AGI Northern Ireland regional group was formed in 2001, and officially launched in 2002, to raise awareness of geographic information (GI) within Northern Ireland, and to encourage the sharing of knowledge and data between those with an interest in GI.
Since its formation, AGI Northern Ireland (AGI-NI) has established, and maintained, strong partnerships with a range of public and private sector organisations, locally, as well as further afield.
AGI-NI has also developed a program of Industry conference/exhibition events, seminars and site visits with the local GI community in mind. Such events have, and continue to assist in, providing continuing professional development (CPD), networking, and other (business related) opportunities. Furthermore, attendance at AGI-NI events can assist in achieving Chartered Geographer, CGeog (GIS), accreditation through the AGI CPD program.
AGI regional activities are directed by the AGI Northern Ireland Regional Committee. The Committee comprises of 15 active members, with representatives from both the public and private sectors. The group is currently chaired by Rico Santiago, Ordnance Survey NI.
At a policy level, AGI-NI has representation on the Northern Ireland GI Strategy Delivery Board, local and regional stakeholder and GI user groups, professional associations, as well as representation at national level on AGI Council, London.
Clearly, AGI NI provides a local focus - as well as forum, for AGI members in Northern Ireland, enabling the formation of partnerships and improved networking partnerships - amongst other benefits. Its success, however, is highly dependent upon volunteer members, and the involvement of those with an interest in local GI issues. If you are interested in what AGI-NI does, or has to offer, please do consider AGI membership!
You can also keep up to date with AGI Northern Ireland via:
LinkedIn : AGI Northern Ireland
Twitter : @NI_AGI
Recent Events & Activities:
16 November 2017 - AGI-NI Conference 2017 - You are where you live: The prevalence, influence and benefits of location data in the public sphere
AGI Northern Ireland's premiere GI event welcomed GI users, specialists and experts at Belfast City Hall. They welcomed a Plenary from Charles Kennelly of ESRI, talks from keynote speakers Mark Stileman of OSGB, and Stefan Webb and Nelio Matos of Future Cities Catapult, and much more! Download the full agenda here.
AGI-NI Conference 2017 - You are where you live event committee!
31st May 2018 - GEO-Afternoon with AGINI
AGNI recently hosted a free-to-attend GEO-Afternoon at Belfast City Hall. The event welcomed speakers from OSNI, CARTO and Flyte Technologies, each of whom delved into the world of GI data, technologies, and methods with applications for local government. View the event flyer (including speakers' profiles) here.
29th June 2018 - Summer Geo-Quiz and Grub!