The last few months have been very busy for the geo-community, especially throughout Maptember when the world mapped to the UK. Ordnance Survey has been heavily involved with lots of geo-events in 2013 and CartoDesign have played a big part in this.
Earlier in the year we presented our new Cartographic Design Principles at the ESRI International User Conference and the International Cartographic Conference 2013 (full paper). In Maptember we presented at the BCS Annual Symposium and AGI GeoCommunity ’13 and hosted a workshop at FOSS4G 2013 titled ‘QGIS, OpenData and Cartographic Design: Create a Robin Hood tourist map of Nottingham’.
At ICC 2013 we had five posters in the poster gallery and we were delighted to pick up two awards in the FOSS4G map competition. Charley won best anti-map for his entry ‘London Galaxy’, and Christopher won best static map (digital display) for his map showing ‘Europeans from post-2001 European Union Accession Countries Residing in England and Wales’.
We are now in the process of working with our web design team to create a set of CartoDesign webpage’s. It is there that we will publish our Cartographic Design Principles along with lots of other useful resources for cartographers. Follow the Ordnance Survey blog for an announcement in the near future!
It has been a pleasure meeting so many great people from the geo and carto communities and we look forward to engaging further at future events.
Charley, Christopher and Paul
P.S. if you were at any of the #Maptember events then please share your experiences below…