In July 2011, France will host the 25th Conference of the
International Cartographic Association (ICA), marking the fiftieth anniversary
of the first General Assembly of the Organization.
The 25th International Cartographic Conference is structured
in three main segments:
- The conference proper, comprising some 500 oral
presentations and many posters over five days, organized in themed sessions
which reflect the twenty-eight commissions and working groups of the ICA.
- Two exhibitions of maps, one showing the most recent
products from some fifty countries, and the other of children’s drawings.
- An exhibition for the presentation of the players involved
in geomatics: suppliers of softwares, hardware, data bases and maps,
consultancy firms, geomatic educational institutions or publishers. Involving
all the major players from the cartographic and geomatic sector, the
professional exhibition, to be held from 4th to 8th July, will allow the
presentation of the latest technical innovations from the industry in a single
venue, the Palais des Congrès in Paris. With the broadest possible attendance,
this exhibition will reach an extensive French and International target public
of decision makers and engineers who are keen to discover the latest operational
solutions. A not-to-be missed event for both buyers and suppliers of GIS
Services, geographical data and maps.
In its organization of the ICA in July 2011, on the theme of
an "Enlightened view on Cartography and GIS", the French Committee of
Cartography is seeking to combine thematic diversity, high-quality
contributions and an up-to-date content. More than 900 submissions from 72
countries have been received by the French Committee of Cartography. Don't miss
this international event!