UNGGIMIt is my sincere pleasure to inform you, that at the fourth session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management at the UN Headquarters in New York 6.-8. August 2014 the ICA Initiative on an International Map Year 2015/16 was positively discussed.

It says in the resolution:

The Committee of Experts […] endorsed the International Map Year 2015-2016, as proposed by the International Cartographic Association (ICA), as a valuable means to promote the importance of maps and geospatial information globally.
GGIM Report on the fourth session (6–8 August 2014)

With this we have reached a most prominent framework for the planned acitivities and I invite all members of the ICA family to consider their active participation.

Georg Gartner
President of the International Cartographic Association