3rd Vilnius Seminar on Cartosemiotics
28-29 October 2005

International Cartographic Association, Commission on Theoretical Cartography

Vilnius University,  Centre for Cartography

Lithuanian Cartographic Society

Sponsored by Lithuanian State Science and Studies Foundation



Friday, 28 October


9:00 Opening

Osvaldas Ruksenas, Deputy dean of the Faculty of Natural sciences (Vilnius University)


9:15–9:45 Greetings and introduction:

Milan Konecny, President, International Cartographic Association

Alexander Wolodtschenko, Chair, ICA Commission on Theoretical Cartography

Algimantas Cesnulevicius, President, Lithuanian Cartographic society


9:45 – 11:00  Oral presentations:

Wolodtschenko A. (Dresden): Cartosemiotic activities and perspectives in Europe.

Andrienko G., Andrienko N. (Sankt-Augustin): Towards Theoretical Foundations for the Cartographic Research Method: Data, Tasks, Tools, Principles.

Opach T. (Warsaw): Map of the natural and cultural heritage of Poland 1:50 000

Kavaliauskas P., Dumbliauskiene M., Beconyte G. (Vilnius): Possibilities of mapping the social field


11:00-11:30       Coffee break


11:30 – 13:00     Oral presentations:

Pilipaitis A. (Vilnius): The problem of scientific explanation in cartography

Lyssenkova Z. (Smolensk): Cartographic Aspect of Research of Regional Land Use Systems (by example of Altai Mountain)

Forner T. (Dresden): Mapping the mind: attractiveness of European countries for Lithuanian people

Wolodtschenko A. (Dresden): Towards potentials of prehistoric maps

Gordyeyev A.(Kyiv): Towards potentials of navigation chards


13:00 – 14:00     Lunch

14:00 – 17:00     Round table discussions


Poster presentations:

Bevainis L.(Vilnius): Information technologies for teaching geography in comprehensive  school

Hiller A. and Wolodtschenko A.(Dresden): Cultural-semiotic aspects of globes

Ilgevičiūtė J., Žikulinas J., Česnulevičius A. (Vilnius) Evaluation of antrophogenic relief changes by cartographical methods

Kelgenbaeva K. (Dresden): Agricultural Land Potential Evaluation using RS and GIS

Petkevičienė B., Česnulevičius A., Danielius D. (Vilnius): Diversity of roads structure in different Lithuanian geomorphological units

Spuraite J., Konstantinova J., Pileckas M. (Vilnius): Electronic maps – terminology and the users

Wolodtschenko A.(Dresden): Fifteen years of the cartosemiotic discussion-paper series


17:00 – 21:00     Coctail party


Saturday, 29 October

10:00 – 14:00 Excursion (The Geographic Centre of Europe, the Park of Europe)

Free afternoon