The world of geography is coming together in the German city of Cologne (Köln) for the 32nd International Geographical Congress. The IGC is the quadrennial meeting of the International Geographical Union (IGU). In collaboration with the local organisers I have drawn two maps of where the more than 2700 registered participants. The maps show the Geographers from more than 80 countries who will attend the IGU congress. The IGC website states, that “it is not surprising that participants from Germany form the majority (but not even half of the number) and that many European countries can be found in the top 20-list. But we are particularly pleased to welcome so many colleagues from far away regions of the world, i.e. from Japan, P.R. China, United States, India, Australia, Brazil and Iran. And: It will be a pleasure to welcome also some geographers from countries we are not used to see every day, only to mention Azerbaijan, Oman or Malaysia” (Quoted from igc2012.org). So this is how the geography of the 2012 Geographical Congress looks like:
Willkommen in Köln – Welcome to Cologne – Bienvenue a Cologne
The maps on this page have been created by Benjamin D. Hennig of the SASI Research Group (University of Sheffield) in collaboration with the IGC Local Organising Committee . Feel free to use the maps under Creative Commons conditions (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0); please contact me for further details – I also appreciate a notification if you use my maps. High resolution and customized maps are available on request.