James Norris is International Policy Advisor at Ordnance Survey where he works to promote the vital role that geography and geospatial data has in transforming economies, sustaining the environment, and making the world a better place.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, and works across several domains in the geospatial information sector. Most recently contributing to and promoting the work of UN-GGIM. James has written several international policy documents including the UN-GGIM’s ‘Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management: 5-10-year vision Second Ed.’ and is a contributing author to the UNDRR ‘Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2019’ where he wrote about 'Changes in technology and data sharing'.