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J C A
  Japan Cartographers Association


 

ABOUT JCA
The Japan Cartographers Association (JCA) was founded in 1962 at the time of the 1st International Cartographic Conference in Frankfurt am Main aiming for the advancement of cartography in Japan. There are currently about 1,000 members and the secretariat’s office is located in the Japan Map Center building, Tokyo. The JCAhas close partnership with International Cartographers Association (ICA)sendingseveral vice-presidents andcommission chairs on the activities of ICA since its foundation.
ACTIVITIES
Scientific conferences, meetings and excursions :
-Annual conference : A two-day annual scientific conference including a special lecture and a symposium is held annually usually in Tokyo. Maps,cartographic tools and materials are exhibited at the conference.
-Regional conference : The conference is held once a year in a city where Map Exhibition organized by Geographical Survey Institute take place.
-Scientific meetings and lectures : Meetings and lectures are held occasionally including one-day field trips or tours of cartographic institutions.
Publications
-JCA Journal : JCA publishes a quarterly journal “Chizu (Map: Science of spatial representation)”. The journal is composed of scientific papers written by JCA members with English summaries, articles on annual/regional meetings, book reviews, and attached maps. 
-Books:
Cartography in Japan: National Report to the 12th General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association, Durban 2003. (in English)
40 Year’s History of JCA (in Japanese)
Maps and Civilization (translated into Japanese)
Dictionary of Technical Terms in Cartography [Enlarged and Revised Edition] (in Japanese)
Dainihon Enkai Jissokuzu : Ino Chuzu (Atlas of Middle-scale Ino Maps) (in Japanese)
Nihon Shuyo Chizu Shusei (An Inventory of Major Maps and Atlases in Japan ) (in Japanese)
Collection of maps and map related materials : JCA has a map center located beside the secretariat office where maps and map related materials are collected principally by way of donation or exchange including those from foreign institutions.
ORGANIZATION
Executive Committee for 2003-2004:
President: Kazuhiko OTAKE
Auditors: Morihiro IWATA,Keiji NISHIMURA
Chairperson: Seiichi TANIOKA,Takashi MORITA
General Affairs: Masakatsu MAENO, MasamiYAMASAKI
Chief Editor of JCA Journal: YotaKUMAKI
Treasury: Koichi HIRATA, MasamiYAMASAKI
Liaison: Hiroshi OTA, Kazuo NAKAMURA, Takashi MORITA
Public Relations: Yoshiaki KURITA
Planning: Kunikazu NISHIZAWA
Meeting Affairs: Yoshiki WAKABAYASHI
Map Center: Kenzo IMAI
Commissions:
-Commission on Education and Training (Chair: Shosuke HOSOI)
-Commission on the History of Cartography (Chair: Junko SUZUKI)
-Commission on Cartographic Terminology (Chair: NaoteruSAKATO)
-Commission on Cartography and Children (Chair: Yukio UKAI)
-Commission on Marine Cartography (Chair: Shinichi KIKUCHI)
-Commission on Hypermedia & VR maps (Chair: Hiroshi OTA)
-Commission on Ubiquitous Mapping (Chair: Takashi MORITA)
-Commission on GIS Education. (Chair: Hideki FUKUDA)
Office Address:
Japan Map Center
Aobadai4-9-6, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-8522, Japan.
Phone : 81-3-3485-5410 Fax : 81-3-3485-5593
E-mail: gakkai@jmc.or.jp       http://www.jmc.or.jp/gakkai/ 

JCA Journal

Atlas of Middle-scale InoMaps

An Inventory of Major Maps and Atlases in Japan

 


 

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