Benefits of Membership

When you join the British Cartographic Society you are entitled to a range of excellent benefits, including subscriptions to leading cartographic publications and special discounts.

Membership benefits include:

      • A subscription to The Cartographic Journal - the Society's peer-reviewed periodical, containing cutting-edge technical articles, news and reviews of all aspects of the cartographic profession (4 Issues per year)
      • A subscription to Maplines - the Society's magazine, containing information on activities, lecture programmes and professional opportunities (3 Editions per year)
      • Membership of a Special Interest Group - catering for specialised interests and activities and provide directories, catalogues, forums and workshops
      • An invitation to the Society's Annual Symposium - our established training and networking event that includes the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony
      • Fellowship - Fellowship of the British Cartographic Society (FBCartS) is bestowed by the BCS Council upon Members who have sufficiently contributed to the cartographic profession and/or who have been long-standing Members of the Society. View notes on becoming a Fellow or Contact Us for a Fellowship Application Form
      • Freelance Cartographers Directory - an opportunity for self-employed Members to advertise on this website
      • Ordnance Survey Discount - 25% off Paper Maps, Custom Made, Historical and OS Maps in the OS online shop
      • Stanfords Discount - 10% off in the Stanfords online shop
      • Charles Close Society Discount - buy CCS publications at the same preferential prices given to CCS Members
      • Taylor & Francis Group - 30% off books. www.crcpress.com or www.routledge.com
      • Soviet map reprints - 20% off sheets from The Red Atlas.

Additional benefits for Corporate Members:

      • Two copies of The Cartographic Journal and Maplines per Issue/Edition
      • Free insertion of product news in Maplines
      • Corporate Members Directory - an opportunity for all Corporate Members to advertise their work and list contact details and a biography. Award winners may, in agreement with the Society, use the Society's logo in their publicity material
      • An invitation to join the Exhibition at the Society's Annual Symposium

Summary of Membership Benefits

Benefit / Membership Type Student Affiliate Full Corporate Small Corporate Educational Fellow
Discounts (OS, Stanfords, etc.) Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included
Maplines
(print/digital)
Benefit includeddigital only Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included (two copies) Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included
Members' Bulletin Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included
The Cartographic Journal
print/digital
Benefit includeddigital only Benefit included Benefit included (two copies) Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included
Free participation in Better Mapping workshops Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included
Vote at AGM Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included
Election to Council Benefit included Benefit included
Invitation to exhibit at the Annual Symposium Benefit included Benefit included Benefit included
Post-nominal FBCart.S Benefit included
Free listing in BCS Freelancers' Directory Benefit included Benefit included
Free listing in BCS Corporates' Directory Benefit included Benefit included

A double-tick represents two copies of the relevant publication.

All members are expected to support and adhere to the Society's Code of Ethics.

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