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    • The IMCoS Map Journal, published quarterly
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    Show and Tell February 2024

    Early notification of our next Show and Tell is planned for Tuesday 20th February, 2024.  Further....

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    IMCoS Map Journal

    The IMCoS Map Journal is a 64-page quarterly publication. It includes a wide range articles on the history of cartography addressing Western, Asian and Arabic mapping practices; its scope is designed to interest our worldwide membership. The journal also covers the activities of the Society, wherever they take place in the world, news from the mapping community around the world, book reviews and letters to the editor.