Final Geovation Masterclass workshop announced!

A few weeks ago, we announced news that our Geovation team were embarking on a national series of hands-on introductory workshops about visualising with geographic data. With sessions having already been held in Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester, next week’s session in Bristol has sold out! Today, we can share details of our fifth and final date of the mini-series. Remember – it’s FREE to attend!

Teaming up with Innovation Point and the Barclays Eagle Lab, we are bringing the class to Cardiff on Tuesday 7 August.

Innovation Point

Innovation Point run monthly ‘Digital Tuesday’ meetup events, where their active and passionate community gather on the first Tuesday of each month in South Wales. The meetup combines informative talks, lively debates and fun networking to share knowledge, stimulate ideas and make things happen.

We’re delighted to offer our Geovation workshop to next month’s Digital Tuesday, which is being kindly hosted in the Barclays Eagle Lab in Cardiff. The Eagle Lab is a space that has been designed around the needs of local entrepreneurs, businesses and communities and tailored to suit Wales’ strengths in high-tech digital and IoT innovation. Like Geovation, the Barclays Eagle Lab offers a range of support services to start-up businesses including access to expert mentoring and funding opportunities.

The event next month is free to attend, and is designed to introduce attendees to the principles of visualising with geographic data (more specifics about the classes here).

Spaces for this session in Cardiff are limited, so be sure to register now to avoid missing out!

What kind of events would you like to see more of from Geovation?

Interestingly, the sessions we’ve delivered so far have attracted a wide range of attendees. They range from keen entrepreneurs wanting to learn more about geospatial data and our innovation initiative (Geovation) to delegates in private/public and third sector organisations who are curious about how geographic data could help in their current roles.

The sessions have also appealed to students keen to learn more about the principles and practices of visualising with geo data.

So far, we’ve received some positive feedback:

“All the team were very helpful in answering all my questions”

“For the time allocated we achieved a lot. The resources were really good”

“Really well-considered exercises. Mentors personable and knowledgeable”

Delegates that responded told us how they would like to see “more data visualisation classes” and more sessions that cover “how to access and use OS products generally”. Sessions that highlight how the effective use of geospatial data can help us make the most of our “natural environment” also came out very strongly in the feedback, as did possible workshops that provide insights around how we can use geo data to “support the local economy”.

So, not wanting to restrict this feedback opportunity to just those who have attended, we wanted to open this up to you! We’d love to hear from you about what kind of Geovation events you would like to see more of in the future. Please complete this very short survey and let us know!

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