ICAN produced a book! Published in 2011, and containing chapters from ICAN member projects from around the world, this collection is available for hard copy purchase from the publisher IGI, and individual chapters are available here, or from the authors upon request.

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ICAN Newsletters


The newsletter of the International Coastal Atlas Network is published two times a year. It contains articles provided by members of ICAN on the impact, technical, and informational characteristics of their Coastal Web Atlases, and news from the ICAN Working Groups, meetings and training sessions.

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ICAN Reports

Thumbnail ICAN reports on special topics and previous workshops are available in PDF format. For information about ICAN member activities between workshop meetings please view our bi-annual published newsletters.

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ICAN Story Maps

Story Maps are a great way to combine narrative text, images, and multimedia content with maps to create user-friendly communication. From time to time, ICAN members create story maps related to their ICAN work. Many of these are available here.

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ICAN Technical Cookbooks

The ICAN Technical Team has a history of collaboration on Technical Cookbooks. Older Cookbooks were produced in PDF format, and more recently in GitHub. Those resources are linked here, and could form the basis for future work.

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Vol, 8, Nr 2 - Now Available!

We are now entering our 9th year publishing the ICAN newsletter. Many thanks to our Editor Andy Sherin!

Please consider preparing an article for the next newsletter that will likely be published in the spring of this year.

Happy New Year!

Photos from CoastGIS 2018

Our friends from CoastGIS 2018 have posted a wonderful gallery of photos, including the recent ICAN mini-workshop:

See how many ICAN members you can spot!