Welcome to International Cartographic Association (ICA) commission on sensor-driven mapping (2015-2019)

The International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on Sensor-driven Mapping (2015-2019) continues main activities carried out by previous Commission on Mapping from Remote Sensor Imagery (2011-2015) with modified terms of reference. The Commission obtained an official approval of the 16th General Assembly of the ICA held in Rio de Janeiro in August 2015.

With rapid advances in sensor technologies, various types of geospatial data nowadays can be collected in innovative ways by imaging and ranging sensors (e.g., digital cameras, multi- and hyper-spectral scanners, synthetic aperture radars, laser scanners) onboard satellites, aircrafts, unmanned aerial vehicles, boats, trains, vans and cars) as well as by backpack and handheld sensors. Both geometric and semantic information derived from such sensor datasets can be used for informed decision making and contribution to solving real world problems. However, how to accurately and reliably extract information from the sensor datasets remains a very changing topic in cartography and other geoinformation communities. The establishment of this Commission within the ICA attempts to promote collaboration in sensor-derived mapping technologies

During the term of 2015-2019, the Commission is chaired by Professor Jonathan Li, University of Waterloo, Canada, co-chaired by Professor Yifang Ban, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and Professor. Jan Feranec, Institute of Geography, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak. Should you have any suggestion about the Commission and the activities being carried out, please feel free to send an e-mail message to junli@uwaterloo.ca, yifang@kth.se, feranec@savba.sk.

The ICA Commission website is hosted by the Mobile Mapping Lab at the University of Waterloo, Canada.