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
We caught up with Dr Linley Hastewell, Principal Water Specialist/Geomorphologist at Binnies, RSK Group, to hear how a Society grant helped during his PhD and beyond.
21 July 2021
At the beginning of last week representatives from almost all of the world’s geographical societies met to discuss their individual and collective responses to environmental crises.
2 July 2021
As the new academic year begins, why not gift Society membership to the Young Geographer in your life?
16 September 2020
A series of events showcasing the work of the Society’s field research programme, Migrants on the margins, is coming up this autumn.
19 September 2018
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