Ordinary Members

Membership of the British Cartographic Society is open to all who have an interest in maps. So whether you are a professional cartographer or simply love maps, this is the Society for you.

When you join the Society as an Ordinary Member, you are entitled to a range of superb benefits:

  • 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

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