Speakers Bio & Abstract

Malcolm Havercroft Director of Operations
Ordnance Survey International

BiographyMalcolm Havercroft has been the Director of Operations at Ordnance Survey International since April 2016. Based in Dubai, he has overall responsibility for the design and delivery of OS International’s projects across the globe.
In his previous role as Head of Operations for Ordnance Survey’s domestic activities he was accountable for the design, planning and efficient operation of the data collection, product creation and customer fulfilment supply chain that delivers the map revision programmes for Great Britain.
He originally trained as a surveyor with Ordnance Survey and went on to complete his postgraduate qualifications in Surveying at University College London in 1985. He has wide experience within Ordnance Survey where he has lead large technical teams, managed major production programmes and played a leading role in geospatial technology developments. In addition, he has undertaken management level roles in Research, International, Sales and Corporate Planning serving at all levels within the organisation in both UK and overseas postings. Abstract Automated generalisation for map production at Ordnance Survey This paper will describe the journey that Ordnance Survey has followed for many years as it has strived to develop its techniques and processes to automatically generate derived mapping products from its large scale national geospatial database. The success of these ventures now underpin the routine production of a portfolio of open and premium digital products for Great Britain and is a classic example of ‘survey once, use many’.