UK Mapping Festival 2018

  • Date: 2 September - 7 September 2018
  • Venue: ILEC Conference Centre, London

A unique collaboration between all those who create, distribute, use and enjoy maps in all their forms.

Involving professional bodies, learned societies, government agencies, commercial companies, educational bodies, interest groups and enthusiasts, working to put on a series of events over a 6 day period during the week of 2nd – 7th September 2018.

The overall aim of the festival is to increase awareness of mapping in its many forms, providing forums for learning how to use maps, training in the latest techniques for creating, managing and displaying maps and educating young and old into the great diversity and rich heritage that are maps past and present.

The festival will be run over the course of 6 days with a number of different events and activities planned. The Festival will take place in London and the main site will be the ILEC Centre near West Brompton.

Outside of the ILEC centre there will be other events at a range of venues across London, some educational, some social with plenty of fun activities inside and out to encourage the next generation of map users and makers.

The formal conference presentation sessions will be held at the ILEC Centre, London on the 5th September 2018.

Call for contributions:
Submissions are invited for papers for the main conference sessions. Contributions should fit within the following themes:

  • Mixed Reality
  • Geo Data Visualization
  • Community Mapping
  • Accessible Maps
  • Open Cartography
  • Maps in the Capital
  • Education
  • Public Transport Mapping
  • Geological Mapping
  • Journeys and Vacations 

Those interested in making a contribution to the conference should complete the following online form and submit via the website by Friday 30 March 2018. 

Review criteria
Each proposal is subjected to review against the following criteria:

  • clarity of the proposal, and fit to themes;
  • originality/innovation of the content of presentation or the approach;
  • implications for the cartographic community;
  • anticipated interest in the subject matter.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 20 April. Proposals for successful applications will be put on the conference website prior to the event. These will include the abstract, keywords, outline, plus any references deemed appropriate.

Please email if you require a pdf version or any assistance.

The UK Mapping Festival 2018 is an initiative of The British Cartographic Society and Society of Cartographers and the organisation is supported by GeoAware, part of The GeoInformation Group.

Register your interest here.


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