International Cartographic Association
Commission for Theoretical Cartography

Vilnius University
Centre for Cartography

Cartographic Society

6th Vilnius Seminar on Cartosemiotics
8 April, 2011


The seminar organized by the Commission for Theoretical Cartography of the ICA, the Centre for Cartography at Vilnius University and Lithuanian Cartographic Society is a bi-annual scientific event, designed for share of ideas and experience in the field of cartographic semiotics, communication and literacy.

It has been estimated in various international studies that 80 to 95 percent of all information used in public sector is geographic. More than that, intense technological (e.g., web and cloud mapping) and organisational (e.g., national, regional and global spatial data infrastructures) developments continue in this sector worldwide. As cartographic methods and technologies are used wherever geographic information is dealt with, it can be firmly assured that professional broad profile cartographers are and will be wanted for many years ahead.

Professional cartographers, employers and students are kindly invited to contribute with presentations focusing on the cartographic competences in modern world.

The most welcome topics for the presentations and discussions are:
- Competences in cartography and GIS in modern society
- Labour market for graduates in Cartography: structure and expectations
- Cartographic competences required in spatial data infrastructures.
- Theoretical cartography: future trends of development
- Introduction of innovative cartographic projects and ideas (a special poster session)

Organisation Committee:
Alexander Wolodtschenko, Dr., Dr.h.c., ICA, Dresden Technical University
Giedrė Beconytė, Assoc. prof., Vilnius University
Algimantas Česnulevičius, Professor, Vilnius Pedagogical University
Albinas Pilipaitis, Assoc. prof., Vilnius University
Jurga Kuodytė-Dūdė, Lithuanian Cartographic Society

Important Dates:
1 March, 2011 Submission of abstracts
15 March, 2011 Notification of acceptance
1 April, 2011 Submission of full papers for electronic proceedings
1 September, 2011 Submission of selected papers to the scientific journal "Geography"
15 October, 2009 Notification of acceptance of the papers

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"Thanks again for the very interesting workshop. I was especially impressed by your students." - G.Gartner, Austria
"Thank you for the wonderful reception and hospitality." - J. Strauhmanis, Latvia"

Some presentations

Kęstutis Papšys (Vilnius), keynote speech
Gartner (ICA, Vienna): Towards the development of a body of knowledge for the domain of cartography
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
Kęstutis Papšys and Lina Papšienė (Vilnius): Cartography for risk evaluation
Gintautas Mozgeris and Michailas Palicinas (Kaunas): Forest Mapping in Lithuania, the Role of GIS