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The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) was pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement with the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI).

‘It is great to see this international partnership come together. The MoU provides a framework for both organisations to collaborate on initiatives that benefit our geospatial community as a whole, and provides all our members with increased opportunities for knowledge sharing and professional development’ said Denise McKenzie, Chair of Council, AGI.

This MoU will focus on developing the capacity of spatial professionals across the United Kingdom, Australia and globally; sharing knowledge, responding to current and future industry challenges and trends; supporting the use of geospatial information to achieve the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, international and national objectives and fostering a connected and thriving global geospatial community.

‘This MoU seeks to strengthen industry collaboration and support both SSSI and AGI’s vision to proactively advance an innovative and successful geospatial industry. The members of both organisations will benefit from knowledge exchange through joint activities including initiatives on career development. I see this collaboration as unique and will strengthen both organisations’ goal of developing a global Sustainable Geospatial Capacity Building Agenda’, said Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse FSSSI FRGS, President, SSSI. 

Both AGI and SSSI look forward to working together on future initiatives which will ultimately provide increased value to members of both organisations and the wider profession. 

The first initiative sees AGI and SSSI held a webinar on - The future role of geospatial professional bodies on Thursday, 3rd September, 2020. 

The webinar is now part of SSSI's eCPD catalogue.  Feel free to click here to view, where you purchase a ticket, at no cost and will then be sent a link to watch the presentation.

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