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June 2016

Exhibition: The ‘Great Lines’

June 2, 2016June 25, 2016

In her exhibition devoted to the development of contour lines by Newcastle mathematician, Charles Hutton, Karen Rann has researched the life and work of this unsung hero.  Starting with his book, ‘A Treatise on Mensuration’, published in 1764, Hutton’s longstanding interest in land surveying reached its highpoint (literally) with his processing of the observations taken during a scientific experiment on the notable Scottish mountain of Schiehallion. It was from the reduction and plotting of this data that he developed the…

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Maps’ brightest hour – The 3rd MExLab Summer School

June 28, 2016June 30, 2016

The Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAIK) Extraterrestrial Laboratory (MExLab) invites you to attend its 3rd MExLab Summer School on Planetary Cartography and Image Processing on June, 28–30, 2016, MExLab, auditorium № 155. The program can be found here. The event is open to the public and participation is free. Please note that all lectures will be in Russian. The summer school is held in frame of International Map Year and Yuri Gagarin Year in Russia. It is held under the support of ICA and ISPRS.…

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September 2016

British Cartographic Society – Society of Cartographers conference 2016

September 6, 2016September 8, 2016

This year your annual Symposium is joining with the Society of Cartographers Summer School to host the BCS – SoC Conference 2016, from 6th to 8th September at the Cheltenham Park Hotel, Cheltenham. We are delighted to be running this collaborative event again and hope that you will be able to join us in Cheltenham for a week of cartography and Society related events. The week’s activities begin on Tuesday 6 September with our Special Interest Groups’ meetings, workshops and…

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88th Conference of the Italian Society of Geology

September 7, 2016September 9, 2016

IMY Italy is organizing a Geological Map Day at the 88th Conference of the Italian Society of Geology in Naples in September 2016. The conference will feature a geological map exibition (with a selection of historical and modern geological maps on the same area) and a “geological map contest” for PhD and MSc students. In addition, there will be a session dedicated to the International Map Year.

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Cartographies de la Révolution Tunisienne

September 7, 2016

CERES, ATCIG and GEOMAGE SYFACTE invite you to participate in the workshop “Cartography of the Tunisian Revolution” on September 7, 2016, Tunis. It is organized as part of the International Map Year. Further information can be found in the invitation folder (French). Contact: *protected email*

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Somerset Mapped

September 30, 2016

An exhibition of maps and charts of the ancient county of Somerset, dating back to the reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, is being held at West Monkton Village Hall on the 30th of September 2016. In Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th year it is appropriate that maps of the county of Somerset from the reign of Queen Elizabeth the First through to the reign of Queen Elizabeth the Second will be on display. The event is being organised by Dr Adrian…

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October 2016

SIG 2016

October 5, 2016October 6, 2016

French speaking conference dedicated to GIS organized by Esri France

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On the scale of the world. The map: a cultural, social and political object, from Antiquity to the present day.

October 17, 2016October 18, 2016

The Mappa Mundi of Albi is one of the oldest extant maps of the world. It was made during the eighth century in the South of France or Northern Spain. The map is preserved in a manuscript of miscellaneous contents, which includes a scheme of the winds and other geographical texts of late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. The manuscript has always formed part of the Library of the Albi Cathedral: it now belongs to the collection of the…

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November 2016
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Better Mapping with QGIS

November 2, 2016

Never before has the understanding of good map design been more important. Join us for this one day seminar as we learn the cartographic fundamentals from expert presenters. We will also cover open data, open software, map critique and a hands-on workshop based on QGIS. Discover how much this free software has to offer and learn how to make beautiful maps! We will even throw in lunch!

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Exhibition: The 20th Century Through Maps

November 4, 2016March 5, 2017

The 20th century was a golden age of map making, a period where more mapswere made – and have survived – then in any other period. From trench maps of the Great War to maps of new countries, from maps commemorating the moonlandings to maps advertising the first commercial holidays by air, these maps chart many of the crucial episodes and themes of this ‘age of extremes’. This major exhibition at the British Library in London, UK, will embrace the…

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