9ICCGIS 2024


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Opening Ceremony
Plenary Sessions
Plenary Sessions
Plenary Sessions
Plenary Sessions
Keynote speeches
Closing Ceremony
Welcome reception
Gala dinner

Keynote Speakers

Univ.- Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. GEORG GARTNER

ICA President
Technical University Vienna, Austria

Georg Gartner is a Full Professor for Cartography at the Vienna University of Technology and head of the Research Group Cartography. He is currently President of the International Cartographic Association, President of the Austrian Cartographic Commission, Vice-President of the Austrian Society of Geodesy and Geoinformation and is a board member of the Academic Network of United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management. He is an Honorary Professor of Eötvos-Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary and a Honorary Professor of Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping in Beijing, China.

About the default nature of maps

We are living in times, where more and more maps are being produced. And it is not only maps, all kind of information is offered through all kind of various media, many of them literally at our fingertips through social media on our mobile phones. The nature of social media is often leading to shortened attention spans and highly simplified information presentation. It is in this context, where questions of literacy and the ability to be able to distinguish “fake news”, “fake media” and “fake maps” are rising, thus in which way cartography is aware of this development and can contribute to help to distinguish “fake” from “trustworthy” maps.

Therefore, in this paper it is argued, that by understanding and make use of the pure nature of maps informed disseminating and presenting of information can be ensured better. By the pure nature of maps the intrinsic affordances of the cartographic language are meant, thus what and how maps can be perceived, understood and used because of their intrinsic nature.


ISPRS President
Department of Geomatics, Fac. Of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague

Since graduation from the Czech Technical University in Prague (Faculty of Civil Engineering), Lena Halounová remained within its walls during her Ph.D. at the Department of Hydrotechnics, and then moved to the Remote Sensing Laboratory of the Department of Mapping and Cartography, which she is heading today. In her research, Lena pays special attention to issues of using optical and SAR remote sensing data and GIS applications for solving problems of water engineering, erosion, reclamations, landslides, land subsidence, detection of vegetation in urban areas, change detection in urban areas, etc. Numerous works and publications of Lena Halounová as well as her lectures in Prague universities are dedicated to these topics.

Lena Halounová was deeply involved in EARSeL for 12 years in various positions including Chairperson. Along with being appointed the Chairperson of the Czech Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing in 2004, Lena represented the Czech Republic, the ISPRS ordinary member, where she held the position of the Chairperson of the Financial Commission from 2008 to 2012. During the XXII ISPRS Congress in Melbourne, Lena was elected the Director of the 2016 ISPRS Congress, which was held in Prague, July 12-19. Since 2016 she served as ISPRS Secretary General for the next ISPRS inter-congresses periods. She was elected ISPRS President by General Assembly during the XXIV ISPRS Congress in Nice in June 2022.

Earth Observation and its Challenges

Earth surface visualisation was interesting and important for our predecessors for centuries. First maps showed the Earth surface in the form of land cover. They used various techniques, geometry and selected objects. Development of the map creation, data collection, content, accuracy, systems of legends, etc., continued. The 19th century brought photographs, new data types and new way of data collection for creating maps – with full spatial coverage. However, it was the second half of the 20th century which made a great break in data usable for the Earth surface imaging and mapping. Satellite imagery provided new data types. Information derived from images are incomparably richer since much information is not visible by human eyes unlike from photographs. The Earth observation allows to enlarge branches of the human activities, not only topographic-like maps by providing data with far better temporal resolution, spectral resolution, and quite comparable spatial resolution from airborne carriers. The present challenge for experts in the Earth observation is to provide reliable results from new data analyses necessary for models and evaluations in many other branches. The challenge of various experts is to realise that the imagery will provide new results of models, analyses and outcomes. There are already many applications using these characteristics; however, we still have an interesting future ahead of us. The future will depend not only on the scientific achievements, but also on decision makers and their involvement in practical applications for the human wellbeing.



  • 3D Cartographic Modelling
  • Cartographic Concepts in Big Data Environment
  • Cartographic Visualization
  • Cartography and GIS in Education
  • Digital Transformation and Digital Twins
  • Geoinformation for Smart Cities
  • Geospatial Analysis and Data Mining
  • Geospatial Information Semantics
  • Geospatial Information Ontology
  • GIS for Geology, Natural Sciences and Ecosystems
  • GIS Technologies and Related Disciplines
  • GNNS Technologies in Cartography
  • Map Design and Production
  • Map Projections and Geodetic Coordinate Systems
  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Technologies
  • UAV Applications and New Trends
  • Volunteered Geographic Information
  • Web Cartography and Digital Atlases

Seminar on
Disaster Risk Reduction

Solutions and Innovations

Organized in cooperation with:

ICA Commission on Cartography in Early Warning and Crisis Management

Laboratory on Geoinformatics and Cartography, Department of Geography, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic


  • DRR U.N. Sendai Agenda: Challenges for Cartography and Geoinformatics
  • Cartographic Support for Emergency Evacuation
  • Virtual Reality and Disaster Preparedness
  • VGI Possibilities in DRR
  • Threats Caused by Agricultural Operations

Papers with other topics in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction are also acceptable.
Open access for every 9ICCGIS participant.

Society for
Digital Earth

Special ISDE Plenary Session

“Digital Earth: Geospatial Sources, Technologies and Visualization”

Open access for every 9ICCGIS participant.


All approved papers will be published in e-Proceedings entitled “9th Conference on Cartography and GIS” with ©Publisher: Bulgarian Cartographic Association and ISSN: 1314-0604.

The Proceedings will be sent for indexation in Web of Science and add to database of ResearchGate.


A special exhibition of maps, cartographic products, hardware and software will be hosted during the Conference.


The official language of the Conference is English.

Looking forward
to meeting you in Nessebar!