A week in the life of a GIS professional

  • London, 10th March 2020
  • Liverpool, 17th March 2020

The role of a GIS professional in Local Government is more than creating spatial datasets and reviewing existing or incoming data for currency, accuracy, and quality. It is more than producing accurate maps and other representations of data for public use and fieldwork. It is more than preparing reports, performing research and undertaking special projects. It informs the work of various council departments, provides answers to public enquiries, and reveals opportunities for future planning.

This year’s conference will examine a typical weekly workload of a GIS professional and the challenges they face. We will explore software applications, techniques and services that help streamline the multitude of tasks they undertake, and provide benefits to the council and the public they serve. The annual Cadcorp Local Government Conference gives those working with geographic information at local authorities the opportunity to update and expand their knowledge of GIS.

Who should attend?

This free-to-attend conference is aimed at those who work in central or local government. It will be of interest to those requiring more information on the benefits of GIS technology and its potential when integrating with other systems.

It will be relevant to those who are looking for new ideas to build upon an existing GIS infrastructure or those who are new to the industry.

Breaks and a free lunch will provide many opportunities for networking with like-minded professionals.


09.30   Registration and Coffee

10.00   Welcome and Introductions

10.10   GIS professionals in Government: Informing, providing answers and aiding decision-making

10.30   Web mapping for ideal service delivery
            - Matthew Horwell, GIS Co-Ordinator, City of Stoke-on-Trent

10.50   Making GIS less task heavy

11.10   COFFEE

11.40   Evaluating cloud, responsibly

12.00   Ordnance Survey update

12.20   A year in the life of a GIS programmer

12.40   GIS top tips for doing more with less

13.00   Lunch

14.00   Conference ends
             Q & A for specific GIS questions

*Please note: Speakers and timings are subject to change and may vary between locations. This page is continuously updated so please check back regularly.

Locations & Dates

London, 10th March 2020

4-12 Norton Folgate, London, E1 6DQ
Room: Invest 1-2

Stylish, ultra modern conference venue. Situated just a 5-minute walk away from both Liverpool Street Station and Shoreditch High Street overground station. The venue is easy to reach from a number of train, underground and bus routes. Directions

Liverpool, 17th March 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel
107 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9BD​
Room: Kings

Radisson Blu Hotel Liverpool has excellent access from all nearby motorways, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Liverpool Lime Street Station. The hotel is convenient to the River Mersey ferry terminal and additional public transport options. Directions

The cost

There is no charge to attend the conference. Lunch and other refreshments will be provided free of charge on the day.


Complete the 'Online Enquiry' form below to book your place. In the 'Message' field, please indicate which location you are registering for and of any dietary requirements. We look forward to you joining us.

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