Announcement and Call for Presentations

‘150 Years of Cartography – Past, Present and Future’ –
Ottawa 2017, May 31-June 2

Conference Announcement and Call for Presentations
The Local Organizing Committee at Carleton University along with the Canadian Cartographic Association invites you to the 42nd Canadian Cartographic Association Conference at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario from Wednesday, May 31 – Friday, June 2, 2017.

This year’s conference theme “150 Years of Cartography: Past, Present and Future” will bring together practitioners of the discipline from private industry, government and education, students and anyindividuals who have an interest in Cartography. 2017 is the 75th anniversary of Carleton University, and the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation, so it will be a year of celebrations, events and activities on and off campus.Come join us as we celebrate 150 years of Canada and its maps. Anyone interested in maps is welcome to attend; it is a gathering of practitioners, educators, and researchers from public and private sectors and the community at large. Session topics range from traditional topographic and thematic mapping to online viewers and applications such as Google Earth / Maps, as well as mobile apps on hand-held devices. Mapping today is for everyone.

This is the first call for Presentation abstracts. We invite submissions in all areas of cartography and related fields. The organizing committee also encourages participants to organize special sessions. If you wish to organize a special session please contact the general conference chair, Steve Prashker at

Each abstract submission is to include:
•  Title of Presentation abstract. List of authors with affiliation, position, and contact information for each author (title, organization, address, telephone, e-mail)
•  Presenting author indicated with an asterisk (*)
•  Abstract (no more than 250 words) that introduces the work, states the methods used, results obtained, and conclusions.
•  Preference for Oral, Poster Presentation or PechaKucha format.
•  Proposed topic(s) from the list of General Session Topics (see Presentation types and topics).
All abstracts should be emailed directly to Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged by email.

Important Dates

January 2017: Formal Call for Presentations
March 30, 2017: Abstract Submission Deadline (Extended)
March 31, 2017: Abstract Acceptance Notifications Sent
April 22, 2017: Early Registration Deadline (for at least one of the authors of an accepted presentation for inclusion in the program.)

Registration Information