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).