First of all, a reminder that our office number has just changed to:
020 7129 1006 so please update your records. Otherwise please
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 Report 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
them onto Stephen.
With our best regards
The AGI Team
Tel: 020 7129 1006