Complementary Registration

ICC2015 Orienteering Competition Events

Orienteering Events are part of parallel events of the International Cartographic Conferences. Especially in ICC2015, besides the regular competition to the ICC attendees, one more competition will be celebrated at the Conference in Rio and will be opened for federated athletes and to ICC participants. This will be the practical test for the finalist teams of the I Brazilian Cartographic Olympiads.

1 - Orienteering Events

The Local Organizing Committee jointly with the Rio de Janeiro Orienteering Federation (FORJ), the Brazilian Society of Cartography (SBC), as well as, the Physical Education Department of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, trough the Orienteering Club of UFRJ (COUFRJ), are organizing and supporting the event.

It was created a group to organize the ICC2015 Orienteering Competition, composed of UFRJ, FORJ and some other organizations. Two dates were defined for the two competitions:

  • August 23rd – Flamengo Landfill – Competition opened for federate athletes and students competing on the I Brazilian Cartographic Olympiads (I OBRAC -, as well as for ICC2015 attendees.
  • August 26th – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – Physical Education Department of UFRJ, jointly with Orienteering Club of UFRJ, for the participants of ICC2015.

1.1 – Flamengo Landfill Competition

Date: 23rd August 2015 – 08:00 AM;
Place: Flamengo Landfill, in front of the Modern Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro.

Supported by FORJ (Orienteering Federation of Rio de Janeiro and COUFRJ (Orienteering Cub of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, this competition will celebrate ICC2015 and will be opened for federate athletes and for the three first classified teams for the final context of the I Brazilian Cartographic Olympiads. These teams are composed of students from the age of 14 to 18, from the Brazilian high school.

The Flamengo Landfill is completely surveyed for orienteering races, with all marks for the competition. In addition, the chosen date is a Sunday, and the Landfill is closed for traffic and open for sport, culture and leisure activities.

If any attendee of ICC2015 wants to participate of this competition, the registration may be done through the same form of ICC2015 Orienteering Competition, free of any kind of charge, or through the FORJ website, where the attendee will find a link in English for the registration. In any way the ICC2015 LOC will inform to FORJ (Orienteering Federation of Rio de Janeiro) the name of each ICC athlete registered.
This race will be included in the Official Calendar of Orienteering Races of Rio de Janeiro´s Orienteering Federation.

The beginning of the Flamengo Landfill Orienteering Competition will be at Porcão Rio's steak house/restaurant parking area (Address: Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, S/N - Aterro do Flamengo - Rio de Janeiro – RJ)
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General Meeting: 09:00 hs
Start Brazilian Cartographic Olympiads Teams: 09:30 hs
Start FORJ Race: 10:30 hs
Award Ceremony: 11:30 hs
Transportation to Hotels: 12:30 hs

For this race each athlete may provide your own equipment, including calibrated compass for ME global magnetic region.
ICC2015 LOC will provide transportation from and to the attendee's hotels.

1.2 – ICC2015 Orienteering Competition (UFRJ Competition)

This competition will be the official Orienteering Competition for the ICC2015. Supported also by FORJ and COUFRJ, it will happen at UFRJ orienteering site, in the University City, Fundão Island, Rio de Janeiro.

It will be opened for two categories: male and female, with two circuits (short and medium), with 1.5 km and 4.5 km respectively, defining amateur and standard/ high levels.
Date: 26th August 2015 – 16:00 hs.
Place: Fundão Island – Physical Education School.

All services will be provided to ICC2015 participants: transportation from and to Convention Center, compass, chip, water and fruits.

The competition results will be compiled by FORJ, according the Rules of the International Orienteering Federation.

2 – Registration

Online registrations are closed.

3 – Contacts

Prof Dr Rafael Silva de Barros – Organizer – UFRJ

Marcelo Malato – Organizer – FORJ – Rio de Janeiro Orienteering Federation

Prof José Maria Pereira – Organizer – UFRJ

4 – ICC2015 Orienteering Competition Events

We strongly suggest to all participants to download the ICC2015 Orienteering Competition Guidelines, available here.

