Organised in collaboration with:

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.

Click here to visit the TSA website >


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 International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)

The International Federation of Surveyors is an international, non-government organisation whose purpose is to support international collaboration for the progress of surveying in all fields and applications.

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Survey4BIM is a cross-industry group open to all organisations involved in the survey, collection, management, processing and delivery of geospatial information within a BIM context. The groups make up is reflective of the sector, involving clients, contractors, consultants, suppliers, sub-contractors, institutions and other bodies. Their mission is to provide a forum for survey organisations and industry professionals to collaborate and share their journey putting “BIM into practice”, and to provide best practice guidance documents on survey matters relating to BIM..

Click here to visit the Survey4BIM website >



The Royal Geographical Society (RGS)

The Royal Geographical Society (RGS) (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the UK’s learned society and professional body for geography, founded in 1830. They are a world leader in advancing geography and supporting its practitioners in the UK and across the world.  As a charity they serve an exceptionally wide range of public and professional audiences, including their 16,500 members. Their work is guided by their strategic plan and reaches millions of people each year.

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The British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC)

The British Association of Remote Sensing Companies actively promotes the interests of all organisations and individuals who work with remote sensing technology and data. Remote Sensing (or Earth Observation) includes companies and organisations involved in satellite building and launching, processing, distributing and selling the collected data as well as offering expert services to make best use of this incredible resource. It is not suprising to know that Remote Sensing is an industry that contributes a huge amount of revenue to the UK economy and supports thousands of jobs.

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The International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS)

The International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS) is a unique partnership of learned national and regional hydrographic societies that, through its worldwide membership, is able to address every specialism within the hydrographic profession and related disciplines, at all levels of experience and expertise. It has considerable international influence, and is respected by hydrographic professionals and organisations at governmental and intergovernmental level. The Federation is recognised throughout the world for promoting the development of hydrography and hydrographic learning by providing unrivalled opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices.

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc)

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. As a charity, its remit is to inform and educate its members and the public. It supports networking between the university, business and government sectors. As an international society, RSPSoc is also active in Europe and on the world stage.

Click here to visit the RSPSoc website >



The British Cartography Society

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

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

Click here to visit the UKGEOforum website >




ARPAS is a Professional Trade Assocation that represents the small RPAS industry and all of its stakeholders. ARPAS-UK is a limited company, not for profit and is funded by subscription and other mechanisms.

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EARSeL is a scientific network of European remote sensing institutes, coming from both academia and the commercial/industrial sector. It is unique in that it represents the interests of these institutes rather than individuals. Currently, there are about 250 member laboratories.

Click here to visit the EARSel website >



Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international industry consortium of 507 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards. OGC® Standards support interoperable solutions that ‘geo-enable’ the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT. The standards empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications.

Click here to visit the OGC website >



The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is a non-governmental organization devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications. The Society operates without any discrimination on grounds of race, religion, nationality, or political philosophy.

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Umanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association (UAVS)

UAVS is THE Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Trade Association for the UK. It is the oldest trade association in the World dedicated to Unmanned Aerial technology, representing all facets of the industry. Established in 1998, UAVS has been at the forefront of technology and regulation development; writing the forerunner to CAP722; helping the CAA to develop the principals that, to be in charge of an aircraft you didn’t have to be in it, opening the way for the Small UAS Industry you see today. UAVS has always worked to lever its influence and authority in all areas for the benefit of all areas of the UAS industry and is a respected representative to National and International Governments and Regulators since its creation.

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SUAS Global

SUAS Global is a support organisation specifically focused on the high growth Unmanned Air System (UAS) industry. The objectives of the organisation are: to act as a voice for it’s members in order to drive the development of international standards for the UAS sector; to liaise with worldwide legislative and regulatory organisations such as the CAA on behalf of it’s members; to provide guidance and support in matters of airworthiness and operational safety; to provide business development, marketing and technology guidance and advice; to provide industry specific and general business discounts and benefits. SUAS-Global employs advanced technology to deliver a globally accessible network for operators, manufacturers, standards and regulatory organisations.  The network, combined with the development of operator focused apps provide members with the latest and most relevant tools, information and guidance.

Click here to visit the SUAS Global 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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