Tuesday 5th September 2017
Geovation Hub, London

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Underground infrastructure, such as utilities, tunnels, underground buildings and other facilities is critical to the operation of cities. It presents a particular data and interoperability challenge because its location and condition is normally hidden by soil, pavement and other structures. Particularly in inner cities and transport hubs, underground infrastructure tends to be very dense and accurate, three-dimensional geospatial information about the location, nature, condition and relationships of these assets is often limited.

This workshops explores how better understanding of the relationships between underground assets with above ground infrastructure can be used to minimize service breakdowns, improve asset utilisation and mitigate the impact of disasters and how a tangible Return on Investment from a digital representation of underground infrastructure can be achieved.


Data Modelling

Use Cases



Open Standards


Sponsored by Ordnance Survey

Summit Agenda

Tuesday 5th September 2017

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Time Session
09:30- Registration / Coffee
10:00- Welcome - Nigel Clifford, CEO Ordnance Survey
10:15- Keynote - Alan Leidner Director, Center for Geospatial Innovation, Fund for the City of New York
10:45- OGC underground CDS report - Andy Ryan, Ordnance Survey
11:15- Coffee
11:30- Utility provider perspective (TBC)
11:45- Underground environment perspective - Dr. Katherine Royse, British Geological Survey (invited)
12:00- Government perspective - Sarah Hayes, National Infrastructure Commission
12:15- Geovation deep dig
12:30- Lunch
13:30- Research perspective (TBC)
13:45- Project Iceberg
14:00Breakout 1:
  • Data model - Carsten Roensdorf
  • Use cases - Dr Katherine Royse (tbc)
  • Survey / detection / data quality - Andy Ryan
  • Data sharing and management -
15:00 - Coffee
15:00Breakout 2 [same topics as above to allow people to cover 2 topics]
16:00- Panel
16:30- OGC utilities pilot - Denise McKenzie, OGC
16:45- Wrap-up (including quick reports from breakout session),
17:00- Close


Carsten Roensdorf

Ordnance Survey

Andy Ryan

Senior Technical Product Manager, Ordnance Survey

Dr. Katherine Royse

British Geological Survey

Alan Leidner

Director, Center for Geospatial Innovation, Fund for the City of New York

Chris Parker

Geovation and Challenge Manager, Ordnance Survey

Sarah Hayes

National Infrastructure Commission

Neil Brammall

Director, Utility Survey Exchange Ltd


Denise Mckenzie

Head of Outreach

Carsten Roensdorf

Ordnance Survey


Eventbrite - Location Powers: Underground

Meeting Location:

Geovation Hub
1 Sekforde Street
Clerkenwell Green,
London, England

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