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AGI Scotland Annual Event 2018 - Review

AGI Scotland

AGI Scotland Annual Event 2018 - Review

20th March 2018

Tuesday 27th Feb saw a record-breaking turnout for the AGI Scotland Annual Event in Glasgow.  Despite the snow, we welcomed a remarkable 150 delegates, 18 fantastic speakers and were supported by eight excellent sponsors (Gold: thinkWhere, Ordnance Survey, Informed Solutions and Europa Technologies, and and Silver: Verisk Geoinformation, CARTO, British Geological Survey and 1Spatial).

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AGI Scotland Annual Event 2018

AGI Scotland

20th December 2017

AGI Scotland Annual Event 2018

AGI Scotland’s Annual Event is coming to The Lighthouse, Glasgow, on Tuesday 27th February 2018 for a day of ideas, discussion and collaboration with fellow members of Scotland’s GI community. Put the date in your 2018 diary!

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Update on AGI Public Affairs

AGI Scotland

1st August 2017

Update on AGI Public Affairs

Update from Damian Testa, Senior Public Affairs Manager for AGI and RGS-IBG: Transport Scotland (TS) is in the process of reviewing its National Transport Strategy (NTS); this sets the long term vision for transport policies in Scotland.

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The Early Careers Network making advances in Scotland

AGI Scotland Early Careers Network

1st June 2016

The Early Careers Network making advances in Scotland

The AGI Scotland annual conference was a first for ECN, and our presence there furthers our commitment to engaging with members across the UK.  Since the launch of ECN we are going from strength to strength and have received huge support from industry, academia and many active volunteer members who devote their time to organising events.

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Book now for Annual Event in Scotland at great rate!

AGI Scotland

4th February 2016

Book now for Annual Event in Scotland at great rate!

The first tickets for the AGI Scotland Annual Event have now been sold, so keep an eye out for the next batch of tickets at a great booking rate, thanks to the support of our sponsors! Book here now.

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AGI Scotland Annual Event 2016

AGI Scotland

28th January 2016

AGI Scotland Annual Event 2016

Save the date! The AGI Scotland Annual Event will be held on the 16th March 2016 in the COSLA Conference Centre in Edinburgh. Read on for more details...and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to be advised by email when the tickets are available.

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EEO/AGI Scotland Professional Seminar Series 2015-16

AGI Scotland

30th September 2015

EEO/AGI Scotland Professional Seminar Series 2015-16

The waiting is over! AGI Scotland are sponsoring the Edinburgh Earth Observatory (EEO) team for another programme of exciting talks.

The first talk is THIS  week - Fri 2nd Oct - with Cecilia Macintyre, Head of Census Quality and Data Exploitation at the National Registers of Scotland.

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EEO-AGI Scotland Seminar Review : Prof. Mike Worboys

AGI Scotland

20th January 2015

EEO-AGI Scotland Seminar Review : Prof. Mike Worboys

The seminar given on the 5th December by Professor Mike Worboys was entitled: ‘A Fresh Look at the Object-Field Dichotomy’. In Mike’s own words, this was a ‘fairly abstract’ talk that looked at the mathematical structures lying behind geographical objects and fields, as well as introducing a fresh look at their definitions. Professor Worboys, an Honorary Professor in the School of GeoSciences here at Edinburgh, is a mathematician by trade, and throughout his career has tried to bridge the gap between GIS and the mathematical theory behind it.

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AGI Scotland

30th July 2014

AGI Scotland Committee

Hugh Barron (Chair), British Geological Survey

 

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Iain McKay, Improvement Service

 

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Abigail Page (AGI Council), CGI

 

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James Reid, Edina, Edinburgh University

 

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Alan Moore, Forth Valley GIS

 

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Alex Ramage, Transport Scotland

 

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Bruce Gittings (Vice Chair), University of Edinburgh

 

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Cameron Easton, Scottish Government (formerly)

 

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Tim Duffy, British Geological Survey

 

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Dominic Cuthbert, Ordnance Survey

 

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Martin Ford, GI Standards Ltd

 

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Angus McDonald, Knowledge Mappers

 

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Ilona Kemeling, Kemeling Consulting

 

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Mike Bell, Edinburgh Council

 

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Ben Fisher, RSK Group plc

 

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Shona Nicol, Scottish Government

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AGI Scotland

30th July 2014

AGI Scotland

AGI Scotland is a sub-group of AGI focused on the interests of the geographic information community in Scotland. It has its own committee which promotes the aims of the AGI within the Scottish context and co-ordinates activities with the national body.

