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ICC Atlas Sessions
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ICC Atlas Sessions
Abstracts, Papers, Presentations and/or Posters.
16 December, 2021, Florence (Italy).

Monograph – The COVID-19 pandemic in Spain
Paper PDF | Presentation PDF

Andrés Arístegui, Francisco Sánchez

The new National Atlas of Hungary – volume Society
Paper PDF | Presentation PDF
Gábor Gercsák, Károly Kocsis, Zsombor Nemerkényi, László Zentai

Serbian Atlases in the 19th and Early 20th Century
Abstract PDF | Presentation PDF
Jelena Glišović, Žarko Ilić

Creating an Atlas of the Anthropocene
Presentation PDF
Benjamin Hennig

Czech Historical Atlas: Creation of a web map portal
Abstract PDF | Presentation PDF | Poster PDF
Petra Jílková, Jiří Krejčí

Cartographic storytelling: 150 years of Swiss official statistics
Abstract PDF | Presentation PDF
Olaf König

VIRUS Atlas Austria – COVID-19, labor market and demography at a glance
Paper PDF | Presentation PDF
Florian Korn, Karel Kriz, Alexander Pucher – the world’s first nationwide information and presentation system of all wine estates
Paper PDF | Presentation PDF
Karel Kriz, Alexander Pucher

The Atlas as Gazetteer – facilitating historical research by enriching digital place names databases with digitized atlas indexes
Abstract PDF
Eric Losang

The East Indian Water World 1709-1760:
A comparison of two Dutch manuscript atlases
Abstract PDF | Paper PDF
Ferjan Ormeling

Bilingual Statistical Historical Atlas of Israel
Abstract PDF | Presentation PDF
Oren Raz

Historical statistical atlases
Abstract PDF | Presentation PDF
Thomas Schulz

Storytelling in Interactive Atlases – Following the Intrinsic Map-Centered Approach
Presentation PDF
René Sieber, Michael Schmuki

Historical Atlas of Poland 2.0 – over 140 years of joint work of historians and cartographers
Abstract PDF | Presentation PDF
Katarzyna Słomska-Przech, Dawid Maciuszek, Aniela Rząsa, Tomasz Panecki

Intergrating Cybercartography and Cybernetics in the Circle of all Nations Indigenous Mapping Exemplar of William Commanda
Presentation PDF
Romola V. Thumbadoo

Mapping, synthesis and visualization of Czech dialects
Paper PDF | Presentation PDF

Vit Vozenilek, Martina Ireinova, Alena Vondrakova, Jakub Konicek

Climate and Vine – Representation and communication of spatio temporal relationships in the web application
Presentation PDF
Dominik Wieser, Karel Kriz



The Future of Atlases: Practices, Reflections, Potentials
7-11 April 2021, Sessions at the AAG Meeting 2021, Seattle, WA
Organizers: Aileen Buckley, ESRI and Francis Harvey, Leibniz Institute of Regional Geography.

In light of continuing media changes signaled by the development of new forms of digital publication distribution, increased primacy of virtual publications and communication, the return to traditional forms of large format publications, yet a continued ambivalence about the uses and benefits for atlases, we invite all interested in the future of atlases to consider submitting a presentation or paper to online sessions on The Future of Atlases: Practices, Reflections, Potentials at the AAG 2021 in Seattle. Washington or online (7-11 April 2021). We aim to consider a range of atlas-related work grouped around these three developments to enliven the discussion about the vibrant and broad, creation, use and consideration of atlases as a very evocative and stimulating type of publication and medium for crafting unique forms of geographic communication. The opportunity serves to exchange and discuss novel and reflective work concerning atlases and their future.

Presentation topics connected to atlases include:

  • Producing
  • Scope
  • Aspirations
  • Potentials/Needs
  • Roles
  • Future possibilities
  • Supporting engagements
  • Narrative forms
  • Economics
  • Digital formats

The Futures of Atlases 2021 sessions are sponsored/endorsed by the ICA Atlas Commission and AAG Cartography Specialty Group.


