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16/04/2019 - 26/04/2019 NB THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

Opportunities to Develop Geospatial Opportunities in Scotland

Opportunities to Develop Geospatial Opportunities in Scotland

Scottish Enterprise, in partnership with Scottish Government, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, ScotlandIS, representatives of Scotland’s academic community and the private sector have formed a steering group that seeks to develop a Geospatial Cluster in Scotland. 

Geospatial data has been available for some time, but there are several recent changes that are making it a hot topic just now.  These include:

  • Establishment of the Geospatial Commission by the UK Government to assist UK organisations to exploit the business opportunities arising from the use of geospatial data
  • Allocation of a significant budget by the UK Government to support the development of the geospatial industry
  • Improved availability and quality of data held by public sector organisations
  • Developments in data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc. that are enabling improved synthesis and application of geospatial data

There are workshop programmes to be held at five locations across Scotland that is being organised to support the development of a cluster. 

The purpose of the workshop programme is to discuss how the sector in Scotland can optimise its share of this market and to discuss how the public sector can help companies to do this.  The workshop programme is being organised by Optimat on behalf of the steering group.

There is the option of participating in a workshop at one of five locations over the next few weeks to contribute your ideas on how best to support this industry.  You can book your place on Eventbrite the most suitable workshop as follows:


Glasgow      16th April (p.m.)    at Scottish Enterprise (Atrium Court)     - reserve your place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-the-geospatial-cluster-in-scotland-glasgow-registration-57688552012

Dundee       17th April (p.m.)    at Scottish Enterprise (Greenmarket)    - reserve your place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-the-geospatial-cluster-in-scotland-dundee-registration-57695088563

Aberdeen   18th April (p.m.)    at Scottish Enterprise (Albyn Place)        - reserve your place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-the-geospatial-cluster-in-scotland-aberdeen-registration-57695541919

Inverness    26th April (p.m.)    at Highlands and Island Enterprise         - reserve your place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-the-geospatial-cluster-in-scotland-inverness-registration-57696046428


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