The latest Ordnance Survey mapping developments will be on show at the AGI GeoCommunity ’12 Conference in Nottingham.
The Association for Geographic Information’s (AGI) conference, the flagship industry event for over 10 years, is being held on 18–20 September 2012 under the theme of ‘Sharing the Power of Place’. During the conference the national mapping agency of Great Britain will be showcasing some if its current and future products via its OS Insight programme, allowing guests to sample and leave feedback on new data and possible new products.
Guests at the conference will be able to sample data, such as new mapping of water networks, 3D topography and building heights. Ordnance Survey, as one of the platinum sponsors of the event, will be showcasing OS Insight, the communication channel designed to engage with customers and partners about the development of the organisation’s current and future product portfolio. OS Insight members can expect to be involved in feedback on anything from minor changes to existing products to brand new product offerings. Hundreds of delegates are expected to attend this year’s conference. Among them are a whole range of GI practitioners, academics and policymakers, attracted to the world‑class conference programme and showcase exhibition.
Ordnance Survey will be running practical workshop sessions at the event on using open data with open GIS, building on the successful open data masterclasses format, as well as a workshop for people who want to work with linked data, but need a hand to get started.
Presentations from the mapping agency will focus on building sustainability into 3D, location-based linked data and managing rights and access – the missing interoperability link.Peter ter Haar, Director of Products at Ordnance Survey, comments, “The power of place is being recognised by more and more people, making this an exciting time for the industry with geography having the potential to play a role in addressing some of the challenges that the world faces.
“AGI GeoCommunity ’12 gives us the chance to focus on the challenges and share best practice on how the industry can continue to move forward.”