Conference countdown gathers pace Delegates from around the world have begun registering for an international conference highlighting the crucial role of geographic information to government and business. This summer’s Cambridge Conference offers a unique platform to share ideas on the use of geospatial data in the social and economic development of countries and regions.
Hosted by Ordnance Survey, the prestigious four-yearly event brings together the heads of national mapping organisations and other leading players. They will discuss advances in technology and how their data can support policies on key issues, including land management, flooding, transport, education, healthcare and social exclusion. The conference web site – www.cambridgeconference2003.com – is already prompting interest with a series of outline papers lodged for discussion. There is also a forum to debate and exchange views ahead of the event itself and information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. The conference has the theme National mapping – shaping the future and takes place at St John’s College, Cambridge, between July 21 and 25.