BCSSoC Conference
Maps For Changing Reality


5th - 7th September 2017 · Durham

The British Cartographic Society and the Society of Cartographers come together for Conference 2017

Delegates from commercial, academic and government organisations will come together to share a common interest in using and promoting maps as a valuable means of communication. Maps for Changing Reality.

1982 Wallis Award Winner
The Geology of NE England Map - winner of the SoC Wallis Award 1982 by Christine Jeans

Registration Open

Early Bird discount offers up to 10% on attendance fees, if you book before the 1st of August 2017. Full efforts to fulfil accommodation requests will be made. Early bookings are advised to avoid possible disappointment.

Session overview

5th September: BCS Pre-conference Special Interest Groups Workshops & Talks
BCS GIS Special Interest Group workshop, Map Curators’ Group,
Helen Wallis Memorial Lecture

6th & 7th September: BCS - SoC Conference 2017
Talks • Hands-on Workshops • Debate • Commercial Exhibition • Annual Dinner • Awards


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Session themes

  • Current Affairs
  • Indigenous Mapping
  • Mapping our Planet
  • Data Visualisation

Venue: Redworth Hall Hotel
Redworth, County Durham. DL5 6NL

Redworth Hall is a stunning 17th century Jacobean Manor House situated in the blissful tranquillity of its own 26 acres of undisturbed and beautifully landscaped gardens and woodlands. Our luxurious four star hotel is home to an impressive 143 bedrooms, an indoor pool with spa facilities and a number of function rooms hosting up to 300 guests making it the perfect destination for business or pleasure. Located in rurally picturesque County Durham.


Bursaries are available to help student and overseas members to attend the Conference.

email secretary@soc.org.uk for the SoC Bursary application or
richard.carpenter@ukho.gov.uk for the BCS Bursary application

Programme is subject to change
AGI Royal Geographic Society with IBG

Attendance at this event can be used towards AGI Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and also towards achieving and maintaining the RGS Chartered Geographer (CGeog) status.


The BCS-SoC Conference 2017 is organised by GeoAware, the training and events division of The GeoInformation Group.