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The object of the British Cartographic Society is the promotion of that class of knowledge which distinguishes the Art and Science of Cartography. For that purpose, the Society shall:
* facilitate the exchange of information and ideas amongst the members of the Society and others.
* hold meetings and publish periodicals and books.
* arrange and participate in National and International Conferences.
* advance cartographic education and encourage research.
* establish and maintain libraries and collections of maps, books, plans and photographs.
* print, publish, sell, lend and distribute communications made to the Society.
* provide and award medals and prizes.
* do all other things incidental to the Society's objects provided that no part of the property or funds of the Society shall be applied other than charitable purposes.

(Constitution and By-laws, Constitution para. 2.)
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