At its 10th General Assembly held in Barcelona in 1995, the International Cartographic Association - ICA accepted the definition with regard to the changes in technique and usage of cartography and maps and in accordance with the conclusion made by the Working Group on Cartographic Definitions:

A cartographer is a person who engages in cartography.

Cartography is the discipline dealing with the conception, production, dissemination and study of maps.

A map is a symbolised image of geographical reality, representing selected features or characteristics, resulting from the creative effort of its author's execution of choices, and is designed for use when spatial relationships are of primary relevance.