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Welcome to our latest newsletter for a catch-up on all our activities, publications and events.

AGI 2017 Council members at a recent meeting.

Back row starting from left hand side: Chris Chambers, Duncan Hill, Brad Fisher, and Peter ter Haar.
Front row starting from right: Jonny Hardman, David Henderson, Abigail Page, Lizzie Stutchbury, Steven Eglinton and Dave Lovell.

Want to know what’s what, with your AGI this year?

The industry’s never seen such a period of golden opportunities, so we’re ramping up our activity to help members take advantage of them.

Our Council’s plans include more work with Special Interest Groups, refocusing our work to promote the value of geo everywhere, and of course, support for our next generation of geographers. That includes new plans for working in harmony with the RGS (IBS) too.

Keep your eyes open for more of the Chair’s views and news. Abigail Page will share more details in the next editions of both GIS Professional and GeoConnexion UK, and we’ll have updates on our news section, as they happen. But first, this:

Dates and Places

What are you doing on Thursday, 26th October 2017? It’s GeoCom! We’re holding it at the Royal Geographic Society in London, but we’re releasing the date now so that you can all book it in your diaries – online and off.

As soon as we have more news on the theme, you’ll be first to hear about it. In the meantime, it’s worth seeing what you may be missing out on. Check out this short video capturing the energy and content of last year’s event!

Only a few weeks away though, and we’ll be supporting the GISRUK 2017 Annual Conference in April. Later on in the year, we hope to see you at the GeoDATA series of showcases as they move the focus to Ireland and Scotland, and in May, you’ll find us on Stand C2 at GEO Business 2017.

Live and Kicking

At GEO Business 2017 this year, we’ll be hosting a rather unusual workshop. Come along, it’s on 24th May at 11.00am, and you’ll take part in our live, interactive survey – 'FutureFocus: what will the next generation of Geographers do?' (Audience participation is guaranteed!)

If you'd like to find out more about the recent AGI Cymru event on 'Easy Access to Satellite Data' you can see the group's Chair Morgan Commins' review here.

Too Much to Mention

There’s always a long list of great events – training activities, too – in our AGI calendar. Some of these are industry-wide events, some are hosted by our member companies. We’d love to get your feedback about them, it’s good to share those insights with everyone.

Would you like to write for us? We have writing guidelines online, and we’re always keen to hear from new contributors to our website. Send your Insights into This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

And finally, did you see these fascinating snippets?

A tweet by the World Economic Forum about the potential for edible drones supplying aid to those in need.

A post on LinkedIn by GIS Lounge about understanding ocean wave patterns from satellite imagery of sun glitter.

Best regards

The AGI Team


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