Michael Jones was a former Chief Technology Advocate at Google, who was best known for his pioneering work on Google Earth.
He was awarded the Society's Patron’s Gold Medal in 2020 for his contribution to the development of geospatial information. His work will be remembered for the incredible impact it made in his field, through democratizing and popularizing cartography and spatial awareness.
In the words of our President Baroness Lynda Chalker, “His inspiring career trajectory is charted by his vision to redefine mapping from static lines and symbols to an interactive geographical web of context and information”.
A full tribute for Michael can be found on Geospatial World.
Image: Michael Jones
Over the past few months, the Society’s five current PhD students have continued to carry out their research on the Collections, as well as a number of associated activities related to their projects.
12 July 2021
The latest issues of the Society’s journals are now available online.
12 August 2019
The new school year has begun and the Society is here to help support you and your studies.
6 September 2018
The Slawson Awards are part of the Society’s grants programme, which provides a wide range of funding opportunities for geographical fieldwork, data collection and independent travel.
4 July 2018
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