Advances in Topographic Mapping – Conference 27-28 October 2022

The ongoing development of technologies and datasets present new challenges and opportunities for producers and users of topographic mapping. In particular, AI and machine learning present new methods for facilitating the design and production of topographic maps, while AR/VR offer new possibilities for users to engage with topographic data. This virtual conference aims to provide a forum for national mapping organisations and academic researchers to discuss the strategic implementation of these technologies and to explore their potential. This includes the  use of open-source data for national mapping and the creation of new topographic products, such as immersive virtual geographic environments. The conference offers a forum for national mapping organisations and academic researchers to address key issues in the utilisation of new technologies and to explore opportunities for collaboration, particularly for establishing best practice and a relevant research agenda.

The conference is organised jointly by the ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping, the ICA Working Group on Digital Transformation of National Mapping Agencies and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

Conference Topics

  • Topographic Mapping and Immersive Virtual Environments (IVE)
  • Utilising Open-Source Data in Topographic Mapping
  • Developments in Topographic Map Production
  • Enhancing user experience of, and trust in, topographic maps


Explore the full conference programme here.


The registration fee for the conference is 50 EUR (25 EUR for Students). Please click here to register online. Deadline for registration: 21 October 2022.

Keynote speaker

Mark Cygan – Esri’s Director of National Mapping Solutions. Mark is actively participating in the; United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), UN-GGIM Geospatial Societies Board Member (and past Chair), User Community of Geospatial Authorities Executive Secretary and on the International Map Industry Association (IMIA) Board of Directors and chair of their Programs Committee (Events, Affiliation Partnerships and Awards)


If you have any questions regarding the conference, please get in touch with the local organiser, Dr Łukasz Halik (Vice-Chair of the ICA Commission on Topographic Mapping) via email: topovicechair(at)