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Canadian Cartographic Association

Promoting Geography Awareness through Mapping

The Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA)

The CCA is a non-profit association created to promote the disciplines and professions of cartography and Geographic Information Science in Canada. Our broad membership represents academia, all levels of Government and private industry, and includes fellow cartographers from coast to coast.

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We play a leading role in the world of cartography through involvement with the International Cartographic Association (ICA). The Canadian National Committee (CNC) , chaired by a CCA nominee, is responsible for coordinating Canadian participation in the ICA, and has such specific responsibilities as appointing representatives to commissions and committees, preparing a biannual cartography exhibit, publishing a biannual national report on Canadian cartography, and facilitating the submission of technical papers for presentations at ICA events.

We host annual meetings, provide networking opportunities, create a variety of publications to promote geography awareness and map making, and help improve the use of cartographic materials through education.

If you are a cartographer, or have are passionate about mapping, geography and data visualization then we encourage you to join the CCA.

2020 Annual General Meeting & Conference

University of Victoria

The 2020 CCA Annual Meeting will be held at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, from May 25 to 29, 2020, in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Geographers and the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA).

The theme will be “Resilience on a Dynamic Planet.”

More information, abstract submission, and registration will be added to the CCA website once it becomes available.

About the CCA

The mission of the Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA) is to promote the disciplines and professions of cartography and Geographic Information Science. 

CCA Publications

Awards, Prizes, and Scholarships


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