AGI Ready to Welcome GeoCom17 - 12/10/2017

The time is nearing: AGI’s Annual Conference Smart Geospatial or #GeoCom17 is taking place on Thursday 26 October 2017 at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington, London, UK. The programme is promising to be vibrant and inspirational at the same time. And of course, there’s plenty of time to network with fellow GIS professionals throughout the day.

Registration is possible from 9am – morning sessions go into Talking Technology: what’s shaping the need for, delivery of and use of geospatial information? This leads to the topic Perpetual Politics where the speakers are giving examples how policy changes have an impact on the industry and others! With the line-up of speakers this year, AGI aims to reflect the very diverse avenues that geospatial is exploring and the huge range of economic value that location intelligence represents for all aspects of Smart development, in both the private and public sector.

On stage will be Javier de la Torre, CEO of CARTO; Dr Helen Ferrier, Head of Policy at the NFU; Phil Graham, CEO of the National Infrastructure Commission; Tom Smith from the ONS; Professor Kate Jeffery, well-known for her work in advancing neuroscience using location, and Charlotte Jee, Editor at Techworld.

After the lunch break, there will be at least four Lightning Talks presented by members who share insights and experiences in just 7 minutes each! What is new? What is exciting? How did innovation solve problems? It’s about challenges, about ideas and cases of the last year. Hands on!

And there’s an interactive moment as well: what do you see in the future? What will you take away from this day?

The Conference will be closed with the traditional GeoBeers – a good time to catch up, make new plans, share your knowledge (or get your questions answered) and meet new people!

The support from the sponsors this year means that delegates will have every opportunity to quiz representatives from a dozen leading organisations in the geospatial industry – all with a view on the future of Smart Geospatial.

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Highlighted Partners


Cadcorp is a British software development company focused on geographic information system (GIS) and web mapping software. They maintain the Cadcorp Spatial Information System (Cadcorp SIS) - an integrated family of geospatial products comprising of desktop, web and developer products. They help organisations in the public and private sectors by making it easier to share and distribute spatial data between people and between systems. They achieve this by developing GIS and web mapping products that incorporate open and standards-based technologies. Cadcorp SIS is available worldwide through a network of Cadcorp partners and from their sales team serving UK and Ireland.


Cadline is the industry expert in Geospatial Solutions with over 20 years’ experience in developing web mapping and GIS applications. Their proprietary software, DynamicMaps, offers a suite of GIS solutions including: WebGIS, ReportIt, GML Translator, BS7666 compliant LLPG & LSG Management, Street Naming & Numbering and INSPIRE Management software. Cadline are also specialists in Open Source GIS Solutions, with their training team providing QGIS, GeoServer and PostGIS courses which are accredited with the AGI for CPD points which can help towards gaining your Chartered Geographer (CGeog) status. As part of their commitment to providing dedicated support services, Cadline are registered as Service Providers for the OSGeo Community.

Verisk Analytics

Verisk Analytics is a leading global data analytics company operating in key vertical markets, particularly insurance, natural resources and financial services. It is listed on NASDAQ and as one of the Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies and Best Employer.

They acquired The GeoInformation Group in November 2016 and have ambitious plans to expand the coverage and detail of their geographic data products. These include:

  • UKMap: topography, land-use, points of interest and retail information.
  • UKBuildings: building characteristics
  • UKLand: national land-use database.
  • UKSurvey: aerial photography and custom mapping.

Their products are used by insurance companies, central and local government, utilities and commercial organisations.

Last updated: 21/09/2018