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The 2019 British Cartographic Society and Society of Cartographers Annual Conference will be held on the 11th and 12th September at Great Britain's National Mapping Agency - Ordnance Survey.

This years programme is almost complete and includes presentations from;

  • David Wood - Head of Geography, Government Science & Engineering
  • Paul Cruddace - Ordnance Survey
  • Craig Taylor - ito
  • Katie Maple - Curator of Solent University’s, Showcase Gallery
  • Elliot Hartley - Garsdale Design Ltd
  • Simon Miles - The Loose Goat

As part of this years programme we will be running a Pecha Kucha session.
PechaKucha (Japanese: ぺちゃくちゃ, IPA: [petɕa kɯ̥tɕa], chit-chat) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total) and we are now seeking paper submissions.

Submissions are invited for papers to the Pecha Kucha session only and those interested in making a contribution to the conference should email Paul Naylor at paul.naylor@os.uk
At this stage we will require;

  1. Title of Presentation
  2. Short Abstract (maximum of 100 words)
  3. Please add Pecha Kucha as the subject of your email

Each proposal will be subject to review against the following criteria

  • Originality/Innovation of the content
  • Relevance to the cartographic community
  • Anticipated interest in the subject matter.

All submissions will be required on or before the 30th April 2019.

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The 2019 British Cartographic Society and Society of Cartographers Annual Conference will be held on the 11th and 12th September at Great Britain's National Mapping Agency - Ordnance Survey.

This enlightening two-day event attracts specialists from commercial, academic, and governmental organisations whose common interest lies in using and promoting maps as a valuable communication device. It provides both a valuable and enjoyable opportunity to learn and share information about recent projects, join focused discussion groups and network with colleagues and experts sharing the same interest.

More details to follow shortly so please do keep checking back.

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Maplines is the Society's membership magazine which goes out to all our members in the UK and around the world.

We are very pleased to announce that Caroline Robinson from Clear Mapping Co has agreed to become our Senior Editor for the Spring 2019 Edition.

"After working with Martin for several years writing about maps in the context of 'Mapping the fantasy world of Westeros', 'Getting out of the studio' and the ' Battle of Bannockburn', I'm keen to continue the high-quality of exciting topics to share within the mapping community."

If you would like to submit your article for Maplines magazine, then find out more here.

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OS Open Zoomstack is now available as a fully supported open data product.

 The data is available in just one single file. It’s provided in easy-to-use formats to help you get started quickly.

The data is compatible with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), web, mobile and offline systems. It’s highly customisable, giving you the flexibility you need.

Vector Tiles contain actual data and not just images, which can be interrogated and analysed. The high-definition mapping also renders quickly, giving a seamless experience.

 More information and access to the different data formats can be found using the link below,

 https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-and-government/products/os-open-zoomstack.html

 

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Tim Rideout at XYZ Maps is selling a 2nd hand plotter

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163490506905

Offers over £50 and there is over £600 worth of ink still in the cartridges. This would need to be collected or transported from Edinburgh.

They also have a 12 drawer oak plan / map chest to give away free to anyone that would like it. Again would need to be collected.

If you are interested in the 12 drawer oak plan please contact Tim Rideout

tim.rideout@xyzmaps.com

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Ann Sutherland, who died on Monday, 25 June 2018. Ann had been Map Librarian at Edinburgh University Library and was an active member of the Society for almost three decades. She served on Council and was convener of the Map Curators' Group, which she guided for 25 years. As recognition of her contribution to the Society and the world of cartography, Ann was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the BCS in 2013.

Further appreciation of Ann’s life and work will appear in Maplines and The Cartographic Journal later this year.

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Geovation & Ordnance Survey are excited to announce that their 11th Geovation Challenge has launched today. In this unique competition, you can turn your bright ideas into serious business propositions to help create greener, smarter communities for future generations to live in.

Innovate UK and the Northumbrian Water Group are backing and sponsoring the challenge. They will also be assisting the team of experts on an intensive 3-day all-expenses paid Camp and Conference that will help those whose ideas have been identified as potentially having the greatest impact develop their ideas to the next stage whereby they’re ready to seek funding.

It doesn’t matter if you are eighteen or eighty, so long as your idea can help transform for the better the way we live. For that you will receive our backing and support to help turn that idea into a viable business. To find out more about the Challenge and to enter visit: https://geovation.uk/challenge/

The Challenge runs until 29 November 2017 and is open to UK-based organisations or residents, aged 18 or over. The Geovation Camp and Conference takes place in London in 14-16 February 2018.

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There were some excellent entries to this years BCS awards including the Paddler’s Guide to the Schuylkill River Water.

This map was commended in the Stanfords Award for printed mapping and this recognition has now been picked up by a couple of news outlets in the cartographers home country.

The judges comments "A thorough, usable guide for planning and executing a trip along the river – appeals to everyone with lots of associated information, clearly laid out, good clear photography and labels. Maps have all associated contextual information. A very useable guide. The map meets the intended use and portrays a lot of information to plan a river trip. Clear mapping. Good use of mapping within a wider setting – very much enhanced by the explanatory text. Large scale enables clear labelling and plenty of supplementary detail. Facilities clearly shown in individual boxes. Nice to see a drop shadow. Hillshading and drainage don’t always fit."

Link 1

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The Society is seeking to recruit a replacement for our current Restless Earth Coordinator to organise and support this very successful initiative. You will find the job description here. If you’re interested, please send an application letter and current CV to admin@cartography.org.uk by 31 July 2017.

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