AGI Northern Ireland Annual Conference – ‘Geographic Information: Supporting a Sustainable Future’

AGINi Conf 2021

AGI Northern Ireland are delighted to announce the date of their Annual Conference ‘Geographic Information: Supporting a Sustainable Future’. Register now for our annual conference, which is not only critical to our mission to serve and nurture a thriving geospatial community, but also reflects the current needs and realities of out society. Our conference speakers will touch on topics including … Read More

Remembering Professor Ian Masser

The Association for Geographic Information AGI

A geospatial pioneer with a passion for collaboration We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Ian Masser whose leadership, enthusiasm and generosity in sharing his expertise will be sorely missed by all in the geocommunity. Many AGI members will remember his great support and active participation in developing the Association, and he was a familiar face … Read More

UK Gemini Metadata Standard moves to GitHub

UK Gemini

Since the release of Version 2.3 of Gemini in 2018, the Gemini Working Group has been reviewing a set of changes for the next update. We are also improving the visibility of the process of maintaining the standard by moving various elements to GitHub. The schematron files have been located there for a while, but that’s just one small part … Read More

The Intersection of GI and COVID-19 in Northern Ireland

AGI Northern Ireland

Just like the rest of the world, Northern Ireland (NI) is facing unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the last few months, GI professionals across the country have been stepping up and helping organisations and local communities alike. These efforts to leverage spatial data and information can be seen in the work of various individuals and teams throughout the … Read More

Building a Geospatial Career

AGI Early Careers Network

Earlier this year, the AGI’s Early Careers Network joined forces with Geovation to discuss geospatial careers with an expert panel from across the industry, exploring the evolution of the geospatial industry and jobs, skills requirements of the industry and sharing some insights from their own unique experiences. Watch a recording of this event. As always, we would love to hear … Read More

AGI Cymru On-Line Pub Quiz

Cymru Logo

July saw AGI Cymru host their first on-line pub quiz open to members and non-members. Hosted by Quiz Master Kev, the early leaders Helena, Tom and Cats held their position throughout the Welsh and geography related quiz rounds to take first place. Well done to them and to everyone who took part. A fun Friday night in lockdown. Look out … Read More

Top Tips for Using Continuing Professional Development to Boost your Career

AGI Early Careers Network

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a structured and self-driven form of learning that helps professionals maintain and improve the knowledge, skills and personal qualities required for career development. In July, the AGI’s Early Careers Network teamed up with the Royal Geographic Society (with Institute of British Geographers) to deliver a webinar focused on how CPD can drive career development and … Read More

Scotland was a pioneer in the geospatial industry, but how can we take the next step and make geospatial an important contributor to the Scottish Economy today and tomorrow?

AGI Scotland

By the early 1960s the University of Glasgow had become a world-class centre for cartography, and university courses in the use of computers in geography were beginning to appear by the end of that decade, ahead of much of the world.  Researchers at the University of Edinburgh were using computer methods to analyse agricultural census data by 1970 and soon … Read More