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AGI Conference at GeoSolutions 2003: 16-18 September 2003, London, UK

London, 06 May 2003. The practical application and use of Geographic Information (GI) for local, regional and national government will be a key focus at this years¡¦ AGI Conference, held in association with the GeoSolutions 2003 event. Leading experts from government, associations and vendors will discuss the implementation of GI solutions from both a policy and technology angle across the three-day conference. The exhibition and conference will take place at Earls Court, London UK 16 ¡V 18th September 2003.

Each day the AGI Conference will hold sessions relating to different issues relating to the use of GI for government use. The details are as follows:-

Day 1

Workshop: Implementing the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership Business Model. This will look at ¡¥How do we make the Model work?¡¦; ¡¥Improving Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership working¡¦ and ¡¥What can we learn from the pilot sites and early implementers?¡¦ and will be facilitated by Steve Radburn, Partnership Manager, Crime Reduction and Partnership Unit, Home Office.

Session 1: The Geographic Evidence.

Developing a geographic evidence base in support of rural policy making
Unlocking information through data visualisation
Delivering geo-statistics on-line: lessons from Census 2001

Session 2: Improving Communities

One version of the truth ¡V Neighbourhood Statistics On-line in Northern Ireland
Reassurance: Using web enabled GIS to inform the neighbourhood police officer
Evaluating crime and police performance by neighbourhood type

Day 2
Session 1: Wake up to Addressing

Addressing for Britain is not as simple as going from A to B
Local Government & the NLPG ¡V are we nearly there yet?
Enabling GIS as the Prime Integrator for Roads Management

Session 2: Applying IT!

A GI triumvirate delivering Genesis
The Transport Direct Portal
Stats on Tap: Intuitive web-based statistical mapping at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Session 3: Rolling it out!

Moving on with Portals: GIS With a purpose
Delivering GIS for a new generation at Durham County Council
Spatially-enabled CRM at London Borough of Havering

Day 3
Session 1: Enabling Local e-Improvement (i)
The National Strategy for Local e-Government
Towards a common geographic information framework for England
Plymouth Informed: a local partnership approach to supporting a Neighbourhood renewal

Session 2: Enabling Local e-Improvement (ii)
Delivering e-Government around a Web-based GIS
Accessible Web Based Mapping System for the blind and visually impaired person
Joined up Information Systems in Worcestershire

As well as the conference sessions, delegates will also be able to attend daily plenary sessions. The first day¡¦s plenary will focus on the topic, ¡¥Geographic Information ¡V Enabling Business Improvement. It will be opened by Tony McNulty, MP and chaired by Spencer Chainey, AGI Chair. Plenary speakers include: Andrew Pinder, e-Envoy, Cabinet Office; Gloria Laycock from the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science; Vanessa Lawrence, Chief Executive and Director General of Ordnance Survey; and Owen Evans, Head of Broadband Policy and Strategy, BT.

Nick Chapallaz, AGI Conference Chair commented, as more efficient and effective results are demanded from all government departments, those working with GI applications and technologies need to find better solutions that either drive costs down or increase service or revenue. This government-focussed conference stream will comprehensively cover the wide range of issues that effect local, regional and central government departments. Those working within crime units, planning, rural management, road & transport departments; as well as those working on the NLPG and e-Government projects will definitely benefit from hearing industry experts speak about the best use and benefits of using GI solutions.

For further information on GeoSolutions 2003 in association with the AGI Conference please visit or call +44 (0)20 7921 8544.

Notes to Editor

GeoSolutions 2003

GeoSolutions 2003 will take place 16-18 September 2003 at Earls Court 1, London UK. GeoSolutions 2002 incorporating GIS 2002 and the AGI Conference featured over 100 exhibitors and had 3897 attendees (ABC Audited).

About CMP Information - IT & Games Division

CMPs IT & Games division has more than 20 years of experience in producing industry leading, business-to-business events and publications for the high-tech markets. It remains at the forefront of the industry by continuously developing existing events and adding new products to its division. CMP's current successful products include CCF (Call Centre Focus) magazine; Networks for Business, GeoSolutions, GeoNorth, Technology For Marketing incorporating Technology For Customer Service and Technology For Sales, Call Centre Expo UK, Call Center Expo Europe, ECTS, GDCE and SCoRE events; The Call Centre DataFile, Call Centre Management Yearbook, CMP Intelligent Marketing, CMP Interactive events and the Call Center Media Portal.

About the AGI

The AGI is a not-for-profit organisation representing users and vendors of GI (Geographic Information) and GIS (Geographic Information Systems). Its members include government departments and agencies, local authorities, system and data suppliers and users from a wide range of commercial sectors including retail, finance, insurance and utilities.

Press Contact:

CMPi: Toni Cullen, Tel: +44 (0)20 7921 8518, email:

AGI: Sallie Payne, Tel: +44 (0)20 017 8492, email:

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