Conference Geoinformation and Cartography in Education
Zagreb, September 23-24, 2005

Organizer: Croatian Cartographic Society

Co-organizers:Auspice:Requested Auspices:

of Zagreb,
Faculty of Geodesy

Institute of the
Republic of Croatia

Academy of

Ministry of Science,
Education and Sport of
the Republic of Croatia



Conference Venue

Faculty of Geodesy, Zagreb, Kaciceva 26
House of the Croatian Academy of Engineering, Zagreb, Kaciceva 28
Skolska knjiga, Zagreb, Masarykova 28


- Call for Papers in PDF for printing

At the 12th General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association (ICA), held in Durban, South Africa, the ICA Strategic Plan for the period 2003-2011 has been adopted. The Strategic Plan, which is available at the Internet site includes the following definitions:

Map is a symbolised representation of a geographical reality, representing selected features and 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.

Cartography is the art, science and technology of making and using maps.

Cartography is a unique facility for the creation and manipulation of visual or virtual representations of geospace - maps - to permit the exploration, analysis, understanding and communication of information about that space.

By organizing this conference, the Croatian Cartographic Society would like to contribute to the development of geoinformatics, cartography, geography and all related fields. This time, special emphasis is given to education at all levels, starting from preschool, through primary and secondary school, up to the university level, as well as the long-life learning concept.

These days, in Croatia we have considerable changes in the primary school education level. A new Croatian national education standard is coming. We are preparing new curricula at the university level, based on the Bologna declaration. This means that it is time for communication of doubts, but also achievements in the GI and cartography education in this part of Europe.

Conference themes

The Conference program, the abstracts and presentations will be published on CD and prepared for the first day of the Conference. Best Conference lectures will be suggested for publication both in Croatian and English languages in Kartografija i geoinformacije, the Croatian Cartographic Society's journal.

Invited lectures

Mirjanka Lechthaler, Technische Universität Wien, Institut für Geoinformation und Kartographie:
Geoinformatics and Cartography in New University Curricula in Austria

Svetozar Petrovic, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam:
Geoinformatics and Cartography in New University Curricula in Germany

Dusan Petrovic, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy:
Geoinformatics and Cartography in New University Curricula in Slovenia

Zdravko Galic, University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Geodesy:
Geoinformatics and Cartography in New University Curricula in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Damir Magas, University of Zadar, Department of Geodesy:
New University Curricula of Geography at the University of Zadar

Aleksandar Toskic, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography:
New University Curricula of Geography at the University of Zagreb

Dragica Husanovic-Pejnovic, University of Rijeka, Higher Teaching School Gospic:
New Croatian National Education Standard for Geography

Miljenko Lapaine, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Geodesy:
New University Curricula of Geodesy and Geoinformatics at the University of Zagreb

Book and Journal Promotions

D. Novak, M. Lapaine, D. Mlinaric (editors): Five Centuries of Maps and Charts of Croatia, Skolska knjiga, Zagreb, 2005

Kartografija i geoinformacije, No. 4, 2005, journal of the Croatian Cartographic Society

Map Exhibition

Croatian Cartography at the 22nd International Cartographic Exhibition, A Coruna, Spain

Hiking tour

You are kindly invited to the one-day mountain-climbing tour to the Medvednica Mountain (Kameni Svati, Glavica). There you will learn about the Medvednica geography and geology, about the application of GPS in mountaineering and cartography, and finally you will have a unique opportunity to enjoy a lunch in a mountain house.

Registration fee

Please make your payments of 120 € until August 15, 2005, or after that date 140 €, to the Croatian Cartographic Society's account at Zagrebacka banka: 2500 1613618 SWIFT ZABA HR 2X. Please sent the payment information to the organisers.

The registration fee includes: the conference bag, the attendance to all conference sessions, to the book and journal promotions, to the map exhibition opening ceremony, as well as to the hiking tour with a lunch in the mountain house.

Important date

Please send your data for registration and abstracts to the organizers no later than July 31, 2005.

Organizing Committee

Miljenko Lapaine, president
Drazen Tutic, secretary
Tea Duplancic-Leder
Stanislav Franges
Stjepan Husnjak
Mira Miletic-Drder
Robert Paj

Address of the organizers

Croatian Cartographic Society
Kaciceva 26
10000 Zagreb

tel.: +385 1 46 39 273
faks: +385 1 48 28 081