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Google: Disaster Management in the age of Ambient Location

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 3:30 pm

CEU Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy and In-Service ICT Training for Environmental Professionals (ISEPEI) project cordially invite you to the next talk in

CEU Open Lecture Series on Disaster Management by

Ed Parsons

Google Geospatial Technologist, London

Disaster Management in the age of Ambient Location

15 February (Thursday), 2018 at 15:30

Budapest, Nádor utca 15, Room 103 (N15 103)

With the widespread adoption of smartphones and their associated capabilities globally we are now living in a time where access to our location and information about our surroundings is always available. This new environment offer both the individual unprecedented access to relevant information, but also crucially potentially offers authorities and emergency teams information about the location of populations in affected areas, their movements and impact on infrastructures. 

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 students, faculty and staff members are welcome to attend!

Find out more about the CEU Open Lecture Series on Disaster Management and make sure to register to show your interest in attending the talk.