Making Geospatial Opportunities Accessible to All - Interview with Dr Suchith Anand

Suchith Anand served as the founding chair of the ICA Commission on Open Source Geospatial Technologies. He is currently serving as the chair of Geospatial IG of Research Data Alliance (RDA). He is working for the establishment of Open Source Geospatial Labs/Research Centres in key universities worldwide as part of the GeoForAll initiative with the mission to make geospatial education and opportunities accessible to all. He is currently working as an Independent researcher for the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative. Before joining GODAN, he worked at the University of Nottingham where he established the first Open... (read more)
2017-10-10 09:03:30

Simon Kokkendorff

Simon Kokkendorff, academic specialist, is a mathematician by education and has previously been a research worker. He has been employed at the Danish Geodata Agency since 2008 on data analysis and is now primarily working with digital height models and coordinate transformations. (read more)
2018-07-06 03:09:03

Barbara Bond

Barbara Bond spent her career in public service as cartographic researcher in MoD, initially in the forerunner of the Defence Geographic Centre and latterly as the senior civilian Director and Deputy Chief Executive of the UK Hydrographic Office, the first Defence Agency. On retirement, became an independent consultant, advising UK government departments on graduate recruitment and international commercial companies on training in data capture for marine applications. Has considerable experience in Higher Education as Chair of Board and Pro-Chancellor of English university. Served on Higher Education Funding Council for England's's Advisory Committee for Leadership, Management and Governance, and on the Equality Challenge... (read more)
2017-10-11 03:08:56

Plymouth University

Welcome to Plymouth We are a world-class, modern university*. Vibrant and friendly, with a strong reputation for innovation. Times Higher Education described us as one of the newly-emerging ‘modern global elite’. Your student experience We are one of the largest universities in the country with around 27,000 students studying a variety of courses from farming to photography, business to biology, and design to dentistry. Our roots go back more than 150 years to the School of Navigation, but it is our modernity that gives us energy and direction. It gives us the freedom to define our strategic priorities and our values. It... (read more)
2016-07-13 01:55:43

Skytec Joins Esri Startup Program

Skytec LLC, a leading Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Drone as a Service (DaaS) provider, has been selected to join the Esri Startup program as an emerging business partner. The three-year program is part of a global Esri initiative to help emerging businesses succeed by giving them access to ArcGIS software along with the services, tools, content, education and training they need to successfully integrate the ArcGIS mapping and location technology into their business platforms. A leading service provider in the rapidly-emerging UAS industry, Skytec delivers high-accuracy custom data visualisation and analytics for clients across a wide range of sectors... (read more)
2018-04-12 10:18:50

New Book: ‘GNSS Survey & Engineering’

Geomares Education introduces a new book, called ‘GNSS Survey & Engineering’, written by Huibert-Jan Lekkerkerk. 'GNSS Survey & Engineering' is aimed at providing the everyday professional GPS user with enough background information for the understanding and correct operation of satellite navigation equipment in general and particularly GPS. The new book is based on the lectures the author has written for the Skilltrade course in hydrographic surveying as well as a series of articles on satellite navigation systems. Today, GPS is almost synonymous with simple navigation and positioning in nearly all sectors. There are many brands and models to choose from... (read more)
2017-01-25 02:53:49

Patrick Rickles

Patrick Rickles studied Environmental Management Science and Computer Science at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York (B.S. 2004) and Geographic Information Science at University College London in London (MSc 2005). He has over 10 years of experience in public and private sector industries (Oil & Gas, Software Engineering, Urban Planning) and was a Research Associate for the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group at University College London, managing researchers and developing GIS solutions. He is also working on his PhD (part-time) researching expedited education techniques of GIS in Interdisciplinary Research. He currently works as implementation specialst at the Department for... (read more)
2017-08-04 11:32:03

Niall Conway

Niall Conway is an Irish/Australian GIS professional, urban planner and casual academic. He aims to help people to understand and take advantage of the emerging world of geospatial technology and information.Niall's background is in urban and regional planning and sustainable development and he shows a big interest in the overlap between geography, technology and education. He has used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to support decision-makers in the strategic planning, infrastructure and natural resource sectors. He has also worked in an academic role for one of Australia's largest universities. (read more)
2017-07-10 02:05:41

The Age of Geo-Literacy - ArcGIS for Schools

Esri have big plans for the next phase of GIS, and it all starts in the classroom. In the following article, Niall Conway reflects on his recent experience at the Esri UK Annual Conference in May and explains why understanding of GIS is likely to increase in years to come. Over the last 10 years, I’ve developed an interest in GIS education, particularly in terms of how the subject is taught and how the imagination of students is captured and maintained. This interest began while undertaking a postgraduate in Urban Planning in 2007, where only two of my fifty or... (read more)
2018-08-21 10:55:38

GIS Comes of Age

An important issue for all our readers as we focus on education and training for GIS professionals plus the growing market for remotely sensed data from space. Just over two years ago Sir Mark Walport, the UK Government’s chief scientific advisor, told delegates at the AGI GeoCom conference that “geospatial now underpins everything government does”. That applies to local government and the emergency services too, through the PSMA and the work of GeoPlace. Our focus on education and training in this issue underlines how geospatial and geography have truly come of age. Our interview with the RGS’s director Dr Rita... (read more)
2017-04-04 02:58:14
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