With a Smartphone, you can
start using OpenStreetMap today. I will show you how to install & start
using the OSMAnd app, this will work on Android & iOS putting better maps
(not requiring an internet connection) at your fingertips. The approach taken
by Steve Coast in starting the OpenStreetMap project was & is visionary, it
allows the sharing of data & information to the benefit of all, and it
provides a global platform for shared effort in tackling challenges.
Prior to joining UKH our
speaker, James Bowkett MSc FGS, had spent 7 years in the Oil & Gas
industry, lately as a Senior Petroleum Geologist with a respected Consultancy
in the UK. His earlier career was spent with startup E&P teams successfully
developing projects; resulting in farm-in by NOCs and Supermajors.
moving to Kurdistan he has been teaching at UKH as a Visiting Lecturer, and
more recently joined the Staff full time. His research interests include
fractured carbonate reservoirs, and environmental challenges faced by
Kurdistan, all of which can be more effectively carried out using top quality
maps and mapping.