AGI NI Autumn Event

Wed 23rd Nov 2011

Mallon Technology attended the AGINI Autumn Conference on 25th October, themed “Land and Property Information: More than just Asset Management”.

Belfast City Council in partnership with the Northern Ireland Branch of the Association of Geographic Information (AGI) hosted this conference to not only highlight the extensive usage of GIS in land/asset management across the NI Economy, but to illustrate the need for a more structured and joined-up approach.

There were a range of fascinating speakers and topics from both the public and private sectors:

· Who should know what and whom should pay? - Bob Barr, Manchester Geomatics Current Developments in Property Data Collection - Bob Gartley, Land & Property Services

· Utilising GIS to Capture and Maintain NIHE Land Ownership Details - Patrick McGarry, NIHE

· Alleygate Project: Flare APP/GIS Integration - Gavin Bell, Belfast City Council
Managing Land Assets – the business challenges in managing land portfolios and property related investments - Ian Lamont, GeoPii

· A5 Western Transport Corridor: Using Land Information Systems in Strategic Infrastructure Planning - Marielle O’Lone, Mouchel

· Why land use matters to Northern Ireland Water (NIW) - Sean O’Boyle, NI Water

· Electronic Property Information Mapping Service (ePIMS) – Using Mapping/ GIS to Create a Central Asset Register For Government in NI - Paul Kernan, Strategic Investment Board

· Mapping Forest Fires - UAV imagery makes Sense - Jim McEwan, DARD Forest Service

· Return on Investment in GIS - Paul Synott, ESRI Ireland

The day was a great opportunity to hear about the latest innovations and issues in the GIS industry in Northern Ireland.