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Platinum Sponsors:

With close to 200 years of experience pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyse, and present spatial information. Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support.

Whether you wish to produce high definition surveys of complex structures, establish control points, manage your assets, or conduct as-built and incident mapping Leica Geosystems has the most comprehensive range of industry leading solutions to help. But it’s much more than just hardware and software; professional product advice, best in class training and first class technical support allows you to get the job done right first time ensuring you maximise your time and productivity.

Become more productive, better informed and more inspired with Leica Geosystems solutions.

When it has to be right.

TOPCON, an innovative and global market leading company, develops and manufactures precise satellite positioning products and software solutions for surveying and civil engineering, earthworks and road construction, construction site management, mobile asset mapping and management and GIS data capturing.

TOPCON’s product portfolio exists of high precision GNSS receivers, robotic and imaging total stations, laser scanners, mobile mapping systems and machine control systems supported by handheld controllers, desktop / field and management software, telematics and accessories.

Besides the sales, support and service of positioning products and solutions TOPCON is active in the agriculture, eye care and OEM business. 

The Ordnance Survey is the national mapping agency of Great Britain.

The Ordnance Survey relies accurate and up-to-date geographical data to Government, business and individuals.


Gold Sponsors

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location -- including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Silver Sponsors:

Handheld UK is a supplier of rugged PDAs and mobile computers. Together with partners Handheld UK offers complete mobility solutions to industries such as logistics, forestry, geodesy, public transportation, construction, service & maintenance, military and security. Handheld UK is a subsidiary of the Handheld Group, a company specializing in rugged mobile computing. 

Bronze Sponsors:

GeoPlace is a public sector limited liability partnership between the Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey. GeoPlace’s role is to create and maintain the National Address Gazetteer and the National Street Gazetteer for England and Wales, providing definitive sources of publicly-owned spatial address and street data. Through agreement with Scotland’s Improvement Service Company, coverage has been extended to Scotland.

The National Address Gazetteer, managed by GeoPlace, is the data storage and internal set of processes bringing together the existing local authority sourced Addressing Datasets together with Ordnance Survey, Valuation Office Agency and Royal Mail data. Ordnance Survey develops the AddressBase range of products based on data provided by GeoPlace. As a separate process, the National Street Gazetteer is made available through GeoPlace.

Esri UK - Understanding our world.

Esri UK is a privately held, UK-owned company that provides world-class enterprise geographic information systems (GIS). Our solutions help businesses, governments and educational institutions make timely, informed and mission-critical decisions by leveraging the power of geography.

Delivering Innovative GIS Solutions

Esri UK www.esriuk.com helps businesses become more profitable, public service more efficient and gives the educational sector greater insight into complex economic and environmental issues, through the provision of world-class geographic information systems (GIS).  The ability to interpret, interrogate and visualise high volumes of complex data gives organisations and individuals the ability to make better informed and more timely decisions. 

3D Laser Mapping is a world-leading provider of laser scanning technology.

Established in 1999, our technology draws on many years of experience integrating laser scanners in innovative ways and developing highly effective solutions to multinational

companies around the world. Our highly experienced engineering team work with long-standing partners and leading suppliers at the forefront of their technology areas to ensure we deliver high-value and dependable information to our customers.

Operating globally through offices in the UK, USA, South Africa and Australia, and a network of specialist distributors, we are able to provide front-line support to a prestigious and growing list of clients.

FARO develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement machines and 3D imaging devices as well as software. Portable equipment permits high-precision 3D measurements, imaging and comparisons of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, documenting large volume spaces or structures in 3D, architecture, surveying and construction, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes.

FARO provides the compact and light FARO Laser Scanner Focus 3D offering the most efficient method for 3D image documentation and 3D modeling and the appropriate software Scene. In only a few minutes, this 3D laser scanner produces dense point clouds containing millions of points that provide incredibly detailed 3D colour images of large scale geometries. FARO also offer the new, intuitive FARO Scanner Freestyle3D which is the only industrial-grade handheld device allowing to scan almost any kind of surfaces and environments. It provides a fast and easy to use scanning solution with verifiable accuracy of the 3D colour scan data.

FARO Technologies
Marie Meade

Mining Specific

Our highly acclaimed mining solution, SiteMonitor, is a state of the art laser measurement-based system, with a number of modules designed to solve common problems in mine measurement.

GIS247 is the leading industry provider of e-learning for GIS.

We provide a total programme of training in ArcGIS and MapInfo to a range of organisations in the UK and worldwide.
Our e-learning approach means that individuals can access the exact training level they require, on-demand. Our integrated Learning Management System means that each user is fully supported in their learning and progress & skill levels can be assessed.  GIS247s’ e-learning is also ideal for organisations who wish to provide cost-effective access to quality training and support for all their GIS users, whilst accommodating different individual requirements and abilities.
All training is accredited by the AGI and the GIS Certification Institute.

www.GIS247.com            Tel: 0115 933 6633            Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact: Debbie Soloman, Training Manager

Aligned-Assets is an independent company specialising in gazetteer and address management solutions. In addition to providing the market leading suite of gazetteer management software, we offer a complete range of consultancy, training and project management.


DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation, our imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, Internet portals and navigation technology.  With our collection sources and comprehensive image library (containing over 4.2 billion km² of earth imagery and imagery products) we offer a range of on- and offline products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate our imagery into their business operations and applications.

Industry Sponsors

RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is the largest global organisation for professionals in property, land, construction and related environmental issues. We promote best practice, regulation and consumer protection to business and the public. The RICS Land Group contains more than 26 000 members specialising in the environment, geomatics, minerals & waste, planning & development and rural sectors. 

The AGI represents the interests of the geographic information industry, including users in the public and private sectors, suppliers of software, hardware, data and services, consultants, academics and interested individuals.  By providing this forum, AGI can give unparalleled opportunities to communicate with the GI community for significant business ends.

The objective of the AGI is to maximise the use of GI for the benefit of the citizen, good governance and commerce.

The AGI pursues these aims through a wide range of activities including lobbying, an active web site, a number of publications, specialist meetings and seminars throughout the country. These are all supported by our annual conference and trade exhibition.

URL: www.agi.org.uk

The Survey Association, known generally as TSA, is the trade body for commercial survey companies in the UK. The association was formed in 1979 to give a focus for private sector businesses in land and hydrographic survey.

Since TSA moved its Headquarters to Newark in 2006 and established its own Secretariat, the association has grown substantially. Today, the association has over 135 companies in membership as full, associate, supplier, affiliate or academic members directly involved in the survey business. The full and associate member companies together employ over 2500 people and had a turnover in 2007 of almost £250million.

TSA is governed by an elected Council comprising twelve member companies. The Council is subdivided into four core committees: PR, MIA, Technical and Finance. The role of the Secretariat is to efficiently run the day-to-day operation and liaise with the membership. The role of the TSA is to promote best practice amongst its members, provide a forum for members for discussion, debate and continuing professional development and, to the wider audience such as engineers, provide guidance on new methods and techniques and a list of suitably qualified and experienced companies.

TSA is also heavily involved in lobbying Government and other agencies such as the Environment Agency regarding policies likely to affect or involve the survey industry. TSA meets regularly with RICS and ICES on a range of issues and has established a group called the SLG, or Survey Liaison Group. This body convenes at regular intervals to examine matters of mutual interest and to ensure that there is little or no duplication of effort by the three bodies.