As the Library’s Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line exhibition shows, mapping has come a long way in the last 100 years
But what lies ahead for a diverse discipline that has already witnessed unprecedented technological developments, and diversification into a multitude of fields including gaming and augmented reality? Explore the future of mapping through a day of talks and debate at the British Library.
Hear from Maps and the 20th-Century: Drawing the Line curator Tom Harper and a panel of leading specialists from across the GIS, public mapping, tech and gaming industries. We’ll investigate current trends for mapping based around the themes of citizens, society and technology, and consider what developments lay over the horizon.
Dr Martin Zaltz Austwick, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London
Dr Seppe Cassettari, GeoInformation Group, University of Cambridge
Chris Fleet, Senior Maps Curator, National Library of Scotland
Tom Harper, Lead Curator of Antiquarian Maps and curator of Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line, British Library
Dr Phil Hatfield, Lead Curator of Digital Maps, British Library
Daniel Irwin, GIS Manager, Crossrail
Edward Mascarenhas, Creator, Barbecana Project
Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google
Alex Wrottesley, Head of Geovation, Ordnance Survey
Harry Wood (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap) and Andrew Braye (British Red Cross), Missing Maps Poject