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Clare Seldon
Principal Cartographer
Steer

Clare has 20 years’ experience in cartography and is an expert in producing different types of maps across all sectors.
Clare joined Steer after seven years of working on sustainable transport maps for major clients, including Transport for London. She expanded her skills into web design and digital mapping outputs and she created one of the first large-scale interactive transport mapping sites in the UK. She is an active OSM contributor and regularly presents at seminar and conferences with the British Cartographic Society.

 

Mark Cygan
Director of National Mapping Solutions
Esri

Mark works with National Mapping, Land Administration, Imagery and Statistical Geospatial Authorities. He has over 35 years of experience working in GIS and mapping, including management positions at Esri, NAVTEQ (now HERE) and Rand McNally & Co. and Cartography Dept. in the Automobile Club of Southern California. Mark is on the board of directors of the International Map Industry Association, actively participating on the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), board member of UN-GGIM Geospatial Societies, and Executive Secretary of the User Community for Geospatial Authorities.

 

Professor William Cartwright AM PhD EdD
Honorary Professor
RMIT University School of Science

William (Bill) Cartwright is Honorary Professor in the School of Science at RMIT University. Before becoming an academic he spent 11 years in the mapping industry. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Melbourne and a Doctor of Education from RMIT University. He has six other university qualifications – in the fields of cartography, applied science, education, media studies, information and communication technology and graphic design – and is the author of over 300 academic papers. His major research interest is the application of integrated media to cartography for the depiction geographical information. He was President of the International Cartographic Association (2007–2011) and Chair of the Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies (now UN-GGIM: Geospatial Societies) (2011–2014). In 2013 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to cartography and geospatial science as an academic, researcher and educator.

 

Alina Vizireanu
Business App Analyst
Affinity Water UK

Alina is a geographer with a Master’s degree in Geomorphology and Cartography at the University of Bucharest, 2010, and has been active in the geospatial professional field since 2006, combining university courses with practical application in the private sector.

While working for Eurosense (2010–2014), Alina worked on projects under the World Bank and European Investment Bank umbrellas, while working for Eurosense, including malaria control in Swaziland, motorway impact in Poland, and flood assessments in Indonesia and French Guyana. In 2014 she had a leap of faith, to continue her passion for working with geospatial and earth observation data in the UK. She currently works for Affinity Water UK (formerly Veolia) in the IT Service Delivery department, overseeing the day-to-day activities for the Business Wholesale systems.

 

Host
Dr. Alexander Kent
Reader in Cartography and Geographic Information Science
Canterbury Christ Church University (UK)

Alex is Reader in Cartography and Geographic Information Science at Canterbury Christ Church University (UK), where he lectures in cartography, GIS and in European and political geography. He has published widely, particularly on the aesthetics of cartography and on topographic mapping, and his recent books include The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World (University of Chicago Press), the Routledge Handbook of Mapping and Cartography and Mapping Empires: Colonial Cartographies of Land and Sea (Springer Nature). Always seeking to advance cartography, Alex served as President of the British Cartographic Society (2015–2017) and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of The Cartographic Journal, the Chair of the International Cartographic Association (ICA) Commission on Topographic Mapping, and the Chair of the ICA World Cartographic Forum – an initiative for national mapping societies to share best practice.