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Organised in collaboration with the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Survey Association (TSA), The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) and The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). This new launch is the result of an extensive consultation process with industry, which has highlighted the need for a joint cooperative event that involves all the major players representing the geospatial community.


The Survey Association (TSA)

TSA is the trade body for commercial survey companies in the UK. The association was formed in 1979 to give a focus for private sector businesses in land and hydrographic survey.  It is important to realise, however, that it is not a regulatory body. The role of TSA is to promote best practice amongst its members, provide a forum for members for discussion, debate and continuing professional development and, to the wider audience such as engineers and architects, provide guidance on new methods and techniques and a list of suitably qualified and experienced companies.

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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

RICS was created in 1868 in the United Kingdom. It received a royal charter in 1881. Their members are known as chartered surveyors, and are recognised by the designation after their name – FRICS (for Fellow of RICS) or MRICS (for Member of RICS). Today we are a global property professional body which aims to: Regulate and promote the profession; maintain the highest educational and professional standards; protect clients and consumers through a strict code of ethics; provide impartial advice, analysis and guidance.

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Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES)

An international qualifying body dedicated to the regulation, education and training of surveyors working within civil engineering. ICES is now recognised as the leading chartered professional body for civil engineering surveyors. They have introduced relevant and meaningful competencies for geospatial engineers and commercial managers which make a difference.

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Association for Geographic Information (AGI)

The AGI exists to represent the interests of the UK’s GI industry; a wide-ranging group of public and private sector organisations, suppliers of GI software, hardware, data and services, consultants, academics and interested individuals. The AGI, by way of its unique membership forum, brings together this previously disparate GI community to share ideas on best practice, experience and innovation, and offers access to unparalleled networking opportunities with significant business benefits. As such it acts on behalf of the community as whole. Since its formal inception in 1989, it has built up a significant membership base and established itself as the respected voice in GI and is THE membership body for everyone with an interest or involvement with GI.

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Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) strives to promote and progress civil engineering. ICE was founded in 1818 and was granted a royal charter in 1828 where they declared that their aim was to “foster and promote the art and science of civil engineering”. That is still their aim today and they represent around 80,000 members worldwide.

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The British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC)

The British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC) represents the interests of British-based companies involved in remote sensing activities, from major companies to SMEs and independent consultants. Members receive regular industry updates, network opportunities and enjoy access to key worldwide EO organisations.

Click here to visit the BARSC website >


The British Cartography Society

A dynamic association of individuals and organisations dedicated to exploring and developing the world of maps. Their membership includes mapping companies, publishers, designers, academics, researchers, map curators, individual cartographers, GIS specialists and ordinary members of the public with an interest in maps.

Click here to visit the BCS website >


Copernicus Masters

Since 2011, the annual Copernicus Masters competition – the leading innovation platform for commercial Earth observation applications – awards prizes to outstanding ideas, applications, and business concepts, utilising Earth observation data for commercial and socially relevant purposes. An array of prestigious partners awards various topic-specific challenges with EUR 1.5 million overall. Submissions are welcome from 1 April-30 June.

Click here to visit the Copernicus Masters website >



A scientific network of European remote sensing institutes. EARSeL stimulates education and training in remote sensing, organises annual symposia to initiate application-oriented research and cooperation. The main scientific efforts are concentrated in Special Interest Groups. This year symposium takes place in Prague on 27 – 30 June.

Click here to visit the EARSel website >


Environment Agency

Protects and improves the environment and promotes sustainable development. It plays a central role in implementing the government’s environmental strategy in England. The Environment Agency plays a lead role in managing flood risk and works to minimise the impact of flooding.

Click here to visit the Environment Agency Global website >


ISPRS_LogoThe International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)

An international non-governmental organisation that promotes international cooperation between the worldwide organisations with interests in the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences. Established in 1910, ISPRS is the oldest international umbrella organisation in its field, which may be summarised as addressing ‘information from imagery’.

Click here to visit the ISPRS website >



Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

An international consortium of more than 525 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available geospatial standards. OGC standards support innovative, interoperable solutions that ‘geo-enable’ the Web, wireless and location based services, and mainstream IT.

Click here to visit the OGC website >


RGS_logo The Royal Geographical Society (RGS)

The UK’s learned society and professional body for geography. Chartered Geographer is the only recognised qualification for practising geographers. With a bespoke route for GIS professionals, CGeog offers independent verification of skills and knowledge in order to enhance careers and support professional development.

Click here to visit the RGS website >


RSPSoc_Smllogo Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc)

The UK’s leading Society for remote sensing and photogrammetry and their application to education, science, research, industry, commerce and the public service. Supports networking between the university, business and government sectors in Europe and on the world stage.

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SUAS Global

The voice of the UAV Industry, promoting a common standard of excellence across the UAV sector. We will continue to be the go-to resource for both operators and consumers of UAV’s promoting its cause and showcasing its infinite list of benefits.

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UKGEOforum_cropped UKGEOforum

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

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association (UAVS)

The oldest Trade Association in the World dedicated to Unmanned Aerial technology representing all facets of the industry. Established in 1998 UAVS has been involved with JAA/EUROCONTROL UAS Taskforce, ASTRAEA, ITU, WRC, ICAO RPAS Panel, IETF and DLEP standards. UAVS has worked to lever its influence and authority and is respected by National and International Governments and Regulators.

Click here to visit the UAVS website >


Quadriga Consulting

An online survey of UK local authorities is being undertaken by UK based research firm Quadriga Consulting in partnership with the organisers of the GEO Business Show, due to take place in London in late May 2017. The survey is attempting to paint a more detailed picture of the types of citizen reported location data being utilised by local authorities.

Click here to visit the Quadriga Consulting website >


Official Charity:


In the aftermath of a disaster thousands of people can suddenly find themselves battling to save lives and livelihoods. Before aid agencies can help them, the first requirement is information. Which areas have yet to be reached? Where are the relief resources? Where are the people in greatest need? MapAction delivers this vital information in mapped form, from data gathered at the disaster scene. Creating a ‘shared operational picture’ is crucial for making informed decisions and delivering aid to the right place, quickly. MapAction’s service is unique. It’s the only non-governmental organisation (NGO) with a capacity to deploy a fully trained and equipped humanitarian mapping and information management team anywhere in the world, often within just hours.

Click here to visit the MapAction website >



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