This month’s London Mapping Festival enewsletter provides a good smattering of LMF supporters’ news along with a list of events as long as your arm – so there’s plenty to look forward to. Also, a special congratulations go to a team of six dedicated runners who completed the London marathon and raised a considerable sum for LMF’s chosen charity, MapAction. A huge well done from the LMF team!
FREE talk on
13 June 2012, Nr Hook, Hants
Time: 1815 – 1845
As part of the LMF, The British Cartographic Society is delighted to announce that London Transport Museum’s Head Curator, Claire Dobbin, will be giving a FREE talk during its annual symposium next month. The talk is open to everyone irrespective of whether they have registered for the BCS Symposium or not.
This talk will reveal the fascinating history behind MacDonald Gill’s distinctive decorative poster maps, produced for London Underground between 1914 and 1932.
For further info and to register your FREE place, please click here.
Mind the Map Exhibition Opens
This month sees the opening of a new five month long exhibition about the inspiration, history and creativity behind London transport maps.
The exhibition, Mind the Map: inspiring art, design and cartography, is now open until 28 October 2012 and draws on the Museum’s outstanding map collection to explore the themes of journeys, identity and publicity. The exhibition is the largest of its kind and includes previously unseen historic material and exciting new artworks. Find out more.
UEL Taster Day
for Architecture, Computing & Engineering
UEL is running an undergraduate taster course on 20 June 2012 in a range of specialisms including Architecture, Design and Innovation, Computing and Engineering. During this one day course they will be holding a series of lectures, workshops and seminars together with exciting hands on activities in the laboratories and studios to give prospective students a better insight into what careers in their subject areas entail. Find out more.
FME World Tour Comes to London
1Spatial and STAR-APIC are delighted to announce they will be hosting a free FME 2012 World Tour event in London on 14th June. You’ll learn about the formidable new tools at your disposal and find out how to more easily overcome data snares and interoperability riddles on a journey to unleash the power within your Temple of Data.
Enjoy fun, food, prizes and special offers – it’s not to be missed!
Register your FREE place here.
London Map Fair – FREE to attend and you could even find the original sat. nav!
16 – 17 June 2012, RGS, London
Now in its 30th year, the London Map Fair is the oldest and largest specialist fair of its kind in Europe. Leading international map dealers exhibit annually in the historic surroundings of the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore. Visitors to the fair will find maps, sea charts, atlases, travel books and globes made between the fifteenth-century and the twentieth, covering all regions of the world. Read more.
TGG Uses Spy Plane Technology for High Res Photography
The GeoInformation Group is now offering a high res aerial survey service using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. This great new piece of kit is the perfect solution for those requiring small site coverage, don’t want to spend out on a full aerial survey and need the imagery within days. To find out more email TGG.
Launch Day for Intergraph Well Attended
Intergraph and Sterling Power Group, UK reseller for ERDAS & GeoMedia software, held a well-attended launch day at the London Transport Museum.
The ‘New Dimensions’ agenda included customer presentations of experience with Apollo, data capture across desk, web & mobile and dynamic GIS.
Attendees from government, defence, system integrators and commercial companies also learned about advanced data management within enterprise data production. Contact for more details
Six Run in Aid at London Marathon
On Sunday 22 April, six intrepid runners took part in the London Marathon in aid of MapAction awareness for its emergency mapping service. Together its six runners have raised over £26,000 – an incredible achievement, which is already making an important difference to the charity’s work. Read article and see more pics.
Plan Your Journey to the Olympics!
With only a couple of months to go, you may want to start planning your journey to your Olympic venue. Whether you take the river service, park and ride, public transport or hop on your bike, you’ll find the Olympic’s Spectator Journey Planner a very useful resource.
Check out BLOM’s images of the week that includes the London Eye and Stamford Bridge, Chelsea.
About Association for Geographic Information
This month’s Society Corner looks at the Association for Geographic Information – providing background information on this industry body that represents the interests of the UK’s geographic information industry. Read on
Geographical Magazine Book Review: London in Maps
LMF’s hardback, now in its second print run due to popular demand, has been described as “… a fitting cartographical tribute to an ever-evolving capital” in last month’s Geographical magazine. For the full review, click here
Where to purchase:
If you’d like to see a copy of this book before you buy, we are delighted to announce that it is now stocked in the following places: Stanfords, BGS Keyworth, the BGS shop in the Natural History Museum and the London Transport Museum for £29.99. Alternatively, buy online here.
Get Involved in LMF
Find out how to get involved in LMF and receive exposure to an audience of over 40,000 map related members of the geospatial community.
If you’ve been forwarded this enewsletter from a friend or colleague and wish to sign up, click here…
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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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Supporters’ London Events
18 May – 28 October 2012: Mind the Map: Inspiring art, design and cartography
Organised by: London Transport Museum
22 May 2012: Topcon On the Move Roadshow – London
Organised by: Topcon
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
31 May 2012: AGI Evening Lecture, London
Organised by: AGI
31 May 2012: Social Event: GeoDrinks, London
Organised by: AGI
13 June 2012: Restless Earth Workshop
Organised by: The British Cartographic Society
13 – 15 June 2012:
The British Cartographic Society Annual Symposium
NEW ADDITION! FREE Talk: The Wonderland by London Transport Museum
Organised by The British Cartographic Society
14 June 2012: FME World Tour, London
Organised by STAR-APIC and 1Spatial
14 June 2012: FREE Seminar: TOSCA Field Trip – Afternoon visit to the Bodleian’s Book Storage Facility at Swindon
Organised by The Bodleian Library
16 – 17 June 2012: London International Map Fair 2012
Organised by: London Map Fairs, Royal Geographical Society
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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