Today is the last day of the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) Annual International Conference, held in their Kensington headquarters. The theme of the conference is 'Geographies that Matter'. Program outlines and related resources can be found at the RGS AC2008 web pages.
BBC News online have a piece on Mary Spence, who spoke at the conference, on how online mapping lacks the detail of traditional paper products saying "We're in real danger of losing what makes maps so unique, giving us a feel for a place even if we've never been there". BBC News: Online maps 'wiping out history' See later post for more details.