Linked Data and Augmented Reality images courtesy of Reedster and James Provost on Flickr
The Technical Special Interest Group (TechSIG) of the AGI strives to provide a technically minded forum and community within the AGI.
The aims of the Technical SIG are:
- to keep AGI members up-to-date by providing events, talks, and presentations on geospatial and technical matters.
- to act as a forum for developing technical awareness of geospatial technologies and concepts
It's often hard to keep up with the latest trends and themes affecting the geospatial industry as technology, software and data needs are changing so rapidly. This SIG aims to provide you information on what's happening in the geospatial industry.
Recent discussions in the Technical SIG have covered Linked Data, Open-Source, Interoperability and Augmented Reality. Other topics for the future might include Open Data, HTML5, web mapping etc. No subject is too small and if you have any ideas for future events please contact us below, or post to the AGI Technical SIG BaseCamp forum (to register for the forum contact Chris Ewing).
The Technical SIG is coordinated by a small committee comprising members from public and private organisations.
You can follow AGI Technical SIG on Twitter at @AGITechSIG
Get in contact by emailing one of the committee. We look forward to hearing from you!
Best wishes, AGI Technical SIG Committee
Chair - Mike Saunt
Secretary - Iain Burnell
Membership Coordinator - Andrew Thompson
Event Organiser - Andy Cox
Web Coordinator - Chris Ewing
If you would like to join the AGI Technical SIG, please forward your name and contact details to Mike Saunt.
MapAction Hackathon - 27th April 2013 at Astun Technology, Epsom.
Please visit http://mapactionhackathon.eventbrite.com to find out more and register.
Technical SIG monthly teleconference - 2nd Friday of every month. Contact us if you want to join in!
Mapping the world from the clouds in your pocket - Matt Toon, Google, Evening Lecture with Google at AGI office, London, 15th November 2012
W3G: Is Open The New Black? … Or “How To Dress Appropriately In The Age Of Open Data”, Google Campus, London, 24th October 2012.
For more info on W3G click here.
AGI GeoCommunity 2012 Ordnance Survey Open Data using Open GIS Sessions
Around 40 people attended 2 sessions run by Ordnance Survey and Tech SIG on using OS Open Data with Open GIS (QGIS). The materials from the sessions are available from Ian Holt at Ordnance Survey. At GeoCommunity, Tech SIG also met to discuss future events for the year ahead.
AGI / OGC Interoperability Day - Open Government and Open Standards - 22nd June 2012
Presentations can be downloaded here
Augmented Reality Evening Lecture - 31st May 2012
Andy Hudson-Smith and Sung Hyun Jang from CASA at UCL give an interesting and informative talk on current research, trends, applications and usage of GIS and Augmented Reality. The lecture was attended by around 30 people from a wide range of industry sectors. The presentation slides are available at the link below. The event was kindly sponsored by ConsultingWhere.
AGI Cymru Open-Source Event - 13th March 2012
Presentations from this event can be downloaded from here
AGI Evening Lecture on Linked Data – 23rd February 2012
AGI Members met at the AGI offices on Thursday 23rd February 2012 for an evening lecture given by John Goodwin (Ordnance Survey) on Linked Data and Location.
The event was attended by over 50 people and the lecture was widely praised. John covered an introduction to linked data and its relevance to location, and focussed on challenges around constructing linked data for geographic and spatial information. Examples were given on work being done at Ordnance Survey and the UK Location Programme, along with possible implications for INSPIRE.
You can find the lecture from the event at the link below.
Linked Data Event - 22nd November 2011
AGI Technical SIG members met at the AGI offices on Tuesday 22nd November to talk about and try out Linked Data.
Mike Saunt and Chris Ewing provided an overview of Linked Data and what it means to the UK GeoCommunity.
There was then a short hands-on workshop with attendees playing with real Linked Data examples.
You can find presentations from the event in the links below.
If you missed this event, don’t worry! A new #TechSIG event is planned for early 2012 provisionally titled “Linked Data Part II”. Watch this space!