The Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage is one of the 28 Commissions of the ICA / International Cartographic Association in Official Relations with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); a Scientific Associate of the International Council for Science (ICSU)
According to the Article 24 of the Statute of the ICA
- ...the General Assembly of Delegates may establish Commissions for the execution of important cartographic and GI science tasks
- The tenure of office of a Commission is limited to the period between two General Assemblies, but may be extended for another period by a vote at a General Assembly of Delegates
- A Commission is chaired by an individual, who is to be elected at each General Assembly. The General Assembly shall, at the same time, approve terms of reference for that Commission...
The Commission's profile and its activities are illustrated in this web site hosted in the server of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), in association with the Hellenic Cartographic Society (XEEE/HCS)
The Commission's work is assisted by a voluntary Commission Desk by the Chair. Colleagues and research associates in Cartography, from the AUTH, support the overall operation of the Commission.
A number of relevant institutions supported actively the Commission's work, in a number of issues, during its periods I and II (2006-2011 and 2011-2015) involving staff and resources, implementing into their own research and applied work the ideas and the results developed in Commission. The list of the Supporting Institutions include those which actively participated not only with a single member, but with a group of more contributors, implying in their own structures the ideas, theories and practices developed in the frame of the Commission's work