The One Scotland Mapping Agreement Conference 2019 recently took place, where experts in geography and mapping came together to discuss the latest trends and advancements in their field. The conference was aimed at professionals who use mapping technologies to provide services to the public sector.
One of the major focuses of the conference was the One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA), which is a contract between the Scottish government and Ordnance Survey. The agreement allows the government to use a wide range of Ordnance Survey mapping data for free, which has significantly reduced the cost of public sector mapping projects.
The OSMA has been in place since 2011, and has been a huge success in terms of delivering high-quality mapping services to the Scottish public sector. The conference was an opportunity for professionals to discuss the benefits of the agreement, as well as potential areas for improvement.
One such area that was discussed was the need for greater collaboration between public sector organizations when it comes to sharing mapping data. The conference highlighted the importance of creating a more holistic approach to mapping, with different organizations working together to provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of Scotland`s geography.
Another important topic of discussion was the role of emerging technologies in mapping. With the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning, there is huge potential for these technologies to revolutionize the way we map and understand our world. The conference featured a range of speakers who discussed the latest developments in this field, and explored the ways in which these technologies could be applied to mapping.
Overall, the One Scotland Mapping Agreement Conference 2019 was a great success, providing a platform for professionals to share their knowledge and expertise in mapping and geography. The conference highlighted the importance of collaboration and innovation in this field, and the potential for new technologies to transform the way we understand our world.