CARTO 2008

Carto 2008 will be taking place in Vancouver from May 13th to the 16th.

The University of British Columbia, which turns 100 years old in 2008, is delighted to be hosting a joint meeting of the two national organizations in Canada concerned with cartography in all its complexities and with the access to and care of cartographic materials. The Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA) and the Canadian Cartographic Association (CCA) will be meeting together as CARTO 2008 in Vancouver from May 13 - 16, 2008. The organizing committee looks forward to welcoming you to our beautiful campus in the spring of 2008 and invites you to explore our dynamic city with its museums, art galleries, shops, restaurants, parks, beaches, and nearby mountains.

ACMLA and CCA are aiming to create a gathering place for students, educators, government workers, and those in the private sector, to network and share information on issues and topics related to the creation, preservation, management and access to cartographic and geospatial materials and collections in all formats.

The conference will be highlighted by a keynote address by David Rumsey, collector of historic maps and creator of the online David Rumsey Historical Map Collection containing over 13,000 digitized images from his collection of about 150,000 cartographic materials.

Along with technical sessions, workshops, and other presentations, there will be exhibits of recently published maps, maps prepared by students, and products useful to people in these fields.  There will be a variety of social events, such as an ice breaker reception, a field trip, orienteering followed by a pub night, and a banquet with speaker. 

Local Arrangements: Sally Hermansen, Dawn Mooney, Walter Piovesan, and Tim Ross
Program Committee: Dan Duda, Majella Gauthier, Diane Lacasse, Susan McKee, Roger Wheate, Alberta Auringer Wood, and Clifford H. Wood

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