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October 27th, 2016 4:00 PM   to   6:30 PM

                                           THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL!

The AGI Technical SIG is happy to announce its long awaited first seminar. The event, titled ‘Innovative uses of GIS technologies’, will be taking place from 4:00pm – 6:30pm on Thursday 27th October at Manchester Metropolitan University and will provide an opportunity for AGI members to hear from three very interesting and engaging speakers who are outlined below, as well as the opportunity to network with other professionals. Between them, this year the speakers have presented at AGI Scotland, FOSS4G UK and the ESRI UK Annual Conference.

  • thinkWhere - Moving to theMapCloud – the keynote talk from Alan Moore and his team will present the business and digital transformation journey they went on developing their new product MapCloud, the methodologies used and the practicalities of developing the product including the architectural design and underlying core technologies.
  • Atmos Consulting - Modelling bird behaviour to progress wind farm development following his well received presentation at ESRI’s annual conference, Tom Hartley is back to present an update on the potential impacts of wind farm development on sensitive bird species and how theoretical modelling, combined with expertise in bird behaviour, has been used to overcome deficiencies in traditional field survey methods to remove objections and progress development projects more quickly.
  • Ordnance Survey -  How start-ups are leveraging geospatial data – following an interesting presentation at FOSS4G UK 2016 where he discussed how to make the most of Leaflet with plugins, James Milner who works as an Innovation Developer for Ordnance Survey will speak on why geospatial data/information is so critical when building future applications and more practically how they design and build modern, usable applications with start-ups as part of his work at the Ordnance Survey's Geovation Hub.

The ECN team will also be speaking at the event, so if you are a graduate/young professional then please do come along to hear about all the good work the ECN are doing. There will also be a chance to network with other attendees and SIG members at an informal session at a nearby pub afterwards.

I look forward to seeing many of you at this free event.

Daniel Rex
Chairman of AGI Technical SIG


Manchester Metropolitan University
Division of Geography & Environmental Management
John Dalton Building, Chester Street
Manchester, M1 5GD
United Kingdom

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