AGI Scotland

AGI Scotland Annual Event 2018 – Review

Tuesday 27th Feb saw a record-breaking turnout for the AGI Scotland Annual Event in Glasgow.  Despite the snow, we welcomed a remarkable 150 delegates, 18 fantastic speakers and were supported by eight excellent sponsors (Gold: thinkWhere, Ordnance Survey, Informed Solutions and Europa Technologies, and and Silver: Verisk Geoinformation, CARTO, British Geological Survey and 1Spatial).

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”.

Bruce Gittings, AGI Scotland Chair 

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.

Ryland Karlovich, event organiser, said “This was a fantastic event, lots of new faces and a real buzz, with much discussion in the sessions, over breaks and at lunch.”

Ryland Karlovich, Event Organiser

AGI Scotland would like to say a special thank you to everyone involved; without the support of our sponsors, willingness of speakers, and interest within the GI community, these events are not possible!

Details of the event can be found here. 

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It’s been a busy start to 2018 for AGI Scotland! They have announced their Geospatial Emerging Talent Initiative which aims to bring budding geospatial professionals & ambitious businesses together, to prepare individuals for a career in our industry and energise the workplace with enthusiasm and new ideas! More information here. 


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