Welcome to July’s issue of the LMF enewsletter. This month’s edition provides the latest news from LMF supporters as well as activities and events in and around London.
Highlights in this issue include: the announcement of the LMF Charity Dinner and Auction in January, the availability of historical aerial images on the Britain From Above website, stunning oblique photography of the various Olympic venues, superb LMF discounts on A-Z’s Olympic maps as well as free access to Maney Publishing‘s London Journal for the remainder of this month.
So why not take some time out and read about London’s offerings in the world of mapping?
Mapping Showcase 2012
The Mapping Showcase event will be running one last time under LMF on 6 December 2012. This year it will be hosted at Lord’s Cricket Ground providing easy access to all. Registration will be made available shortly – keep an eye out on the website.
Interested in exhibiting? Information packs have been sent out but if you haven’t received yours, you can download it here
RSPSoc Registration Open
The Annual Conference of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society 2012 will take place between the 12-14 September 2012. The registration is being managed online through the Conftool conference management system here.
A-Z Offers LMF Followers Discount on Olympic Titles
… And a free Olympic Park map with each order!
As the official paper map supplier for the London 2012 Olympic Games, A-Z has produced three new titles to help visitors find their way to and around the events. Find out more and receive 25% discount.
Maney Journal of the Month
This July Maney Publishing is celebrating The London Journal as their Journal of the Month. This means: Free online content, Access to the top 10 most downloaded articles, Discounted subscriptions and much more. Visit the Journal of the Month page now!
New National Land Use Map for the 21st Century
The GeoInformation Group, announces the first release of its land use reference database for the United Kingdom. This unique and comprehensive National Land Use Map identifies the location and the extent of 26 different land use categories throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read more and request sample data.
Britain from Above Launches
With coverage throughout the national press, such as the BBC, you may have already seen that the ‘Britain from Above‘ website has been launched by English Heritage
With 16,000 historic aerial images spanning 1919 to 1953 this website allows anyone to browse the earliest and most significant aerial photography of the UK. See website
London Noise ‘Mutes Bow Bells to Endanger Cockneys’
New-born Cockneys are becoming an endangered species because the area in which the Bow Bells can be heard has shrunk, acoustics researchers claim.
Harper Collins teamed up with Mary-le-Bow Church and 24 acoustics to show how the traditional London Cockney (i.e. someone who is born within earshot of the Bow Bells) is endangered as the only hospital in the area of audibility has no maternity ward on site. Read more.
iPhone Turns Into Emergency Life line
The first iPhone app, Stay Safe, keeps users safe when working, relaxing or travelling alone. The app, developed by Technics Group Surveyors, incorporates GPS tracking with a web-based alert system enabling users to let their friends and family know where they are if they are unable to use their phone due to accident or attack. Read full story
Steer Davies Gleave Showcases Benefits of Sustainable Transport to Rio+20
Steer Davies Gleave manned a stand at the recent Rio+20 conference on Sustainable Development. Nick Clegg rode SDG’s bicycle, linked to a monitor, which took him through various city streets to give a feeling of the roads from a cyclist’s perspective and to help planners identify improvements that can be made to a city’s cycle network. Read more.
LMF Charity Dinner and Auction
The grand finale of the London Mapping Festival is a black tie dinner and auction on behalf of MapAction. It will take place at the stunning East Wintergarden in the heart of Canary Wharf on the 10 January 2013.
Organisation of this prestigious event is now gathering momentum with seats or tables of 10 available for companies to show their support for MapAction. Find out more.
Amazing Olympic Views Across the City
The Daily Telegraph showcases a stunning set of aerial photos of London Olympics 2012 venues across the city, by Jason Hawkes. View here
or go to Jason Hawkes website
How Would You Design London’s Skyline?
Here’s your opportunity to build ‘what-if’ scenarios and explore personal preferences by using Hayes Davidson’s SkyLine. Explore changes to the London skyline from different starting points in time; past present and future. Find out more
New Book on Schematic Mapping
Underground Maps Unravelled, Explorations in Information Design
is the result of over ten years of research by psychologist Maxwell Roberts, in which he investigates how schematic maps can assist the user, and the reality of whether these aims are met. The focus is the London Underground, but New York, Washington, DC, Paris, Berlin, and Madrid also feature. Read more
The exhibition Underground Maps Unravelled, Explorations in Information Design is currently showing at the Studio 3 Gallery, School of Arts, University of Kent (see events section).
About Society of Cartographers
This month’s Society Corner looks at the Society of Cartographers and their forthcoming conference. Find out more here.
And the BCS Awards Go To…
At the recent British Cartographic Society Annual Symposium in Basingstoke, the following three LMF Supporters received BCS awards:
Europa Technologies was recognised for its work in rendering OS MasterMap large-scale mapping for Great Britain. Its mapping, delivered through its viaEuropa hosted map service, was acknowledged with the OS MasterMap award for Better Mapping at the event on June 14. Read more
British Geological Survey
The BGS geological maps, Anglesey (Ynys Môn): A Landscape Carved by Ice, have won two British Cartographic Society (BCS) awards.
The BGS 1:50 000 scale landforms, printed maps, of Anglesey were awarded the Stanfords Award for Mapping 2012. These maps provide an introduction to the glacial landscape of Anglesey.
The Anglesey i-Map, an online interactive geological map, won the 2012 BCS Award 2012. The Anglesey i-Map shows the landforms and sediments and summaries of how the main glacial features were formed. Find out more
Steer Davies Gleave
Under the Stanfords Award for Printed Mapping, BCS commended SDG for their work with the University of Edinburgh. Judges recognised the well drawn, easy to use travel map that helped support the relocation of both staff and students to their new campus. Read press release.
Supporters’ London Events
3 – 27 July 2012: Underground Maps Unravelled: Explorations in Information Design
(An exhibition of Maxwell Roberts work)
Organised by University of Kent, FREE
17 July: AGI I-BIM SIG Workshop
Organised by AGI
17 July: AGI Social Event: GeoDrinks
Organised by AGI
19 July 2012: Visit to the Royal School of Military Engineering
RSPSoc 2012 Annual Conference
Organised by: Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society
10 January 2013:
LMF Charity Dinner
Organised by: London Mapping Festival
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… for new events on the What’s On page of the website. This event’s listing is updated on a regular basis between enewsletters.
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