With the days getting longer what’s more rewarding than getting out and exploring? The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors is offering you a chance to enjoy an afternoon of geocaching in Greenwich this May. Details are opposite but hurry because places are strictly limited.
This newsletter has also introduced a new section “Society Corner” which this month focuses on LMF supporter The Survey Association. And, of course, there’s also the usual dose of supporters’ news, events and activities to discover. We hope you find plenty to see and do.
Latest version of Blue Badge Guide Available
PIE Mapping has introduced their 3rd edition of the Blue Badge Guide for London.
This edition continues to provide all essential information required by Blue Badge service users, detailing the changes to parking regulations, bay locations and the complex parking rules within London. Find out more.
The Land of Hopeful Commuters
‘Where do you hope to be?’ London Transport Museum continues to collect Londoners’ responses to this question here, which will be used to create a new artwork for the Museum’s ‘Mind the Map’ exhibition (18 May – 28 Oct 2012).
The artist would like to increase the number of responses in the following boroughs: Harrow, Ealing, Barnett, Hounslow, Enfield, Redbridge, Havering and Newham.
Please provide your response here.
RGS Offers New Online Search Facility
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) now offers a new online catalogue for its map collection at www.rgs.org/cataloguesearch.
This search facility provides a quick and easy way to identify individual maps in the Collection, but until now it has not been so easy to determine the extent and coverage of multi-sheet series.
Find out more.
The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers: Supporting Students
A primary aim of the Company is to encourage young people to participate in the craft of scientific instrument making; in particular within the fields of surveying, mapping and geomatics.
The SIM charitable and educational trust makes grants, gives prizes, awards sponsorships and apprenticeships to some 20 students per year. If you are interested in finding out more, click here.
Calling All Budding Junior Mapmakers!
UKHO Junior Mapmaker Award 2012
This award is run every other year to encourage the creative representation, by children aged 7-16, of their environment in graphic form.
The award comprises a £50 prize and certificate for each age group.
The award is being run by The British Cartographic Society with the support of UKHO. Closing date 31st July 2012
Fun in the Park
FREE Geocaching Event: 24 May 2012
If you’re an avid geocacher or a newbie to this worldwide phenonenom then here’s your chance to take part in the Greenwich Geocache event for free.
There are only 50 places and because it’s FREE, we urge you to sign up today.
Thanks go to Leica Geosystems, the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, The GeoInformation Group, University of Greenwich and the Survey Association (all LMF supporters) for sponsoring this event.
Olympic Tourch Relay: Route Revealed
The Olympic Flame is coming. Possibly sooner than you think: it’s less than nine weeks until the Olympic Torch arrives on UK soil. London 2012 has announced the streets it will travel along, and the 7,300 Torchbearers who will carry it. View the interactive map that shows each of the 1,019 communities the Flame will be carried through here.
The Survey Association
Each month, this newsletter will focus on a different LMF supporting society. This issue focuses on The Survey Association. To find out more about this society, simply click here.
Supporters’ Event Highlights
Get the Most From Your FME Investment: STAR-APIC Training Dates Released
STAR-APIC’s new schedule of FME training for 2012 is now published, with online booking available for the first time. Help make the most out of your investment in FME and learn how to automate and simplify spatial processing tasks. Find out more here
Korec’s Technology Day
KOREC’s first TECHNOLOGY DAY of 2012 with the Trimble Express road show can now be confirmed as Tuesday May 22nd at One Great George Street in London, home to the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
The event offers the perfect environment for a series of technology seminars, interactive discussions and product demonstrations.
Find out more and register for the event at www.korecknowhow.com or register via Twitter @KORECGroup
AGI’s SIG Provided Perfect Platform for Environmental Regeneration
The annual conference of the Association of Geographic Information Environmental Special Interest Group (AGI EnvSIG) was held at The Gallery (Alan Baxter Associates LLP), London on 8 March. The conference attracted participants from a diverse background, but with a shared interest in the field of environmental regeneration. Read more.
Registration Open for FREE GeoDATA 2012
This is a FREE* seminar series that brings together leading spatial data professionals and share invaluable advice on how to think smarter and do more with geographic information. Attending GeoDATA will help you discover, through a range of presentations and case studies, innovative ways to manage, maintain and maximise your spatial data investment.
Find out more
Supporters’ Activities & Events
Now until 31 March 2012: Stephen Walter: The Island London Series
Organised by TAG Fine Arts Read more
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 and 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
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
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
12 – 14 September:
RSPSoc 2012 Annual Conference
Organised by: Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society
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