> What is Cartography?
Find out more about the whole subject :
- Why is cartography useful?
- Who should use it?
- Where it has originated from?
* Cartography - an introduction - A new introductory publication, which has been developed by the BCS, can be purchased here.
* Cartopics - The BCS have collated short articles designed as introductions to a wide variety of aspects of cartography and maps for the non-expert. We hope that you find them useful and informative.
* Better Mapping - The BCS run introductory and advanced seminars on Better Mapping and how to use cartography to enhance your map-making.
A forum for cartographers and anyone who would like to find out more about cartography or maps. You must register to use the forum but can address issues to like minded people both inside and outside of the field. Useful information may be posted here as a record. Please note: although this forum is moderated, posts on the forum are not views of the BCS.
It has never been easier to chat amongst the cartographic community, not just in Britain, but worldwide. There are a wide variety of email discussion groups in operation, some more specialist than others. When you find a discussion group which is relevant to your area of interest it can be a goldmine of information. If you have a difficult technical question, you can just post it on the appropriate list and someone somewhere will have the answer.
Email discussion groups work like this:
You subscribe to the list by sending an email to the address given. You receive a copy of every email as they are posted to the list. You can reply to messages privately or post your reply to the list so everyone can read it. When you want to stop receiving mail from the list, you unsubscribe by sending an email to the list server.
To find out more about specific groups, choose your area of interest (you will be directed to other websites who host these lists):
* General Cartography
* Map Curators
> Working in Cartography
Information and publications relating to training and working in cartography. Also see the Forum for useful links.
* Working in the Map Industry [PDF] [5.3mb] - An introduction to careers in cartography
* Careers in Cartography - A compilation of definitions, statements, key skills, and lists education and training available, and views of cartographers working in the profession.
* Job Vacancies