Geocarto International Centre (GIC), established in 1985 in Hong Kong, is the predecessor of Geocarto International Centre Ltd. incorporated in September 2011. The centre aims at promoting
multi-disciplinary research in and applications of Remote Sensing,
GIS, Geoscience, and Cartography through (1) publication of scientific and professional
periodicals, books, images, and maps; (2) distribution services for publishers of these
subjects, (3) organization of exhibitions on Remote Sensing & GIS, (4) marketing of satellite
data (digital and photographic products) and image processing software for research projects
and practical applications, and (5) provision of technical advice and image processing services
to customers in the application of Remote Sensing technologies.
GIC is the only organization in Asia that performs such an integrated function in promoting
Remote Sensing technologies. Its quarterly journal, Geocarto International, has publicized several
commercial earth observation satellites by publishing special issues, such as SPOT (Vol. 1, No. 3,
1986), Landsat TM (Vol. 5, No. 1, 1990), RADARSAT (Vol. 10, No. 3, 1995), and ADEOS (Vol. 12, No.
Geocarto International was published by GIC for 20 years from 1986 to 2006. Effective from January 1st, 2007, this journal is published and distributed by Taylor and Francis in the UK.