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
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