On the 18 May 2018, Carto-Cymru - The Wales Map Symposium 2018: Charting the Seas will take place at The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
The conference will show how maps depict the sea and coastline and how such mapping is used to widen our understanding of these environments.
The symposium is a collaboration between The National Library of Wales and The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales.
Pedr ap Llwyd, Deputy Chief Executive The National Library of Wales said:
“It is fitting that this map symposium is held in the National Library of Wales the home to the largest map collection in Wales, and one of the largest in the World and I’m confident it will offer us the opportunity to showcase the wealth of our map collection which belongs to the people of Wales.”
Marine Geoscientist, Geological Survey of Ireland
Senior Geo Surveyor, Discovery Programme, Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland
Investigator – CHERISH Project, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Curator of Cartography, Royal Museums Greenwich
Head of Archive, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University
Map Curator, The National Library of Wales
Senior Investigator (Maritime), The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Huw Thomas, Map Curator at The National Library of Wales added:
”This is the third Carto-Cymru event held jointly by the National Library and the Royal Commission and once again we are fortunate to have a great line-up of speakers. We really value the opportunity to showcase the breadth of cartographic material held in the National Map Collection. Once again it promises to be a very interesting day.”
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Notes to Editors
The National Map Collection held at the National Library of Wales contains over a million sheets of maps, charts and plans as well as thousands of atlases. It is the largest map collection in Wales, and one of the largest in the World. The collection contains a wide range of materials from the latest electronic mapping to 16th century maps and charts on vellum. The collection specialises in Welsh material; but also has a large number of items covering the rest of the world.
Through Legal Deposit, the Library is entitled to receive a copy of every printed map and atlas published in the British Isles. Recent changes to the law mean that this is being extended to include electronic mapping as well, including data created in Geographical Information Systems (GIS).