AGI Northern Group brings together the geographic information community in the north of England. We do this through a seminar programme and social events. Members include representatives from local government, regional government, utilities, business and academia.
AGI Northern Ireland regional group was formed in 2001, and officially launched in 2002, to raise awareness of geographic information (GI) within Northern Ireland, and to encourage the sharing of knowledge and data between those with an interest in GI.
AGI Scotland is a sub-group of AGI focused on the interests of the geographic information community in Scotland. It has its own committee which promotes the aims of the AGI within the Scottish context and co-ordinates activities with the national body.
The Environmental Special Interest Group (ENVSIG) is an established group of over 400 members within the AGI. This is a very active SIG, organising meetings and visits for its members, keeping members informed through its web pages, and assisting AGI at the annual conference etc.
This SIG was formed in June 2011 to address the opportunities around BIM (Building Information Management/Modelling) for the geospatial community. However, as “Building” is something of a misnomer, the SIG propses propose to insert the word Infrastructure – which by its nature introduces the principle of location.
Land & property are fixed in space - their location determines their value, their accessibility, their utility, their ownership, their planning status, their vulnerabilities. Surveyors, valuers, planners, engineers, registrars, local authorities, insurers, estate agents, developers and many others need to know where particular parcels of land and property are located - just to do their own jobs. Location is the essence of Geographic Information (GI).
The Local Public Services SIG (LPS SIG) was formed in 2010 as a merger from the existing Local Government, Health and Emergency Planning SIG. As services and data are increasingly shared across Local Strategic Partnerships,GI acts as an enabler in transforming services by providing customer insight and defining place. The partnership approach to provide shared services locally is reflected in this local public services SIG. The SIG provides a forum to exchange ideas, best practice and promote and develop solutions for making better use of GI across public service providers in an effort to deliver benefits to local citizens and businesses
The Marine and Coastal Mapping and Planning Special Interest Group is jointly run by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and the Association for Geographic Information (AGI). Its aim is to provide a strong collective professional voice in the UK and wider international marine geographical information community
System and service suppliers represent approximately 1/3rd of the total number of corporate members of the AGI. Also just under half of all sponsor members would fall under this description. Whilst the views and interests of the suppliers often accord with the wider AGI membership, they do have specific needs and areas of interest which are not easily catered for by any specific group within the AGI.