Working together to make geography count

What does UKGEOforum do?

UKGEOforum is a group of societies and associations that represent the core interests that encompass geography, mapping and the geospatial information handling industry by;

  • Representing 40,000 geo-professionals
  • Sharing information and experiences
  • Promoting members' interests at international level
  • Attending conferences and trade shows worldwide
  • Exerting influence on governmental strategies
  • Raising the profile of geography in official circles
  • Pushing the frontiers of geographical awareness
  • Exchanging news and views of individual members
  • Striving to safeguard the future of the GI industry.

Members of UKGEOforum

UKGEOforum is a group of societies and associations that represent the core interests that encompass geography, mapping and the geospatial information handling industry by;

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

Visit the agi website

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

Visit the BARSC website

The British Cartographic Society offers a unique forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge on all aspects of maps and mapping.

Visit the BCS website

Founded in 1980, The Charles Close Society brings together those with an interest in the maps and history of the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain and its counterparts in Ireland

Visit the CCS website

The Geographical Association provides an extensive range of services to geography teachers and students at all levels.

Visit the GA website

The Hydrographic Society UK promotes the profession of surveying at sea together with its related sciences and technologies.

Visit the THS UK website

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

Visit the SoC website

The International Map Industry Association was formed to keep abreast of developments in the mapping industry & to further the interests of those involved with maps, travel guides & globes.

Visit the IMIA website

The Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society is the UK’s leading learned Society fostering education, science, research, industry, commerce and public service.

Visit the RSPSoc website

Founded in 1830 The Royal Geographical Society continues to work for the advancement of geographical science and is one of the most active of the learned societies.

Visit the RGS website

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, regulated by its Royal Charter comments independently on matters that it perceives to be relevant to its profession.

Visit the RICS website

The Royal Institute of Navigation unites those interested in navigation and advances the practice and promote knowledge of the subject

Visit the RIN website

The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors is an international qualifying body dedicated to the regulation, education and training of surveyors working within civil engineering.

Visit the ICES website

The Survey Association is a trade association formed in 1979 that represents the UK's private surveying companies.

Visit the TSA website

The UK Committee for Cartography was established to represent the UK cartographic community in relationship with the International Cartographic Association (ICA) and other international organisations.

Visit the UKCC website

The UKGEOforum Annual Lecture

Each year, the UKGEOforum hosts a lecture for all members to attend. The details of the this year's will be posted soon but if you would like to see details of previous ones, click the relevant year below:

Colin Bray FRICS FSCSi
Chief Executive Officer
Ordnance Survey Ireland
Tim Marshall
Author & Journalist
Nigel Clifford
Chief Executive
Ordnance Survey
Nicholas Crane
Geographer, explorer, writer and broadcaster
Arnulf Christl
Chief Digital Officer for Splashmaps
Founder and President Emeritus of The Open Source Geospatial Foundation
Mark Ovenden
Author of 'Metro Maps of the World', 'Paris Underground, The Maps, Stations, and Design of the Metro' and 'Railway Maps of the World'
Mike Parker
Author of 'Map Addict : A tale of obsession, fudge and the Ordnance Survey'
Professor David Lambert
Professor of Geography Education at the Institute of Education & Chief Executive of the Geographical Association
Rear Admiral Ian Moncrieff
UK National Hydrographer
Vanessa Lawrence CB
Director General and Chief Executive, Ordnance Survey
Ian Jackson
Chief of Operations, British Geological Survey
Dr David Williams
British National Space Centre; The Role of Space Observation in Geodata
David Spackman
MapAction; Geodata in support of disaster response

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