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Introducing the AGS data format

This course discusses the background to the AGS data transfer format before going on to explore the fundamental concepts that underpin it.

The course is an introduction to the format, however further, more in-depth training can be undertaken via Equipe's Mastering the AGS Data Format course.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course you should be able to:
  • Understand what AGS data is all about (e.g. what is it, where does it come from, how can it be used?)
  • Find and navigate AGS data format documentation
  • Understand the AGS data 'structure'
  • Understand the file format rules
  • Appreciate the importance of specification and validation

The focus is on the data and the data format, not its implementation in software.

Neil Chadwick

Your course tutor for this course is Neil Chadwick of Digital Geotechnical.

Neil is a Geotechnical Engineer with a (long time) interest in data/digital. With extensive geotechnical experience, mostly at major consultancies with 22 years at Arup under his belt, Neil is now an 'independent' consultant and a digital/data specialist.

Neil is a Member of the AGS Data Management Working Group, lead author of AGSi (ground model/interpretative), and the lead author of AGS Piling (in draft).

Neil also regularly works with Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) on global geotechnical data standardisation.
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