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Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe

  • By: Monica Wachowicz
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

The Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE) was established in early 1998 to ensure the continuation of the networking activities that have emerged as a result of the EGIS (Exhibition on Geographical Information Systems) Conferences and the European Science Foundation GISDATA Scientific Programmes. AGILE represents a community committed to promoting academic teaching and state-of-the-art research on advancing GI (geographic information) science. It consists of 96 research laboratories across Europe, counting hundreds of GI researchers, students, and academics (see Table 1). AGILE also maintains liaison with several organizations through memoranda of understanding, including Bentley Definiens, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Geomatics for Informed Decisions, Intergraph, Open Geospatial Consortium, Partnership for European Environmental Research, and University Consortium for Geographic Information Science.

The association is a registered ...

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