Former Meetings


Atlases, Cognition, Usability: ICA Commissions Joint Workshop
Date: 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)

Date: 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.
⇒ 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