This one-day conference organised by the Association for Geographic Information Scotland and European Standards CEN/TC 287 Geographic information will examine the potential impact the of Location-based Apps and explore the potential for new public services and private sector business opportunities.
The booming market of mobile ICT devices (SmartPhones, tablets) is radically changing the geospatial scenario which is increasingly characterized by the fast update of Apps. Furthermore, the wide availability of localization technologies (GPS. A-GPS) together with low-cost wireless internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G) is fostering a new generation of location-driven services often referred to as LBS or Location Based Services. People are getting used to retrieve the information they need when they need it according to their location. This change is not only technological but, perhaps most importantly, it is a major social change, and it is affecting various age groups, as testified by the growing success of Location Based Social Networks (LBSN) such as Foursquare and Gowalla.
The conference will be held at the British Geological Survey, Murchison House, Edinburgh. Hugh Barron, Project Manager for Responsive Surveys Scotland is currently Chair of AGI Scotland and Patrick Bell, Team Leader for Web Systems, will speak at the event.
This conference, organised by the Mining Institute of Scotland and the Central Scotland Regional Group of the Geological Society, considers the challenges facing the extractive industries in developing these resources within the regulatory and environmentally sustainable frameworks, and explores opportunities for the minerals sector through new technologies , demands and commodities. 13 years on from the last MIS conference on Scottish Minerals, this conference will also provide an opportunity to reflect on developments in Scottish Minerals since the turn of the century.
The one-day conference will be held at the British Geological Survey, Murchison House, Edinburgh. Speakers from the BGS include: Dr Jonathan Busby (Team Leader for Renewables & Energy Security), Dr Richard Shaw (Team Leader for Radioactive Waste), Gus Gunn (Team Leader for Sustainable Minerals), Dr Kathryn Goodenough (Geologist) and Abigail Walters (Minerals Resources Geologist).
Holger Kessler and Ben Wood will be presenting a Hands-on GSI3D Workshop - Geological Surveying and investigation in 3D.
Content of the workshop
Participation in the workshop is free but registration is required.
Holger Kessler and Ben Wood and will be presenting 'The state of 3D Geological Modelling' at this event.
BGS geologist Ed Hough is presenting a lecture at this event entitled 'Shale Gas Perspectives'.
Location: University of Nottingham
BGS geologist Ed Hough is presenting a lecture at this event entitled 'Shale Gas Perspectives' .
A day of geological family fun! Stalls and displays. Four Lectures.
Visit Rockwatch in the Discovery Room to race trilobites, make a Jurassic diorama, sift sand for sharks teeth, make your own fossils and much more.
Bring your mystery rocks and fossils to be identified.
FREE EVENT. No need to book - just come along. Suitable for all ages, but all children must be accompanied by an adult.
BGS maps and guides on sale.
For more information see Geologists Association Festival of Geology
Prof Jeff Chapman, CEO of the Carbon Capture & Storage Association (CCSA), Honorary Associate Professor of Nottingham University and one of the world s leading spokespersons on CCS, will speak about this vital climate change mitigation tool.
To RSVP, please contact: Helen Giberson