12 June 2013Black Country Experience
A Black Country Experience
Day 1: Canals
Day 2: Glass
As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the British Cartographic Society is organising a two day trip to the Black Country in July to sample the best the area has to offer. Local writer and broadcaster, Graham Fisher MBE,
will escort you through an exploration of the area’s industrial heritage - from the first canals built for transportation of mineral ores to the manufacturing of glass, its demise and the rise of artisan glassmaking.
Whilst several locations will be offering their hosting services in house, much of the two days will be conducted by Graham Fisher MBE. Graham is a specialist in inland waterways (awarded an MBE in 2004 for services to the inland waterways) and an ambassador for the Stourbridge Glass industry. He has made extensive enquiries into the links between the two and has written books on the subject. He is thus ideally placed to act as our guide.
Accommodation is provided at the 4* Copthorne Hotel, Merry Hill where a welcome drink and evening meal awaits you on arrival on Thursday evening. An early start on Friday heralds a day of exploration of the inland waterways of the Black Country and a visit to Dudley Archives whereas Saturday concentrates on the glass industry.
Please see the flyer and programme for full details of the visits and experiences on offer.
If you have any particular enquiries about any aspect of this event please contact Mary Spence MBE on 01497 831453 or email Mary
And don't forget - registration is limited to 30 delegates and closes on 21st June.
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31 May 2013New Book on pre-order until end June
'A Celebration of 50 years of the British
Published by the British Cartographic Society to mark its 50th anniversary
A4 size • 120pp • full colour • paperback
Double-page spread for each year from 1963 to 2013, one map illustrating a UK event and one map relating to an overseas event for each of the fifty years
Lavishly illustrated with over 130 maps
Designed by ML Design with contributions from Dr Seppe Cassettari, Dr Alex Kent and Nick Millea
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16 April 201350 Year Anniversary
2013 is the 50th Anniversary year for The British Cartographic Society. To celebrate this we have arranged a fantastic programme of events for our members as well as non-members to participate in.
You can check out what is going on each month through our calendar, or search for specific BCS events on our Events page
New Additions :
Following our very successful Evening with Michael Palin in April, we are looking forward to events with ESRIs Jack Dangermond in October as well as a talk from Nick Crane at the British Library in November.
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21 February 2013Win an iPad
The Ordnance Survey OS OpenData Award
With OS OpenData you can freely access a selection of the most detailed mapping datasets available for Great Britain. They range from gazetteer products to fully customisable, mid-scale vector mapping offering a great foundation to design and create innovative and exciting map products.
Ordnance Survey is sponsoring this BCS Award
which is to encourage such products and offers you the chance to win an Apple iPad 64GB!!
It will be given for the most outstanding use of OS OpenData presented for consideration with an obvious focus on the cartographic quality. A significant amount of the data that entries are derived and composed from must be OS OpenData but they can take any form as there is no restriction on the type of output.
The award will be made annually or exceptionally at other times as may be determined by the Council of BCS. Entries will be considered by a panel of judges from Ordnance Survey.
Entry forms are available now and entries close in July 2013.
This award is open to anyone so why not download OS OpenData
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