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The UK Mapping Festival
Earlier this week, I spent two days at the UK Mapping Festival in London. The festival was an interesting departure from the usual format, with a number of related events taking place between the 2nd and 7th of September. As well a free exhibition there was an interesting line up of talks and workshops at the conference, with the content on each day moulded by the conference partners, who included The Association for Geographic Information (AGI), the British Cartographic Society (BCS) and the Society of Cartographers(SoC).

4th September : Underpinning Your Organisation’s Value Today (AGI) The morning session included keynotes from Tim Just of Innovate UK and Jamie Clark from the Geospatial Commission. Jamie spoke about central government now seeing geographic information as being critical to unlocking value within the UK economy and that the creation of a ministerial steering group for the Geospatial Commission was the key new element. The government is predic…