The AGSI initiative has the objective to build local geospatial capacity, both in terms of practical, technical skills and the management of geospatial projects in North Africa. With the support of the Tunisian Ministry of IT and Telecommunications Technology and a broad-based alliance of international, geospatial companies, European and regional universities and international geospatial organizations, the AGSI operations will commence in mid-2013 with the planned opening of the AGSI training center in Tunis.
Formally announced and presented at the GCT2012 in Tunis, the AGSI initiative early on found the support of the Institute for Photogrammetry (IFP) at the University of Stuttgart and the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). As industry leaders, Esri and Hexagon Geosystems announced their support for the AGSI at the Amsterdam Geospatial Forum in April 2012 and at the ISPRS conference in Melbourne in September 2012.
At this time (October 2012), the AGSI is supported institutionally by the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and the International Cartographic Association (ICA). At the InterGeo congress in Hannover, the AGSI was officially started as a non-profit society and organization on October 11, 2012.
As an 'inclusive', non-partisan & non-profit organization, the AGSI is focused at building geospatial capacity and will be instrumental to create professional, geospatial employment in North Africa. The AGSI needs your support!
Please contact us to find out how you can become part of this key initiative and how you and your organization can make a difference!
Stefan Oeldenberger, 3G Managing Director and AGSI vice-chairman (email)
Download AGSI Presentation (GCT2012, Tunis) here
Download AGSI Publication (ISPRS, Melbourne) here
AGSI Main Supporters