Scotland Branch Meeting – “An IOGP Geomatics Committee Update”

The THS:UKI  Scotland Branch are delighted to be hosting our first live evening event in two years on Wednesday 30 March at the Palm Court Hotel (Hudson Suite), 81 Seafield Road, Aberdeen.

Our evening will begin with registration at 1830 and a finger buffet with presentations starting at 1900.

The subject of the evening will be ‘An IOGP Geomatics Committee Update’ with the following contributors:

Starting our evening will be Walter Jardine presenting ‘A (re)Introduction to the IOGP Geomatics Committee – what the actual earthly do those folks do?’

Walter, currently the Vice Chair of the IOGP Geomatics Committee, will provide a brief refresher on what IOGP is, and an update on the IOGP Geomatics Committee configuration. He will then give us a briefing on the key activities and products delivered by the committee, with some information on current focus areas. This includes the EPSG global geodetic parameter database and development of an industry-wide technical specification for offshore surface survey systems (GNSS, AHRS etc) – being delivered in conjunction with members of the IMCA Offshore Survey community. He will also update us on the long-awaited GIS survey data models for land and offshore infrastructure data (LSDM and OISDM) – sister models to the seabed survey data model (SSDM – an IOGP Geomatics Committee product)….and maybes one or two other things….if his memory holds up, and he has time.

Joining Walter remotely will be Josh Townsend presenting ‘Is your on-line Survey software on-point? – verifying the integrity of spatial applications with GIGS’

Josh is the Geospatial Strategic Projects Lead at bp and Task Force Chair in IOGP, will provide an overview of the GIGS (Geospatial Integrity of Geoscience Software) open-source digital testing framework which can be used to benchmark and guide the implementation of high quality spatial applications. He will show how the comprehensive package of checklists, test data and guidance documentation can help to identify and troubleshoot data integrity issues and mitigate the risks associated with positioning and navigation errors. The session will be based on a wealth of industry good practice from experts across the discipline and demonstrate how to get started with spatial integrity self-certification.

We hope you will be able to join us at the LIVE event. Please pre-register for this evening here, this will allow us to estimate our catering numbers.

As per current Scottish Government guidelines for indoor events, face masks are required inside the venue when not seated or drinking.

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