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ECDIS Ltd launch new quick course booking calendar
13 June 2017

IAIN Corporate Member ECDIS Ltd have created a new online training calendar, showing all available dates for the key courses in their portfolio and an option to instantly book in seconds, it is reported.
It is understood that the online booking system has been a long time in development. It was created to allow complete transparency for all major courses by providing prospective students with clarification on the availability and flexibility of the company's training schedule.
According to Robyn Harrigan, ECDIS Ltd Training and Production Manager: 'We are unlike most training establishments as we are able to accommodate almost any of our courses on dates suitable for our students and clients. This has always proven to be a difficult concept to present on our website as people are used to colleges having fixed timetables.'

Maps and the 20th century: drawing the line
29 November 2016

Russian moon globe from 1961 with NASA earthrise image of the earth in the background - © British Library, photo by Clare Kendall.

A major new exhibition at the British Library, 4 November 2016 - 1 March 2017, looks at the history of the 20th century through its maps for the first time, shedding new light on familiar events, from global conflicts to the depths of the ocean floor - and even the mapping of outer space. It explores how 20th century maps shaped the ways we see the world we live in. Furthermore, it celebrates the rare beauty and astonishing variety of 20th century maps from the first sketch of the London Underground from 1931, to declassified Ministry of Defence maps, Ordnance Survey maps from the 1920s, a Russian moon globe and the first map of Winnie the Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood.
From questions of war and peace, to understanding the movements of people, nature, and even the financial markets, Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line explores how maps became increasingly present in 20th century lives.

L'Entente Cordiale, 1915 - © British Library, photo by Jon Ellis.

The exhibition looks at the spectacular advances in the technology of mapping across the century, from the land surveys of 1900 to the development of satellite imagery by 2000. For the first time, we could see from the Atlantic Ocean floor to the far side of the Moon. Telling the history of the 20th century in maps allows us to reconsider the recent past from different perspectives.

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