# Societies, Associations & Communities
# International Societies and Communities
International Cartographic Association (opens new window)
The ICA brings together most of the national cartographic societies you see listed below. The association promotes cartograhic professionalism and GIScience disciplines. Research being a huge priority, many sectors are supported by universities and educational institutions.
Society of Cartographers (opens new window)
SOK is an open and supporting community to exchange techniques, offer support and improve skills.
# National Societies
# Code for
People coming together to develop apps, use open data and show initiative to collaborate for a better society and sustainable data usage.
- Code for Europe (opens new window)
- Code for NL (opens new window)
- Code for Germany (opens new window)
# Online Communities
Cartographer's Guild (opens new window)
The forum was launched for map enthusiasts to discuss, share and appreciate the diverse cartography aspects.
Reddit is a huge platform for discussion, web content and social news. There are subreddits dedicated to any imaginable and unimaginable topic and prooved to be a reliable source for tips and discussion!
r/cartograhy (opens new window)
A forum for anyone asking questions and discussing content related to cartography.
r/gis (opens new window)
Often used for technical advice there are also discussion to news, jobs and more.
r/mapporn (opens new window)
A collection of beautiful maps found on the internet.
r/mapswithoutnewzealand (opens new window)
It's unbelievable how many maps forget to include NZ! Here is a collection of the worst.
Slack provides private chat rooms with many interesting features to communicate, work together and have discussions either in topic dedicated channels or via DM to other users.
The Spatial Community (opens new window)
Members from diverse spatial related background all found in one place. The Slack offers developers, GIS experts, hobbyists and map enthusiasts a platform to discuss so many things!
Spatial Awareness (opens new window)
Coming from an interesting newsletter, a community shares their findings of map related content which then Robin Hawkes puts together. In every issue a link is given to the Slack of Spatial Awareness.
This part is under construction!