At our next Coffee Morning on the 17 July at 10am we will be joined by Mark Tabor, Principal Consultant, Business Change & Innovation, at Ordnance Survey.
Ordnance Survey (OS) is the national mapping agency for Great Britain, and a world-leading geospatial data and technology organisation. As a reliable partner to government, business and citizens across Britain and the world, OS helps its customers in virtually all sectors improve quality of life. OS expertise and data supports efficient public services and infrastructure, new technologies in transport and communications, national security and emergency services and exploring the great outdoors. By being at the forefront of geospatial capability for more than 225 years, we’ve built a reputation as the world’s most inspiring and trusted geospatial partner.
Mark has over thirty years’ experience in data collection for mapping. He has extensive knowledge in delivering key production flowlines, and a strong focus on remote sensing capability. Mark has a track record of implementing new technologies and delivering efficiencies to work areas. He has worked on a variety of repayment work and international projects, with expert knowledge of a variety of mapping specifications. Mark was also responsible for the definition and delivery of Special Information for the Security Services in support of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Mark is currently a Principal Consultant in Business Change and Innovation, and has responsibly for the downstream production flowline for Astigan.
Astigan – A high-altitude platform to revolutionise the way we look at Earth
Ordnance Survey and a team of world-leading aeronautic engineers are developing a highly innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) that is going to change the face of Earth observation and the way we map our planet. Astigan Ltd is a UK company, established in 2014 by Ordnance Survey and private investors to develop and commercialise the UK’s first commercial sub-orbital Earth Observation HAPS. The project’s aim is to develop a UK designed and manufactured, cost-effective and reusable vehicle which could carry scientific instruments, cameras and telecommunications equipment above the majority of the Earth’s atmosphere, performing many of the tasks of satellites without the cost and risk of having to go into Earth orbit.