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


We're delighted that the take-up for tickets for the forthcoming AGI Scotland Annual Event on 16th March has been so strong, and the release of a second batch of tickets is also going well. With a focus on emerging technologies and with fantastic plenary speakers such as Ed Parsons of Google and Craig Clarke of Clyde Space, we're sure it'll be a very insightful event. More information about the event is here.

Having launched the AGI Foresight Report 2020 in November, led by Dr Anne Kemp of Atkins, we're very pleased that it has been so widely downloaded and received so well. Providing insights into the issues which will affect the GI industry and beyond, you can choose to either read the whole report, the summary or the launch presentation slides. Additionally, we’ll include snippets from the report in this and future newsletters to give you a taste of what the report has to offer. We’d love This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on the report, in order to make it a living document.

The Early Careers Network webinar on 10th February in which Charley Glynn and Paul Naylor of Ordnance Survey revealed their tips and best practice about cartography and cartographic design went down really well. Look out for dates of future ECN webinars coming up very shortly. Here's the link to the webinar, in case you missed it.

If you haven't signed up for the joint UCL/AGI GIS careers event being held on Monday 7th March yet, you can do so here. We're also seeking establshed professionals to help out on the day, so don't be shy!

AGI Midlands is also very active, having recently held a social gathering in Nottingham, with one taking place this week in Chesterfield and another planned for Birmingham in March. Do come along if you're in the area!

This year sees us collaborating once again with the GeoData series of events, Sterling Geo and GeoBusiness, whose events we will also be attending. In addition, AGI Scotland is celebrating the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016, an initiative delivered by VisitScotland.

As ever, if you have any suggestions as to how we can improve our services, please do contact us.

With our best regards

The AGI Team

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  News and Events

   AGI Midlands, Chesterfield, 25 Feb
   UCL/AGI careers event, 7 March 
   AGI Asset Mgmt seminar,14 March  

   AGI Scotland event, 16 March
   AGI Midlands Birm'ham, 24 March

   Community Events Calendar
   Find a job
   Industry News
   Interest News

   AGI Awards 2015 Brochure

Excerpt below is from section 4.3 Innovative Technologies (p28) of The AGI Foresight Report 2020 :

Focus on the value of Big Data and the IoT to help design common frameworks, rather than the technology itself.

Develop a national or European Centre of Excellence for IoT to bring a diverse set of skills together for the right ecosystem.

Source leaders in developing industry standards and best practice to bring together disparate Big Data and IoT pilots and demos to ensure quality and trust is delivered before mainstream scale-ups.

There is a tendency and a danger to become too specialised. Education needs to foster an inter-disciplinary approach encouraging collaborative working across the disciplines.

Encourage geospatial to look outside our traditional areas and look for the opportunities elsewhere: if we don't then someone else will exploit them.








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