The 30th International Cartographic Conference (ICC2021) of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) will be held in Firenze, Italy, and all those active in cartography and geographic information sciences are invited to participate. It will be a hybrid conference to give as many registrants as possible an opportunity to participate – either in person or via remote access. The conference covers a diverse range of some 36 cartographic themes, ranging from art in cartography to open geospatial data and technologies, to cartography in digital humanities, and many more.
The ICA executive committee has also expanded the opportunity for scholarships as the application criteria now includes virtual events. ICA Scholarships for young scientists are offered to foster academic research in the domain of Cartography and GIScience; to establish contact between young scientists and ICA Commissions; to support young scientists to be able to actively contribute to ICA activities and events; and to establish opportunities for young scientists within ICA publications and conferences.
Accompanying the conference, The International Cartographic Exhibition will be held in the Galleria delle Carrozze of Palazzo Medici Riccardi in the city centre of Firenze. Attendees will also have the chance to visit the Military Geographic Institute, with its library and the Sala delle Carte in Palazzo Vecchio with its decorated walls of 53 oil-painted maps from the end of the 16th century.