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--></style></head><body lang="EN-GB" link="blue" vlink="purple"><div class="WordSection1"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d">Hi All –</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d">I’m helping the Royal Geographical Society put together an informal evening event on emerging low-cost field mapping technologies – see the line-up below. I wonder if there’s an enthusiastic speaker here who would like to give a taste of OSM / HOT / MM in 10 minutes? It needn’t be comprehensive and the brief is fairly open – enough to make people aware of developments, show some case studies and hopefully inspire them to get involved. Ideally someone based in/near London, to keep travel expenses down. If you’re tempted by it, please let me know this week.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d">Looking ahead, I’m hopeful that this could help engage a large new geographical community into the OSM world.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d">Once details of the event are finalised, I’ll send them round for those who might like to attend.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d">Many thanks, best wishes –</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d">Nick.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d">Friday evening, 18 March 2016  from 6-9pm </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d">At the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d">A series of 10-minute TED-talk style presentations on new cheap and accessible fieldwork technologies to set the context for your animated discussions at the bar around field geo-tech:</span></p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">(a)<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">    </span></span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d">OpenStreetMap and Missing Maps</span></p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">(b)<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">   </span></span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d">Low-cost research drones and tethered remote sensing platforms</span></p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">(c)<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">    </span></span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d">Using Arduino micro-controllers in the field, and</span></p><p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">(d)<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">   </span></span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d">Mobile Apps for fieldwork</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1f497d"> </span></p></div></body></html>