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

 

  AGI JUNE NEWSLETTER

 

On 11th May the AGI Northern Ireland team held their annual
conference in Belfast and a review of the day is here, along with
the photos.

We sponsored and supported the very popular FOSS4G UK 2016
in Southampton 14 -16th June, where tweets about the awesome presentations during the event came thick and fast! As you receive
this newsletter, various AGI Council members are at the ESRI
User Conference
in San Diego, talking about The AGI Foresight
Report 2020
.

The latest ECN webinar on 8th June when Paul Naylor and Charley
Glynn of Ordnance Survey presented the second half of their
Cartography tips which again went down very well. If you missed
it, here's the link.

The ECN continues to grow apace, with a call out in both
Scotland and Northern Ireland for ECN regional sub-committees to
be created, such is the demand from young professionals for help
and guidance. If you are interested in helping out at all, please
drop a line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A reminder that, if you have any views about BS 7666, please find
some info here
and respond to us by 30th June latest to assist
the review of the Standard.

Likewise, we're keen to improve the Insights section of our
website, so if you have any topical and relevant articles which
you'd like to share, we'd be happy to publish them, so please send
them to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Don't forget that if you're looking for a job, you can see what is
available on our Find a Job page, as we update it with our
corporate members' opportunities as and when we are given
them.

Finally, a reminder that our office number has changed
to: 020 7129 1006 so please update your records.
Otherwise please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

With our best regards

The AGI Team

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News and Events

ECN Event Bristol 13th July
AGI NI BBQ, 24th Aug

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Interest News


There is a significant
debate about the
appropriateness of
the concept of “smart”
in cities. Whilst
connectedness both of
things and people gains
more and more focus,
one shouldn’t forget the
importance of increasing
the resilience and wellbeing
of the global society and
economy which this enables.

…. Big Data is not a
panacea and the UN
Global Pulse White Paper
highlights two factors
for making Big Data work
for development: firstly, contextualisation, both in
terms of the data itself
and the cultural setting,
and secondly the critical
role of analysts to ensure
we become “sophisticated
users of information”.
(Darch)

There needs to be a shift
in focus from collecting
and managing to
contextualising data and
adding value. (Royse)

Excerpts above from section 5:
Challenges & Opportunities
(p38-39)

The AGI Foresight Report 2020


 



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