Possibly for Cartographiti: There were two items of cartographic interest
in The Independent of Saturday 27 May.
On the front page of the Weekend Review section was an article celebrating
50 years of 'The Archers'. It was illustrated with part of a pictorial map
of Ambridge 'based on the official Ambridge & Borchester District Map by
Dominic Beddow, published by Magnetic North'. (There's one the OS can't get
anything back on!). There was also a small road map of Borsetshire, the
county in which Ambridge and Borchester fall. Not being a great Archers fan,
I had not twigged that Ambridge is a bridging point on the River Am, nor
that Penny Hassett was a place, not a character! It is just a pity it wasn't
the interactive version - that would have allowed us to zoom-in to a
large-scale plan of the Grundy's new home on a Borchester council estate.
The 'Traveller' section of the same paper had a feature 'The complete guide
to the Scottish Islands', with a simple near-full page map of Scotland. The
interesting thing about it was the mis-spelling of Stirling region as
'Sterling'. I trust this is simply a typing error and is not anticipating a
revolt in that area against a new Scottish currency to go with
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Antonio da Cruz [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: 26 May 2000 16:05
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> Subject: Deadline for items for Cartographiti 61
> Dear friends,
> Now Cartographiti 60 has been distributed I'm looking for
> contributions for issue 61. The dead line for the
> submission of items is 14 June. Do send me news of any
> happenings in your library that you'd like broadcasting, or
> up coming events for which you'd like publicity, snippets
> of gossip and scandal also gratefully received.
> Cartographic Curiosities are also a bit thin on the ground
> at the moment. Do share any map curating tips you've noted
> or picked up with the rest of us.
> Why not write a longer piece for this or the next issue,
> either on a subject of your own choosing or perhaps one of
> the following:
> The Space Shuttle Mapping programme (see geocomm's report
> at <http://www.spatialnews.com/features/shuttle/>);
> The Millennium Map's famed air photo coverage of the UK
> <http://www.getmapping.com/>, or even UK Perspectives, the
> Aerofilms / NRSC rival plan to produce 'high quality, map
> accurate digital aerial imagery' at 1:10,000 of the UK.
> Also if any one is attending any conferences or workshops
> over the summer then fill free to submit a report. It
> would be good to hear about: the ACMLA/CCA/WAML conference
> 'CARTO 2000'; The LIBER 'Caught in the Web'; the 9th
> International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, Beijing;
> or the 3rd International Digitisation Summer School.
> If there are any UK or Irish map
> librarians/curators/archivists here on lis-maps that are
> unfamiliar with Cartographiti, the British map curators'
> newsletter, do contact with me and I'll send you a sample
> copy. I look forward to your replies.
> Best wishes
> Antonio da Cruz (Tinho) [log in to unmask]
> Map Curator, Department of Geography, Roxby Building
> University of Liverpool, LIVERPOOL L69 7ZT
> Telephone: 0151 794 2844 Fax: 0151 794 2866
> See the British Archaeological Association web page