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The AGI Awards Ceremony is a prestigious event which recognises the very best achievements in the field of Geographic information in the UK throughout the year.  The awards recognise excellence and foster a spirit of innovation within the industry. The AGI Awards for Geospatial Excellence help to generate open and engaging competition which is relevant to all practitioners using location-based technologies and data. 

Nominations being accepted now

Nominations for each award will be accepted throughout the year until 1200 Friday 18th September 2015. If you feel you have a potential award winning project you wish to share, or know of an individual deserving of recognition for their contribution to GI, then we would love to hear from you. Please submit your nomination here.

To find out about the 2014 winners, please click here.

1 - The AGI Award for the Best Paper at Conference.

This award is currently sponsored by Informed Solutions and will be judged by the delegates for the best paper at the AGI conference.

2 - The AGI Award for the Best Paper within the Event Programme

This award will be judged by a subset of AGI Council members for the best paper given across the AGI Events programme.

3 – The AGI Award for Excellence in Education

This award acknowledges educational projects, tools, workshops, institutes, courses or seminars where geospatial has been used with positive effect.


4 – The AGI Award for Best Geospatial Data Visualisation

This award recognises the importance of the visual representation of geospatial data to convey a story or message. How powerful was the graphic in telling a story or communicating a message? Visualisations could be a map, cartogram, chart, infographic etc. but should all have geospatial roots.

5 – The AGI Award for Excellence in Research & Development

Acknowledging those projects that have advanced best practice, technology or tools to the benefit of the geospatial industry. Nominations may want to comment upon the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of their project.

6 – The AGI Award for Excellence with Impact

This award is currently sponsored by 1Spatial and recognises those projects which have achieved outstanding success or impact – whether this be within an organisation or at a local, regional, national or international scale. Impact will be measured relative against the projects aims and could be societal, humanitarian, environmentally and/or financially based.

7 – The AGI Award for Best Use of Geospatial for Business Benefit

This award is currently sponsored by Ordnance Survey and recognises outstanding achievement in the use of geospatial technology, particularly those that have had positive impact on business processes or practices and can demonstrate significant return on investment (RoI). Impact and RoI will be judged relatively according  to the size of the project/organisation.

8 – The AGI Early Career Professional award       

New for 2015 - this award celebrates the achievements of outstanding geospatial professionals who are at an early stage in their career and are showing great promise to become future leaders in our industry. The award is open to entrants who have less than 10 years of industrial experience and forms part of AGI’s new Early Career Network, which provides training, mentoring and support to younger professionals as they embark on a career in the geospatial industry. This award is sponsored by APMGeo.

9 – The AGI Student of the Year

This award, currently sponsored by ESRI UK, is for best undergraduate or postgraduate dissertation project from geospatial disciplines. This award is open to all students (undergraduate and postgraduate) of universities in the United Kingdom for work done in the academic year 2014/2015 (Sept. 2014 - Sept. 2015). Students were invited to nominate themselves for this award .


10 – The AGI Award for Exceptional Service

Awarded to an AGI member who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the mission of the AGI, notably during the year. Nominations for this award will be considered by the AGI team.

11 - The AGI Award for Career Achievement in GI

This prestigious award is given to a person who has made a significant long term contribution to geospatial within their professional career. Nominations for this award will be judged according to the contributions and commitment they have made to advancing geospatial over a sustained period of time (> 10 years).

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