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.
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.
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
Tel: 020 7591 3190
News and Events
AGI Midlands, Chesterfield, 25 Feb
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.