Spring certainly feels as though it’s sprung because this April edition of LMF Enewsletter is jammed to the rafters with lots of supporters’ news and events in and around London.
Settle back and take a read – there should be something for everyone…
Prince Harry Humanitarian Charity to Get Océ Cash Backing
LMF supporter, Océ, has pledged aid to MapAction, an international charity for disaster zones that has Prince Harry as one of its patrons.
Agreement has been reached whereby an amount from each Océ ColorWave 600 printer sale to map organisations in the UK goes towards humanitarian life-saving rescue work in disaster-struck countries throughout the world. Read press release.
Beautiful London Maps on Demand – free trial
The GeoInformation Group is offering a FREE trial of its newly launched Map Tile Service to deliver UKMap’s large scale mapping of London via the web. It’s a fast and convenient service offering users direct and affordable access to UKMap’s London mapping within their web-based and GIS applications. Find out more and request FREE trial here.
Mapmakers Encouraged to Make Better Maps
All too often a map can be a hasty afterthought in an otherwise lengthy process of data preparation. Understanding the fundamentals of good map design is essential in the preparation of maps that convey the correct message in a clear and concise manner.
Recognising that there is little formal cartographic training in UK, The British Cartographic Society launched its Better Mapping Campaign to encourage mapmakers to look beyond the default settings and to understand what makes a better map. Find out more or book for the next seminar, Better Mapping II, in London on 26 July 2012.
Technics Surveyor Blog
Check out Technics Group’s Blog to find out their latest happenings from Theo Paphitis Presenting the SBS Winners Award to Technics’ MD to investigations into secret ex-government bunkers. Read more.
Site Centred Waterproof Maps Now Available
CDR Group has teamed-up with Hope Digital to provide a new service that delivers site-centred Ordnance Survey laminated maps.
You can specify the location of anywhere in Great Britain to centre a customised map at a range of 4 scales to suit your own needs. Not only will it be printed to your area of interest – it will be laminated in the all-weather Aqua3™ coating. With Aqua3™ you can still fold the map without the lamination cracking, it is tearproof, it is lightweight and you can rewrite on it. Find out more.
GeoPlace Enables Local Authorities to Meet INSPIRE Transport Data Requirements
GeoPlace has developed an INSPIRE compliant view service to publish data from the National Street Gazetteer (NSG) as part of the INSPIRE Transport theme. Through this publishing service local authorities will meet the INSPIRE publishing requirements for the transport theme. Read more.
360 Degree Imagery at Street Level
Blom’s 360 degree panoramic street level imagery, called BlomSTREET, is being introduced into the UK. Data is currently used by highway engineers, city planners and the authorities responsible for road and green zone maintenance. It is also highly valuable dataset to city councils and utility companies for either developing of revising asset management databases and coordinating excavation permits for road works. Find out more
FARO announces release of SCENE 5.0, the latest in the company’s line of 3D scan processing software for the Focus3D
Complete with 3D stereoscopic visualization, improvements to registration processes and new networking features, SCENE 5.0 delivers the most complete software solution for laser scanning applications. Read more.
LMF Exhibition About Town
The London Mapping Festival’s map exhibition was recently displayed at Hendon Public Library for a week, and then at Middlesex University for two weeks. It has generated a fair amount of interest, and is good to see the exhibition in different locations. Why not consider hosting the exhibition at your employer or local public space? Email LMF to find out how.
Countdown to GeoDATA 2012
The countdown to the GeoDATA seminar series is on. There’s now less than a week until London – the first of six events to be held throughout the UK and Eire. There are still places left at all events so sign up today for FREE to keep abreast of all the latest geographic information technologies and services. Register here.
Topcon “On the Move” Roadshow with Lunchtime Treats!
Topcon announces a series of FREE one day seminars throughout May to give a taste of their innovative positioning technology. With practical demonstrations, key note sessions and technology speed dating, plus a special lunchtime treat at each of the venues, this is a roadshow not to be missed.
Venues include: Falkirk, Leeds, London and South Gloucestershire. Find out more.
SOC Call for Papers
This is the first call for papers for the Society of Cartographers conference 2012.
