UKGEOForum

Working Together To Make Geo Count

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What Does the UKGEOForum Do?

The UKGEOForum is a group of organisations that each represent the core specialist skills of geography, mapping and geospatial technology that is key to so many of the applications that many take for granted in the modern world.

UKGEOForum Members

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The Association of Geographic Information was formed to maximise the use of GI for the benefit of the citizen, good governance and commerce.

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The British Association of Remote Sensing Companies represents the interests of all those involved in commercial earth observation work.

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The BCS is a dynamic association of individuals and organisations dedicated to exploring and developing the world of maps.

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The Charles Close Society was founded to bring together those with an interest in the maps and history of the Ordnance Surveys of Great Britain & Ireland.

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The Geographical Association is the international community of practice for all teachers of geography

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THS UK provides a forum for all those involved in activities related to hydrography and associated disciplines, both in the UK and overseas.

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The Society of Cartographers aims to support and encourage all those involved in the production of maps.

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The IMIA is dedicated to fostering the growth of the mapping industry through the exchange of ideas and information, education of industry trends and access to a wide spectrum of mapping leaders.

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RSPSoc is the UK's leading Society for remote sensing and photogrammetry and their application to education, science, research, industry, commerce and the public service.

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The UK's learned society and professional body for geography, supporting geography and geographers across the world.

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RICS is the global professional body promoting & enforcing the highest international standards in the valuation, management & development of land, real estate, construction & infrastructure.

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The Royal Institute of Navigation was formed to unite in one body those interested in navigation and advance the art, science and practice of navigation.

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ICES encourages and regulates the professional aspirations of quantity surveyors and land surveyors working within the civil engineering sector.

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The Survey Association, known generally as TSA, is the trade body for commercial survey companies in the UK.

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UKGEOForum Lecture

2019
'Cold War Mapping- how the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World'

This year's Lecture was a fascinating exploration into the ambition of successive Russian leaders to map the entire world!

Expert cartographers John Davies and Alexander Kent, who have spent over ten years trying to discover what imperative prompted such a gigantic enterprise and how the compilers and cartographers were able to collect such a wealth of information.

Their research was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2017 in the highly acclaimed book ‘The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World’. In tonight’s talk they will focus on the maps of the British Isles in the context of the global project.

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