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  • Missing Maps

    — 17th January 2017

    It would be great if you could join us for our first Missing Maps event of 2017 taking place on Tues 7th Feb.

    For more information click here.

  • PopChange

    — 17th January 2017

    We would like to share with you our new, free OpenData GIS tool at a free half day workshop, which could help with analysing small areas of deprivation for instance over time, based on ONS data.

    Click here for more information.

  • Mapping the Future

    — 17th January 2017

    As the Library’s Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line exhibition shows, mapping has come a long way in the last 100 years

    But what lies ahead for a diverse discipline that has already witnessed unprecedented technological developments, and diversification into a multitude of fields including gaming and augmented reality? Explore the future of mapping through a day of talks and debate at the British Library. Hear from Maps and the 20th-Century: Drawing the Line curator Tom Harper and a panel of leading specialists from across the GIS, public mapping, tech and gaming industries. We’ll investigate current trends for mapping based around the themes of citizens, society and technology, and consider what developments lay over the horizon.

    For more information visit here.

  • Two courses at the British Library

    — 5th January 2017

    The British Library is running two courses in January and February which will be of interest to anyone looking at creativity in mapping and in the future of mapping.

    Continue reading "Two courses at the British Library"

  • FREE BCS TOUR – Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line

    — 7th December 2016

    We have arranged a special tour for BCS Members of the British Library’s new exhibition ‘Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line’ on Tuesday 7th February at 6pm. There are only 12 places available at present although the British Library have said they will cater for two groups of ten if numbers warrant it.

    This event is free to those BCS members signing up so if you are interested, please email the Administration Office without delay.

    Remember that you can get £3 off entry with your BCS membership card until the exhibition closes on 1st March.

  • Ball of rags turns out to be rare 17th century map

    — 30th November 2016

    A bunch of old rags stuffed up a chimney to prevent draughts have turned out to be a rare antique map of the world from the 17th century.

    Full story here

  • Transport for London issues Contract Notice

    — 18th November 2016

    Transport for London (TfL) has issued a Contract Notice for the Provision of Cartographic Services. TfL intends to establish a four year Framework Agreement made up of the following five lots: Continue reading "Transport for London issues Contract Notice"

  • How we made globes

    — 15th November 2016

    A video of how we used to make globes!

  • Ordnance Survey looking for cartographers

    — 15th November 2016

    Ordnance Survey have released a job advert for cartographers.

    The deadline for these posts is 27 November

    For more information please visit here.

  • Stirling Geo announces four new jobs

    — 15th November 2016

    Stirling Geo have announced four new jobs in their Loughborough office all with a deadline of 25th November 2016.

    For more information on the job and how to apply, see the relevant links below: Continue reading "Stirling Geo announces four new jobs"

  • Better Mapping with QGIS

    — 10th November 2016

    On Wednesday 2nd November we hosted a British Cartographic Society (BCS) event at Ordnance Survey (OS). Better Mapping with QGIS was a one day event that introduced the fundamentals of cartographic design and culminated in a hands-on QGIS workshop. Continue reading "Better Mapping with QGIS"

  • The Finns on the map

    — 10th November 2016

    Topi Tjukanov has taken inspiration from Heikki Vesanto's "Every Person in Scotland Mapped" to create his own version for the Finnish population.

    Heikki Vesanto's map won the 2016 Ordnance Survey Open Data award and now Topi's map has gone on to win the general category within the Finnish Cartographic Society Map Challenge 2016 Continue reading "The Finns on the map"