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The International Cartographic Association (ICA) was founded in 1959. Its membership consists of countries. For the last 30 years the Association organized technical-scientific conferences every two years and general assemblies every four years. It is the practice that the member nations each prepare and mount a map exhibit for these meetings. The exhibition consists of a sampling of the best of the maps produced by the member nation during the previous four years.

Our maps have been accepted for inclussion in the official Canadian National Map Exhibit at the following ICA assemblies and technical conferences:

Isodemographic Map of Canada at the 8th Conference in Montreal, 1972.

Water Use: Georgia Strait-Puget Sound Basin and Georgia Strait Urban Region at the 9th Conference in Moscow, 1976.

Ecosystem Units, University of British Columbia Research Forest, at the regional conference, Washington D.C., 1978.

Biogeoclimatic Units, Nootka-Nanaimo Sheet, Vancouver Island and Kitimat-Stikine Regional District Regional Resource Inventory at the 10th Conference held in Tokyo, August 1980 - as part of the 21-map national exhibit.

Treatment Units, Koprino River Watershed, Vancouver Island, at the 11th Conference in Warsaw, Poland, August 1982.

Energy Resources of British Columbia at the 7th General Assembly and the 12th International Conference in Perth, Western Australia as well as at the 25th International Geographic Congress in Paris, France during August 1984.

Restaurant and Entertainment Guide to Victoria, at the 8th General Assembly and the 13th Conference in Morelia, Mexico during October 1987.

Biogeoclimatic Zones of British Columbia, 1988, at the 14th International Conference held in Budapest, Hungary during August 1989.

Street Map of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and Belcarra, 1989 and Map 20 - Fish, 1:700,000 from an atlas, "Cartographic Support for the Plaintiffs Evidence" prepared for the Gitksan and Wet'suwet'en Chiefs as evidence to the Supreme Court of British Columbia; at the 9th General Assembly held in Bournemouth, England, September-October 1991.

Gulf Islands Visitor and Outdoor Recreation Guide, 1:50,000 and Greater Vancouver Economic Development Opportunities, 1:75,000 at the 10th General Assembly in Barcelona in 1995, at the International Geographical Union Assembly in the Hague in 1996 and at the 1994 Ottawa Annual Meetings of the Canadian Cartographic Association in cooperation with the North American Cartographic Information Society.

Gibsons-Sechelt Sunshine Coast, edition 1, Canadian Cartographics, 1996, at the 17th Technical Conference in Stockholm, August 1997.

The Distribution and Synopsis of Ecological and Silvical Characteristics of Tree Species of British Columbia's Forests, at the 11th General Assembly in Beijing in June 2001 and at joint CCA/ACMLA conference in May 2001 in Montreal.

Green Electricity Resources of British Columbia, 1:2million and 1:4million, Canadian Cartographics and BC Hydro, November 2002, at the 21st International Cartographic Conference in Durban, South Africa, August 10 - 16, 2003.

In addition our research and development activities and our innovative approach to map design are channelled into papers and publications detailed on the next page.



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