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Friday, October 12th, 2007

20th Annual British Construction Industry Awards

With an estimated 600 in attendance from all parts of the UK, the Annual Gala Awards and Dinner were held at the Grosvenor House in London this week. This event, was chosen as the premiere event for the construction industry in the UK by the Prime Minister in 2001 and is a showcase for British

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Geographical Perspectives: 3 People – 3 Views

I had the opportunity to interview three prominent people in the UK geoinformation community while at the Association for Geographic Information (AGi) conference in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Vanessa Lawrence is Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the British Ordnance Survey,  Andy Coote is Consultancy Services Director for ESRI (UK) and  Ed Parsons is Geospatial Technologist for Google.

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Overview: InterGeo 2007 – Leipzig, Germany

The 2007 InterGeo event in Leipzig this week was well attended with estimates approaching 15,000 people from more than 80 different countries. This event provides a unique perspective as it combines on one tradeshow floor all of the disciplines that create, manage, analyze, display and distribute geospatial data. It includes both manufacturers and suppliers, and

Monday, September 24th, 2007

AGI Conference Report: Day 2 – ‘Building a GeoCommunity’

Day 2 of the AGI Annual Conference 2007 at Stratford-Upon-Avon began with one of the most interesting presentations at the show. James Procter, information standards manager for the UK Environment Agency opened with a paper entitled ‘Embracing Geography by Embracing Non-Geography.’

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

AGI Conference Report: Day 1 – ‘Building a GeoCommunity’

The Association of Geographic Information (AGI) held its annual conference in Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK this past week. With about 500 GI professionals from business, government and students participating, the conference was a departure from previous years’ where it was located in London. The move to Stratford-Upon-Avon was a welcome move. This conference can be deemed as nothing less than a resounding

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