5th April 2018
The AGI NI National Group was set up to raise awareness and promote GI within a Northern Ireland context. The group is directed by a committee representing a cross section of the GI community in NI. We currently have vacancies for three new members of the committee and would welcome interest from anyone willing to volunteer time to this rewarding role.
14th June 2016
The 11th May saw the arrival of summer in Belfast, and with the sunshine came the AGI NI Annual Conference with a record of over 120 delegates who listened to a range of presentations and debate on everything from the Map of the Future, to the impact of change and driving the need for value, with some innovative customer stories thrown in.
26th April 2016
As part of Geography Awareness Week which is celebrated globally from the 15th to the 21st of November, World GIS Day is a key event on the geographer’s calendar. World GIS Day first took place in 1999 as an international day for geographers to demonstrate real world applications that are making a difference and to educate young users of the benefits in using digital maps to make better decisions.
17th March 2016
The Geographic Economy - the Benefits of Investing in Geospatial Technology
Calling all GI users, specialists and experts. AGI Northern Ireland's Annual Event is scheduled for the 11th May 2016 in Riddel Hall, Belfast and we are looking for speakers. Deadline for paper submission is 1st April! (It's no April Fool's joke!)
13th November 2015
The competition for the iPad mini has been extended until Friday 27th November, giving you another chance to submit your GIS pics to win the prize!
World GIS Day took place last Wednesday - 18th November, during Geography Awareness week.
To help with the GIS celebrations in Northern Ireland, AGI NI are running a competition and IMGS have kindly sponsored a prize of an iPad mini for the best photo checked in using the 'Mobile Alert' app next week but particularly those pics taken on World GIS day. Please refer to the app document for further details on downloading and use. AGINI would encourage you to register your GIS activity on http://www.gisday.com or indeed let us know what you are getting up to- Tweet @NI_AGI and follow all the activities using #GISDay.
For anyone who installed the older version just delete the app and reinstall and you will get the new wheel.
Instructions on using the 'Mobile Alert' app can be found here. (version 3 - updated 17th November)
25th February 2015
The AGI NI Beginners Python workshop will be an informal introduction to Python and ESRI’s python module ArcPy. The first half of the workshop will concentrate on the fundamentals and idiosyncrasies of Python in general, whilst the second half will cater specifically for those interested in ArcPy. The workshop will be a mash of theory and live demonstration/programming. Given the informality of the workshop, audience participation will be strongly encouraged. By the end of the workshop you will have acquired the knowledge to develop your own basic Python scripts. The workshop notes will provide a solid foundation by which participants can build their own knowledge and skills with Python.
27th November 2014
As you're all aware, there is an increasing demand across the world for governments to open up access to the data that they hold to increase transparency, and also to stimulate reuse of the data in innovative and potentially economically viable ways.
30th July 2014
AGI Northern Ireland regional group was formed in 2001, and officially launched in 2002, to raise awareness of geographic information (GI) within Northern Ireland, and to encourage the sharing of knowledge and data between those with an interest in GI.
Since its formation, AGI Northern Ireland (AGI-NI) has established, and maintained, strong partnerships with a range of public and private sector organisations, locally, as well as further afield.
AGI-NI has also developed a program of Industry conference/exhibition events, seminars and site visits with the local GI community in mind. Such events have, and continue to assist in, providing continuing professional development (CPD), networking, and other (business related) opportunities. Furthermore, attendance at AGI-NI events can assist in achieving Chartered Geographer, CGeog (GIS), accreditation through the AGI CPD program.
AGI regional activities are directed by the AGI Northern Ireland Regional Committee. The Committee comprises of 15 active members, with representatives from both the public and private sectors. The group is currently chaired by Rico Santiago, Ordnance Survey NI.
At a policy level, AGI-NI has representation on the Northern Ireland GI Strategy Delivery Board, local and regional stakeholder and GI user groups, professional associations, as well as representation at national level on AGI Council, London.
Clearly, AGI NI provides a local focus - as well as forum, for AGI members in Northern Ireland, enabling the formation of partnerships and improved networking partnerships - amongst other benefits. Its success, however, is highly dependent upon volunteer members, and the involvement of those with an interest in local GI issues. If you are interested in what AGI-NI does, or has to offer, please do consider AGI membership!
You can also keep up to date with AGI Northern Ireland via:
LinkedIn : AGI Northern Ireland
Twitter : @NI_AGI
Recent Events & Activities:
16 November 2017 - AGI-NI Conference 2017 - You are where you live: The prevalence, influence and benefits of location data in the public sphere
AGI Northern Ireland's premiere GI event welcomed GI users, specialists and experts at Belfast City Hall. They welcomed a Plenary from Charles Kennelly of ESRI, talks from keynote speakers Mark Stileman of OSGB, and Stefan Webb and Nelio Matos of Future Cities Catapult, and much more! Download the full agenda here.
AGI-NI Conference 2017 - You are where you live event committee!
31st May 2018 - GEO-Afternoon with AGINI
AGNI recently hosted a free-to-attend GEO-Afternoon at Belfast City Hall. The event welcomed speakers from OSNI, CARTO and Flyte Technologies, each of whom delved into the world of GI data, technologies, and methods with applications for local government. View the event flyer (including speakers' profiles) here.