GeoNorth 2003 Seminar Programme Announced: Geographic Information for Government & Public Service Professionals

London, 17 January 2003. GeoNorth 2003 has announced the seminar programme for its one-day event for executives involved in local, regional & central government and the emergency services. Experts from the public sector, public service and leading solution providers will present strategic, case study led seminar sessions to give practical advice and information to attending delegates (1). GeoNorth 2003 will be held 18th March 2003 at New Century House, Manchester, UK.

The seminar programme will include:

Using Geographic Information (GI) to deliver high quality, accessible & responsive public services.
 Digital mapping & GIS for emergency planning, static response & public safety – a case study on Avon & Somerset Police, Fire & Ambulance services at Glastonbury Festival - Stuart Simmons, Simmons Aerofilms & Chris Holcroft, Cadcorp,
 Saving time, costs & resources – the use of GIS for efficient patient transportation systems - Helen Eglington, PTS Manager, West Midlands Ambulance Service,
 Dumfries & Galloway Police, a Case Study - Stuart Arnott, Head of IT, Colin Dorrance, Police Sergeant and Elliot Meldrum, Senior Analyst Programmer, Dumfries & Galloway Police, and
 Location Hub to join up geographic spaces & places - William Lloyd, IT Manager & Mark Adams, Consultant, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Sharing best practice to deliver effective joined-up government
 Intranet mapping helping joined-up local government services – Darren Bestley, Head of eGIS, London Borough of Ealing,
 How Camden re-branded GIS as maGIc to teach its staff new tricks – Ben White, Corporate GIS Manager, Environment Department, London Borough of Camden,
 Harnessing GI to deliver e-local government – Steve Brandwood, Geographic Information Programme Manager, Improvement & Development Agency, and
 Valubill – an LGOL pathfinder funded by the ODPM to deliver the integration of rating valuations & planning information in local authorities & the Valuation Office – Steve Pennant, Deputy Head of ICT, London Borough of Newham.

Data management – why good GI is crucial
 Why good GI is the foundation for effective decision making – Andy Gill, Consultant, InfoTech Enterprises Europe, and
 The essential value of consistent data – Dr Sharon Cooper, TENET ITMapping

Boosting efficiency & sharing information using the Pilot Pan Government Agreement for central government
 Delivering joined-up government through the Pan Government Agreement - Peter Capell, Head of Planning and Land Use Statistics, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister,
 The PGA – a GI opportunity for government - Howard Atkinson, Pilot Pan Government Agreement Project Manager, Ordnance Survey, and
 Introducing a GIS to the Government Offices for the Regions - Joe Fowler, Knowledge Management – Team Leader Regional Co-ordination Unit, ESRI.

Jessica Blue, GeoNorth 2003 Event Manager explained, “This is THE opportunity for public sector and public service executives to hear presentations from some of the most informed users of GI solutions, presenting strategic and real life user experiences. Delegates will be able to hear practical guidance, information and insight into how GI is helping drive best practice and e-government to ultimately deliver better citizen services.”

For further information about GeoNorth 2003 please visit or call +44 (0)20 8987 7833. GeoNorth 2003 is organised by CMP Europe, organisers of GeoSolutions 2003 (formerly GIS) in association with the AGI Conference.


Notes to Editors
1) The seminar programme costs 25 + VAT = 29.38 including refreshments, lunch and access to the showcase. This entitles the delegate to attend up to 4 seminars.

About GeoNorth 2003
GeoNorth 2003 was launched at GeoSolutions 2002, in association with the AGI Conference, 17th September 2002. GeoNorth 2003 is a one-day showcase & seminar programme that will examine the latest issues, technologies and benefits of geographic information (GI) for the public sector and public service communities. It will take place on 18th March 2003 at New Century House, Manchester, M60 0AL, UK. For more information or +44 (0)20 8987 7833. GeoNorth 2003 is organised by CMP Europe, organisers of GeoSolutions 2003 (formerly GIS), in association with the AGI Conference.

About GeoSolutions 2003 in association with the AGI Conference
GeoSolutions 2003 in association with the AGI Conference will take place 16-18th September 2003 at Earls Court, London, UK. GeoSolutions 2002 incorporating GIS 2002 and the AGI Conference featured over 100 exhibitors and had 3897 attendees (ABC Audited). For more information please visit

About CMP Europe Ltd - IT Portfolio
CMP Europe Ltd’s IT portfolio has more than 20 years of experience in producing industry leading, business-to-business events and publications that reflect the rapidly changing and diverse market of IT. The Company remains at the forefront of the industry by continuously developing existing events and adding new products to its portfolio. CMP’s current successful products include CCF magazine; Networks for Business, GeoSolutions, GeoNorth, Technology For Marketing, incorporating Technology For Sales and Technology For Customer Service, Call Centre Expo UK and Call Center Expo Europe events; The Call Centre DataFile, Call Centre Management Yearbook, CMP Intelligent Marketing, CMP Interactive events, the Call Center Media Portal and CMP PR Audit.

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