Commission Organizers

The International Cartography Association Commission on Geospatial Semantics is an international group of researchers and practitioners exploring the representation of geographical meaning in a range of data structures. The Terms of Reference for the Commission can be found here.

Commission Organizers

Dalia Varanka is a Research Scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Varanka leads the Geospatial Semantics and Ontology project “The Map as Knowledge Base." 

Francis Harvey is Professor for Visual Communication in Geography at the University of Leipzig, Germany and Director of the Section Cartography and Visualization in Geography at Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, also in Leipzig Germany. His research addresses a range of central issues for Geographic Information Science and cognate fields including visualization, semantics, interoperability, overlay algorithms, institutional aspects, cadastral issues, and practical ethics. 

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Dalia Varanka

Dalia Varanka, dvaranka@usgs.gov

Francis Harvey

Francis Harvey, f_harvey@leibniz-ifl.de