IMGS (Irish Mapping and GIS Solutions) will host their Geospatial User Groups in Dublin and Belfast later this month. These user groups will take place in Dublin, in the Ashling Hotel on the 25th September, and in Belfast, in The Mount Business and Conference Centre on the 30th September. The geospatial sector in Ireland has seen an extensive growth over the past couple of years and this event is the perfect setting for users of geospatial to come together with their peers to see the latest technologies.
A recent report from the Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi)* detailed how in Ireland in 2012, the geospatial industry generated sales or output worth €117.5 million, contributed over €69.3 million in terms of Gross Added Value to the economy and spent a total €84.4 million on wages and salaries. There is no doubt that Ireland is benefiting greatly from the geospatial industry and IMGS see this user group as a platform to discuss current issues and trends with people working directly in the industry.
At these user groups, IMGS will officially announce their newest partner – Hexagon Geospatial. IMGS is excited to begin work with an organisation focused on delivering first-class geospatial solutions. Hexagon Geospatial is part of the Hexagon family, as are Leica Geosystems and Intergraph SG&I who are long term IMGS partners. At the Dublin event, Executive Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Hexagon Geospatial, Claudio Mingrino will provide the keynote speech and discuss the new partnership between IMGS and Hexagon Geospatial.
“I am excited to meet with people from the geospatial industry in Ireland”, says Claudio, “the geospatial industry in Ireland is experiencing major growth and I can’t wait to discuss this thriving sector with those involved. I am also thrilled to officially announce our partnership with IMGS, and the possibilities and opportunities that this new union will bring.” IMGS General Manager Ciaran Kirk is excited about hosting the IMGS Geospatial User Groups, “GIS and geospatial were once topics only discussed by a small number of people within organisations. Nowadays, organisations are basing decisions on geospatial information. I’ve worked in the industry for 12 years and it’s great to finally see that organisations are beginning to understand how powerful their geospatial solutions are. This event will discuss how these changes have come about and our plans are for moving forward”.
The IMGS Geospatial User Groups are free to attend and are open to anyone in the geospatial industry who would like to discuss the geospatial industry in Ireland and learn more about IMGS, our partners and the solutions we provide. The day will consist of presentations, demonstrations, and open discussions will play a big part in these events. Reservations for these user groups are via Amanda Donegan: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (01) 8853839.
IMGS is an Irish owned mapping and geographic information systems provider founded in 2002. They serve over 50 customers across the island of Ireland including local authorities and national utility and communications companies. In Ireland, IMGS are the sole distributor for Intergraph's Security, Government & Infrastructure division for the island of Ireland and have recently partnered with Hexagon Geospatial, who like Intergraph are part of the Hexagon group. IMGS is also the authorised reseller of Safe Software’s FME in Ireland and the Leica Geosystems distributor for mobile asset collection and management in Ireland.
*Full report available here: http://www.osi.ie/About-Us/Ireland-GIS-Economic-Report.aspx