We regularly host the Yorkshire and Humber Branch of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) meetings at our offices a Grange Moor.
The October 2011 Highways Magazine reports on a visit from Gary McDonald of Ordnance Survey to the first evening of the IHE Autumn 2011 programme. Gary explained to his audience a brief history of the Ordnance Survey from its foundations as a producer of military maps in the 18th Century, through the production of the first 1” to 1 mile map (of Kent) in 1801, to its current role as the provider of paper and digital map information for a huge range of customers.
Methods of gathering survey information were also described along with the 5,000 changes across the UK each day as well as interpreting 65,000 aerial images annually. Gary continued to describe the recent advances in the OS Master Map and it was noted that 460 million (and rising) individual features are mapped.
Future planned presentations include ‘The changing face of planning’ to be held at our offices at Grange Moor on the 9th November 2011. Both IHE members and non members are very welcome to join us to enjoy a sociable early evening whilst gaining those valuable extra hours of CPD!