AGI GeoCommunity ’10 conference just three weeks to go

September 08, 2010 -- With just three weeks to go until the UK’s largest and most comprehensive, independent location and geographic information conference, the organisers of AGI GeoCommunity ‘10 have announced delegate places are selling fast and places are now limited. Attracted by a world class conference programme, hands on training opportunities together with a range of networking opportunities delegate packages start from just £50 and can be tailored to meet individual attendance requirements. Organised by the Association for Geographic Information (AGI), AGI GeoCommunity will take place from the 28th to the 30th September 2010, at the Holiday Inn in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.

The conference programme includes nearly 50 papers hand picked by the organisers to showcase how geographic information and geospatial solutions are being used to best effect in the current challenging economic and political climates. Plenary presentations will be by Professor Nigel Shadbolt, Government Transparency Advisor, GeoWeb and visualisation guru Andy Hudson-Smith, Contingency Planner Rob MacFarlane of the Cabinet Office and CBI Head of Economic Analysis Lai Wah Co, together with keynote presentations from senior representatives of Platinum event sponsors ESRI UK and Ordnance Survey.

With six subject streams across the two days AGI GeoCommunity ’10 will also featuring papers from public sector organisations such as the Metropolitan Police, the Environment Agency, Scottish Government, Welsh Assembly, Transport for London and the Office for National Statistics together with leading players from the GI industry such as Microsoft, Mouchel, Nokia and Capita.

AGI GeoCommunity ’10 will also offer delegates hands on training sessions including six one-hour sessions led by Kingston University offering practical demonstration of techniques and approaches, with an opportunity for discussion and the Solutions Centre dedicated to giving hands-on access to popular GIS software, digital data and relevant methodologies. Sessions within the Solution Centre will be led by industry specialists from the Ordnance Survey, ESRI (UK), Autodesk and Zubed Geospatial.

The event will also offer a range of outstanding networking and social opportunities. The pre-conference Ice Breaker, with professional entertainment, interactive fun and dining is the perfect way to ease into the conference and the ever popular AGI Party is a lively evening offering informal networking opportunities, fun activities, food and drink with a fancy dress theme of hats!

Organisations already committed to the showcase exhibition which will run alongside the conference programme include ESRI (UK) and Ordnance Survey as Platinum sponsors, Microsoft, Autodesk, GetMapping and Postcode Anywhere as Gold sponsors with Oracle, Navteq, Cadcorp, GGP Systems, Innogistic, Infoterra, Leica Geosystems, Pitney Bowes Business Insight, Rolta, Sigma Seven, Snowflake Software, STAR-APIC, The GeoInformation Group, Zubed Geospatial, Infotech Enterprises, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Europa Technologies and UNIGIS as Silver or other sponsors.

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