Yesterday, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) reached their deadline for releasing data under their OpenDefra project, which has made freely available around 8000 datasets since the launch of the project in June 2015.
Further details from mapgubbins
The seminar will take place THIS Friday 18th March at 4.30pm in the Old Library, Geography Building, Univ. of Edinburgh, Drummond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9XP.
Also a reminder that following all EEO-AGI(S) Seminars are AGI Geo-Drinks for informal professional networking held from 5.45 in Teviot Library Bar, Bristo Sq, EH8 9AJ. All welcome – please do come along and meet colleagues and fellow AGI members.
See you all at 4.30.
The first tickets for the AGI Scotland Annual Event will be available from tomorrow (Thursday 4 February) from the AGI Website.
Thanks to the support of our sponsors, this year we are able to offer the first 50 delegates an exceptional booking rate:
- AGI Members: £20 + VAT
- Non-Members (Public Sector): £40 + VAT
- Non-Members: £60 + VAT
We have worked hard to be able to offer these rates and would encourage you to book early to take advantage of this.
Further ticket releases will be priced incrementally higher (similar to airlines) as we approach venue capacity and our costs increase. The availability of further tickets at any subsidised rate is enabled by the support of our sponsors.
This year’s event would not be possible without our fantastic event supporters:
What’s it about?
This year’s event is focused on emerging technologies and techniques that deliver savings when capturing, maintaining and analysing spatial data. Organisations face difficult financial times with spending decisions heavily scrutinised to ensure value for money. Data collection has historically been the most expensive part of any spatial information project, but is this still the case given recent advances?
The event will describe new developments in this arena – for example with speakers covering Remote Sensing, UAVs, Mobile Mapping, Crowd-sourcing, as well as providing insight into how some global leaders of data innovation have approached this.
The content is curated by the AGI Scotland Committee – members like you, who want to see and share industry best practice. The event is well set to maintain the AGI’s hard earned reputation for high quality content and thought leadership.
Of course, our events are also a key opportunity for networking – connect with contacts new and established. There will be plenty of opportunities on the day to ensure that you leave with some valuable connections.
We are very pleased to announce two of our plenary speakers, with more details on the line-up to follow shortly:
Ed Parsons is the Geospatial Technologist of Google, with responsibility for evangelising Google’s mission to organise the world’s information using geography. In this role he maintains links with Universities, Research and Standards Organisations which are involved in the development of Geospatial Technology. He is currently co-chair of the W3C/OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group.
After 11 years at a major space company in SE England, Craig returned to Glasgow and founded Clyde Space Ltd. Clyde Space is now one of the most successful suppliers of small satellites in the world, becoming a ‘household name’ in the space industry. The company continues to grow and develop cutting-edge products for the space market, in particular in the area of tiny satellites called ‘CubeSats’. Presently in its 11th year of trading, Clyde Space has over 70 highly skilled, full-time staff. Clyde Space launched Scotland’s first satellite in July 2014. In June 2013, Craig was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday Honours list for his services to Innovation and Technology.
Can I still submit a presentation?
Yes! We have a fantastic programme coming together, but there is still space for contributions. If you want to share work that you feel fits with the event theme, please get in touch with the event chair. We’re keen to encourage a diverse range of both presentations and speakers, across all sectors and levels of experience.
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The event will be of interest to decisions makers looking to create cost efficiencies through the use of new technologies, in addition to geospatial professionals and a wide range of others within your organisation who have an interest in using new geospatial technology to create efficiencies.
We’re working closely with our event supporters to make this event as affordable as possible to attend. Tickets will be released shortly and based on past experience and the exceptional delegate price this year we expect there to be significant demand. Keep an eye out for further announcements on ticket releases!
What is National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and what sort of work do they undertake? We were fortunate enough to have Joanne Nightingale, Head of Earth Observation, give a fascinating seminar about what NPL does and projects she is involved with.
NPL is a world leading National Measurement Institute that aims to work towards the growing demand for high quality, robust measurements in all aspects in our lives. The uncertainty in measurement is important to consider because they want the most accurate measurement and as the saying goes “measure thrice, cut once.” As a centre for carbon measurement, they support climate change research and a low carbon emission future.
Joanne explains about the department she works in (EO, Climate and Optical Group) and how they strive to provide traceability for all EU earth observation data products for calibration and algorithms applications. This group is working on projects such as Fidelity and Uncertainty in…
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