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Editor's Pick

Mobile is new, mobile is exciting

Matt Sheehan, a principal at WebMap Solutions, says mobile is changing rapidly - one day soon we may no longer be using the acronym GIS.

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The art of noise

Sophisticated modelling and GIS datasets have helped to deliver strategic noise maps for Northern Ireland. AMEC’s Neil Thurston reports.

Don’t get left outdoors

The future of mobile location-based services lies in its rapid adoption of indoor technologies, argues Pole Star’s Christian Carle.

From stone tablets to smart tablets

Tablets finally offer utility workers true data mobility. But they’re not without problems for GIS users. We-do-IT’s Andy Lund explains how a new, OS- and GIS-agnostic app overcomes those difficulties.

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AGI GeoCommunity 2013,
16-18 September, UK

AGI GeoCommunity'13 'Open for Business', 16-18 September, UK
The conference provides tangible insight and leadership in current geographic information and location based issues via a range of keynote addresses and conference papers, a showcase exhibition, as well as by hands on training and face to face delegate networking.

Registration and sponsorship is open.  Deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday 29 March.

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The Scottish Ten Initiative

Lyn Wilson and Alastair Rawlinson explain how a five-year collaborative 3D laser scanning project is digitally preserving 10 UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites in Scotland and beyond.

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GISUK, 3-5 April,
University of Liverpool, UK

The conference attracts delegates from all parts of the world from disciplines including geography, computer science, planning, archaeology, geology, geomatics and engineering. The GISRUK conferences aim to act as a focus for GIS research in the UK and provide a mechanism for the announcement and publication of GIS research.

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Ash to ashes?

Technology writer Faith Clark explores the challenges facing the mapping world as the threat from disease becomes reality for the nation’s woodland.

Royal Borough takes the open road

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead may be steeped in history, but the forward-looking Council has its sights set on the future with a fast track migration from proprietary to Open GIS.


Virtualisation needs physical consideration

Andrew Avenessian, Avecto's VP of Professional Services asks why in the virtual world, all too often organisations are happy to hand over bunches of keys that open every sensitive file and expose the softer underbelly of the network.

Satellite comms: the future of incident reporting

Natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes, or major transport and industrial accidents, can be challenging and dangerous for the emergency services to deal with.

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GEO-South, 1-2 May,
Elstree, UK

Taking place on 1-2 May, GEO-South is completely free to attend. Organisers PV Publications work closely with the geospatial industry to deliver up to 40 exhibitors, a packed free seminar programme and great networking opportunities.

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Surveying a world of opportunity

With more than half a century of experience in developing and manufacturing surveying instruments, China’s Suzhou FOIF is better placed than many to shape the future through its process of continuous innovation. We spoke to the company’s General Manager, Cao Yi Dong.

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The Faculty ITC of the University of Twente is one of the world's foremost professional training establishments in the field of geo-information science and earth observation. ITC offers postgraduate degree courses in geo-information science and earth observation with specializations in disaster management, earth sciences, geo-informatics, land administration, natural resources, urban planning, and water resources and environment.

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Asian Spotlight

Japan Aerospace Agency to provide brightness temperature products

These will come from the onboard advanced microwave scanning radiometer of the Global Change Observation Mission – Water 1 (GCOM-W1), now that its initial calibration operation has been completed.

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AGI South West Showcase

UK • 21 March 2013

FME World Tour 2013

London • 16-17 April 2013

Esri UK Annual Conference

London • 21 May 2013


AGI at the crossroads: an interview with Anne Kemp

As Britain’s Association for Geographic Information reaches a turning point in its journey, we asked its chair, Anne Kemp, where it is heading.

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Migrating to ArcGIS10 for Server • 9-10 April

Advanced FME Desktop • 23-24 April

PgC/PgD/MSc in GIS - Distance Learning • Anytime

PgD in GIS - 1 Year Diploma • Anytime

Mastering ArcGIS • Anytime