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AGI Annual Event 2018 Showcases The Continued Rise of Geospatial

March 2, 2018 Leave a comment

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!

Ensure you keep up to date with AGI Scotland’s news, events and other activities.  And sign up to our blog!

 

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

GOLD SPONSORS:

 

       

 

SILVER SPONSORS: 

 

       

 

               

 

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EEO/AGIS Seminar: Curating Digital Geospatial Information

March 14, 2016 Leave a comment

eoo1516This week’s EEO-AGI(S) seminar will be given by Prof. James Frew, Associate Professor, University California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

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.

Categories: AGI Scotland, Events

Booking Opens Tomorrow for Annual Event

February 3, 2016 Leave a comment

The first tickets for the AGI Scotland Annual Event will be available from tomorrow (Thursday 4 February) from the AGI Website.mainhall

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:

Gold Sponsors:

                  

Event Supporters:

 

 

AGI Scotland Annual Event 16 March 2016

January 21, 2016 Leave a comment

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.

Who’s Speaking?

We are very pleased to announce two of our plenary speakers, with more details on the line-up to follow shortly:

edparsonsEd Parsons, Google

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.

 

CraigClarkeCraig Clarke, Clyde Space

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.

Sign me up!

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!

– See more at: http://www.agi.org.uk/news/interest/886-agi-scotland-annual-event-2016#sthash.DlMalfpn.dpuf

Categories: AGI Scotland, Events

EEO/AGIS Seminar – The Current and Future Status of 3D GIS in the UK

January 12, 2016 Leave a comment

eoo1516This week’s EEO-AGI(S) seminar will be given by Dr. Claire Ellul, Reader in Geographical Information Science at University College London.

The seminar will take place THIS Friday 15th Jan at 5pm (please note the later time) 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 (onwards) in Teviot Library Bar, Bristo Sq, EH8 9AJ. All welcome – please do come along and meet colleagues and fellow AGI members.

We look forward to seeing you all at 5.

 

Categories: AGI Scotland, Events

EEO/AGI Scotland Seminar: “GIS and Archaeology, the consumer’s perspective”

November 20, 2015 Leave a comment

eoo1516This week’s EEO-AGI(S) seminar will be given by Prof. Jim Crow, Professor of Classical Archaeology and Head of Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.

The seminar will take place TODAY, Friday 20th Nov, 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.

Apologies for the late post!

Categories: AGI Scotland, Events

Free Site Visit NEXT FRIDAY – Forth Replacement Crossing

October 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Artist’s Impression – Forth Replacement Crossing

Join us next Friday afternoon to find out about the Forth Replacement Crossing – Scotland’s biggest infrastructure project in a generation.

Transport Scotland is working with the Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors (FCBC) consortium on this project. The Forth Replacement Crossing (FRC) project is providing up to 1,200 job opportunities and a large number of sub contract and supply order opportunities for Scottish companies. This work will ensure the future of a vital element of Scotland’s transport network.

The visit is an opportunity to explore the exhibition within the visitor centre and then hear more about the project with fellow AGI members and others with a geospatial interest.

This visit is FREE to AGI Members – but places are strictly limited. Please book in advance to secure your place.

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