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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 15: Life on Land


Cartography is the study and practice of making maps. Combining science, aesthetics, and technique, cartography builds on the premise that reality can be modeled in ways that communicate spatial information effectively.

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Organizations relating to Cartography

Commission for the Geological Map of the World / Paris, France / Est. 1881
African Organization of Cartography and Remote Sensing / Tripoli, Libyan AJ / Est. 1988
International Cartographic Association / Neuchâtel, Switzerland / Est. 1959
United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for the Americas
Mediterranean and Black Seas Hydrographic Commission / Monaco, Monaco / Est. 1978
International Consortium for Brain Mapping / Los Angeles CA, USA / Est. 1993
Pan American Institute of Geography and History / Mexico City, Mexico / Est. 1928
Atlas Alliance / Oslo, Norway
International Triticeae Mapping Initiative / Est. 1989
Baltic Sea Hydrographic Commission / Monaco, Monaco / Est. 1983
The Brussels Map Circle / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1998
International Society for the Curators of Early Maps / Chicago IL, USA / Est. 1987
International Map Collectors' Society / Lisse, Netherlands / Est. 1980
MapAction / Little Missenden, UK / Est. 1997
Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics / Hollywood CA, USA / Est. 2004
Committee for Mapping the Flora of Europe / Helsinki, Finland / Est. 1965
Atlas Service Corps / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2006
Eastern Atlantic Hydrographic Commission / Monaco, Monaco / Est. 1984
Cambridge Conference for National Mapping Organizations / Southampton, UK / Est. 1928
Joint IOC/IHO Guiding Committee for the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans / Monaco, Monaco / Est. 1972
Atlas Economic Research Foundation / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1981
Global Mapping International / Colorado Springs CO, USA / Est. 1983
Congress on Regional Geological Cartography and Information Systems
Trade Union International of Workers in Geology, Geodesy and Cartography / Moscow, Russia
Imago Mundi / London, UK

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World Problems relating to Cartography

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Genetic discrimination
Inadequate international map of the world

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