The International Map Year has been mentioned during the 7th UN-GGIM meeting in New York, 2-5 August. Current chair, Anthony K. Milne of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, presented highlights of activities of the UN-GGIM GS members and stated the following:

In the year since the Committee of Experts last met, UN-GGIM Geospatial Societies have been very active. I’m pleased to report the following selective highlights: […] The International Cartographic Association ran a very successful campaign on the International Map Year, which was endorsed by the UN-GGIM Geospatial Societies and the UN-GGIM Committee of Experts. This program aimed to make maps more visible to and understood by decision-makers, citizens and school children in the global context.

– Anthony Milne

Anthony K. Milne (IEEE GRSS) talking about the Map Year at the 7th UN-GGIM meeting