About the Summer School Conference
The Annual Summer School Conference is open to members and non-members and is usually held over two-three days in September at a different location each year. It creates an ideal opportunity to attend lectures, exhibitions, seminars and workshops, as well as to visit a broad spectrum of mapping establishments.
UK Mapping Festival 2018 – 2-7 Sept, ILEC Conference Centre, London
This year’s SoC conference will be a unique collaboration between those who create, distribute, use and enjoy maps in all their forms. Organised jointly with BCS, it will involve professional bodies, learned societies, government agencies, commercial companies, educational bodies, interest groups and enthusiasts, working to put on a series of events 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 it by Friday 23 February 2018.
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 16 March. 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.
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The UK Mapping Festival 2018 is an initiative of Society of Cartographers and The British Cartographic Society and the organisation is supported by GeoAware, part of The GeoInformation Group.
The successful 2017 SoC-BCS joint conference, ‘Maps for Changing Reality’ took place at the Redworth Hall Hotel, County Durham on the 5-7th September 2017. Delegates from commercial, academic and government organisations came together to share a common interest in using and promoting maps as a valuable means of communication.
The 2016 Society of Cartographers conference was also a joint event with the British Cartographic Society entitled ‘Mapping at the Edge’ which took place in Cheltenham between 6-8th September. Previous venues have included York in 2015 and Glasgow in 2014, the latter being the Society’s 50th anniversary event back where it all started in 1964.
The friendly and relaxed atmosphere is a pleasant and stimulating way to keep up to date with new technology. It is especially beneficial for those working within small units or freelance who can particularly benefit from the informal discussions and exchange of ideas with fellow mapmakers. Bursaries are available to help student and overseas members to attend the Summer School.
Each year at the Summer School the Wallis Award is presented. Bursaries are available to help student and overseas members to attend the Summer School (email email@example.com for the Bursary application form)
To give you a flavour of what a summer school is all about, the programme covers below lead sometimes to pages created to advertise each event, others give brief summaries of the programme and some are a collection of photographic memories (some of the links lead off-site). If you would like to read about the more recent Summer Schools in greater detail, visit our Newsletter page and look for the Newsletter immediately succeeding the event or follow the links below.
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