The BCS homepage BCS Award winners Cartography - an introduction
Awards 2016        GEO Business 2016        more latest news from The BCS Join The BCS Read Our Blog Like BCS Follow BCS BCS Publications: 50th Anniversary Map Book, Cartography An Introduction, The Cartographic Journal, Maplines Magazine

Latest News from The BCS
Latest Tweets from The BCS
BCS ForumJob Vacancies in Cartography
Members Directories
The BCS AwardsBCS Events
Special Interest Groups
BCS Publications
Search the BCS websiteAssociated Links
Members Area Login

Events > Mapping 2010 > Schools Workshop

Mapping 2010> Introduction

For the first time the Symposium included a FREE to attend workshop for secondary school students on mapping disasters. This is part of the BCS outreach programme to schools and was kindly sponsored by ESRI UK, a world leader in GIS technologies and Global Mapping.

Morning of Wednesday 9th June 2010

Schools Workshop: Restless Earth - Mapping Natural Disasters

Restless Earth is a preconference workshop for year 10 students from local schools, demonstrating how maps are an essential part of our daily lives.
Two sessions will allow over 30 students to attend a practical workshop on mapping natural disasters.

  • focus on recent earthquake in Haiti and the problems in dealing with the aftermath of such a disaster
  • practical activities in creating mapping to assist aid workers reach the victims
  • introduction to the importance of good map design
  • integrating mapmaking with GIS technology

The workshop ran twice between 09:30 to 11:00 and then at 11:30 to 13:00.

This workshop has now been further developed and is run as part of The BCS outreach programme - more information can be seen here
exhibition Gala Dinner
“Interesting, useful and well-balanced for a wide growing audience...”
- Silver 7 Mapping Ltd
““Made me enthusiastic about cartography again. Great to see how others use GIS/Cartography”
- Medway Council
50th Anniversary Book
Join BCS :: Follow BCSweb on Twitter :: Like BCSweb on Facebook :: Read BCSmaps blog :: Linked in Group for BCS members

© 2008-2016 The British Cartographic Society :: Registered Charity Number 240034
Home :: Terms :: FAQ :: SiteMap :: Contact Us