Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Guest Blog - Map Examples requested for ICC Dresden from BCS Members

International Map Exhibition,  ICC 2013, Dresden, August 26th- 30th.
The International Cartographic Association (ICA) meets for its 26th International Cartographic Conference in Dresden in August (see As part of the conference there will be an exhibition of cartographic products from around the world. For the UK contribution to the exhibition you are invited to you to submit examples of any cartographic products prepared or published by you since March 2011. Please provide two copies of each item wherever possible; one copy will be displayed in the International Map Exhibition in Dresden. The other copy will be exhibited at a future BCS event and will be added to the BCS collection held in the National Library of Scotland. 

Entries are invited in 5 categories: printed maps; atlases; digital products; educational cartographic products; and other cartographic products (including globes, tactile maps, etc).

For ALL entries, you must supply an image of the product (jpeg or tiff) with a minimum resolution of 300dpi. For maps this should be the full image; for atlases this should be the cover; for digital products it should be a screenshot; for education products it should be appropriate, as above; for other products it should be a picture. Details of each entry must be completed under the appropriate category on an excel spreadsheet which is available from the BCS website: . The image files and spreadsheet should be sent as an e-mail attachment to:- no later than Monday 25th March 2013.

Two copies of each map, atlas, globe, or other product (CD/DVD/etc.), should be sent to me at the address below to arrive no later than Wednesday 27th March 2013. Please enclose a printed copy of the spreadsheet with your entry. For websites, please enter the URL at the start of the abstract. If the number of submissions exceeds our allocated display space the UKCC will select the most representative entries from those submitted.

By submitting an entry the product, and the use of the winning products in analogue or digital form, is granted to ICA for further promotional use. After the ICC2013 display of the analogue and digital winning entries remain available to ICA for further use and archiving.

If you have any questions regarding any aspects of this invitation please contact me by e-mail or on 0141 330 5401 Meanwhile, I look forward to receiving your contributions.

David Forrest PhD, FBCart.S
UK Committee for Cartography

David Forrest, PhD, FBCart.S
School of Geographical & Earth Sciences
Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ

Tel: 0141 330 5401


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