ICC-Preconference-Workshop: Atlases and Infographics
14 July, 2019, Tokyo

Abstracts and Presentations
Infographics in Atlases: Concept of definition and classification
Abstract PDF |
Presentation (not available yet)
Vít Voženílek, Palacký University Olomouc, CZE

Erwin Raisz Atlases – an early multi-method approach to cartographic communication
Abstract PDF | Presentation PDF, 5MB
Eric Losang, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL), Leipzig, GER

Exploring Personalization of Infographics and Stories in the Atlas of the Ageing Society
Abstract PDF | Presentation PDF, 3MB
Susanne Bleisch, FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Art Northwestern Switzerland, Muttenz, SUI

Juxtaposing Government and Social Media Data in Delivering Responsive Geospatial Information via an Online Atlas Services: A Case of Criminal Graphics in Jakarta City
Abstract PDF | Presentation PDF, 3MB
Trias Aditya, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, IND

limatological Atlas of Tropical Cyclones over the Western North Pacific (1981–2010)
Abstract PDF | Presentation PDF, 19MB
Tang Xi, East China Normal University, Shanghai, CHN

Infographics in Digital Thematic Atlases – Possible Applications
Abstract PDF | Presentation PDF, 3MB
René Sieber, Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation, ETH Zurich, SUI

Modern storytelling through infographics in early statistical atlases
Abstract PDF | Presentation PDF, 17MB
Thomas Schulz, Swiss Federal Statistical Office FSO, Neuchâtel, SUI

All abstracts, PDF


Atlases, Cognition, Usability: ICA Commissions Joint Workshop
April 27-30, 2018.

The ICA Commission on Atlases in cooperation with the ICA Commission on Cognitive Issues in Geographic Information Visualization and the ICA Commission on Use, User and Usability Issues invite to a Joint Workshop in Olomouc, Czech Republic on April 27-30, 2018.

Workshop Website

GIS and Remote Sensing Conference (GRASF)

March 26-28 2018.
The venue is Dubai World Trade Center.


Mapping Asia: Cartographic Encounters between East and West
15-16 September 2017

More information about this International Symposium on the History of Cartography which is jointly organized by the Leiden University Libraries and the ICA Commission on the History of Cartography can be found on the conference website ( or on this website under Leiden 2017.

CoA Business Meeting in Washington D.C., U.S.A.
4 July 2017 [11:40 – 12:30]
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Room: Maryland B

Organization: René Sieber

We will present and discuss the achievements of the atlas commission during the last two years. A special focus will be on current CoA publications and on future activities.
Everyone with interest in atlases is welcome!

Pre-Conference Joint Meeting in Washington DC: Atlases, History and Toponymy
28-30 June 2017
The focus of the meeting will be on historical maps in all kind of digital and printed atlases. The meeting will be held in cooperation with the ICA Commissions on History and Toponymy.
Organization: Imre Demhardt, Peter Jordan, Eric Losang.
⇒ More information.


Atlas and Education – Concepts for the Future
01./02. September 2016
Joint meeting and workshop of the ICA Commissions on Atlases and on Education and Training at ETH Zurich.
Organization: Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation, René Sieber.
After the meeting, a selection of the papers in a special issue of the International Journal of Cartography is planned.


Workshop at IfL Leipzig: Atlas-Zukünfte? Flyer, pdf
09./10. June 2016
A core group of cartographic and visualization experts discussed the potential development of atlases.
(in German; on personal invitation by IfL)
Institut für Länderkunde IfL, Prof. Francis Harvey


Pre-Conference Joint Meeting Rio de Janeiro
Symposium on Atlases, Toponymy and the History of Cartography
IBGE Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística, Rio de Janeiro


Pre-Conference Joint Meeting Leipzig
Workshop on Historical Maps, Atlases and Toponomy
Organization: Institut für Länderkunde IfL, Leipzig