The AGI provides industry thought leadership and Insight through a number of streams – from events, to in-depth reviews such as the Foresight Report and articles for members.
We are particularly keen to encourage professionals provide their personal insight into current issues which are impacting on Geographic Information and the opportunities for the industry to respond to this.
We value and appreciate the input that your views will have to help us continue our mission and support our members. Your article will be seen by over 2000 geospatial professionals in the UK and overseas and promoted across a range of outlets – to both AGI members and non-members alike.
Insight articles should provide a thought-provoking window into your area of work and some personal reflection based on your expertise.
Although not prescriptive, here are some recommendations for writing an article:
We hope you will be able to contribute and we look forward to hearing from you.
2nd May 2017
Data is now often referred to as the "new oil or electricity" as its intrinsic value to any organisation is only bettered by that of its employees. We are very good at collecting data - business data volumes are doubling every 1.2 years and 90% of all data in existence today has been created in just the last 2 years – but how good are we at managing it?
18th January 2017
After the recent news from Friends of the Earth Scotland that there are now a total of 38 Pollution Zones in Scotland, up from 33 last year, we take a look at how geographic information, and particularly that created by citizens, is playing a role in our mission to breathe better air.
6th January 2015
'We’ve all heard and seen the meme’s that have heralded the death of cartography, the death of the printed map and so forth but these slow-news-month scare stories couldn’t be further from the truth. More maps are made by more people than ever before. Map-making is in rude health…but what of cartography?'
This Insight for AGI Members is from Dr Kenneth Field, a self-confessed cartonerd. After 20 years in UK academia he now works at Esri in cartographic research and development.
2nd January 2015
'Data is becoming democratised as storage, processing and analysis capabilities increase. Companies, NGOs and individuals are increasingly capable of, and demand to be able to, use geospatial data alongside other data in performing their own analyses to answer their own questions. Enabling free use of data can help organisations and individuals to make better decisions, supporting more effective economic activity and healthier and happier lifestyles.'
Jeni Tennison, Technical Director of the Open Data Institute, provides an Insight on Open Addressing.