British Cartographic Society - Better Mapping, Ordnance Survey, Wednesday, 11. September 2019

Better MappingBSC-SoC Conference | Southampton 2019
However you use, share or visualize geographic information, whether through traditional cartography or any form of Geographic Information Systems, the need to understand how to create better maps is paramount. With use of geospatial data at an all-time high, never before has the importance of understanding the fundamentals of good map design been greater. A poorly designed map can at least diminish effective communication of information to users and at worst result in misled and even dangerous decision making.
Better Mapping promotes good cartographic practice to the mapping industry and beyond. Our day of seminars features a number of expert presenters, covering a range of topics and techniques that are designed to help you improve the quality, accuracy and effectiveness of your maps and presentation of geospatial data.

Programme - 11th September 2019 - Ordnance Survey Head Office, Southampton
09:30 - 10:00Registration & Refreshments
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome and Introduction: BCS and making maps betterRichard Carpenter, UK Hydrographic Office (BCS President)
Getting startedWhen creating a map, one must first gain true insight into user requirements but also source and prepare data — with an understanding of different data types and formats — as well as plan and then manage the project.
10:15 - 10:40He’s got the whole round world in his hands — Map Scales and Projection Giles Darkes, Freelance
10:40 - 11:05Tools of the Trade — Project Management in Cartography Clare Seldon, Steer
11:05 - 11:30Return of the OS Road Map — Renaissance or rehash? Mark Wolstenholme, Ordnance Survey
11:30 - 11:50Refreshments 
What makes a good mapThere are no hard and fast rules with cartography, however experience teaches us some tried and tested techniques that will promote better mapping.11:50 - 12:10 Principles and Generalisation in 2019 Christopher Wesson, ESRI Global
12:10 - 12:35 What’s below the cartographer’s desert? Liam Mason, Marine Scotland
12:35 - 13:00Map critiquing Group Exercise - led by Charley Glynn, Ordnance Survey13:00 - 14:00Lunch14:00 - 14:15Laying the foundations for a better map: A follow-up exercise to the critique Group Exercise - led by Christopher Wesson, ESRI Global
Improved understanding through appearanceGood cartography depends upon the successful communication of a map’s information. There are a number of specialist techniques we can share beyond principles, in particular for certain types of map.
14:15 - 14:40 Colourful language – effective use of colour in maps Warren Vick, Europa Technologies
14:40 - 15:05Thematic mapping: decisions decisions! Dr. Kenneth Field, ESRI
15:05 - 15:30Challenging the conventions of modern map making Jennifer Johnston, Inspirit Cartographics
15:30 - 16:00Refreshments16:00 - 16:25Terrain visualization Charley Glynn, Ordnance Survey
16:25 - 16:50From Winterfell to the Narrow Sea: What I Learned From Creating The Lands of Ice and Fire Dr. Jon Roberts, Fantastic Maps (via video link from NYC)
16:50 - 17:15Mary’s Top 10 of What Not To Do Mary Spence MBE, Cartographic Design Consultant
17:15 Close
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Wednesday, 11. September 2019, Ordnance Survey, British Cartographic Society - Better Mapping

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