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January 24th, 2020 4:30 PM   to   6:00 PM

EEO-AGI(S): GeoSciences Professional Seminar Series 2019-20

This Friday's EEO seminar is given by Shona Nicol of The Scottish Government. We also plan to hear from the wider Scottish EO sector in early Feb as a complementary follow-up as part of a themed duo of talks.

About the speaker

Now Head of Data Standards within the Directorate for Digital, and with work interests including Earth Observation and the burgeoning Scottish Space Sector, Shona was until recently the Head of the Geographical Information Science and Analysis Team (GI-SAT) in the Scottish Government Digital Directorate and sits on the Association of Geographic Information (AGI) Scotland Executive Committee. Shona worked in GI-SAT from 2001, firstly as a GIS Analyst, then Operations Manager and as Team Leader. The team provide a centre of excellence for geospatial data in the public sector, unlocking its value using geospatial and data science tools and techniques. Her primary responsibilities there included managing a number of collaborative data procurements - the One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA) with Ordnance Survey and a number other agreements for aerial photography, web services and addressing. Shona also has supported the various Scottish public sector geospatial groups in their role of promoting and developing the use of geospatial data in Scottish Government and in the wider public sector, and ensured that Scottish Ministers' obligations under the Inspire Directive are met and that the Scottish Spatial Data Infrastructure was delivered successfully. Prior to joining GI-SAT, Shona studied at the University of Edinburgh obtaining an MSc in Geographical Information Science.

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