Conference Cartography, Geoinformation and Spatial Data Visualization
September 15-16, 2006

Organizer: Croatian Cartographic Society


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.

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 stress is put on spatial data visualisation.

A picture is worth a thousand words, goes an old proverb, giving a simple answer to the question of need of visualisation. Spatial Data Visualisation is the ability to represent or conceive space in form of pictures.

Modern cartographic visualisation encompasses digital cartography and computer graphics. Concerning quality, it is a significant change of visual representation in almost real time, which improves better understanding of lots of spatial data. Concerning quality, it is the possibility of quicker and cheaper production of a wide range of cartographic products.

Conference Themes

The Conference program, the abstracts and presentations will be published on a CD and prepared for the first day of the Conference. Best Conference lectures will be suggested for publication in Croatian and English languages in the Kartografija i geoinformacije (Cartography and Geoinformation) journal.

Important Date

Please send your data for registration and abstracts to the organiser no later than July 31, 2006.

Address of the Organiser

Croatian Cartographic Society
Kaciceva 26
10000 Zagreb
tel.: +385 1 46 39 231
faks: +385 1 48 28 081


Faculty of Geodesy of the University of Zagreb
Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia

Requested auspices

Croatian Academy of Engineering
University of Zadar
State Geodetic Administration

Requested sponsors

Company for Photogrammetry d.d.
Geofoto d.o.o.
Zagreb Tourist Office


Faculty of Geodesy, Kaciceva 26, Zagreb, Croatia

Invited Lectures

Mirjanka Lechthaler, Vienna University of technology, Institute for Geoinformation and Cartography:
Spatial Data Visualisation at the Vienna University of Technology

Dusan Petrovic, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy:
Spatial Data Visualisation in Slovenia

Brankica Malic, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University J. J. Strossmayer, Osijek:
Factors Affecting Cartographic Visualisation

Ivan Landek, State Geodetic Administration, Zagreb:
Spatial Data Visualisation in Digital Environment

Tea Duplancic Leder, Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia, Split:
Data Visualisation in Maritime Cartography

Zvonko Biljecki, Geofoto, Zagreb:

Company for Photogrammetry, Zagreb:
A Practical Example of Spatial Data Visualisation

Gisdata, Zagreb:
Spatial Data Visualisation and GIS

Map Exhibition

Spatial Data Visualisation

Promotion of New Publication

Cartography and Geoinformation journal, No. 5

Hiking tour

We would like to invite you to a one-day trip to the Medvednica Mountain, with an introduction to its basic geographic and geological characteristics, a lecture on GPS application in mountaineering and cartography, and a lunch at 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 send the payment information to the organisers.

The registration fee includes: conference materials, the attendance to all conference sessions, to the promotions, to the map exhibition, as well as to the tour with a lunch.

Organising Committee

Stanislav Franges, president
Drazen Tutic, secretary
Tea Duplancic-Leder
Miljenko Lapaine
Robert Paj
Zvonko Biljecki