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The Society of Cartographers warmly welcomes you to its website. We aim to support and encourage all those involved in the production of maps.

By providing information and opportunities to contact, meet and exchange views and techniques, we hope to support and encourage those involved in all aspects of mapmaking and maintain a high standard of cartographic illustration.

The Society was founded in 1964 at the University of Glasgow and was originally named the Society of University Cartographers. In 1989 the Society adopted a new title and constitution, opening up membership to all in the cartographic community, and in 2014 we celebrated our 50th year!

The Society's membership is widely drawn from the education sector, statutory institutions, local authorities, public utilities and the commercial and publishing industry. The majority of the membership is UK based, but with a significant world-wide membership.

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Glasgow University recently hosted the Society's 50th anniversary back where it all started in 1964. It was a truly memorable event, for a flavour of what went on take a look at the conference mini-site.

This year's conference will be a joint event with the British Cartographic Society. It is to be held at the Radisson Park Inn (in York) on the 8th, 9th & 10th of September. The call for contributions is now open for the joint conference, ‘Mapping Together’. Submissions are invited for both papers within the main conference sessions and workshops during the breakout sessions.

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The best way to be involved and connect with other cartographers is to become a SoC Member.  Join us for exclusive access to our  journal 'Bulletin', Newsletters and Members' Area resources.

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