The AGI Northern Ireland national group was formed in 2001, and officially launched in 2002, to raise awareness of geographic information (GI) within Northern Ireland, and to encourage data and knowledge sharing.
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 provide continuing professional development (CPD), networking, and other (business related) opportunities.
Activities are directed by the AGI Northern Ireland Committee. The Committee comprises 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 at the national level on AGI Council in London.
AGI-NI's 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:
Twitter : @NI_AGI
Recent Events & Activities:
7 June 2019 - AGI NI Conference 2019 - Forward: Geospatial innovation in a dynamic world
We were pleased to welcome over 100 delegates to Belfast City Hall for an insightful day of presentations on geospatial innovation in transport, the environment, technologies, public services and preparing for the future. Talks included keynote speakers Jamie Clark (Geospatial Commission), Yolande Herbath (Connected Place Catapult), David Gawley (Pentagon Solutions) and many more! You can download the full agenda here.
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!