With Spring just around the corner, let us whet your appetite for all the mapping goings on in and around London during the next few months.
This newsletter brings you bang up to date with the latest competitions, news stories, networking events, books and more from the industry.
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Taster Days for Prospective Surveying and Mapping
The School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering of the University of East London is running taster courses including Surveying and Mapping. One day courses will include lectures, workshops and seminars together with exciting hands on activities. Further details and booking can be found at www.uel.ac.uk/acetasterdays
London: Love It, Hate It
LMF’s latest supporter, Hand Made Maps
, has recently illustrated a new book about London, published by Granta Books in the UK. ’Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now – As Told by Those who Love It,Hate it, Left it, and Long for it’ by Craig Taylor – find out more
Chartered Geographer Networking Event
Thursday 15 March 2012
18:30 – 20:00
Here’s an opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about applying for the accreditation Chartered Geographer. The evening will provide an excellent opportunity to meet and network with other GIS professionals working in the industry. Read More
Please RSVP to email@example.com if you wish to attend by Friday 9 March 2012.
GeoDATA Registration Now Open
London stages the first of a series of one day GeoDATA 2012 seminars on 26 April. It’s a FREE event that brings together leading geospatial professionals to share invaluable advice on how to think smarter and do more with geographic information. Registration now open.
UK Police Forces Embrace 3D Laser Scanning
LMF supporter, Leica Geosystems, is pleased to announce the largest ever order of Leica ScanStation C10’s as UK Police Forces embrace High Definition SurveyingTM (HDS). More »
Enjoy connected image processing and GIS products from single provider
Intergraph Corporation announces the availability of Live Link, connecting GeoMedia and ERDAS IMAGINE. For the first time, users can leverage GeoMedia’s rich set of vector handling tools and ERDAS IMAGINE’s raster capabilities to support synchronized data sharing, viewing, editing, updating, and analysis. Read more.
Altea Gallery has just uploaded a selection of antiquarian maps, atlases and prints to its on-line catalogue including an enlarged edition of Horwood’s plan of London. Ref: 12722
How Far Can You Walk From Trafalgar Square Without Crossing A Road?
An extreme walker has set the bar at over 17 miles, hugging the pavements from the centre of town to somewhere in the Lea Valley. Can you do any better? Read more.
Olympic Games Map to Avoid Travel Hotspots
With the London 2012 Games fast approaching the city will inevitably be a lot busier than usual at that time.
A new Get Ahead of the Games website has been launched, to help you to avoid travel hotspots. includes travel tips, affected stations & event dates and times. Find out more.
Competitions for Creative Map Makers
For Juniors: The UKHO Junior Mapmaker Award is run every other year and this year’s competition theme is “My Voyage to Treasure Island”. There are 4 age categories. Closing date: 21 July 2012. Details here (PDF)
For New Map Makers: In addition, new map makers are encouraged to enter the National Geographic / BCS competition. Closing date: 31 July 2012. Details here (PDF)
Video Cartography Contest
The International Cartographic Association invites students, young cartographers, enthusiasts to express their vision on modern cartography through the development of a video that will be suitable for uploading on YouTube. Details here (PDF)
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LMF Activities & Events
Until 31 March 2012: Stephen Walter: The Island London Series
Organised by TAG Fine Arts Read more
23 February 2012: *** POSTPONED ***
FREE Seminar: The Military Survey of Scotland (1747-1755): a family affair?
Organised by: The Bodleian Library
23 February 2012: AGI Social Event: GeoDrinks
Organised by: AGI
15 March 2012: Restless Earth
FREE seminar for Year 10 students
Organised by: The British Cartographic Society
15 March 2012: Chartered Geographer Networking Event
Organised by: RGS, Esri UK, AGI and the British Society for Geomorphology
29 March 2012: Location Matters: Location Intelligence
Organised by: GeoEnable
29 March 2012: Location Matters: Geo-Convergence
Organised by: GeoEnable
26 April 2012:
GeoDATA 2012 London
Further UK dates/venues also available
Organised by: Training4GIS
15 May: 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
24 May 2012: Greenwich Geocaching
Information available soon.
24 May 2012: FREE Seminar: European topographic mapping: new directions in Eastern Europe
Organised by: The Bodleian Library
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
RSPSoc 2012 Annual Conference
Organised by: Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society
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