The Cartographic Technician, who works within the Faculty of Applied Sciences, looks after the University’s paper maps as well as supporting digital mapping. Below is more information about this and the Cartographic Technician’s availability. More information about the Cartographic Technician is available here.
Summary of what we hold
The University has a large collection of paper maps including various topographic and thematic maps. Any student within the University who requires a map for educational purposes may use these maps but mainly these are available for reference purposes only. If you need to borrow a map please contact the Cartographic Technician. Most of the collection relates to the UK and includes Historic and more modern OS Maps and other maps, including geological and soils maps.
Cataloguing plans and progress
There are currently only paper based catalogues for the maps we hold, but we are in the process of producing an electronic catalogue which will be available in the map room initially. This catalogue may not be complete when it goes live but the aim is to have as much as possible included when it goes live later this accademic year (2008/2009)
How to request paper maps
The request form for printed maps is located here Paper Map Request Form. Both Students and Staff need to complete this and once completed either email it to me or print it out and put it in the pocket on my door. Please allow at least 48hrs for maps to be made ready. Maps can also be made available during a weekly drop in session in QU024 (Archives/Map Library) without the need to complete a form.
Edina and Digimap Information pages
To get the most up to date OS maps (known as Digimap) or digital versions of Historic OS maps, it is best to use Edina http://www.edina.ac.uk/ . This is accessed via Federation Login Link on the Edina website and uses the University of Gloucestershire network login. Further details on registering for this are found here Edina Ordnance Survey Digimap Registration.
At the University the two main GIS products we use are ArchGIS and Idrisi. Support can be provided for these should you require assistance with doing analysis and producing maps for assignments and dissertations.
Design and other Cartographic Work
In certain circumstances design work can be done or digital maps produced for students, but whether this support is appropriate will be decided on a case by case basis. Please allow at least 2 weeks for this type of work. Part A of the Cartographic Work Request form will need to be completed and any additional data or files will need to be provided prior to a decision being made as to whether this is feasible. The form is available here Cartographic Work Request Form .
Availability of Cartographer
The Cartographic Technician will be available at the following times for map support to both students and staff.
For Paper Map
In QU024 on Wednesday 9:15am -11:15am
For Digital Maps
In TC114 on Thursday 2:15pm -5:15pm
It will be possible to make an appointment with the cartographic technician for half hour slots, with a maximum of 1hr a week per person. The booking form is on the cartographic technician’s door — QU118. You may book on the form, in person, via email or by phone. Please include your name, contact details and whether it is support for paper based or digital maps that you require. For paper maps I will meet you in QU024 and for digital maps I will meet you in the specialist area of TC114. If these times are not possible contact the cartographic technician to see if other arrangements are possible.
I can be contacted as follows:
Telephone: 01242 714663
Leave a message on my door at FCH: Room QU118.
Who to contact if the Cartographic Technician is not available
If I am away please contact Paul Kimber email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 01242 714704.