Maps are at the core of geospatial, and we’re now into the International Map Year 2015-2016.
From the official website: “The International Cartographic Association has decided to celebrate an International Map Year during the years of 2015 and 2016 and has also formed a working group to plan and organise that task. […] The ICA expects that all ICA member countries will participate in order to give their citizens a broader knowledge of maps – how they are produced and used for many purposes in society. Another goal is to give school children and university students an opportunity to learn more about cartography and about its neighbouring geospatial sciences geodesy, photogrammetry, remote sciences and surveying. ICA has about 80 national members, and the UN will be helpful in establishing contact with all other countries in the world, so that International Map Year will be celebrated worldwide.”