We’re excited to be taking part in an evening event at the British Library with our London Geovation Hub colleagues. On Friday 10 February from 7.30 pm, the Library is hosting an eclectic evening dedicated to maps, atlases and all things curiously cartographic, set to a live soundtrack by special guest DJ Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne.
We’re part of a digital and analogue showcase of all things maps. Come along to see the team demo our work in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) mapping and see how indoor mapping can benefit us all.
Our cartography team will be talking about crowdsourcing and giving you a hands-on chance to show us what you would like to see on the London map. How would you draw a map to direct a friend? What landmarks or buildings do you navigate by? What names (or nicknames) for areas or buildings would form part of your directions? Come along to share your views about maps of the future.
Plus, you’ll be able to colour in our giant floor map and we’ll be unveiling a crafty project before opening it up for auction.
Interested? Find out more about tickets and timings on the British Library’s site: https://www.bl.uk/events/late-at-the-library-you-are-here
If you’re interested in the future of mapping, you can hear Alex Wrottesley, our Head of Geovation, talking on Saturday 11 February at the British Library’s Mapping the Future day. Find out more and book here: https://www.bl.uk/events/mapping-the-future