Mapping Future Courses: Bridging Old and New in Cartographic Education for Europe

Europe has a long history of making and using maps. Digital technologies and tools, including the latest Generative AI, require constant adaption in education in order to ensure sustainable education in the field. It is exciting to explore how educators and learners can better harness the rich history and the latest tools to empower future education in making and using maps. At the same time it is interesting to see how students envision a modern education incorporating new technologies.

The ICA Commission on Education and Training, the ICA WG on Cartographic Body of Knowledge, and the ICA Commission on Digital Transformation of National Mapping Agencies are organizing a workshop, Mapping Future Courses: Bridging Old and New in Cartographic Education for Europe. The workshop brings together experts to share their latest thoughts and best practices on how to include new digital technologies and tools in cartographic education, including GIS, remote sensing and geomatics education. It will be a combination of oral presentations and live discussions.

The workshop will consist of two parts:

PART I – a series of short presentations. Workshop participants are invited to share their experience within a 10 minutes’ presentation. Please contribute your research, experiences and insights to this event, by expressing your interest to present your work and submitting an abstract of max. 200 words via email to the workshop organizers. You can use the template for EuroCarto2024 abstract submissions.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Perspective and reflections on future education in cartography and related fields in Europe, both from teachers and students point of view
  • Curriculum design and programs in cartographic education
  • Developing a Body of Knowledge for cartography
  • Developing on-line educational resources for teaching cartography
  • Best practices and experiences in teaching map making and map use; using new technologies in teaching
  • Open source tools and datasets in cartographic education
  • Integrating cartography in geography education and other disciplines
  • Using Artificial Intelligence in cartographic education

PART II – discuss issues related to the workshop topic. We would like to bring together teacher and student perspectives in small-group discussions and delve into technology related topics in education. Students and early career teaching staff are highly encouraged to participate and share their perspective.

Selected presentations will be invited for a further review for an edited volume planned next year.

Abstract submission before June 20, 2024
Acceptance notification before June 25, 2024
Registration before June 30, 2024

Juliane Cron, Technical University of Munich,
MaƂgorzata Wieczorek, University of Wroclaw,
Bin Jiang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou),
Tao Wang, Capital Normal University,
Terje Midtbø, Norwegian University of Science and Technology,