Commission Meeting 2012 Moscow: Call for papers

Call for papers: Planetary cartography: science, art and outreach

Commission meeting of the ICA Commission on Planetary Cartography

Wednesday 11 July 2012, Moscow, MIIGAiK (Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography)

The meeting is held together with MIIGAiK Extraterrestrial Laboratory’s summer school on “Planetary cartography and image processing”, 9-13 July, 2012.

We invite planetary and earth scientists, cartographers and students involved in the mapping of Solar System bodies. The meeting will have special focus on how planetary science results are communicated to the general public in cartographic products. Possible topics include but are not limited to: methods in planetary mapping; map design; nomenclature; planetary cartographic resources and databases; results from recently imaged bodies; small scale global and very large scale local maps; mapping landing sites; thematic mapping;  planetary maps in the news media; planetary maps in school atlases and textbooks; digital/online planetary maps.


Those who registered for the summer school week or Europlanet 7th European Strategic Meteor Workshop are free to participate.
Fee for those not registered for the summer school week: 30 USD.

Registration is not required for those who participate only in the business meeting.

Submission information

You can chose from the following options:

  • oral presentation with paper (2-5 pages)
  • oral presentation with short abstract only (200-400 characters)
  • paper only presentation

Language of papers/presentations: English

Papers or abstracts should be sent directly by e-mail as attachment in doc or pdf format to hhargitai [at]

Template for the paper can be downloaded from our website: ica_cpc_template_2012

Papers presented will be made available at the commission website as open access documents.


Please send your abstract, name, affiliation to:  hhargitai [at]


Registration (abstract and personal data): June 1, 2012

Notification of acceptance: June 5, 2012

Final paper submission deadline: June 25, 2012, 24:00 GMT


Wednesday 11 July 2012

1. Presentations

2. Business meeting


ICA Commission on Planetary Cartography

Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography


Moscow  State University of Geodesy and Cartography http://

Address: MIIGAiK #4 , Gorokhovsky pereulok 105064, Moscow, RUSSIA

– Kurskaya Metro Station, Trolleybus Lines A,10
– Baumanskaya Metro Station, Trolleybus Lines 25, 45

Visa information

Please note the following requirements for business travel to Russia
Passport must be available (ID card not sufficient); valid 6 months beyond intended stay
Russian Visa is required, which can be applied for at the respective Russian embassies or consulates.

The Visa applications typically require
–  an invitation letter (which MIIGAIK will supply, please check appropriate box on registration page)
–  hotel booking confirmation
Tickets and documents for return or onward travel must be available on entry to be presented to the immigration officer

Contacts for obtaining invitation letter at MIIGAiK:
Tel: + 7(499) 261-62-43
Fax: + 7(499) 267-25-18;
E- Mail: europlanet [at]