Membership

Do you love maps? Work in the cartographic and data visualisation industry? Study or work in an educational setting? Curate maps? By joining the Society, you will become part of an engaging network of people, all with an interest in maps and mapmaking. We have different categories of membership to suit all levels of interest.

FULL

£40 (£55 overseas)

Our most popular category, this is perfect if you are over 18 and work (or have worked) in the cartographic industry or are just really interested in mapping and cartography.

  • Subscription to The Cartographic Journal printed version (4 issues a year)

  • Subscription to Maplines printed version (3 issues a year)

  • Free listing in the Freelancers’Directory

  • Discounts at Stanfords, OS, Charles Close Society, Taylor & Francis, The Red Atlas

  • Free copy of the latest Cartography book

  • Election to council

  • Vote at the BCS AGM

AFFILIATE

£20 (£35 overseas)


Open to anyone of any age, this is a good entry-point membership if you have a general interest in maps and cartography.

  • Subscription to Maplines printed version (3 issues a year)

  • Discounts at Stanfords, OS, Charles Close Society, Taylor & Francis, The Red Atlas

STUDENT

£20 (£35 overseas)


If you are in full-time education and have an interest in maps and cartography, this subscription offers you a reasonably priced membership option.

  • Subscription to The Cartographic Journal digital version (4 issues a year)

  • Subscription to Maplines digital version (3 issues a year)

  • Discounts at Stanfords, OS, Charles Close Society, Taylor & Francis, The Red Atlas

  • Free copy of the latest Cartography book

CORPORATE

£240 (£200 + VAT); £258 (£215 + VAT overseas) 
This category is open to organisations directly interested in cartography, such as government departments, manufacturers of cartographic equipment or map publishing companies.

  • Subscription to The Cartographic Journal print version (4 issues a year) – x 2 copies

  • Subscription to Maplines print version (3 issues a year) – x 2 copies

  • Free insertion of product news in Maplines

  • Discounts at Stanfords, OS, Charles Close Society, Taylor & Francis, The Red Atlas

  • Vote at the BCS AGM

  • Invitation to exhibit at the Annual Conference

SMALL CORPORATE

£120 (£100 + VAT); £138 (£115 + VAT overseas) 
If you are a cartographic business with less than 20 employees or with an annual turnover of under £500,000 (or equivalent) this category offers good value for you.
Subscription to The Cartographic Journal print version (4 issues a year) 

  • Subscription to Maplines print version (3 issues a year)

  • Discounts at Stanfords, OS, Charles Close Society, Taylor & Francis, The Red Atlas

  • Vote at the BCS AGM

  • Invitation to exhibit at the Annual Conference

EDUCATIONAL

£72 (£60 + VAT); £90 (£75 + VAT overseas)


For schools, colleges and universities. Educational establishments can also book one of our Restless Earth workshops, the cost of which includes a year’s educational membership.

 

  • Subscription to The Cartographic Journal print version (4 issues a year)

  • Subscription to Maplines print version (3 issues a year)

  • Discounts at Stanfords, OS, Charles Close Society, Taylor & Francis, The Red Atlas

  • Invitation to exhibit at the Annual Conference

  • Vote at the BCS AGM

  • One Restless Earth workshop

FELLOW

£60 (£75 overseas)


If you are a Full member and meet the criteria for professional competence, you can apply for Fellowship status.

  • Subscription to The Cartographic Journal print version (4 issues a year)

  • Subscription to Maplines print version (3 issues a year)

  • Discounts at Stanfords, OS, Charles Close Society, Taylor & Francis, The Red Atlas

  • Election to council

  • Vote at the BCS AGM

  • Use of the post nominal FBCartS

  • Use of the @cartography email address

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