The Ordnance Survey has awarded a research contract to the Centre of
Geospatial Science (CGS) to investigate future data and data management
developments that might impact on Ordnance Survey's operations and
Please see http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cgs/projects_os.html for more
In part fulfilment of this contract we are organising a series of Think
Tank events to explore relevant technology developments and to better
understand how these developments might influence and impact on spatial
data capture and usage in the future.
The second of Think Tank events is to be held on 13th July 2009
(Tuesday) at University of Nottingham and will cover the topic of "Crowd
sourced data capture, geospatial mashups and its impact on NMAs"
The Think Tank Meeting will a one-day event with 12 experts drawn from a
mix of academic, commercial and industry backgrounds. Selected
participants may be invited to give brief presentations but in each case
significant time will be allocated for discussion and open exploration
of likely developments and potential consequences. The participants
will be divided into four teams (each with 3 members) and will work on a
given challenge. The meeting will operate according to Chatham House
Interested participants are invited to submit short position paper (max
2 A4 pages) detailing their potential think tank contribution,
expectations, vision and research interest, before 30 May 2009 to
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Travel and accommodation costs of all the selected participants will be
reimbursed. Selection of invited experts will be made by the Ordnance
Think Tank Outcomes
* Identify key research trends and developments in this theme
* Identify mid-term (2-5 years) and long-term (6-10 years)
research challenges in this theme
* Produce report on the Think Tank findings.
Please contact me for any information required.
Dr Suchith Anand
Centre for Geospatial Science
Sir Clive Granger Building
University of Nottingham
Tel: (0)115 846 8408
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