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“We see nothing until we truly understand it” – John Constable

The GIS SIG is an active and growing community within the BCS.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are commonly used across all industry sectors. GIS has resulted in there being more map makers in the world today than there have ever before. Knowledge of how to clearly communicate patterns in spatial data is key to the success of any GIS project be it for a paper report or depicting a map in a web application.

As the number of GIS users grows so does the potential for cartography, both good and bad. The aim of the SIG therefore is to promote the creation of high quality cartographic output and best practice. Regular workshops and lectures by SIG members, guest speakers (including software vendors) provide the opportunity to learn from each other and the wider cartographic community.

Please join and contribute to the group and help us build on our ongoing success.

“I am told there are people who do not care for maps, and I find it hard to believe.” —Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island.

* Convener: Rob Sharpe

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