The objectives of AGI Scotland are:

  • to promote awareness on GI and how it could benefit the citizen, commerce and good governance within Scotland
  • to gain access to Scottish and UK governments
  • to bring together people with an interest in GI within Scotland
  • to tune and deliver membership benefits to Scottish members
  • to encourage AGI membership at the grass roots level within Scotland

AGI Scotland (AGI-S) sit on the Scottish Government Spatial Information Board (SIB) in an advisory capacity and have a long running relationship working with the Scottish Government. In 2014, feedback from the AGI Scotland member consultation was presented to SIB and AGI-S recommendations will feed into this ongoing dialogue.

In addition to representing member views, AGI-S actively work to provide development and networking opportunities to Scottish members. This includes through the provision of an annual one day event and seminars throughout the year.

AGI-S sponsors the University of Edinburgh EEO Seminar Series. All members are welcome to attend these events, which can see audiences up to 60+. They provide an excellent opportunity to learn about different areas of geospatial, in addition to promoting networking between professionals and post-graduate students.

AGI-S supports the work of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) and is working to build stronger links on shared areas of interest.

You can also keep up to date with AGI Scotland via: 

Twitter: @AGIScotland


Recent Events & Activities: 

27 February 2018 - AGI Scotland's Annual Event 

 

This year's event saw a record-breaking turnout! We welcomed an impressive 150 delegates, 18 fantastic speakers and were supported by 8 excellent sponsors.

Bruce Gittings, AGI Scotland Chair, said "in the near twenty years we have been organising an annual event for Scotland's geospatial community this had the highest attendance". 

This year's event had a dual theme; GI applications, where participants got a focused update on the latest innovation and developments in GI in Scotland and beyond, led by a highly graphical keynote by Joann Russell from Historic Environment Scotland.  The second theme involved data, security and ethics, with talks ranging from the issues involved in data dissemination to preparation for the 2021 Census, with Don Smith from Dell SecureWorks worrying everyone in the room as to the extent of malicious threats coming from around the world.  A full agenda can be downloaded here.

 ( + photos from the day are available here)


 

AGI-Scotland Geospatial Emerging Talent Initiative 

The AGI-Scotland’s Geospatial Emerging Talent Initiative brings budding geospatial professionals and ambitious businesses together, preparing individuals for a career in our industry and energising the workplace with enthusiasm and new ideas.

- For aspiring geospatial professionals, this is a great way to test-drive a new career, gaining hands-on experience and valuable insights into the practical applications for geospatial in the workplace.

- For ambitious businesses (inc. the third and public sector), this is an ideal way to identify new talent; to increase capacity; and to develop projects while nurturing the next generation of geospatial employees.


Our Geospatial Emerging Talent Initiative also offers direct access to the best contact points in universities and colleges for businesses with a nascent or new placement scheme.


ARE YOU AN ASPIRING GEOSPATIAL PROFESSIONAL? ARE YOU A BUSINESS THAT WANTS NEW
GEOSPATIAL TALENT?

• Get work experience before finishing a degree
• Apply theory to practice in a live situation
•Test-drive different jobs or career paths
•Get support from a geospatial mentor
•Start building your professional network

• Scout for new talent among Scotland’s finest geospatial students
• Mentor aspiring new geospatial professionals
• Raise your business’s profile among the next generation of employees
• Complete tasks or research, get projects underway, explore endless possibilities!

 


THE NEXT STEPS ARE SIMPLE...


Students:  Join the AGI (it’s FREE membership while you’re still in further education). Then ask your lecturers and programme organisers to get involved. It’s that easy. Join here today (please ensure to provide proof of your current student status to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Businesses: If you’re in industry, government or the third sector, and want to find out more about what’s involved in offering a placement, then our university and college contacts will be happy to hear from you directly.

 


For more information and details of who to contact, our Geospatial Emerging Talent PDF is available to download below: 

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