PSMA Annual Conference 2017

With more and more people finding innovative uses for PSMA data, this year's conference will focus on transformation over the coming years.

The PSMA User Representative Group (PURG) is looking forward to seeing you at this year’s Annual Conference.

  • When? Thursday 16 March 2017. 9am (registration) to 4pm (drinks reception).
  • Where? Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS.
  • What? Keynote speakers | presentations | workshops | networking | exhibitors | lunch | drinks reception.

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Focus on the future

The conference will focus on transformation in the coming years, as we anticipate that people will find new and innovative uses for PSMA data.

We’ll be looking at the geospatial needs of the public sector going forward, and what PURG, Ordnance Survey and Partners can do to meet those needs.

You know better than anyone that close cooperation - both within the public sector and between companies delivering services to the public on your behalf - is essential. Reduced funding, tighter regulations and shifting demand patterns mean it’s even more important to access accurate, consistent and comprehensive information about your customers, your assets, and the surrounding environment.

Location data is the critical component needed to deliver effective new services, capabilities and operations that drive real change for service users.

What to expect

At the conference, you’ll hear from industry experts and innovators about how the public sector is dealing with these real challenges. You’ll also be involved in thought-provoking, interactive streams lead by the OS team, and have access to an exhibition area to hear the latest from other OS partners including Astun Technology Ltd, Geographers’ A-Z Map Company, Basemap, Bluesky International Ltd, Cadcorp, Emapsite, Europa Technologies, GetMapping, Higher Mapping Solutions, Landmark, miso, SCISYS and GeoPlace.

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The agenda

We’ll be looking at the geospatial needs of the public sector going forward, and what PURG, Ordnance Survey and Partners can do to meet those needs.

Conference chair

  • Chris Holcroft, Independent member of the GI Customer group

Speakers

We will have some guest speakers for you to choose from along with some workshop sessions which will allow you to build your own agenda and discover how these GI experts are using spatial data to transform their public sector organisations.

Keynote addresses will be presented by:

  • Charlotte Hayes (BEIS): The next phase of the mapping agreement
  • Alistair Calder (ONS): Improving Addressing for the next census - Lawrence Way & Alison Matthews (UK GEOS), Earth Observation - Nigel Clifford & David Henderson, Ordnance Survey

The exhibitors

Each year this event is supported by many OS Partners who support PSMA members, and this year is no exception.

So far, the following have signed up:

  •     Astun Technology Ltd
  •     Basemap
  •     Bluesky International Ltd
  •     Cadcorp
  •     Emapsite
  •     Europa Technologies
  •     Geographers’ A-Z Map Company
  •     GeoPlace
  •     Getmapping
  •     Higher Mapping Solutions
  •     Landmark
  •     miso
  •     SCISYS

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