Mapping together

There is a session with a strong neocartography slant in the SoC/BCS conference ‘Mapping together’ in York this September.

Tuesday 10 Sept – Talks Session 3: New Cartography

Evesham Mapped – Richard Phillips & Will Phillips, OSM Volunteers

Neocartography, (new) aesthetics – Steve Chilton, Middlesex University & Alex Kent Canterbury, Christchurch University

Mapping the UK election(s) of 2015 – what was done and did it work? – Danny Dorling, Oxford University

For the full programme and to register, see the conference website.

SoCBCSbannerThis year the Society of Cartographers and the British Cartographic Society conference will be a joint event. It is to be held at the Radisson Park Inn (in York) on the 8th, 9th & 10th of September. The call for contributions is now open for the joint conference, ‘Mapping Together’. Submissions are invited for both papers within the main conference sessions and workshops during the breakout sessions.

Whilst not specifically an ICA or Neocartography event, there will be a neocartography theme as part of it. There is still time to submit an abstract (and get a free day conf attendance if succesfull) http://www.soc.org.uk/socbcs2015/.

Neocartography session at Society of Cartographers conference, 1-2 Sept

socneocartoI am pleased to announce that the ICA Neocartography Commission is partnering with the Society of Cartographers to present a joint session at the latter’s annual conference in Glasgow on 1-2 Sept 2014.There are a range of topics covered in the session: from Openstreetmap, through QGIS, to the latest vector developments from mapbox. At present there is still one presenting slot available. So, if anyone would like to showcase their work, research or ideas then please contact me: steve8@mdx.ac.uk

The full programme is at http://www.soc.org.uk/soc2014/program.html, with online booking for the conference at: http://www.soc.org.uk/soc2014/booking.html including very reasonable day attendance fees.

Steve Chilton

Call for papers – joint SoC/ICA session Sept 2014

University_airphotoCALL FOR PAPERS:

The 50th Society of Cartographers conference takes place from 31 Aug-2 Sept 2014 at the University of Glasgow. The afternoon session on Tuesday 2 Sept is to be a joint one, with the ICA Commission in Neocartography [http://neocartography.icaci.org/] joining with the SoC for the occasion. This will be a great opportunity for neocartographers and traditional practitioners to meet and discuss their interests.

If you would like to offer a presentation as part of the programme at this event, please email a title and a 200 word abstract to steve8@mdx.ac.uk by Fri March 14th. The major themes of the session are:
•       Innovation in proprietary online mapping systems
•       Innovation with open source mapping services
•       Interesting map designs in the new milleau
•       Designing maps for mobile devices
•       Mapping from social media and crowdsourced data

The SoC programme committee will review proposals, and decisions relayed to all who have submitted by Fri 11 April.
http://www.soc.org.uk/soc2014/program.html