Minutes of General Assemblies

The Working Group is seeking your help with collating a full set of Minutes from the ICA General Assemblies. This task seems to be particularly challenging; we are currently missing documents from the:

  • 5th General Assembly held in Moscow in 1976 (we only have a brief report)
  • 7th General Assembly held in Perth in 1984
  • 8th General Assembly held in Morelia in 1987
  • 9th General Assembly held in Bournemouth in 1991

We would appreciate hearing back from anyone that could help us in completing the set.


In 2019, the International Cartographic Association (ICA) celebrated its 60th anniversary. This milestone called for a professional approach to documenting and preserving records of our mature organisation and its rich heritage. In response, the ICA Executive Committee approved the formation of the ICA Working Group on the History of ICA at their meeting in Ghent in November 2019.

At their most recent virtual meeting held on 12-13 June 2020, the Executive Committee approved the Working Group’s Terms of Reference and appointed Igor Drecki as Chair. In addition, the following individuals were endorsed as members: Christopher Board (UK), Imre Demhardt (USA), David Fairbairn (UK), Lorenz Hurni (Switzerland), François Lecordix (France), Ferjan Ormeling (The Netherlands) and Stefan Räber (Switzerland).