The Commission on Cartographic Heritage into the Digital of the International Cartographic Association, continuing the tradition of its annual Cartoheritage Conferences, since 2006, is organising the 16th Conference on Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage (ICA DACH) in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 22-24 September 2022, in partnership with the Faculty of Geography, Babeş–Bolyai University, supported by the MAGIC - Map & Geoinformation Curators Group.

The Programme will be organised in thematic sessions dedicated to issues relevant to the subjects usually treated in the Conferences of the ICA Cartoheritage Commission, according to its Terms of Reference (2019-2023) and its Working Units.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

    Digitisation - Georeference.
    Content analysis in terms of geometry and thematics of cartodiversity*.
    Landscape change studies based on map-archival sources.
    Visualisation of Cartoheritage, including thematic portals.
    Interconnection of cartographic archival sources, especially map and textual data.
    Historical terrestrial and aerial photography, including photo-related post-cards and relevant material - cartographic parametrisation.
    Cartoheritage web providing issues.
    Interaction of cartoheritage with map and geoinformation curatorship of cartodiversity.
    Development of cartoheritage as a cultural issue, within the context of GLAM**, addressed to education and to the general public.
    Geographic affinities with Cartoheritage.
    Cartoheritage and Digital Humanities.
    Other relevant issues of the Cartoheritage ecosystem.

    *Cartodiversity: manuscript and printed maps -loose and/or bound-, books with maps, map atlases, globes and related cartographic representations in 2D and 3D, depicted in a variety of supporting material like e.g. parchment, paper, wood or other writable/engravable media.
    **GLAM: the acronym for Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums.

The presented papers are published in the Conference Proceedings (ISSN-2459-3893) available in digital form during the Conference (see also the Online2021, Thessaloniki2019, Madrid2018, Venice2017 and Riga2016 Proceedings).

The Conferences are kindly hosted by the Faculty of Geography, Babeş–Bolyai University (see venues; google map).

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