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Google: A Journey to the Map of the Future

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Environmental Systems Laboratory and

Spatial Mapping and Analysis Research Group (SMARG)

cordially invite you to the Open Lecture

A Journey to the Map of the Future


Ed Parsons

Google Geospatial Technologist

MARCH 9, 2017 / 15:30

In the last decade the use of mapping has exploded to the extent that maps are now part of our daily lives and have become almost invisible in their ubiquity. Ed Parsons will explore how this development occurred, and will illustrate how place is still important in technological development by taking a virtual industrial archaeology tour of SIlicon Valley.  Finally he poses the question will the map of the 21st-century be even be a map?

Ed Parsons has spent more than 20 years working in the world of geographical information systems (GIS), both in universities and in industry with companies such as Google and Ordnance Survey. In 2006, Mr Parsons set up his own company, Open Geomatics and, since 2007, he has been Google's GeoSpatial Technologist, which includes developing and promoting products such as Google Maps, Google Map Maker and Street View.

All registered students, faculty and staff members are welcome to attend!

Please register for the event by Tuesday, March 7th.

The venue depends on number of participants and will be announced later.

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