Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B6, 83-86, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B6-83-2012
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26 Jul 2012
OUTREACH PROGRAMMES FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING: CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CARTOGRAPHIC ASSOCIATION
W. E. Cartwright1 and D. Fairbairn2 1School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University, Australia
2Dept. of Geomatic Engineering, University College London, Gower Street, London
Keywords: Education, outreach, international societies Abstract. Organisations like the International Cartographic Association champion programmes that develop and deliver education and training to cartographers and geospatial scientists, globally. This can be in the form of traditional university and training college programmes, short courses for professional and technical members of mapping agencies and as outreach initiatives to transfer knowledge about the discipline and its contemporary practices.

Through its international community, the ICA undertakes the transfer of knowledge about cartography and GI Science by publishing books and special editions of journals and running workshops. Colleagues from the ICA community conduct these workshops on a volunteer basis, generally with the support of the national member organisation of ICA or the national mapping body. For example, the ICA promotes the generation of extensive publications, generally through its Commissions and Working Groups. The publications include books, journals and the ICA Newsletter.

Outreach activities are especially pertinent to up skill colleagues from developing countries. Specialist programmes can be offered for professional and 'everyday' map users (from adults to children). The ICA can assist with its current programmes, designed to embrace professional and non-professional cartographers alike.

This paper will address how education and outreach programmes can be supported by international associations, by offering programmes independently, or in partnership with sister associations and national and regional organisations and societies. As well, the paper will address the need to deliver education and outreach programmes not to just the professional international community, but also to map users and citizen map publishers.

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Citation: Cartwright, W. E. and Fairbairn, D.: OUTREACH PROGRAMMES FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING: CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CARTOGRAPHIC ASSOCIATION, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B6, 83-86, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B6-83-2012, 2012.

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