Thursday, 29 August 2013

#Maptember, it’s nearly here!

It’s going to be a slightly shorter entry this week as we are all busy with the final preparations for GeoCommmunity ’13. I just wanted to give a quick update on #Maptember and the preparations for GeoCommuntiy.

#Maptember kicks off next week with State of the Map and the British Cartographic Society’s Mapping Symposium (well technically it starts on Sunday but I imagine most of us will be taking a well deserved rest). However the geo events have jumped the gun and started already with the Royal Geographical Societies annual conference currently taking place just below the AGI office.

Of course following hot on the heels of these events is GeoCommunity ’13 starting on the 16th of September and its all hands on deck with the AGI team and the volunteers. Even at this late stage we still have sponsors registering with HERE joining last week and several more to be announced in the next few days.

The final touches are being put to the floor plan and I am currently taking a break from finalising the event guide to write this. More importantly (well for the minute anyway, the floor plan will be pretty important on the day) we have also begun announcing the names and topics of our speakers on twitter so keep an eye on @GeoCommunity and @agi_news for all the latest updates. Please tweet us your thoughts and don’t forget to get involved with #Maptember.

Anyway I really must get back to the event guide, it’s going to the printers tomorrow and the speakers’ profiles are not going to arrange themselves!



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