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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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Unmanned Aerial Systems – Free Event This Thursday

July 27, 2015 Leave a comment
Edinburgh by Drone - GeoGeo

Edinburgh by Drone – GeoGeo

Last call for our Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drone) Focus event on Thursday!

Bookings have been strong and we’re expecting a great turn out so don’t leave it too late if you would like to join us. You must book online before you attend – it’s free for AGI members and only £12 for non-members.

We’ll be welcoming you from 3.30pm on the day, with a bit of time to have a look at the drones before we kick off with our great speaker line-up at 4pm:

  • Craig Jump, Sky View Video
  • Paul Georgie, GeoGeo
  • Alasdair Mac Arthur, University of Edinburgh, Geosciences
  • Paddy Davies, Horizon AP
  • Pauline Miller, James Hutton Institute

Book online now.

In the meantime, here is a preview from GeoGeo. See you Thursday.

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Help Map Vulnerable Places

April 7, 2015 Leave a comment

missingmapsAGI Scotland members may be interested in the first Missing Maps event being held in Glasgow this week. We asked organiser Duncan Bain to share some information with us about this new initiative –

“The Missing Maps project helps Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the Red Cross by creating maps of vulnerable places, providing a vital resource for their on-the-ground staff as well as local people.

The first Missing Maps event in Glasgow takes place on Thursday 9th April at the Project Cafe on Renfrew Street.

Missing Maps mapathons are open to everyone. You can come and learn how to create maps and contribute to a global mapping project, OpenStreetMap. All you need is a laptop, some spare time and enthusiasm, and you can take part in humanitarian work from Glasgow.

At our first Missing Maps event in Glasgow people will be on hand to help you learn how to map at your own pace. If you want to know more about how you can prepare for a mapathon, this guide gives some tips.

We are being generously hosted by The Project Cafe, an amazing community space and social enterprise cafe.

We have created a facebook page for the event, so please, invite your friends and we look forward to meeting you at the first of what we hope are many Missing Maps Glasgow events ”

You can sign up to attend the event online.

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Mobile Data Capture – AGI Focus Event

October 7, 2014 Leave a comment

GPS SatelliteThe first in a new event series from the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) will be held in Edinburgh on 23 October. Mobile Data Capture Focus will be held on 23 October in Edinburgh, sponsored by EDINA and Sigma Seven.

The event will include speakers from SEPA, ERM and Forestry Commission Scotland – sharing experience and best practice techniques in mobile data capture with an environmental slant.

Programme
1630 – Introduction
1645 – Challenges of Mobile GIS workflows in the rural environment – Tony Farndon (Forestry Commission)
1705 – Theme Mobile Mapping (Title tbc) – Gail Burgess (ERM)
1725 – Small steps in overhauling field data collection within the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) – Dr. Jonathan Bowes (SEPA)
1740  – A Quick Summary
1800 – GeoDrinks

It will be a friendly session and is open to all, whatever your interest or level of knowledge. Attendance is free for AGI members, with a £10 cost for non-members which will contribute to the work of the AGI. Advance booking is essential and is now open online.

Following the event, there will be time for networking and discussion over a drink nearby – a perfect opportunity to share your ideas and meet others interested in the topic area.

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AGI Members Event: Guided Tour “Putting Scotland On the Map”

March 5, 2013 Leave a comment

Advertising poster with Edinburgh Castle and a carJoin AGI Members for a guided tour of the National Library of Scotland exhibition “Putting Scotland On the Map”. Staff from the library will guide members around this fantastic exhibition which tells the story of one of Scotland’s most influential map-making firms, John Bartholomew & Son.

Bartholomew produced well-loved maps for every occasion, and in the process changed the face of Scottish map-making forever.

This event will be a great opportunity to visit the exhibition with like-minded geo-enthusiasts and meet other AGI members. Following the tour, we will move onto a local pub for networking drinks. We will announce further details nearer the time.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh – 10 April 2013 from 6pm

The event is free for AGI members and you can book online now:

http://scotlandonthemap.eventbrite.com/

 

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