Call for papers


Author information


List of Papers


Pre-conference events


Countries & Institutions

List of Participants


Participants and focus

This Workshop is addressed to scholars, researchers, map-curators, map-collectors, map-librarians, administrators, digital industry / market operators and students coming from different cultural and educational backgrounds (humanistic, scientific, arts and engineering) whose work is either focused on or affined to cartographic heritage. The Workshop will offer a common ground to colleagues from various disciplines and practice where they can meet, interact and exchange knowledge, experience, plans and ideas on how the digital revolution and modern information and communication technologies can or could be used and contribute to cartographic heritage in terms of acquisition, processing visualization and communication of relevant digital data.


In general, the sessions’ items will follow the Commission’s terms of reference [2011-2015].

• Introduce and establish the concept of "cartographic heritage". The multidisciplinary dimension of cartographic heritage.

• Transformation into digital form of old maps, globes and other cartographic documents. Comparison of digitization methods and technologies and development of relevant standards. 

• Applications of digital techniques to the cartographic study (analysis and interpretation) of old maps and their geometric and thematic content. Tests of various analytic processes and visualization.

• Development and management of digital map libraries accessible to the general public. Digital tools to assist map curators, to aid the networking of map libraries and to allow in-situ and remote virtual access to cartographic heritage.

• Digital support for the preservation and restoration of old maps, atlases and globes.

• The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the web for the teaching and for the diffusion of the heritage of cartography and maps to the general public.

• The ‘digital needs’ of individual map collectors.

Scanners for proper digitalization: state of the art and perspectives.


The paper abstracts should be e-mailed by June 15, 2014 Closed!. Full papers, not exceeding 5.000 words, should be e-mailed by July 31, 2014.


The full papers will be included in the Workshop’s CD-ROM, available to all participants. Selected papers will be also published in e-Perimetron, the international web journal on sciences and technologies affined to history of cartography and maps [ISSN 1790-3769], according to the journal’s editorial policy.


The Workshop language is English. Papers to be published in e-Perimetron can be also written in French according to the journal’s editorial policy.


Registration fee is EUR 30 (EUR 20 for students holding a valid student ID).
Registration fees can be paid via bank transfer (see account information
below) until 15th August, 2014, or in cash on arrival at the
registration desk.

Bank account information:
IBAN: NL46ABNA0615874169

Bank name: ABN AMRO

Bank account recipient name: International Cartographic Association
Address: E vd Beekstraat 2, 1118CL SCHIPHOL, The Netherlands

Download here the Call for Papers [pdf, 103KB]


Organised by

ICA Commission Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage

Eötvös Loránd University

National Széchényi Library


Supported by


Commission supported by

Institut Cartogrŕfic i Geolňgic de Catalunya (Barcelona)

Universitŕ IUAV di Venezia (Venice)

National Library of Scotland (Edinburgh)

Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest)

Ionian University (Corfu)

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki)