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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 / Est. 1881
African Association of Cartography
African Organization of Cartography and Remote Sensing / Est. 1988
International Cartographic Association / Est. 1959
European Cartographic Institute
International Commission for the Unification of Agro-Geological Cartography / Est. 1909
Federación Internacional de Topógrafos
United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for the Americas
Mediterranean and Black Seas Hydrographic Commission / Est. 1978
Multipurpose European Ground Related Information Network / Est. 1993
International Consortium for Brain Mapping / Est. 1993
Pan American Institute of Geography and History / Est. 1928
Atlas Alliance
International Triticeae Mapping Initiative / Est. 1989
International Commission for Botanical Maps / Est. 1889
Inter-African Committee on Cartography, Maps and Surveys
Working Group for Mapping Bryophytes in Europe
ATLAS logistique / Est. 1993
Green Map System / Est. 1995
International Map Trade Association / Est. 1981
Baltic Sea Hydrographic Commission / Est. 1983
The Brussels Map Circle / Est. 1998
Commission internationale de la carte aéronautique
International Society for the Curators of Early Maps / Est. 1987
Coordination Committee for Vegetation Map of Europe / Est. 1979

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World Problems relating to Cartography

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Misrepresentation of geographical information
Genetic discrimination
Non-standardization of geographical names
Inadequate cartographic skills

Action Strategies relating to Cartography

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Managing Internet domain names
Improving cartographic information
Coordinating mapping services
Studying invertebrates
Surveying bird populations
Mapping land systems
Researching futures
Improving international map of the world
Tactical systems chart
Developing cartography
Stabilizing orthographic standards
Doing without adequate accurate maps
Mapping pollutant pathways for transboundary air pollution
Holding mapping conferences
Improving cartographic skills
Coordinating cartographic research
Coordinating cartography databases
Coordinating mapping in earth sciences

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