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Based at Newcastle University, our network of industrial partners help us to inspire the next generation of geospatial experts. 

The recognition of the importance of geospatial data for the UK has increased across all sectors, underlined by the UK Government creating the Geospatial Commission in 2018. 

Geospatial UK was created to broaden awareness and understanding of geospatial skills and technologies and its applications for the future. 

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Our mission

We want to inspire the next generation to become more active participants in the geospatial sector.

How can we help?


Working with a wide variety of projects over the whole of the UK and abroad, we can offer examples and case studies from industry


Combined, our partners have over 276 years' worth of experience of the geospatial industry


We recognise the need to encourage and support students' development to become future geospatial experts

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Our partners

A large network of industrial partners supports Geospatial UK to promote the sector within education. 

We are always looking for new partners to broaden our network so please get in touch for more information. 

Geospatial UK is proud to be sponsored by

Newcastle University
Leica Geosystems
Plowman Craven
Murphy Geospatial
Malcolm Hughes

Hexagon’s Geosystems division provides a comprehensive portfolio of digital solutions that capture, measure, and visualise the physical world and enable data-driven transformation across industry ecosystems. 

Their reality-capture technologies create digital worlds from different views, whether a single dimension between two walls in a house, cadastral boundaries of properties or 3D shapes of cities, infrastructures, utilities, entire countries or even crime scenes. These digital worlds provide actionable information vital for understanding, planning and execution. During execution, Geosystems’ positioning, guiding and visualisation solutions empower users to work with the highest efficiency and quality. 


As a globally recognised professional body, RICS promote and enforce the highest professional standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

With over 134,000 highly qualified trainees and professionals, and offices in every significant financial market, they are ideally placed to influence policy and embed our standards within local marketplaces in order to protect consumers and businesses. In doing so, we can innovate and progress the development of spaces and places so they are fit for future generations, in addition to the challenges faced in the present.

The Hydrographic Society

The Hydrographic Society UK & Ireland (THS:UKI) is a learned professional society that aims to raise awareness of the science of surveying at sea and protect and promote the status of the hydrographic profession.


We provide a local and national focus for the discipline, seek to advance the education and training of practitioners and those engaged in the study of hydrography and related subjects and support an internationally recognised professional accreditation scheme.

We organise regular regional meetings through our branch network and members receive a quarterly magazine and regular eBulletins with details of industry news, forthcoming events and job vacancies.


KOREC specialises in bringing innovative survey and mapping technology to market including the most advanced GNSS, mobile mapping, laser scanning, UAS and total station solutions available to geospatial professionals. The company is a leading distributor for Trimble, senseFly and Parrot and also develops its own software mapping solutions in-house.  


This provides KOREC with a unique industry wide perspective along with specialist knowledge across many disciplines including rail, monitoring, mapping and utilities.

KOREC also offers training, servicing and technical support serving the UK and Ireland through regional consultants and offices in Dublin, Craigavon (NI), Liverpool and Huntingdon.

Murphy Geospatial

Murphy Geospatial (formerly known as Murphy Surveys) captures, collates, verifies and governs geospatial data, providing critical surveys and data their clients need to work with confidence and maximise efficiencies across the project lifecycle. 

They provide certainty through a combination of three core strengths namely; people, process and technology. Their highly skilled and experienced team engage with clients to provide exceptional levels of customer service with extensive resources and highly developed workflows, which have been refined through the delivery of over 20,000 projects over almost 40 years. They leverage the latest technology and their R&D team to develop industry leading geospatial data capture and outputs.

Leica Geosystems

Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for 200 years, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, creates complete solutions for professionals across the planet.


Known for premium products and innovative solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as aerospace and defence, safety and security, construction, and manufacturing, trust Leica Geosystems for all their geospatial needs. With precise and accurate instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world.


BP’s Survey and Geospatial vision is to enable everyone in the company to utilize location data and analytics in making fast and accurate business decisions, in support of bp’s 2050 vision and new purpose of Reimagining Energy.

The bp Geospatial data acquisition and management teams manage data delivery, management, analytics, science, and visualisation to everyone at bp.


The teams provide expertise and large volumes of internal and external data covering all areas of the bp business, such as remote sensing data, vessel & vehicle movements, response coordination information, simultaneous operations data, environmental, greenhouse gas measurement and energy industry intelligence.

Trimble Geospatial provides solutions that facilitate high-quality, productive workflows and information exchange, driving value for a global and diverse customer base of surveyors, engineering and GIS service companies, governments, utilities, and transportation authorities. Trimble's innovative technologies include integrated sensors, field applications, real-time communications and office software for processing, modelling, and data analytics.

Using Trimble solutions, organizations can capture the most accurate spatial data and transform it into intelligence to deliver increased productivity and improved decision-making. Whether enabling more efficient use of natural resources or enhancing the performance and lifecycle of civil infrastructure, timely and reliable geospatial information is at the core of Trimble's solutions to transform the way work is done.

Plowman Craven

As one of the largest surveying companies in the UK, Plowman Craven has spent more than 50 years providing a range of measurement surveying and consultancy services to the property, rail and infrastructure markets.


With expert staff of 150, the business completed more than 3,500 jobs last year and is always making use of the latest technology to set new standards in the industry. 
With offices at Harpenden in Hertfordshire and Central London, they work in both the private and public sector, playing a key role on some of the most prestigious development projects in the UK and overseas.

Malcolm Hughes

Malcolm Hughes have been providing surveying services since 1977 and are now one of the largest nationwide Chartered Land Surveyors in the UK. They are always interested in people with attitude, skills and ability to join the business and be part of the future.

Their mission is to deliver exceptional customer service; operate with trust, transparency and integrity; be innovative, creative and unique; consider all environments around them; and provide a workplace where their people feel safe, appreciated and respected.

They are committed to training and development at all levels and are continuously investing in their staff and technology to stay at the forefront of the surveying profession. 

As the UK’s largest engineering surveyors, Survey Solutions operates across the UK from a national network of nine offices meaning we can easily respond to our client requests.


Our comprehensive range of surveying services for land, measured buildings, underground and utilities, site engineering and monitoring covers all sizes of project too, from domestic one-off jobs through to complex multi-package schemes.

Established for over 20 years, our growing team of specialist surveyors and engineers is matched by a rapidly expanding number of trainee surveyors who join our company in a variety of trainee, junior and graduate positions. 

Hexagon Geosystems
Murphy Geospatial
Plowman Craven
Malcolm Hughes
Survey Solution
Hydrographic Society
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