Welcome to the BCS Geospatial Specialist Group

The Geospatial SG provides a focus for all things geospatial at the BCS. We provide a forum within BCS for information exchange and debate on geospatial technologies, issues, opportunities, and best practices. The group also provide a means through which BCS and its members can become active participants in the field of geospatial technologies. Click here to find out about becoming a member.

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Latest News

Gary Gale

We had a great talk and Q&A session on the history (and future?) of Location and LBS with Gary Gale, Director of Ovi Places at Nokia. If you missed it (where were you?!) there are write-ups at http://puntofisso.net/techblog/?p=174 and http://bit.ly/9HVCkG - you can also view/download Gary's presentation from slideshare at http://slidesha.re/ddKjzg

Our new survey - "Where is our data?"

Help us find out what is holding up geospatial technologies with our new survey. Find out more over at http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=conBlogPost.1743

Roy Newell

We're sad to announce that Roy Newell, a founder member of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and who also helped establish Geospatial SG, has died. Read more

"World in a box : mashing computer modelling" recording now available

In June we played host to Mark Mulligan, Department of Geography, Kings College London and senior fellow of the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Mark spoke on recent trends in making environmental data and information accessible in ways in which environmental and developmental NGOs, advocacy groups and interested citizens can engage with it.

You can hear his presentation at http://interact.bcs.org/mp3/gsg-10-6-10-worldinabox.mp3

The Atkins Spatial Data Infrastructure – sledgehammer or technology enabler?

Is it time now to radically revise the way in which we approach and implement SDIs? New blog post over at http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=conBlogPost.1637