Welcome to July’s edition of the LMF e-newsletter. Last month saw the successful launch of the festival, a host more supporters have joined the initiative and an exciting number of ideas for events and activities have been forthcoming. These will be announced as and when they are confirmed. But please put forward more suggestions – we are keen to fill up the calendar.
The Art in Cartography
Supporter of LMF, TAG Fine Arts, has a fantastic new exhibition planned later this year that’s right up any map lover’s street. The Art of Mapping is taking place from 14 – 26 November and celebrates cartography’s potential as an art form, rather than a science. Artists throughout history have used maps to respond to their environment, and creatively register ideologies, emotions and ideas. TAG will present work by a selection of the finest contemporary artists recently to engage with this rich visual tradition. See listing in the Activities column opposite.
Cartography & Surveying:
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For the month of July Maney Publishing are featuring their two cartography and surveying journals, as well as relevant content from a number of other journals in their engineering, history and archaeology portfolios, to bring together a wealth of content and knowledge in the areas of cartography and surveying.
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And the Latest Supporters are …..
Welcome aboard to the most recent supporters to join the LMF initiative in the last month. These include: Technics Group, Association for Geographic Information (AGI), London Fire Brigade, Europa Technologies, DGC, Mission:Explore, TAG Fine Arts and Hayes Davidson. We look forward to working together.
Snaps of Maps
We are starting a collection of photographs of maps to be found around the streets and parks of the city, contributed by anyone interested in the festival. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and photo location.
Here’s one from Clare Seldon of Steer Davies Gleave at Take That’s recent concert.
London’s History through Maps
The LMF team has created a series of A1 posters of maps with supporting text that tell some of the story of London portrayed in maps. It includes fascinating examples of early cartography from the 1600s through to photomaps showing the results of bombing during the Second World War right up to the modern day with some of the latest maps and images of the capital.
Also, keep an eye out for September’s issue of Navigation News which includes a hand-picked selection of just a few of these stunning London-based maps.
LMF Launch Delegates Treated to a “Great Night”
The start of June saw the official launch of the London Mapping Festival at the British Computer Society in Covent Garden. The audience was treated to amusing and hugely informative talks by Simon Calder (Senior Travel Editor, The Independent, TV & Radio Broadcaster), and Nigel Woof, Chief Executive of MapAction. Read more…
And Your Mission Should You Choose to Accept it…
Misson:Explore is a project that was started by LMF supporter, The Geography Collective, a group of geography teachers who want to inspire children to explore, experience, record and share the world in new ways. It’s a series of illustrated books and a website that challenge (young) people to complete missions, activities and challenges that defy gravity, see the invisible and test mental agility. Find out more…
The Crouch End Dinasaur
Wow! Take a look at this stunning representation of the north London area, rendered as a sauropod.
See it for yourself.
Get Involved in LMF
LMF has well over 40 supporters – a number that is rising on a daily basis. We are keen for as many organisations, interest groups, educational establishments and societies that have an interest in this field to become a supporter too. Find out how to get involved …
If you’ve been forwarded this enewsletter from a friend and wish to sign up, Click here…
News as it Happens
#LMFest Twitter now has over 350 followers. You can follow us at twitter.com/lmfest
Behind the Scenes
LMF’s programme is overseen and shaped by a Steering Group that represents a wide range of mapping related market sectors. Find out who’s behind LMF here
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Maney Publishing’s July Feature of the Month: Cartography & Surveying
FREE ONLINE ACCESS to over 60 journal articles on this subject in the Cartography & Surveying Virtual Journal through the month of July.
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Geocaching is an exciting outdoor adventure for the whole family. It’s a treasure hunt for the digital generation, where you can enjoy the freedom of being outside and discovering new places. All you need is a handheld GPS device and a sense of fun. Info coming soon.
||Stephen Walter Art Exhibition “The Island”
Further info soon
||The Art of Mapping
14 – 26 November 2011
Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm
Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Sunday, 12 – 4pm
Venue: The Air Gallery, Dover Street, London
The Art of Mapping exhibition celebrates cartography’s potential as an art form. Artists throughout history have used maps to respond to their environment, and creatively register ideologies, emotions and ideas. LMF supporter, TAG, will present work by a selection of the finest contemporary artists recently to engage with this rich visual tradition. Find out more
Mapping & Technology Showcase
TBA, Winter 2011
Venue: The Emirates Stadium
LMF supporter, The GeoInformation Group, is planning an exhibition of the UK’s mapping industry and its diverse range of innovative technologies and applications under one roof. The date and details will be announced soon, so watch this space!
||The British Cartographic Society GIS Special Interest Group Meeting
Date: 24 November 2011
Venue: RAF Club, London
Further info soon.
UKGEOforum Annual Lecture
Date: 26 January 2012
UKGEOforum is a group of societies and associations that represent the core interests that encompass geography, mapping and the geospatial information handling industry. Further info soon.
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