13th International Conference
Selce, Croatia, September 7–9, 2017


By organizing this conference the Croatian Cartographic Society and the Faculty of Geodesy of the University of Zagreb wish to contribute to the development of geoinformatics, cartography, geography and associated fields with special emphasis on geodiversity. A wide range of themes offered and renowned invited lecturers guarantee interesting lectures and a contemporary approach.

Although nature protection is mostly based on protection of living organisms and ecosystems, protection of geological and geomorphological natural values has a long tradition and is becoming increasingly interesting. Records in rocks allow us to peek in Earth's history; fossil plants and animals teach us about development of life over millions of years; faults tell us about what is happening within Earth's crust; minerals surprise us with their crystallized regular geometrical shapes, magnificent colours and exceptional lustre; volcanoes keep demonstrating the intensity and shiftiness of Earth's incandescent interior.

The geological base determines the kind of soil which is going to be present, where water is going to show up, where streams and rivers are going to flow, where mountains are going to rise and where caverns and pits are going to be. By protecting our geoheritage, we are going to preserve the most representative parts of Earth's 4.5 billion year history, admire forces of the past and learn for the future.

Geodiversity is the diversity of phenomena such as rocks, minerals, fossils, relief and processes they influenced during Earth's past. GIS, geoinformation and cartography allow us to manage it.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Menno Jan Kraak, President of the International Cartographic Association (ICA)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Liqiu Meng, Technical University of Munich

International Scientific Committee:

Prof. Dr. Temenoujka Bandrova, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia
Prof. Dr. Josip Faričić, University of Zadar
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Georg Gartner, Vienna University of Technology
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ivka Kljajić, University of Zagreb
Prof. Dr. Milan Konecny, Masaryk University, Brno

Local Organizing Committee:

Miljenko Lapaine, President, CCS, Zagreb
Marija Brajković, CCS, Pazin
Mateo Gašparović, Univ. of Zagreb, Faculty of Geodesy
Franka Grubišić, Univ. of Zagreb, Faculty of Geodesy
Ivan Landek, State Geodetic Administration
Robert Lončarić, Univ. of Zadar, Department of Geography
Dražen Tutić, Univ. of Zagreb, Faculty of Geodesy
Robert Župan, Univ. of Zagreb, Faculty of Geodesy

Conference Themes:

- GIS and geodiversity
- GIS and geoheritage
- GIS and ecology
- GIS and cartography in education
- GIS in crisis situations
- GIS in local administration and economy
- Spatial databases
- Maritime, military and topographic cartography
- Map projections
- Cartography and Internet
- Cartography and drones
- Cartographic generalization
- Spatial data and copyright
- Spatial data visualization
- Historical issues
- Spatial data infrastructure
- Property-legal aspects and space

The Organizing Committee is going to consider proposals of other themes from fields connecting cartography, geography, geodesy, geoinformatics and associated professions.

Conference program and lecture abstracts are going to be published in a printed publications and presentations are going to be published at the Croatian Cartographic Society website. Papers received by the organizer prior to October 15, 2017 are going to be reviewed and published in Cartography and Geoinformation, issue 28.

Official language:

English is the official language of the conference.