The Section of Mathematical Geography and Cartography of the Geographical Society of Lisbon has joined the Map Year celebrations by organizing a cycle of conferences aimed at both experts and the general public, thus contributing to the purposes of the Society, namely by disseminating geographic knowledge and its development. Each conference is followed by a summary and comments made by a member of the Section.
Upcoming events at the Adriano Moreira Auditorium:
- 21 September, 5.30 p.m.: Geostatistics. Applications to hydrogeology by Luís Ribeiro, PhD, CERIS, Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture, and Georesources of the Technical Higher Education Institute of the University of Lisbon. Summary and comments: Rogério Ferreira de Almeida, Eng.
- 28 October, 5.30 p.m.: Maps and nautical charts in the medieval and early modern ages: two of a kind or different cartographic paradigms? by Commander Joaquim Alves Gaspar, PhD, of the Interuniversity Centre for the History of Sciences and Technology, and Member of the Section of Mathematical Geography and Cartography. Summary and comments: Henrique Leitão, PhD
- 7 November, 5.30 p.m.: Celebrating the International Map Year by Manuela Vasconcelos, Eng., Member of the Section of Mathematical Geography and Cartography. Summary and comments: Ana Fonseca, PhD
- 28 November (to be confirmed), 5.30 p.m.: A Raia, La Raya: contribution of national cartography in the demarcation of the Portuguese-Spanish boundary (1855–1926) by Maria Helena Dias, PhD, University of Lisbon (retired). Summary and comments: João Cordeiro, Eng.
– José António Tenedório
President of the Portuguese IMY committee and
President of the Section of Mathematical Geography and Cartography of the Geographical Society of Lisbon