16th June 2020
The AGI was established more than 30 years ago following the Chorley Report recommendations highlighting the need for greater national coordination on the use of geospatial information. The creation of the Geospatial Commission and now the UK Geospatial Strategy demonstrate the incredible evolution that our geospatial community has journeyed through in the past three decades.
5th June 2020
This year’s World Environment Day theme is ‘Time for Nature’.
14th April 2020
We have gathered your home-schooling resources to keep our children learning all about our wonderful geographic world.
26th March 2020
I hope that you and your loved ones are all well and now safely working from home where possible. To those of you that are out helping the essential services efforts - our thanks and gratitude for all your support in this uncertain time.
17th February 2020
An overview of how geographic information is relevant to the 2021 population census
3rd February 2020
Calling all GI users, specialists and experts. AGI Northern Ireland's premiere GI event is scheduled for Thursday, the 04th of June 2020 in Belfast City Hall and we are looking for speakers.
6th February 2019
Calling all GI users, specialists and experts! AGI Northern Ireland's premiere GI event is scheduled for Friday the 7th of June 2019 in Belfast City Hall and we are looking for speakers. The deadline for the submission of paper proposals is 5pm on Monday, the 8th of April 2019.
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.
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
The AGI Northern Ireland national group was formed in 2001, and officially launched in 2002, to raise awareness of geographic information (GI) within Northern Ireland, and to encourage data and knowledge sharing.
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 provide continuing professional development (CPD), networking, and other (business related) opportunities.
Activities are directed by the AGI Northern Ireland Committee. The Committee comprises 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 at the national level on AGI Council in London.
AGI-NI's 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:
Twitter : @NI_AGI
Recent Events & Activities:
7 June 2019 - AGI NI Conference 2019 - Forward: Geospatial innovation in a dynamic world
We were pleased to welcome over 100 delegates to Belfast City Hall for an insightful day of presentations on geospatial innovation in transport, the environment, technologies, public services and preparing for the future. Talks included keynote speakers Jamie Clark (Geospatial Commission), Yolande Herbath (Connected Place Catapult), David Gawley (Pentagon Solutions) and many more! You can download the full agenda here.
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.
29th June 2018 - Summer Geo-Quiz and Grub!