Joint Commission Symposium 2023 in Olomouc CZE

April 3–5, 2023
Olomouc, Czechia

Atlases: Their Design and Use
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The famous gathering in the medevial city of Olomouc is experiencing a revival!
Vit Vozenilek and his team are preparing a three-days symposium with the three ICA Commissions on Atlases, Design, and User Experience.

There will be a special Atlas afternoon event, where we will present some interesting atlas products, a database for National atlases, and — surprize, surprize — The Atlas Cookbook 😉

The deadline for your contribution (abstract) will be on Friday, 10th February 2023. Please register on

Pre-Conference Workshop in Florence

Date: Monday, 13.12.2021, 14:00 – 18:45 PM
Venue: University of Florence, Via Laura, 48, Room A1.03

On behalf of the two ICA commissions on Map Design and Atlases, we cordially invite you to participate in a hands-on workshop, discussing and sharing new ideas of the cartographic community concerning maps and atlases for different audiences and usage.

Workshop title:
What about the user? Audience-focused map and atlas design

The workshop will be held as a hybrid event, so you may participate either in presence or remotely. For remote participants, further instructions will be given after the registration.

Registration deadlines:

  • for participants on site/in presence: 29.11.2021 (12 PM)
  • for participants with remote access: 07.12.2021 (12 PM)

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ICC in Florence

Date: 14-18 December 2021
The ICC will take place at the University of Florence, either in physical presence or remote. We encourage you to send in papers and abstracts concerning atlas topics and projects (T 02 Atlases). The deadline for submitting full papers is March 19 and for abstracts May 28, so don’t miss this opportunity! For further information, please visit the Conference website on

Pre-Conference Workshop in Florence

Date: 13 December 2021 (possible)
Together with the Commission on Map Design (Ian Muehlenhaus), we are planning a one-day-workshop at the University of Florence. We want to discuss and sketch hands-on problems of map design in atlases, divided into two parts:
1) Designing Information for different audiences
2) Base Map for Atlases: Print and Digital Considerations
Date and location aren’t fixed yet, further information will follow.

Invitation to the ICA Joint Commission Conference

Postponed to 2022
Symposium in Madrid: Atlases in Time – National and Regional Issues

On the occasion of 150 year anniversary celebration of the Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) – the publishing institution of the National Atlas of Spain – the ICA Commission on Atlases and the ICA/IGU Commission on Toponomy together with the IGN planned to organize a symposium on National and Regional Atlases in April 2020 in Madrid. But due of the Covid pandemic, the LOC had to postpone the Symposium, first to 2021, then to 2022. At the moment, we don’t know the exact date, but we will inform you as soon as the situation allows planning of such events.

The venues will be the Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) and The Royal Observatory of Madrid. Are you interested? For further information, please visit our Conference website on

Call for Abstracts
Because of the new dates for the conference, we reopened the call for abstracts. All abstracts that we already received will remain on the shortlist (authors that wish to withdraw their contributions are asked to send a short message). Please check back for updates. For further questions please send an e-mail!