UK Mapping Festival 2018 – call for contributions

The UK Mapping Festival is a unique collaboration between all those who create, distribute, use and enjoy maps in all their forms. Involving professional bodies, learned societies, government agencies, commercial companies, educational bodies, interest groups and enthusiasts, working to put on a series of events over a six-day period during the week of 2–7 September 2018.

The overall aim of the festival is to increase awareness of mapping in its many forms, providing forums for learning how to use maps, training in the latest techniques for creating, managing and displaying maps and educating young and old into the great diversity and rich heritage that are maps past and present.

The British Cartographic Society and Society of Cartographers will be holding their joint 2018 conference as part of the UK Mapping Festival’s proceedings.

Entitled ‘Mapping Tomorrow’ the formal conference presentation sessions will be held at the ILEC Centre, London on the 5 September 2018 and the call for papers is now open!

This is an event not to be missed and we have some exciting themes for contribution. 

Call for contributions:
Submissions are invited for papers for the main conference sessions and contributions should fit within the following themes:

  • Mixed Reality
  • Geo Data Vizualization
  • Community Mapping
  • Accessible Maps
  • Open Cartography
  • Maps in the Capital
  • Education
  • Public Transport Mapping
  • Geological Mapping
  • Journeys and Vacations

Those interested in making a contribution to the conference should complete the following online form by Friday 23 February 2018. 

Review criteria
Each proposal is subjected to review against the following criteria:

  • clarity of the proposal, and fit to themes;
  • originality/innovation of the content of presentation or the approach;
  • implications for the cartographic community;
  • anticipated interest in the subject matter.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 16 March. Proposals for successful applications will be put on the conference website prior to the event. These will include the abstract, keywords, outline, plus any references deemed appropriate.

Please email info@soc.org.uk if you require a pdf version or any assistance.

Register your interest here.

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    1. Jocelyn

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