UK: British Cartographic Society (BCS) has elected Peter Jolly, Cartographic Consultant for Esri, as its new President. Rob Sharpe, Industry Manager of Esri UK’s Technical Solutions Group, has also been elected to the BCS council.
These new appointments bring with them in-depth GIS knowledge and experience that will help inspire new approaches to cartography. On his appointment, Jolly said, “Esri now has a real opportunity to fully develop GIS opportunities and expertise within the cartographic industry. I hope that my new position will help raise the awareness of the role GIS can play in helping cartographers to make high quality maps.”
Recently, Peter Jolly and Rob Sharpe played a central part in the BCS GIS Special Interest Group (SIG) event ‘GIS and Symbology’ at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Peter Jolly presented to attendees on ‘Historical Mapping and Symbology’, whilst Rob Sharpe convened the SIG at the meeting.
Richard Waite, Managing Director at Esri UK, commented: “Our commitment to the cartographic industry is strengthened by these appointments to the BCS council. In our quest to make GIS an indispensible part of daily life, Peter and Rob will work alongside the BCS council to ensure that GIS is better understood and more widely used.”
Source: Esri UK