AGINI Soapbox event

Mon 26th Mar 2012

Last Thursday (22nd March) we attended AGINI’s latest event ‘Soapbox’ in South Eastern Regional College (SERC), Lisburn. Our expectations were high after the success of their last event, GeoBeers back in February- and it didn’t disappoint!

The composition of the event was informal five-minute open presentations by people involved or interested in GIS to share their knowledge. Some topics of interest were Jennifer McKinley of QUB talking about GIS research and teaching within the School of Geography; Anne Campbell of SERC on the operational and strategic use of GIS at SERC; and Michael Aiken talking about how GI is playing a large role in how DARD manage payments.

Two of our own staff members also gave short presentations: Brendan Sheehy talked about the use of E-Inspect to simplify spatial inspections; and Anthony Quinn on using GIS to help create cost neutral systems. As well as the presentations, AGINI also organised drinks and nibbles afterwards, allowing the organisations present to network. It was great to hear about and discuss what’s going on in the industry and to be able to share our knowledge.