As part of the Society’s work with Ordnance Survey (OS), two events later this month will help raise awareness of the uses of geospatial data.
OS Director of Innovation, Miranda Sharp, will explore how information about location can be used to build a system of smarter infrastructure to help the UK economy and society thrive in her Monday night lecture ‘Creating a master map of the UK: a route to a better future?’.
As part of our regional lecture programme, Chief Geospatial Scientist at OS Jeremy Morley will join neuroscientist Professor Kate Jeffrey in Southampton to discuss how our day to day navigational abilities can be linked to recent research on how the brain represents details of places.
These events are just part of our ongoing relationship with OS, which aims to advance geospatial understanding through a programme of activities for professional communities, raise awareness of career opportunities, and promote understanding in policy and government.
Society Director, Professor Joe Smith, said: “Collaboration with the Ordnance Survey provides a strong foundation for promoting the use of geography and geographic information across the public and private sectors. By 2021, our programme of professional support and accreditation for practising geographers will be significantly enhanced and our work with the OS is vital in making this happen.”
Stakeholder Manager at Ordnance Survey, Clare Hadley, said: “Ordnance Survey’s work is rooted in geography. We are delighted to be working with RGS-IBG to promote the importance of geography and geographic information to our society in the future.”
Find out more about ‘Creating a master map of the UK: a route to a better future’ on 14 January.
Interested in our Southampton event ‘Human cognition: developments in navigation’ on 15 January? Book your place now.
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