ICC2015 Technical Visits

1 - Summary

Some Technical Visits will be available for all ICC2015, that is full or one day attendees and accompanying persons. In order to provide a vision of the cartographic and/or geographical information used by the selected organizations, each visit was chosen according to ICC and ICA interests. The following are the selected organizations:

  • - DHN – Brazilian Navy Hydrographic Service;
  • - Pereira Passos Institute;
  • - City Hall`s Operations Center – CO Rio.

There is a limit of 30 people per visit. Each organization will provide information about the visit, as well as transportation from and to the Convention Center, except for the Operation Center, to where the visits will be on foot, once CO Rio is situated in a walking distance from the Convention Center.

2 - Information about the available Organizations

DHN – Brazilian Navy Hydrographic Service

The National Hydrographic Service (DHN) is responsible for the production of the nautical charts of the  Brazilian Jurisdictional Waters, including maritime and inland waterways areas. It´s located in Niterói City, at the margins of Guanabara Bay, with a beautiful view of the City of Rio de Janeiro. Visitors will have the opportunity to know a hydrographic-oceanographic ship, which is the platform of data collection for the production of nautical and cartographic documents. In the Cartographic Division will be seen all the process used for nautical charts production in analogic (paper), raster and electronic media, beside the database system for production. At the Graphic Complex will be explained the printing process for nautical charts and publications as a whole. The tour will lead to the Technical Archive where are stored all the surveyed hydrographic and oceanographic data. At last, the tour ends at the Memory Place of DHN, where historical pieces about Hydrography and Nautical Cartography can be seen.

Pictures of the DHN
Pictures of the DHN

City Hall´s Operations Center – CO Rio

Created in December 2010 and located in the neighborhood of Cidade Nova, the Operations Center integrates 30 organizations which monitor the entire City, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. In the Operations Center, all the steps of crises management, such as storm forecasting, landslides and car accidents, among others, are intertwined.

Besides the information coming from utility companies and public institutions in real time, the Operations Center captures images from 560 cameras scattered throughout the City. All data are interconnected for visualization, monitoring and analysis at the Control Room, aided with an 80 square meters screen. In another room, called Crises Room is possible to communicate with the City Hall Government and the Civil Defense through videoconference call. This process allows immediate decision making to solve all kind of situations.

Pictures of Operations Center of Rio de Janeiro City HallM

Pereira Passos Institute

The Pereira Passos Institute (IPP) is the department of Rio de Janeiro's city government responsible for the production and publication of statistical, geographical and cartographical information and urban researches relating to the City. IPP is a national and international reference in data and knowledge management for strategic planning and public policies integration in Rio. It is also the core of GIS in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro, giving support to its other departments in their activities in the geospatial field.

IPP has its foundation in RioPlan, created in 1979 and later transformed in the Municipal Company of Informatics and Planning (IplanRio). Later, in 1999, this municipal company was dismembered into IplanRio, that maintained the informatics role, and IPP was established as a new department in the city government, assuming the role of planning, cartographic and statistics production of Rio de Janeiro.

The Institute's mission is to manage information about the City, giving support for the planning of public policies and urban interventions through qualified data. In this way, IPP contributes to the improvement of living conditions of the population, the efficiency of public management and the promotion of sustainable urban development.

All information are made available to the general public in the form of digital apps, studies, tables and maps stored in the IPP Armazém de Dados ("Data Warehouse") portal (, since its creation in 2001.

Pictures of maps and activities of Pereira Passos Institute

3- Available Dates

DHN – 25th and 27th August - from 08:30 to 12:30 hs.

CO Rio – 26th August – from 13:30 to 16:00 hs.

IPP – 26th August – from 08:30 to 12:30 hs.

4 - How to register

Online registrations are closed.

Please note that once the number of 30 people per visit is reached, the system will present a warning, informing that the visit is closed.


  • International Cartographic Association


  • Instituto Pereira Passos
  • IBGE
  • CNPQ


  • GIM International
  • IPGH - Instituto Panamericano de Geografia e Historia
  • Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau
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