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Cartography Commission 

of the United States National Section of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History


Commission Aims

  • Update and develop modern cartographic infrastructure
  • Transfer and exchange educational technology amongst disciplines related to cartography
  • Effectively use the technology, processes, products, and other available information in the cartographic field
  • Standardize cartographic procedures and techniques
  • Encourage the use of cartography among PAIGH Member Countries and their specific needs
  • Promote the coordination and development of geo-referenced information systems
  • Endorse the education of specialized experts in cartographic fields
  • Encourage collaboration among cartographic educational institutions of the Americas and related international organizations.

Cartography Commission Projects

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Eric Van Praag, Representative
US Cartography Commission
U.S. Geological Survey
Geospatial Data Infrastructures Committee

Eric Van Praag, ESRI
Heath Hill, ESRI
Andrea Huber, ESRI

Committee on Institutional Strengthening and Technical Cooperation
Paul R. Cooper, CARIS


Geographic Names
Roger Payne, US Geological Survey
George Troop, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Paul R. Cooper, CARIS

Aeronautic Charts
Robert L. Goodson, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Fundamental Data
Roberto Lugo, USGS

Editor of the Revista Cartografica
Dr. Osvaldo A. Muñiz-Solari, USGS

President, Pan-American Cartography Commission of PAIGH
Carlos López, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

President, United States National Section of PAIGH
Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop, US Census