International Cartographic Association

Announcing forthcoming titles: /locate/inca/622420World Spatial Metadata StandardsThe International Cartographic Association (ICA), a non-governmental organisat...ion, was founded in 1959 and is the world scientific body for cartography. It has in excess of 80 member nations and some 15 affiliate members. Every two years the international conference provides the most up-to-date view of world cartography and its developments.More than 250 cartographic experts from across the world are members of the ICA's 15 Commissions and Working Groups. These are concerned with the initiation and coordination of relevant research involving cooperation between different nations, the exchange of ideas and documents, the furtherance of education and training, and the encouragement of the spreading of cartographic knowledge through the generation of relevant publications.A principal aim of the ICA is the study of cartographic problems. In particular it is concerned with the processing of source materials, and the design, construction and reproduction techniques used to produce maps, and associated forms of graphic communications, by either manual or computerised means. To this end it cooperates with different branches of geodetic, geographic and other scientific research.The ICA is a network across which much information circulates. Communications media have an important role, and developments in electronics and computer technology have made cartographic information exchange (in a variety of forms) easier, more direct, faster and accessible to an ever growing audience.ICA titles in print reflect the state of professional cartography from an international perspective, and provide information on the application of new and developing technologies. Definitive volumes relate to different types of published mapping (topographic, thematic and oceanographic) at a variety of scales and intended for diverse uses. Relevant applications of remotely sensed imagery and information technology during map generation are discussed, as are the international needs for the implementation of spatial database transfer standards, together with clearly set-out and potentially applicable policies for the future.The team of authors responsible for the preparation of volumes in the series are all acknowledged experts in specialist areas of mapping science. They have freely contributed their time and efforts to the ICA in order to provide members of the global community with information pertaining to best practices in cartography.Series URL: View full descriptionHide full description

Latest volumes

Exploring Geovisualization
By J. Dykes, A.M. MacEachren, M.-J. Kraak
Hardbound, 730 Pages
Published: February 2005
ISBN 13: 978-0-08-044531-1

Maps and the Internet
Edited by M.P. Peterson
Hardbound, 468 pages + CD-ROM
Published: October 2003
ISBN 13: 978-0-08-044201-3

Generalisation of Geographic Information
Edited by William A. Mackaness, Anne Ruas, L. Tiina Sarjakoski
Hardbound, 386 Pages
Published: April 2007
ISBN 13: 978-0-08-045374-3

World Spatial Metadata Standards
Edited by Harold Moellering, H.J. Aalders, Aaron Crane
Hardbound, 710 Pages
Published: November 2005
ISBN 13: 978-0-08-043949-5

Other volumes

Elements of Spatial Data Quality
Edited By S.C. Guptill, J.L. Morrison
Published: November 1995
ISBN 13: 978-0-08-042432-3

Thematic Mapping from Satellite Imagery, A Guidebook
Edited by J. Denègre
Hardbound, 200 pages
Published: December 1994
ISBN 13: 978-0-08-042351-7

Inventory of World Topographic Mapping, Volume 3
By R. Böhme, R.W. Anson
Hardbound, 466 pages
Published: September 1993
ISBN 13: 978-1-85861-034-4

Inventory of World Topographic Mapping Volume 2
Edited By R. Böhme
Published: December 1991
ISBN 13: 978-1-85166-661-4

Spatial Database Transfer Standards: Current International Status
Edited By H. Moellering
Published: August 1991
ISBN 13: 978-1-85166-677-5

Cartography Past, Present and Future
Edited By D.W. Rhind, D.R.F. Taylor
Published: August 1989
ISBN 13: 978-1-85166-336-1

Inventory of World Topographic Mapping Volume 1
Edited by R. Böhme
Hardbound, 196 pages
Published: August 1989
ISBN 13: 978-1-85166-357-6

Thematic Mapping from Satellite Imagery
Edited By J. Denègre
Published: July 1988
ISBN 13: 978-1-85166-217-3