1 Lapaine М.
2 Usery E.L.
3 Nyrtsov M.V.

University of Zagreb


U.S. Geological Survey


Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow State University

The Commission on Map Projections (CoMP) of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) was chartered and began aсting in 2003. The Commission has been active in promoting and distributing map projections research, education, and knowledge through its individual members, conferences and workshops of the ICA. Among the developments of the CoMP there are published papers of the workshops, conference sessions at the International Cartographic Conferences, and other international conferences in cartography and geoinformation. The CoMP has developed and maintained a public website with tutorial information on map projections, published research, decision systems to help in projection selection, news and announcements of the events, and an archive of the Commission’s activities. Among the publications of the CoMP there are research papers, conference proceedings, book chapters, and a book on Choosing a Map Projection. The CoMP are going to continue research and education activities, workshops, conferences, and publications to advance map projections with the 2019 to 2023 term.
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Lapaine М., 
Usery E.L., 
Nyrtsov M.V., 
(2020) To the 20 anniversary of ICA Commission on Map Projections of the International Cartographic Association (2003–2023). Geodesy and cartography = Geodezia i Kartografia, 963(9), pp. 44-52. (In Russian). DOI: 10.22389/0016-7126-2020-963-9-44-52
Publication History
Received: 06.04.2020
Accepted: 20.07.2020
Published: 20.10.2020


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