In this month’s issue we find out what’s happening in the world of mapping in and around London including your chance to look around the Royal School of Military Engineering as part of its 200th year celebrations and an invitation to visit a summer exhibition of antique maps. And if you have some down time, it’s well worth downloading the Londonist Out Loud podcast which gives an insightful interview into mapping by LMF’s Chair at the Ragged School Museum (right).
Don’t forget, if you have any news you would like to share about London-related mapping, we’d love to hear from you.
MoD Opens its Doors to Community
A two hour evening visit has been arranged on 19 July, Chatham, to strengthen ties between the school and the region. This event is taking place during the school’s 200th anniversary year. It covers the history of the Royal Engineers at Brompton Barracks and a brief on the engineering survey training. Reserve your place today! More »
Map Posters Doing the Rounds
The LMF poster boards have been travelling the country over the last few weeks from GeoDATA in Manchester, the Geocaching event in Greenwich, the BCS symposium in Hampshire and now they are at Defence Geographic Centre for internal use. Want to borrow this collection of boards for your own venue/event? Email us to check availability!
Gallivanting in Greenwich
The latest geocaching event was held in the beautiful surroundings of Greenwich park on a gloriously sunny day in May. Over 40 people came to the Sat Nav treasure hunt that included a number of fun tasks and lots of walking! Top marks for those who successfully attempted to mimick the Cutty Sark with torn up sheets as sails and for those who scoured the park for litter, leaving the park a cleaner place! With thanks to ICES for organising and Leica for the satnavs.
It’s an unlikely match: an 18 month mapping festival and an international experimental theatre project. But BiDiNG TiME is no ordinary experiment.
This project is designed to unlock people’s imagination, explore what might be, as well as considering what is. They invite people to get involved in a creative process, sharing a story and themes. There are many ways to get involved and various interactive activities. Read on to find out how…
Océ helps map out the big build-up for London celebrations
Millions of tourists will be flocking to London this summer. Numbers will be well above usual figures, thanks to events such as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations and the forthcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Behind the scenes, systems from Océ, a Canon Group company, have played a crucial role with printing, particularly, maps and designs. One way or another, they have been used at Olympic venues by architects, engineering firms and construction companies. Read more
Exhibition Showcases Antique Maps
Jonathan Potter Ltd’s new catalogue is now available in print from the gallery or as a download from their website here.
In tandem with this release map enthusiasts are invited to their Summer Exhibition of Antique Maps at the gallery.
Open 10am-6pm weekdays, and 10am-5pm Satudays at 52a George Street, London W1U 7EA (behind the Wallace Collection).
Technics Try Pod Surveys
Technics Group has been instructed to produce survey data of multiple pod sites within the London Square Mile. Renew by Media Metrica is network of high specification communication pods which conveniently doubles as a recycling point. The survey data is being used to create planning ‘Site Packs’ as Renew seeks to expand their network to 200 on street screens targeting 3 million passing pedestrians. Working to tight deadlines the surveys are required so that the pod locations can be planned and installed before the Olympics. Read more
FREE Trial for Online London Mapping
The GeoInformation Group has launched a new hosted service to deliver UKMap’s large scale mapping of Greater London.
The UKMap Web Map Service (WMS) provides an OGC compliant hosted service with access to the very latest version of UKMap and its high resolution aerial photography layer within one WMS feed. More
LMF Stars in Londonist Out Loud Podcast
Chair of London Mapping Festival, Seppe Cassettari, was invited by Londonist Out Loud earlier this month to take part in a podcast about London.
In an hour long interview, held at the Ragged School Museum near Mile End, Seppe discussed how and why LMF was formed, forthcoming mapping events in and around London and how mapping has played a role in recent London news items. To hear the podcast, follow this link.
Teenager’s Masterpiece Adorns Kitchen Wall
This creative 18 year old has a keen interest in geography and maps. Chris J Cook has drawn several fictional maps and loves drawing pieces with overwhelming levels of intricacy. Taking this to the next level, he wanted to create a piece on a large scale and seeing a big empty space on the kitchen wall he decided to fill it!
Chris used Google Maps on a Smartphone and simply copied what he saw onto the wall in pencil and drawing pens (click image to enlarge). The village map of Warmington, just north of Banbury, took 20 hours over several weekends and we think the finished result is very impressive…
This month’s Society Corner looks at the Chartered Institution for Civil Engineering Surveyors - dedicated to the regulation, education and training of surveyors working within civil engineering. Read on
Map Books for London
THE TIMES ATLAS OF LONDON:
This NEW reduced format, 2012 souvenir edition of the definitive London guide was published earlier this month. It maps the story of the capital from its humble beginnings to the megacity it is today. It charts London’s highs and lows through maps, rarely seen photographs, text, statistics, archive images, and historical accounts. More »
A Guide to London 1908
In Remembrance of the Olympic Games 1908:
This London Olympics title bursts with evocative sporting nostalgia, written features and rare information contemporary with the 1908 Games, paying tribute to the British sporting pioneers who set the modern day Olympics on the road becoming the global event of today. Order from Mapseeker Historical Maps Online and also available in Waterstones, £20.99
London in Maps, A Changing Perspective, has been selling well at a number of events including esri’s user conference, GeoDATA London and the BCS symposium. If you’d like to purchase your own copy give it as a present to a map enthusiast, click here.
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Get in touch Supporter Enquiries:
Supporters’ London Events
18 May – 28 October 2012: Mind the Map: Inspiring art, design and cartography
Organised by: London Transport Museum
RSPSoc 2012 Annual Conference
Organised by: Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society
10 January 2013:
LMF Charity Dinner
Organised by: London Mapping Festival
Don’t forget to keep an eye out…
… for new events on the What’s On page of the website. This event’s listing is updated on a regular basis between enewsletters.