Criteria for Membership

The AGILE Council wishes to encourage a wide membership from throughout the European and beyond academic geographic information community. Members may be involved in matters relating to cartography, computing, geographic analysis, socio-economic and environmental modelling, and surveying as well as application areas such as agriculture, forestry, geology, hydrology, market research, urban planning, transport and research on the legal and institutional issues associated with the use of geographic information technologies. Members can be based in academic institutions as well in other centres where geographic information research is carried out, for example, EU-funded, government funded and National Science Council funded centres. In all cases, however, it is the group rather than the individuals in that group who apply for membership.

Benefits of membership

  • An opportunity to actively participate in the networks of European geographic information researchers that have been built up over the last few years as a result of AGILE related initiatives
  • The opportunity to influence the European geographic information research agenda.

In addition AGILE members are eligible for

  • Special rates at AGILE events including the annual conference and working group workshops
  • The right to nominate candidates for election to the AGILE Council
  • The right to propose and take part in AGILE initiatives or projects in which AGILE is active
  • The right to use the AGILE name in your promotional material
  • The right to use the AGILE communication channels (website, newsletter, mailing lists) to announce positions, training & research projects, etc…
  • The right to apply for grants for attending AGILE Conference.

How to become a member

If you wish to become a member of AGILE and take part in the elections for the Council, you must return a completed Application form along with payment of a membership fee. To obtain a Membership Application, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


We hope that your group will take advantage of this opportunity to join AGILE and we look forward to meet you at one of our joint events.