The idea behind this ICA Commission is based on the recognition of the fact that the rapid deployment of digital information and communication technologies (ICT) is influencing a manifold of issues related to Cartographic Heritage in the large, interesting not only specialists but also the general public.
In principle, the focus is on any specific ICT topic which interacts potentially with issues related to the heritage of cartography and maps. The ambition is to enrich the concept of Cartographic Heritage by attracting new audiences and potential operators in this field who are interested in the implementation of relevant digital technologies
2005: The ICA Executive Committee, during the 22th International Cartographic Conference held in La Coruña, established the Working Group on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage
2007: The 14th ICA General Assembly, during the 23rd International Cartographic Conference held in Moscow, decided the establishment of the Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage for the period 2007-2011
2011: The 15th ICA General Assembly, during the 25th International Cartographic Conference, held in Paris, decided the continuation of the Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage for a second period, 2011-2015
2015: The 16th ICA General Assembly, during the 27th International Cartographic Conference, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, will decide on the continuation of the Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage, for a third period, 2015-2019, under a new proposed name Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital