Does Cartography need a Body of Knowledge?

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cartography Specialty Group, Esri
Poster #:
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Roosevelt 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: Georg Gartner
Chairs: Menno-Jan Kraak

Call for Submissions

This sessions invites abstract discussing aspects and perspectives related to the context of a Body of Knowledge for Cartography.


Cartography as a scientific discipline has no explicitly produced consolidated Body of Knowledge (BoK). However, you find a lot of resources covering cartographic knowledge, such as the UCGIS BoK, initiatives in Europe, textbooks, web-based materials and others. In this session the questions are raised, if a consolidated, openly accessible and sustainable Body of Knowledge is needed for a discipline like cartography, how could this be eventually conceptualized to make it a community-driven and sustainable approach and who/which organisation could play a role as a facilitatior of such a process.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Discussant E. Lynn Usery United States Geological Survey 5 9:55 AM
Presenter Menno-Jan Kraak*, University of Twente, Train the map makers and educate the map users 15 10:00 AM
Presenter E. Lynn Usery*, United States Geological Survey, Dalia Elena Varanka, U.S. Geological Survey, Georg Gartner, Vienna University of Technology, A Semantic Representation for CartoBoK 15 10:15 AM
Presenter Robert Roth*, UW-Madison, Collectively Making a CartoBoK 15 10:30 AM
Presenter Kenneth Field*, Esri, BOOK and MOOC: Cartography as a four letter word 15 10:45 AM
Presenter Georg Gartner*, Department of Geoinformation And Cartography - TU Vienna, Does Cartography need a BoK? 15 11:00 AM
Discussant John Wilson University Of Southern California 10 11:15 AM
Discussant Menno-Jan Kraak ITC 10 11:25 AM

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