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AGI Scotland is a sub-group of the AGI, focusing on the interests of the geographic information community in Scotland. 

The objectives of AGI Scotland are:

  • to promote awareness on GI and how it could benefit the citizen, commerce and good governance within Scotland
  • to gain access to Scottish and UK governments
  • to bring together people with an interest in GI within Scotland
  • to tune and deliver membership benefits to Scottish members
  • to encourage AGI membership at the grass roots level within Scotland

AGI Scotland (AGI-S) sit on the Scottish Government Spatial Information Board (SIB) in an advisory capacity and have a long running relationship working with the Scottish Government. 

In addition to representing member views, AGI-S actively work to provide development and networking opportunities to Scottish members. This is provided through an annual one day event and seminars throughout the year.

AGI-Scotland sponsors the University of Edinburgh EEO Seminar Series. All members are welcome to attend these events, which can see audiences up to 60+. They provide an excellent opportunity to learn about different areas of geospatial, and promote networking opportunities between professionals and post-graduate students.  Click here to see our review of past seminars

AGI-Scotland supports the work of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) and is working to build stronger links on shared areas of interest.

You can also keep up to date with AGI Scotland via:  Twitter: @AGIScotland

Latest News

The Association for Geographic Information (Scotland) is pleased to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Scotland IS. The partnership will bolster the relationships between Scotland’s thriving data, geospatial, space and technology sectors and UK geospatial to help tackle global issues, such as climate change

Upcoming events

AGI Scotland Annual Conference
23-24 February 2021

The AGI Scotland are delighted to confirm that they will be running their Annual Conference on the 23-24 February 2021.
For this year, the biggest get together across Scotland's GI Community will be run virtually over two mornings.  

The theme of this year's conference is Working Better, Together.

For more information and to register your place, please click here.



Recent Events & Activities 

Geospatial Hackathon Weekend - Put your City on the Map
28 - 29 November 2020

Feeling cooped up? Do you miss the energy and the buzz generated through building ideas and brainstorming while having fun with a diverse group of people ?

If you do, this event is for you…

We are thrilled to announce this exciting new virtual event which will be sure to turn your intellectual pursuit into fun.  You will work in teams across the wider data & tech community and engage in sharing innovative new ideas. This upcoming event - Put your City on the Map, is organized by a civic hacking initiative “code the city” in collaboration with AGI Scotland. This will be a hack weekend of learning, using geospatial tools and data. Learn new skills, contribute to Open Street Map, digitise old maps and much more!  For more details click here.   

Click here for tickets.

5 June 2020 - AGI Scotland's virtual pub quiz

AGI Scotland held its first virtual pub quiz with a range of teams bating for the glory of being geography quizzers extraordinaire. In a quite challenging quiz (with some really quite tricky questions) the top 4 Teams are listed below.




S Cambs Geographers


The Spanish Inquizition


Vector-detector raster-masters


+5 points for best team name



+1 for knowing the price of a postage stamp!

Congratulations to ‘S Cambs Geographers’ our overall winners! The ‘Vector-detector raster-masters’ picked up the bonus points for the best team name.

A big thanks to all teams for taking part - we hope you enjoyed it!! Answers can be viewed here.

25 February 2020 - AGI Scotland's Annual Event

This year's event was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on Edinburgh’s historic and atmospheric Royal Mile (just a short walk from Waverley Station and easily accessible by bus and tram) on Tuesday 25th February 2020.

With sustainability and climate change-related issues making the news on an almost daily basis, the theme for the AGI Scotland conference was Sustainable Scotland”.

Photos from the day can be viewed here.

6 March 2019 - AGI Scotland's Annual Event

Our annual event took place in Stirling this year, and we are thrilled to have hosted a successful, thought-provoking day of talks at another sold-out conference.

We had 11 engaging presentations centred on this year's theme "Innovation and Opportunity: Stepping out of the GI Comfort Zone". We were delighted with the range of backgrounds and topics that our speakers came with, including many from outside of traditional GI industries.

We hope everyone has come away having learned something and reflected on the various challenges and opportunities facing our industry, both here in Scotland and beyond.

The full agenda can be downloaded, and photos from the day are now available here !

27 February 2018 - AGI Scotland's Annual Event 

This year's event saw a record-breaking turnout! We welcomed an impressive 150 delegates, 18 fantastic speakers and were supported by 8 excellent sponsors.

Bruce Gittings, AGI Scotland Chair, said "in the near twenty years we have been organising an annual event for Scotland's geospatial community this had the highest attendance". 

This year's event had a dual theme; GI applications, where participants got a focused update on the latest innovation and developments in GI in Scotland and beyond, led by a highly graphical keynote by Joann Russell from Historic Environment Scotland.  The second theme involved data, security and ethics, with talks ranging from the issues involved in data dissemination to preparation for the 2021 Census, with Don Smith from Dell SecureWorks worrying everyone in the room as to the extent of malicious threats coming from around the world.  A full agenda can be downloaded here.

 ( + photos from the day are available here)

24th September 2018 - Geospatial Commission and Scotlandthank you to everyone who shared their insights. 

 AGI-Scotland Geospatial Emerging Talent Initiative 

The AGI-Scotland’s Geospatial Emerging Talent Initiative brings budding geospatial professionals and ambitious businesses together, preparing individuals for a career in our industry and energising the workplace with enthusiasm and new ideas.

- For aspiring geospatial professionals, this is a great way to test-drive a new career, gaining hands-on experience and valuable insights into the practical applications for geospatial in the workplace.

- For ambitious businesses (inc. the third and public sector), this is an ideal way to identify new talent; to increase capacity; and to develop projects while nurturing the next generation of geospatial employees.

Our Geospatial Emerging Talent Initiative also offers direct access to the best contact points in universities and colleges for businesses with a nascent or new placement scheme.


• Get work experience before finishing a degree
• Apply theory to practice in a live situation
•Test-drive different jobs or career paths
•Get support from a geospatial mentor
•Start building your professional network

• Scout for new talent among Scotland’s finest geospatial students
• Mentor aspiring new geospatial professionals
• Raise your business’s profile among the next generation of employees
• Complete tasks or research, get projects underway, explore endless possibilities!


Students:  Join the AGI (it’s FREE membership while you’re still in further education). Then ask your lecturers and programme organisers to get involved. It’s that easy. Join here today (please ensure to provide proof of your current student status to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Businesses: If you’re in industry, government or the third sector, and want to find out more about what’s involved in offering a placement, then our university and college contacts will be happy to hear from you directly.

For more information and details of who to contact, our Geospatial Emerging Talent PDF is available to download below: 


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