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




First of all, a reminder that our office number has just changed to:
020 7129 1006 so please update your records. Otherwise please
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With some inspiring speakers lined up for the next event on 11th May
in Belfast, the AGI Northern Ireland annual conference, you'd better
hurry to take advantage of the well priced tickets now on sale
Earlybird prices have been extended thanks to our Gold sponsors,
however they won't last!

We've been out and about this month, at the FME World Tour in
Keyworth on 14th April where Dean Findlay represented AGI Midlands;
and  Duncan Hill talked about the Foresight Report at the Yorkshire and Humber GIS Workshop, organised by West Yorkshire Combined Authority and attended by representatives from many local authorities and other public sector bodies across the region.

Duncan will also be speaking on Foresight at GeoDATA Liverpool
tomorrow, 28th April. Then we'll be at GeoBusiness in late May on
stand C2 so do come over and say hello.

In addition, Anne Kemp has had an article published in The 2016
National BIM Repor
with the AGI Foresight Report 2020 (of which

she is Chief Editor) having due prominence, which is a sure sign of the importance of geospatial in the field now. (Monthly snippet in the right
hand column to whet your appetite!)

The latest ECN webinar was held on 12th April, during which Steven
Feldman gave his views on the current and future GIS landscape, asking whether people were 'doing GI, using GI, or in GI?'  The next ECN webinar is on 16th May, with Paul Naylor and Charley Glynn presenting the second half of their Cartography & Cartographic Design tips. You'll be able to register for this from tomorrow.

Finally, members may already be aware of the sad news of the ​death
of Lord Chorley at the end of February. Lord Chorley was responsible
for the Chorley Report in 1987 on The National Geographical Information Policy of Britain, the trigger that launched the AGI.

Lord Chorley continued to maintain links with AGI and members were in attendance at his memorial service held on 19th April.  We are aware
that many members will have memories of his involvement with the association. With the help of Stephen Booth at GIS Professional,we would like to publish recollections about Lord Chorley from the AGI membership, which will feature in the June edition of GIS Professional.

If you would like to send in your memories about Lord Chorley by no
later than 19th May 2016 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., we will then forward
them onto Stephen.

With our best regards

The AGI Team

Tel: 020 7129 1006
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Focus on the Value of BIM
to help design common
frameworks, rather than the technology itself.

Ensure geospatial supports
the development of Digital
Built Britain, and the concept
of a future Integrated Digitally
Enabled Environment (IDEE),
by building on the foundation
blocks currently encaptured
in 'BIM Level 2' and bring a
diverse set of skills together
for the right ecosystem.

Assist maturing of BIM within
the infrastructure sector, through geographic perspective, and
geospatial approach.

Drive support for the further
collaboration and convergence
of open standards through
organisations such as
BuildingSMART, OGC and W3C.

Facilitate further understanding
and convergence of BIM and
asset/facilities management
communities through linkage
to business outcomes and risk
management - enabled by

Excerpt above is from section 4.4 BIM, Asset Management and the transition to Future Cities (p32)
The AGI Foresight Report 2020



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