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Leaving home

A few days after passing my driving test I left home in early March 1969. Leaving Manchester Piccadilly, changing at Birmingham New Street (it was new then and just as inhuman) and then heading south I was slightly apprehensive. I was a home-bird - what had I done? After noticing that the landscape had changed dramatically eg the chalk cutting at Winchester station, the train soon arrived in Southampton. Following the instructions I took a bus to Bitterne Park and digs at 20 Whitworth Road.

New Vision for Ordnance Survey [page under development}

Ordnance Survey as an enabler

Dr Geoff Robinson started as Director General of Ordnance Survey in October 1998. It was not well known at the time but he had limited himself to two years at OS, having been a non-Executive Director prior to that time. He was well aware of some, but not all the internal and external challenges. Other changes were also unfolding as a result of the enabling and disruptive technology of the web.

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