The Ordnance Survey has invited leading map makers from around the world to an inaugural forum in July designed to discuss key business and technology issues.
The event, called CC: The Exchange, is hosted by Ordnance Survey, Britain’s national mapping agency, with help from an advisory group of international representatives. It follows feedback from a more formal conference in Cambridge two years ago which reflected a desire among dozens of national mapping organisations for greater networking opportunities.
Most discussions and meetings will take place at Ordnance Survey’s Southampton business centre but there will also be visits with a geographic theme to the UK Hydrographic Office in Taunton, the Land Registry in London and the Defence Geographic and Imagery Intelligence Agency in Berkshire. Delegates will also attend Southampton University’s world-famous Oceanography Centre to see how GI is used in a range of academic departments, particularly geography, and learn about the university’s research and education in marine and earth sciences.