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- Opening & Welcome - Nigel Clifford, CEO Ordnance Survey
10:15- What is Location Powers all about? - Denise McKenzie (UK), OGC (Download ppt - 466.47 KB)
10:20- Nobody knows what lies beneath New York City - Alan Leidner (USA) Director, Center for Geospatial Innovation, Fund for the City of New York followed by NYC Mayor's Office "The state and direction of the City’s underground infrastructure mapping initiatives and current capabilities" (Download ppt 69.95 MB)
10:50- OGC underground Concept Development Study - Andy Ryan (UK), Ordnance Survey (Download ppt 13.09 MB)
11:10- Coffee
11:30- Sharing of underground asset data - a utility perspective - Matt Webb (UK), UK Power Networks (Download ppt 9.71 MB)
11:45- Project Iceberg - Dr. Katherine Royse (UK), British Geological Survey (Download ppt 6.96 MB)
12:00- The importance of mapping assets from a long term perspective Sarah Hayes (UK), National Infrastructure Commission (Download ppt 2.68 MB)
12:15- The Deep Dig Geovation Challenge - Neil Brammall (UK), Director, Utility Survey Exchange Ltd (Download pdf 1.94 MB)
12:30- Lunch (provided)
13:15- Overview of KLIP System in Flanders - Jef Daems and Liesbeth Rombouts (Belgium), Informatie Vlanderen (Download ppt 12.39 MB)
13:30- Danish initiative for a fully digital exchange of data about underground infrastructure - Jesse Goodman (DK), Danish Geodata Agency (Download ppt 15.5 MB)
13:45- GLA's Infrastructure Mapping Application - Molly Strauss, Greater London Authority (Download pdf 4.45 MB)
14:00Breakout 1:
  • Data model – Josh Liebermann
  • Use cases - Dr Katherine Royse / Carsten Rönsdorf
  • Survey / detection / data quality – Simon Navin
  • Data sharing and management – Alan Leidner
15:00 - Coffee
15:00Breakout 2 [same topics as above to allow people to cover 2 topics]
16:30- The Future of Underground including OGC Underground Pilot - Josh Lieberman (USA), international utilities expert
16:45- Wrap-up (including quick reports from breakout session),
17:00- Final words and close of the day - Nigel Clifford, CEO Ordnance Survey


Carsten Roensdorf

Ordnance Survey

Andy Ryan

Senior Technical Product Manager, Ordnance Survey

Dr. Katherine Royse

Science Director for GeoAnalytics and Modelling, 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

Senior Economic Adviser at National Infrastructure Commission

Neil Brammall

Director, Utility Survey Exchange Ltd

Matt Webb

Head of Asset Information and Asset Management, UK Power Networks

Jesse Goodman

Head of Section for Data Distribution at the Danish Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency

Josh Lieberman

senior research scientist at Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA)

Molly Strauss

Policy and Project Officer - Growth and Infrastructure, Greater London Authority


Denise Mckenzie

Head of Outreach

Carsten Roensdorf

Ordnance Survey


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Meeting Location:

Geovation Hub
1 Sekforde Street
Clerkenwell Green,
London, England

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