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AGI Annual Event 2018 Showcases The Continued Rise of Geospatial

The biggest date in the AGI Scotland calendar has been and gone and this year’s Annual Event was one not to miss!

Tuesday 27th Feb saw a record-breaking turnout for the AGI Scotland Annual Event which this year took place at The Lighthouse, Glasgow’s iconic Centre for Design and Architecture.

Despite the snow, AGI Scotland welcomed a remarkable 150 delegates, 18 fantastic speakers and were supported by eight excellent sponsors (Gold: thinkWhere, Ordnance Survey, Informed Solutions and Europa Technologies, and and Silver: Verisk Geoinformation, CARTO, British Geological Survey and 1Spatial).

In the near twenty years we have been organising an annual event for Scotland’s geospatial community this had the highest attendance.

Bruce Gittings, AGI Scotland Chair

This year’s event had a dual theme; GI applications, where participants got a focused update on the latest innovation and developments in GI in Scotland and beyond, led by a highly graphical keynote by Joann Russell from Historic Environment Scotland.  The second theme involved data, security and ethics, with talks ranging from the issues involved in data dissemination to preparation for the 2021 Census, with Don Smith from Dell SecureWorks worrying everyone in the room as to the extent of malicious threats coming from around the world.

The event showcased a wealth of insight from Scotland’s most exciting organisations and initiatives pushing the boundaries of all things geospatial…a word made all the more resonant with the recent announcement of the UK Geospatial Commission.

This year’s full programme can be viewed and downloaded here.

Tuesday was a fantastic event, lots of new faces and a real buzz, with much discussion in the sessions, over breaks and at lunch.

Ryland Karlovich, event organiser

AGI Scotland would like to say a special thank you to everyone involved; without the support of our sponsors, willingness of speakers, and interest within the GI community, these events are not possible!

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Another thank you from the AGI Scotland team to this year’s fantastic venue hosts and sponsors!











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