Invitation to Attend

Invitation | Workshop Theme | Call for Papers | Important Dates | Programme Committee


The ICA Commission on Mountain Cartography and the New Zealand Cartographic Society are proud to announce the 8th Mountain Cartography Workshop. The Workshop will be held between 1-5 September 2012 at the outstanding facilities of The Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuit Centre near Taurewa, adjacent to the Tongariro National Park, at the centre of New Zealand's North Island.

The theme of the Workshop is Mapping Mountain Dynamics: From glaciers to volcanoes. Each of us lives in our own geographies. As a geologically young country, positioned between tectonic plates, New Zealand is diverse geographically with its Southern Alps, glaciers, thermal areas and volcanoes. The diversity of international mountain cartography - from ancient geology to tomorrow's mountain cultures - gives latitude for all to come and share what they have been experiencing.

The Mountain Cartography Workshop aims to bring together a wide cross section of cartographers, geographers, surveyors and geospatial analysts to discuss the current developments in mountain cartography and present state of the art approaches to cartographic representations in large scale topographic mapping, symbolization and map design, as well as discuss technological issues, glacier dynamics, map use and links with Location-based Services (LBS).

On behalf of the Organising Committee, you are extended a warm invitation to participate in the Mountain Cartography Workshop.

Looking forward to meeting you in Taurewa next to the spectacular volcanos of Tongariro National Park.


  Workshop Theme

The theme of the Workshop is Mapping Mountain Dynamics: From glaciers to volcanoes, in recognition of the unique natural environment of the host country - New Zealand.

You are invited to submit papers, posters and presentations on any topic related to mountain cartography, large scale topographic mapping, visualization of mountainous landscapes and artistic renderings and representations of terrain. You can nominate your submission to be considered either as a professional presentation or a peer reviewed paper to be included in the planned Workshop Proceedings.

Suggested topics include:

  • Mapping and GIS applications of mountainous areas
  • Physical and topographic mapping
  • Relief representation
  • Visualisation of mountain dynamics
  • Interactive atlases
  • New media applications
  • Glacier movement
  • Rock representation
  • Terrain modelling

These topics are by no means exclusive and any submission on mountain cartography or related field, whether coming from industry, government, military or academia, is welcomed.


  Call for Papers

The Programme Committee invites authors to submit papers, extended abstracts and/or posters to the 8th ICA Mountain Cartography Workshop.

The workshop proceedings will be published as a CD-Rom and/or a book, which collates accepted paper, extended abstract and poster submissions. There may be the opportunity post workshop to put forward selected papers for a special issue of a cartographic journal or published book.

All papers and extended abstracts received by the deadlines listed below will be fully refereed by at least two recognized specialists. All poster and professional paper and extended abstract submissions will be reviewed by the Programme Committee.

If a submitted paper or extended abstract is accepted, one of the following will apply, depending on the results of the review:

  1. Accepted for oral presentation at the workshop and included in the workshop proceedings, subject to review recommendations
  2. Accepted for short oral / poster presentation at the workshop and included in the workshop proceedings, subject to review recommendations

Presentation of accepted papers will be within a 20 minute time slot in plenary sessions. Short oral / poster presentations will be delivered in a 10 minute time slot within the designated sessions, where workshop participants will have the opportunity to discuss topics directly with the authors.

If you wish to submit a paper, an extended abstract or a poster abstract, please read 2012 ICA Mountain Cartography Workshop Guidelines for Authors. Submission is through the EasyChair workshop management system.

2012 ICA Mountain Cartography Workshop Guidelines for Authors | download (PDF 25KB)


  Important Dates

Deadline for paper submissions (refereed Workshop Proceedings) 18 May 2012
Deadline for unrefereed professional paper and poster submissions 29 June 2012
Registration deadline 6 August 2012
Mountain Cartography Workshop 1-5 September 2012


  Programme Committee

Aileen Buckley - ESRI, United States
Igor Drecki - University of Auckland, New Zealand
Ken Field - ESRI, United States
Pip Forer - University of Auckland, New Zealand
Lorenz Hurni - ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Karel Kriz - University of Vienna, Austria
Antoni Moore - University of Otago, New Zealand
Tom Patterson - US National Park Service, United States
Dusan Petrovic - University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


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