Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

  1. Produce a cookbook for the production of (digital) national and regional atlases

  2. Promote and support the design, production and use of national, regional, city and thematic atlases and atlas information systems

  3. Conduct workshops and/or seminars that present recent and potential atlas developments and innovations

  4. Document guidelines and procedures for the design, production and use of national, regional, city and thematic atlases

  5. Elaborate and maintain an electronic inventory of national, regional, city and thematic atlases containing the main characteristics of these map works as well as relevant addresses in order to support information exchange between atlas editors as well as to disseminate information on atlases to a wider public

  6. Maintain a commission website and update it regularly with the major aims of providing for information exchange between commission members and disseminating information on activities in this field to a wider public

  7. Encourage efforts for integrating data for the development of electronic atlases and national and regional atlas information systems by

    • evaluating metadata standards as they apply to atlas design, creation and dissemination
    • acknowledging requirements for diverse geographic and temporal data themes
    • identifying and exploring various alternatives to data integration issues