It's not about Education, but Shared Learning

The pre-summer conference season is in full swing. It's a great opportunity for me and others on AGI Council, to meet AGI Members and the wider geo and data-driven communities while learning about the latest innovations and discovering industry issues and challenges. Certainly the sheer volume and number of events happening with a relevance to geospatial illustrate the breadth of what's happening on the UK geo-scene. Let’s take some space here to share some highlights of recent events that I or fellow members of AGI Council have attended recently, broadly split into three types of event. Firstly, fantastic events that... (read more)
2017-06-02 01:30:59

Geomares and Diversified Communications Announce Cooperation

Geomares and Diversified Communications have announced a cooperation whereby the media company’s product database will become the official supplier directory for the following trade events and e-media sites organised by Diversified: SPAR3D Expo & Conference,, International LiDAR Mapping Forum, Commercial UAV News, Commercial UAV Expo Europe and Commercial UAV Expo Americas. Exhibiting companies at Diversified’s events that have an expanded profile will be linked directly from the exhibitor list to their profile on, which includes information such as company description, contact information, videos, technical specifications, product categories and more. This will give event visitors direct online... (read more)
2017-01-17 10:27:46

KPF Joined by Top Organisations for Third British Information Modelling Event

The third British Information Modelling event will take place on 11th May 2017 and is hosted by international architectural practice KPF at their London headquarters. Bringing together innovators and experts from across the Building Information Modelling (BIM) sector the latest seminar will feature speakers from the UK government’s innovation agency, Emmy Award winning production studio Unit 9, and the largest American architecture-engineering company HOK. The British Information Modelling seminar and open panel discussion will look at how the UK BIM strategy is developing with an update from Innovate UK on BIM Level 3 and on how practitioners and end clients... (read more)
2017-04-18 11:36:54

Tickets Now on Sale for AGI Annual Conference 2017

The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) is holding its Annual Conference on 26th October 2017 called #GeoCom17 Smart Geospatial and it will again take place at the Royal Geographical Society’s headquarters at 1 Kensington Gore in London. Continuing with the streamlined one-day format, it will feature key presenters, guests, and lightning sessions by members. The event will bring together thought leaders and forward-thinking individuals and businesses to explore the impact of geospatial on the emerging digital economy. A range of speakers will enlighten the audience with insightful answers (and questions) about the use of geospatial in a ‘smarter’ and more... (read more)
2017-05-25 10:43:50

Hawaii Convention Center Launches Interactive Map from Concept3D

Concept3D, a leader in bringing physical spaces into the digital world through 3D modelling, virtual reality (VR), interactive maps and immersive virtual tour software, has announced that the Hawaii Convention Center has launched the company's interactive map and virtual tour platform. The new 3D map creates a fully interactive and richly detailed digital version of the 1.1 million square foot Hawaii Convention Center. The multi-level map profiles the convention centre's 200,000 square foot Kamehameha Exhibit hall, 35,000 square foot Kalakaua Ballroom, registration lobby, 47 meeting rooms, two-tiered seating theatres, and 2.5-acre rooftop events garden, and makes it easy to find on-site artworks,... (read more)
2018-03-21 10:44:44

concept3D Launches MapSpacer for atlas3D Interactive Map Platform

concept3D, the leader in location-based software and 3D services, has announced the launch of MapSpacer, a space selection and event planning application that takes advantage of the detailed, 3D models and floorplans of the company's atlas3D interactive mapping platform. MapSpacer was built in collaboration with Florida's Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), among the world's largest and most high-tech convention centre that hosts more than 200 events and roughly 1.4 million attendees every year. From anywhere in the world and on desktop or mobile, event planners, attendees and exhibitors can use atlas3D to virtually explore OCCC's facilities, grounds, surroundings, and the hundreds of meeting... (read more)
2017-05-22 03:31:01

Bluesky Provides a Bird’s Eye View of Goodwood Festival of Speed

Aerial photography captured by Bluesky has provided the backdrop for a film production to recreate the Goodwood Hill Climb, the most iconic aspect of the UK's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Created by broadcast company Cloudbass working with production company Aurora Media Worldwide, the Bluesky aerial imagery formed part of the footage that was used on big screens during the event, on Sky Sports live broadcasts and for the ITV highlight shows. Goodwood’s Hill Climb, described by Juan Pablo Montoya as ‘the narrowest, bumpiest, least grippy course I’ve ever driven (but he ‘loved it’), is the centrepiece of various events during... (read more)
2017-01-14 05:38:39

Open Geospatial in Bonn Attracts 900 GI People - FOSS4G 2016

With a theme of Building Bridges, FOSS4G 2016 attracted some 900 delegates to hear and discuss the latest developments in open source geospatial software around four key topics: Land Information, Disaster Management, Remote Sensing for Earth Observation and Open Data. Codrina Ilie reports. Between the 24th and the 26th of August 2016, the city of Bonn, Germany was host for approximately 900 GI people, arriving from more than 50 different countries to attend the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) annual global conference Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial – FOSS4G 2016. This year, OSGeo celebrated its 10th successful flagship... (read more)
2016-12-23 05:16:21

What’s in a Name?

Who are we? Who are you? The constant churn and arrival of new technologies and inevitable trade and professional groupings means rebranding our industry and ourselves from time to time, says Adena Schutzberg. But just how important is it? As I write this in May, two geo-related events are in full swing. There’s the Imaging & Geospatial Technology Forum and what next year will be known as Xponential. The former is also known as the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) 2015 Annual Conference. The latter is currently known as Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned... (read more)
2017-04-07 02:33:24

Hexagon Mining Introduces GeoLogic

Hexagon Mining has unveiled GeoLogic, a modeling software solution to help geologists explore multiple interpretative scenarios and quickly build complex shapes directly from drillholes. Fully integrated with Hexagon Mining’s MineSight Planning Suite, GeoLogic empowers geologists with smart, time-saving modeling. Designed for a geological modeler, GeoLogic leverages the power of implicit modeling by sequencing surfaces and solids to create an airtight geological model. Geologists can now build a timeline of geological events. Reproducible and auditable, the geological model can be quickly updated with new information. GeoLogic features a smart vein-set creation and strata-layer stacking methodology based on MineSight’s true thickness functionality.... (read more)
2017-03-23 04:31:25
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