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Geospatial data events with RGS

As the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) is the UK’s learned society and professional body for geography, we’re sure it won’t shock you to know we often work together on exciting (and of course!) geography-related projects.

Miranda Sharp, OS Director of Innovation.

This year, we have combined our expertise and arranged several events to help promote and advance understanding of the uses of geospatial data.

On Monday 14 January, Miranda Sharp, our Director of Innovation, will explore how powerful information about location can be used to build a system of smarter infrastructure to help the UK economy and society to thrive in our lecture ‘Creating a master map of the UK: a route to a better future?’.

Additionally, as part of the RGS regional lecture series, on Tuesday 15 January, our Chief Geospatial Scientist Jeremy Morley will join neuroscientist Professor Kate Jeffrey in Southampton to discuss how our day to day navigation abilities can be linked to recent research on how the brain represents details of places.

We are delighted to be involved with these events as part of a three-year partnership focused on advancing geospatial understanding. This includes a programme of activities which engage with professional communities, raise awareness of career opportunities and promotes understanding in policy and government.

Professor Joe Smith, Director at RGS, 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. Our work with the OS is vital in making this happen.”

Stakeholder Manager at OS, Clare Hadley, said “Ordnance Survey’s work is rooted in geography. We are delighted to be working with the RGS to promote the importance of geography and geographic information to our society in the future.”

Book now for Monday 14 January in London: ‘Creating a master map of the UK: a route to a better future’

Join us in Southampton on Tuesday 15 January: ‘Human cognition: developments in navigation’

Find out more about the Royal Geographical Society.

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