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Apps With Maps: Open GeoData Hackathon

Saturday 28 April 2012, 9am – Late

Kainos Software Ltd, 6 – 8 Upper Crescent, Belfast, BT7 1NT | Map

Free of charge

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John Hewitt, Kainos Software
Simon Wheeler, NI Planning Service
David McIlhatton, University of Ulster
Ian Lamont, GeoPII Software

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Agenda – Saturday 28th April, Venue Kainos Software Ltd, 6-8 Upper Crescent, Belfast BT7 1NT

8.30am – 9am – Tea/Coffee and registration

9am – 915am – Welcome and the lowdown on prizes, Simon Wheeler (Chair AGI), Neil Curran (BCS Belfast Branch)

9.15am – 9.30am – Format for the day, demo of the argis.com framework (a quick way to create apps for both developers and non-developers), John Hewitt, kainos Software Ltd

9.30am – 9.45am – Open Source GIS software and Open Geodata – what would be useful to use, Ian Lamont, GeoPII

9.45am – 10am – Open GeoData Apps – some suggestions and ideas, David McIlhatton, University of Ulster

10am – 12.30pm Making some Open GeoData Apps

12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch (on us)

1.30pm – 11pm Making some Open GeoData Apps


A fun event aimed at all software developers. The aim is to develop an application using Open Source and Open geographic data in one day that is of community value of the people of Northern Ireland. Attendees can work alone or within a team and prizes will be awarded for the most innovative ideas and engaging apps.

All the speakers are experienced practitioners of Geographic Information Systems and are very familiar with the benefits of using adding Geographic Information as an additional stream of Business Intelligence. They will start the event by talking about what free Open Source software and Open GeoData exist and what apps would be useful to stimulate ideas.

Closing date for bookings is 26 April 2012 at 12 noon. No more bookings will be taken after this date.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS do not issue invitation letters.

Cancellation Policy
In the event of cancellation the delegates will be told well in advance. BCS reserve the right to cancel any event. BCS is not responsible for hotel or travel costs. Event closes at 12 noon on 26 April 2012.

Contact – mandy.bauer@hq.bcs.org.uk

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