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Families will have the chance to make, look, touch, sign and explore, with a full programme of drop in activities from storytelling and interactive trails, to musical performances, art making workshops and taster sessions in British Sign Language (BSL). 

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.

Speakers include:

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