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Dr Alexander Kent
Dr Alexander Kent Alex is currently the Vice-President of the Society, co-convenor of the BCS Design Group, and Assistant Editor of The Cartographic Journal. He is also a member of the UK Cartography Committee, Vice-Chair of the ICA Map Design Commission and Editor of The Bulletin of the Society of Cartographers.

After taking degrees at Oxford Brookes University and Queens’ College, Cambridge, his career has involved lecturing in GIS and Remote Sensing at Oxford Brookes University, and in Cartography at Canterbury Christ Church University. Formerly Head of the Cartographic Unit at the University of Southampton, he has also managed and consulted on a variety of geospatial projects, from cartographic editing, design and production for An Atlas of the Social and Intellectual History of Islam at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies to building a GIS for Action Contrè la Faim in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

His PhD, An Analysis of the Cartographic Language of European State Topographic Maps, was gained under the supervision of Prof. Peter Vujakovic and won the National Geographic Society’s New Mapmaker Award in 2007. Publication of this research in The Cartographic Journal subsequently won the Henry Johns Award for 2010.

Alex is Senior Lecturer in Geography and GIS at Canterbury Christ Church University (UK) and is a regular speaker at international and national conferences and meetings and often presents at the BCS Better Mapping Seminars and other BCS events.

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