The Conference was assigned a new name: ‘The Conference of British Commonwealth Survey Officers’ and the venue returned to London again! 165 delegates attended, including several representatives from the USA.

Resolution number seven stipulated that alternate Conferences should be held away from London; the Conference of 1951 was planned to be held in South Africa.

Resolution number six pledged: ‘That this Conference considers the application of radar to surveying and mapping is of such importance… that every effort should be made to further such application and research relevant thereto’.