Christmas has come and gone and the festive season is but a dim memory. To help smooth the edges of a dark, cold January – it’s time for the New Year UK Geo Forum lecture. The UK Geo Forum is a group of societies and associations that represent the core interests that encompass geography, mapping and the geospatial information handling industry in the UK.
The group has been going for over a decade and includes learned societies and professional organisations such RICS, RGS, AGI, CICES, RSPsoc, RIN, BARSC and many more. The annual lecture has showcased the talents of numerous geo-industry luminaries and 2018 is no different with Coin Bray speaking on the evolving sectors of Smart City implementation and its potential for influencing and effecting society. Colin is CEO of Ordnance Survey Ireland and the 1st Geospatial professional (in this case chartered land surveyor) to be president of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland. Lectures are very popular so do book a place as soon as can. Do please feel free to distribute the lecture details to interested colleagues and contacts.
All lectures will be located (unless otherwise stated) at: RICS HQ Parliament Square, 17.30 for 18.00, lectures last 1 hour (19.00) and are free and open to all.
To book a place send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning your name and the date/title of the lecture you wish to attend.
Thursday 25th Jan 2018
UK GeoForum – Smart City/Smart Nation – a new perspective on referencing geography – Colin Bray FRICS FSCSi – Chief Executive Officer Ordnance Survey Ireland, President SCSi
Thursday 22nd Feb 2018
joint RICS/CICES lecture – Survey4BIM – speaker: Barry Gleeson , UEL University Square Stratford campus
Barry Gleeson MRICS is Programme Engineering Manager for BIM and a stalwart member of the Survey4BIM group. Survey4BIM has successfully highlighted several (5) key geospatial elements that will derail adoption of level 2 and 3 BIM and this joint lecture will focus on the groups work to date (on Accuracy) and its future work programme (Interoperability). Although it might seem that BIM has gone off the boil in the UK of late this is not the case and BIM has essentially started to become an essential part of wide area asset management.
Wednesday 28th Feb 2018
Hydrographic Survey Special Session – Surveying at the margins – hydrographic survey support to coastal engineering operations’
Speakers: Sjoerd van den Brom – General Manager Survey – Royal Boskalis Westminster – Survey support for the new Suez canal
Ross Taylor – Business Development Manager – A-2-Sea Solutions Ltd – Marine survey techniques used to support the installation of submarine telecommunications cables within the coastal zone.