British Cartographic Society launches “Better Mapping” seminars throughout England

British Cartographic Society launches “Better Mapping” seminars throughout England


United Kingdom, October 2006 – The British Cartographic Society ( has announced a series of free educational seminars in support of its Better Mapping 2006 campaign. The one-day seminars, which are taking place throughout England, Scotland and Wales over the forthcoming weeks, will explore the concepts and value of good map design and give delegates practical guidance on how to make great maps using a geographical information system.

The British Cartographic Society, a UK based charity, aims to promote good practice throughout the UK geospatial industry and these seminars will explore the fundamental aspects of map making and how simple tools and techniques can be used to improve the quality of the cartographic output.

The four Better Mapping Seminars will take place in London on the 30th October, Cardiff on the 7th November, Liverpool on the 23rd November and finally Edinburgh on the 30th November. Each seminar is free to attend and offers delegates a mix of instructor led training, practical advice and one to one interaction. For further information visit or to register for one of the Better Mapping seminars visit

– About The British Cartographic Society
The British Cartographic Society (The B.C.S.) is an association of individuals and organisations dedicated to exploring and developing the world of maps. Membership includes Mapping companies, publishers, designers, academics, researchers, map curators, individual cartographers, GIS specialists and ordinary members of the public with an interest in maps. The B.C.S. is regarded as one of the world’s leading cartographic societies and its main publication, The Cartographic Journal is recognised internationally.