Conference & focus

The ICA 12th DACH Conference, Venice2017. ICA Officials, ICA CHD Commission members, Organisers, MAGIC members and participants | enlarge

The Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital of the International Cartographic Association, continuing the tradition of its annual Cartoheritage Conferences, since 2006, organised the 12th Conference "Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage" in Venice, Italy, 26-28 April 2017, in partnership with the IUAV - Laboratory of Cartography & Gis and the Laboratory of Photogrammetry, the AUTH CartoGeoLab - Laboratory of Cartography & Geographical Analysis, and the MAGIC - Map & Geoinformation Curators Group.
The Conference programme was 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:

  • 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.
  • Cartoheritage and Digital Humanities.
  • Other relevant issues of 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 are published in the Conference Proceedings (ISSN-2459-3893, 350 pages) available in digital form.

The Conference is kindly hosted by the University IUAV of Venice; all working sessions took place in IUAV's Aula Magna, Tolentini, Santa Croce (see venue).

The Conference Board advised and implemented the overall organisation.


Conference hosted by the University IUAV of Venice | Webpages hosted by AUTH - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; administrated by CartoGeoLab - Laboratory of Cartography and Geographical Analysis