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18th March 2021
Online via Zoom

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Put the kettle on and join CENSIS for a catch up over a virtual coffee and connect with other companies, researchers and stakeholders working in the same space.

Led by CENSIS Business Development Manager Stephen Milne and System Architect Kevin Power, coffee break will look at the pairing of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – software that visualises spatial or geographic data as a map – with IoT devices and services.

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GIS technologies have been around for some time, and are a great way to visualise data. But by introducing IoT in to the mix, GIS can be significantly enhanced to allow end users to not only get an overall picture of a location, but also to get a full breakdown of how individual elements within that location are behaving or responding in real time.

Overlaying IoT and GIS data can benefit a range of markets including urban and rural planning, traffic management, utilities management, building and office developments, environmental monitoring and many more.

We are happy to explore technical challenges, solutions and business opportunities in the space, from both a business and practical engineering perspective. This might include challenges around robustness and ruggedisation of IoT hardware, how to identify the right IoT network to use to communicate data, data storage (cloud storage v edge processing), storage capacity, and of course cyber security elements.


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A calendar invite that includes the Zoom link to join the discussion will be emailed to all registered participants before the event takes place.

Our virtual coffees are very popular and we often have a waiting list, so if you sign up but can’t make it on the day, please let us know so we can release your place to someone else.