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Administrator Posted - 20/09/2010 : 09:54:02
BCS Symposium 2011 - Call for papers

The Programme Committee for the British Cartographic Society is inviting for papers for its Symposium to be held at Shrigley Hall Hotel & Country Club from Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th June 2011.

The title of the Symposium and our overall theme is “The Power of the Image” and potential speakers are invited to submit papers on the following topics;

* Speciality Mapping – mapping that serves a special purpose or serves the needs of such users as the visually impaired. The use of Braille maps and other techniques to communicate cartographic information effectively. The ‘Image’ may not be the traditional visual one but that which is created by the other senses.

* Symbolisation & Portrayal – hoping to build on a one-day session in November, a deeper look into the use of standard symbols; what we can instinctively recognise and how to design symbols for specific user groups.

* 3D Modelling and representations – adding the third dimension of height to a standard 2D cartographic portrayal and the generation and utility of being able to interact with 3D models of place.

* Visualisation – how is cartography used to help us visualise and interpret the landscape.
Closely linked to modelling we would like to develop the theme to illustrate how to render information to make it inclusive and easily understood.

* Cartographic Design – remains as important today if not more so than ever. What makes a good map, what are the key elements of design?

* Post Google® where are we going next? – papers on the way in which access to so much data and different ways of presenting it and using it have changed the cartographic landscape and what is likely to be the next ‘big thing’.

Papers should reflect the title of the Symposium, “The Power of the Image” and have a theme which clearly links to this. We do not want to be overly proscriptive but would ask potential presenters to include in the abstract a clear explanation of how their proposal ties in with the overall theme of the Symposium. Not all of these topics can be covered at the Symposium and we will make a final decision on which sessions will be included once we have evaluated the submissions.

Please send your proposed title and an abstract of not more than 300 words to;
Mr P Jones,
Chair of Programme Committee,
Defence Geographic Centre,
Hotine 141,
Elmwood Avenue,
Feltham,
Middx,
TW13 7AH

or e-mail to Peter.Jones991@mod.uk.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 14th January 2011. Successful submissions will be notified by no later than Friday 28th
January.

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