Speaker Bio & Abstract

Ed Parsons Geospatial Technologist

BiographyEd Parsons is the Geospatial Technologist of Google, with responsibility for evangelizing Google's mission to organize the world's information using geography. In this role he maintains links with Governments, Universities, Research and Standards Organizations which are involved in the development of Geospatial Technology.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Open Geospatial Consortium and was co-chair of the W3C/OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group. He is a Visiting Professor at University College London and has been an industry advisor to a number of international universities. Ed is based in Google's London office, and anywhere else he can plug in his laptop.