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AutoCarto Six Retrospective is a commemorative book that celebrates the Sixth International Symposium on Automated Cartography, which was held 30 years ago in Ottawa, Canada in 1983. The AC Six Symposium is considered one of the most influential conferences behind the origins, development, and growth of automated cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, geomatics, and related fields. The retrospective production was designed and edited by Barry Wellar, Professor Emeritus, University of Ottawa, and currently owner and principal of Wellar Consulting Inc. and President, Information Research Board Inc. He was the Director of the Technical Program for AutoCarto Six, and editor of the 1100-page symposium proceedings which is available online at various websites. AutoCarto Six Retrospective includes an Introduction by Jack Dangermond, President, Esri, a paper by Barry Wellar on the design of a retrospective project and book, and 29 papers in which authors look back at the papers they presented on the theme, “Automated Cartography: International Perspectives on Achievements and Challenges”. The terms of reference used to design the retrospective papers include: Reason for 1983 paper; Thoughts shaping the design of the 1983 paper; Derivative attributions; Original contributions; Impacts; What was new in the 1983 paper; and, What was different in the 1983 paper. AutoCarto Six Retrospective is published by Information Research Board Inc.