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 are delighted to announce our plans for our 2022 Annual International Conference which will take place at Newcastle University from Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September 2022.
30 November 2021
To mark World Food Day, we have collated five of our lectures and talks that you must see.
16 October 2020
Today is International Women’s Day, and to mark the occasion we’re acknowledging the diversity of field research that some of our inspirational female grant recipients have undertaken in a range of countries over the past year.
8 March 2020
This year’s Hong Kong Research Grant has been awarded to Marine Roger to support her research assessing seismic hazards along the Chelungpu fault in Taiwan.
17 April 2019
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