ISPRS Workshop on Modelling and Managing Cartographic Data

Washington, DC, July 2, 2017

In conjunction with the 28th International Cartographic Conference 2017 (

Co-organized Workshop by ISPRS WG IV/7 & WG IV/1:

WG IV/7: Geo-Data Management (

WG IV/1: Multi-dimensional Modelling (

Venue: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (


The evolutions in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T) over the last couple of decades have drastically transformed the way data collected for mapping purposes is modelled and managed. At one end, geospatial data is now massively generated from sensors and crowdsourcing applications. At the other end, existing technologies can support the mapping and sharing of geospatial data as never before. Between those two ends there is a series of methods and tools that facilitate the modelling and management (processing and analysis) of source data to feed the mapping systems and processes. The Scope of this workshop is to discuss recent trends, and review the current state of the art in the modelling and management of cartographic data, while it will identify the key directions for future research.


Workshop Topics:

We invite submissions in the area of modelling and management of cartographic data, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Cartographic databases in the era of big data
  • 3D and spatio-temporal data modeling
  • Open cartographic data
  • Standards for sharing cartographic data and resources
  • Discrete Global Grid Systems and interoperability
  • Multi-resolution mapping – integrating time and scale
  • Data structures and algorithms for cartographic data modelling
  • Tile systems and indexing mechanisms
  • Spatial data versioning


Submission Guidelines: 

Submissions of short discussion papers (1,500 – 3,000 words) should be emailed by May 1st, 2017 in PDF-format to Organizers: Emmanuel Stefanakis ( and Eric Guilbert (



Accepted contributions (short papers) will be published in ISPRS Archives.


Special Issue:

A special issue, with the same scope as the workshop, will be published in Geomatica Journal. Submissions to the special issue will be open to either workshop participants or others interested in the theme. The full papers for the special issue will be due only after the workshop, allowing authors to incorporate feedback and new insights gained at the workshop.


Important Dates:

  • Deadline for workshop submissions (short paper): 19 May 2017 (extended)
  • Decisions to authors: 31 May 2017
  • Camera Ready submission for ISPRS Archives (short paper): June 15 2017 
  • Workshop: 2 July 2017
  • Full paper submission for special issue: 15 September 2017
  • Decision on full papers: 15 October 2017
  • Final papers due for special issue: 15 November 2017
  • Projected publication date: March 2018


Registration fee:

  • $50 to cover the cost of lunch and coffee and publication of short papers to ISPRS Archives.


Organizing Committee:

Emmanuel Stefanakis, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Eric Guilbert, Université Laval, Canada


Scientific Committee:

Mulhim Al Doori, American University in Dubai, U.A.E.

Pawel Boguslawski, University of the West of England, U.K.,

Martin Breunig, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Eric Guilbert, Université Laval, Canada

Umit Isikdag, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey

Mojgan Jadidi, York University, Canada

Paul Kuper, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Ken Ohori, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Emmanuel Stefanakis, University of New Brunswick, Canada