The GeoPlace conference is a FREE one-day event for public sector address, street and GI users, experts and decision-makers.
This year, Geoplace expects to attract 400 delegates to Manchester United’s ground on Tuesday the 21st of May.
Who attends the GeoPlace conference?
It attracts policymakers, practitioners, service designers and analysts.
This is the first GeoPlace conference to be held in person since 2020. Last year, over 1,000 delegates attended online, with attendees from a broad range of public sector roles, including:
- GIS/geospatial specialists
- LLPG and gazetteer custodians
- Data and business intelligence analysts
- Public health intelligence specialists
- Asset managers
- Information systems experts
- Digital transformation leads
You can see the full list of delegate job titles here.
Six reasons to attend the GeoPlace conference
According to GeoPlace, there are six key reasons for attending:
- Talking to policy-makers
- Hearing about innovative solutions
- Finding out about best practice
- Connecting with existing suppliers
- Meeting new solution providers
Of course, for football fans, the venue may be another attraction!
Meet the Astun team at the GeoPlace conference
Moira Livesey, Andrew Smart and Toby Jarvis will be manning our stand. We also hope that our MD, Mike Saunt, will be able to attend.
Moira worked in Local Government for 37 years before joining us as our Local Government Ambassador. You can find out more about Moira here.
Since joining Astun in 2023, Andrew has become a familiar face thanks to Zoom and real-life events such as FOSS4G:UK, the PSGA tour and the Astun User Group. You can find out more about Andrew’s role in driving customer satisfaction and engagement here.
Toby started his GIS career at Derby City Council in the GIS team immediately after university. Before joining us, he spent a couple of years at BMW before moving back to GIS to work for a geo-demographics and GIS consultancy.
What can we expect on the Astun stand?
We’ll be keen to help existing iShare users understand how to pull the latest National Street Gazetteer data (NSG) directly from GeoPlace’s DataVia into iShare. This was one of the hot topics at our User Group.
We’ll also take the opportunity to talk to clients about changes to Astun Data Services (ADS). ADS delivers pre-styled Ordnance Survey data, including OS MasterMap, via OGC Web Services or as a vector download. ADS also provides pre-styled syndicated data, such as NHS and Edubase data.
You can also talk to us about iShare Insights with Power BI. This enables non-GIS users to create custom visualisations which support decision-making. We’ll also be able to provide you with information about our two-part Support Coverage package. This provides Priority Support for critical incidents and Call-off Support for non-emergencies.