British Library – Mapping the Future

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27 Jan
Mapping the Future – Saturday 11 February, 10.30-17.30

Home to over 4.5 million maps, where better to discover the world of cartography than the British Library? As the Library’s Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line exhibition shows, mapping has come a long way in the last 100 years.

But what lies ahead for a diverse discipline that has already witnessed unprecedented technological developments, and diversification into a multitude of fields including gaming and augmented reality? Explore the future of mapping through a day of talks and debate at the British Library. Hear from a panel of leading specialists from across the GIS, public mapping, tech and gaming industries. You’ll investigate current trends for mapping based around the themes of citizens, society and technology, and consider what developments lay over the horizon.

Speakers include:

• Dr Martin Zaltz Austwick, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London

• Dr Seppe Cassettari, GeoInformation Group, University of Cambridge

• Chris Fleet, Senior Maps Curator, National Library of Scotland

• Tom Harper, Lead Curator of Antiquarian Maps and curator of Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line, British Library

• Dr Phil Hatfield, Lead Curator of Digital Maps, British Library

• Daniel Irwin, GIS Manager, Crossrail

• Edward Mascarenhas, Creator, Barbecana Project

• Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google

• Alex Wrottesley, Head of Geovation, Ordnance Survey

• Harry Wood (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap) and Andrew Braye (British Red Cross), Missing Maps Project

To see the full programme and find out more, click here.

This event is assessed for Chartered Geographer CPD
Knowledge Centre - British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

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