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An Overview of Modern Cartographic Trends Aligned with the ICA’s Perspective

Maan Habib1,*, Maan Okayli2

1 Faculty of Civil Engineering, Damascus University, Damascus, 20872, Syria
2 College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, 11421, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding Author: Maan Habib. Email: email

Revue Internationale de Géomatique 2023, 32, 1-16.


This study provides a comprehensive overview of modern cartography innovations and emerging trends, highlighting the importance of geospatial representation in various fields. It discusses recent advancements in geospatial data collection techniques, including satellite and aerial imagery, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology, and crowdsourcing. The research also investigates the integration of big data, machine learning, and real-time processing in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), as well as advances in geospatial visualization. In addition, it examines the role of cartography in addressing global challenges such as climate change, disaster management, and urban planning in line with the International Cartographic Association’s (ICA) perspectives. The study discusses the ethical considerations and challenges associated with modern cartography, including privacy, data security, and accessibility issues. Finally, it outlines future directions and opportunities in cartography, focusing on the potential applications of artificial intelligence, interdisciplinary collaborations, and open-source platforms. This discussion aims to emphasize the significance of continued research and development in cartography and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration for a better understanding of the world.


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Habib, M., Okayli, M. (2023). An Overview of Modern Cartographic Trends Aligned with the ICA’s Perspective. Revue Internationale de Géomatique, 32(1), 1–16.

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