It takes place on 3-5 September 2012 at UCL in London. If you wish to have a paper considered for inclusion in the programme please send a title and an abstract of approx 200 words to either of these addresses: Steve Chilton email@example.com or Miles Irving firstname.lastname@example.org
Themes include: Mapping London; Mapping and the Olympics; Transport Mapping; Open data and open source software; Remote Sensing/GIS; Neocartography; Cartographic design
Closing date for this round is the end of May 2012. Updates will be available via this website: http://www.soc2012.soc.org.uk/
Piecing London Together
A dazzling new app for iPhone and iPad plays with London’s geography in ways that’ll have you gawping with delight. London Jigsaw scrambles up the prominent features of the capital; it’s your job to drag them back to their appropriate locations. Read on
Second Edition of London in Maps Book Hot Off the Press!
Due to popular demand, the second print run of London in Maps, A Changing Perspective, has now been published and is available for purchase (£29.99 plus P&P). However, if you come in person to London GeoDATA on 26 April, you don’t need to pay the £5.99 postage and you get to take it with you! See the book here.
RSPSoc - Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Society
This month’s newsletter focuses on RSPSoc. To find out more about this society, simply click here.
Map Gallery News
Altea Antique Maps on Show
This summer the Altea Gallery will be exhibiting at two fairs in London:
London Antiquarian Book Fair
24th – 26th May 2012, at the Olympia Exhibition Centre
Register for a Free Admission Ticket here
London Antique Map Fair
16th- 17th June, 2012, at the Royal Geographical Society
Further information about the London Antique Map Fair can be found here.
New London Map Details Underground Secrets
Stephen Walter’s long-awaited limited edition ‘London Subterranea‘ will be released at the London Original Print Fair. It looks at London’s hidden underground histories and is a fascinating foil to his existing city maps. Find out more.
Jonathan Potter Antique Maps Now on Facebook!
Anyone who likes Jonathan Potter’s new Facebook page will receive cartographic news and insights to their News Feed, but more importantly get the first chance to reserve and enquire about new stock before it goes onto their website. They are currently running a prize draw – the 50th person to Like their page will receive a free copy of Jonathan Potter’s book, Collecting Antique Maps! Here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jonathan-Potters-Old-Map-Shop/338817969494382
Get Involved in LMF
LMF welcomes it’s latest supporters 3D Laser Mapping and Cambridge University Library.
Find out how to get involved today and receive exposure to an audience of over 40,000 map related members of the geospatial community.
Charity Dinner and Auction on behalf of MapAction
Mark your diary now – the 10th January 2013 at the East Winter Garden in Canary Wharf will be THE place to be. A celebration to conclude the London Mapping Festival and a chance for the UK Geospatial industry to show its support for the fantastic work of MapAction.
We have set the bar high – the target is to raise £50,000 for the UK’s world leader in mapping for disaster relief and humanitarian intervention.
We want every company in the geospatial area to join us – host a table, invite your partners, friends and clients and be ready to bid for a stunning range of auction items.
Strictly limited to just 450 seats on tables of 10. Tickets will be available from 1st September on a first come first served basis. Register your no obligation interest here: email@example.com.
If you’ve been forwarded this enewsletter from a friend or colleague and wish to sign up, click here…
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Supporters’ London Events
26 April 2012:
GeoDATA 2012 London
Further FREE UK and Eire venues also available
Organised by: Training4GIS
26 April 2012: Maximising your opportunities with the Public Sector Mapping Agreement, London
Organised by AGI
15 May 2012: Esri UK Annual User Conference 2012
Organised by: Esri UK
18 May – 28 October 2012: Mind the Map: Inspiring art, design and cartography
Organised by: London Transport Museum
22 May 2012: Topcon On the Move Roadshow – London
Organised by: Topcon
22 May 2012: Korec Technology Day
Organised by: KOREC
24 May 2012: Greenwich Geocaching
Organised by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.
24 May 2012: FREE Seminar: European topographic mapping: new directions in Eastern Europe
Organised by: The Bodleian Library
31 May 2012: AGI Evening Lecture, London
Organised by: AGI
31 May 2012: Social Event: GeoDrinks, London
Organised by: AGI
13 June 2012: Restless Earth Workshop
Organised by: The British Cartographic Society
13 – 15 June 2012:
The British Cartographic Society Annual Symposium
Organised by The British Cartographic Society
14 June 2012: FREE Seminar: TOSCA Field Trip – Afternoon visit to the Bodleian’s Book Storage Facility at Swindon
Organised by The Bodleian Library
16 – 17 June 2012: London International Map Fair 2012
Organised by: London Map Fairs, Royal Geographical Society
RSPSoc 2012 Annual Conference
Organised by: Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society
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