Mapping: underpinning the World's decision-making

The Mike Barnsley Annual Lecture celebrates the life and passion of the late Professor Mike Barnsley, former Head of the School of the Environment and Society and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, in understanding climatic change and his contributions to Swansea University.

Title: Mapping: underpinning the World's decision-making

Speaker: Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB, Director General and Chief Executive at the Ordnance Survey

Date: Thursday 1st November 2012

Time: 6.30pm

Venue:  Faraday Lecture Theatre, Swansea University

Admission: Open to all and free of charge

Other: There will be a reception on the Wallace Building landing from 5.30pm

Information about the speaker:

The lecture, given by world-renowned expert Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB, Director General and Chief Executive at the Ordnance Survey will be suitable for a wide, interdisciplinary audience.  

Vanessa Lawrence is the first woman to head Great Britain's national mapping agency and when appointed, was one of the youngest Director Generals in Ordnance Survey’s 220-year history.  

She is a world-renowned expert in how geographical information systems (GIS) can improve decision making at all levels of government and business.  Vanessa is the adviser to the British Government on short and medium strategies for mapping, surveying and geographic information (GI).

Contact details:

For more information or to book a place phone 01792 295059 or email: l.glover@swansea.ac.uk

Further information

Information about Prof Mike Barnsley: Great Minds: Professor Mike Barnsley

Find out more about the Ordnance Survey at www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk