice2017 and the Riga2016 Proceedings).
  • The Conference is kindly hosted by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional of Spain (see venue), in cooperation with the Spanish Society of Cartography, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (SECFT).
  • The Conference Board is advising and implementing the overall organisation
Conference hosted by the Instituto Geografico Nacional of Spain, Madrid | Webpages hosted by AUTH - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; administrated by CartoGeoLab - Laboratory of Cartography and Geographical Analysis