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  • The BCS are looking for a social media whizz

    — 14th February 2017

    WANTED

    social media whizz

    Do you love a good tweet?

    Do you love a good FB post?

    Then BCS needs you!

    Are you interested in helping us?

    Please contact admin@cartography.org.uk

  • RGS establish new strategic alliance with AGI

    — 2nd February 2017

    The Royal Geographical Society and the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) are pleased to announce a strategic alliance that will see them working closely together to advance the understanding and use of geographic information, including its use as an enabler to the world of big data.  

    Initially confirmed for three years, the focus of the work will be in two main areas in which the organisations have a strong shared interest. The first is in public affairs – including liaison, advice and advocacy – and will be supported by the joint appointment of a Policy Manager based at the Society. The other main aspect will be in supporting the professional development of GI practitioners, including those working towards the Society’s Chartered Geographer accreditation.

    Find out more here.

  • 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"