6th Vilnius Seminar on Cartosemiotics

April 8–9, 2011



International Cartographic Association, Commission on Theoretical Cartography

Vilnius University, Centre for Cartography

Lithuanian Cartographic Society


Sponsored by Lithuanian Council of Science







Friday, April 8


10:00–10:30 Opening and keynote


Algimantas Česnulevičius, President, Lithuanian Cartographic society

Alexander Wolodtschenko, Chair, ICA Commission on Theoretical Cartography

Kęstutis Papšys (Vilnius), representative of stakeholders, HNIT-Baltic/ESRI, Lithuania


10:30 – 12:00 Oral presentations:


Georg Gartner (ICA, Vienna): Towards the development of a body of knowledge for the domain of cartography

Janis Strauhmanis (Riga): Thematic cartography and cartosemiotics

Victor Rudsky (Baranovichi): Where does mapping go?

Alexander Wolodtschenko (Dresden): Cartosemiotic identity and competences

Giedrė Beconytė (Vilnius): Cartographic (geographic) competences and Cartography Master study programme


12:00 – 13:00 Lunch


13:00 – 14:30 Oral presentations:


Audrius Kryžanauskas (Vilnius): Metadata on geographic problems: possibility of a consistent system

Andrius Balčiūnas (Vilnius): The Role of cartographic competences optimizing the creation of Internet maps

Rico Beckert and Michal Stransky (Dresden): Current trend in German cartography – „AAA“

Asta Adomaitytė, Inga Ročiūtė and Vilmantas Alekna (Vilnius): Map of the 21st century conflicts in Europe

Jurga Kuodytė Dūdė: Map of mythical creatures of Europe

Edgaras Živatkauskas and Mindaugas Džiautas (Vilnius): Children Atlas of the World


14:30-15:00 Coffee break

exhibition of children map submissions to the ICC2011


15:00 – 16:00 Oral presentations:


Aivaras Lileika (Vilnius). "Geography of identification: ‘sunken’ lands (Historical connection of geopolitics, geography and cartography)"

Birutė Ruzgienė (Vilnius). Gaining cartographic data using WEB, GIS and photogrammetric approach

Kęstutis Papšys and Lina Papšienė (Vilnius): Cartography for risk evaluation

Linas Bevainis and Algimantas Česnulevicius (Vilnius): Perception of cartographic information in geography teaching


Saturday, April 9


11:00 – 12:00 Poster presentations and round table discussion


Gintautas Mozgeris and Michailas Palicinas (Kaunas): Forest Mapping in Lithuania, the Role of GIS

Aleksandr Koshkarev (Moscow): Neogeography and SDI’s geo-portals: feel a difference

Artūras Bautrėnas, Regina Bugorevičienė and Neringa Mačiulevičiūtė, (Vilnius): The problems of thematic cartography for schools

Donatas Ovodas and Algimantas Česnulevicius (Vilnius): Semantic aspects of military aeronautical charts

Dovid Katz (Montreal, Yale): Memories and Maps of a Yiddish Dialectologist

Romualdas Girkus and Tomas Duksa (Kaunas, Vilnius): Erathostenes’ map of the Ecumene.

Edita Maneikaitė and Žymantas Morkvėnas (Vilnius) The Practical Environmental Problems of Solution Using GIS – GUARDING EARTH

Roman Pysarenko (Ukraine). GIS explanation of tuberculosis diffusion in Ukraine. Example of Odessa region.


12:00 – 13:00 Lunch


13:00 – 15:00  Round table discussion