Geography Comes of Age

The editor talks to Dr Rita Gardner CBE, Director of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and the Society’s head of education and outdoor learning, Steve Brace. Forget those Oxford PPEs if you want to rise to the top: focus on geography. This is the message from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). And if you’re looking for evidence in these times of fake news, what better example is there than the UK’s current Prime Minister, Theresa May, a graduate in geography from St Hugh’s College, Oxford. For those with less lofty ambitions and aiming to become a GIS professional,... (read more)
2018-11-29 03:17:38

Spatio-temporal Geography and Medical Data

Authors David R. Green and Jan O. Jansen demonstrate through examples how GIS can add explanatory value to the analysis of medical data. The analysis of spatial data often relies on the use of Geographical Information Systems, with maps being the usual output. However, increasingly, GIS functionality provides more than just a digital mapping toolbox: it can include spatial and network analysis, 3D visualisation, and modelling. GIS can also handle data from many disparate sources, including remote sensing and GPS or GNSS. The latter provides for the accurate capture of spatial locations and an array of attributes including ground-based photographic... (read more)
2017-01-03 04:52:31

How did you get into Geography in the First Place?

Chair of AGI Council Abigail Page charts her path to membership and achievement at AGI. . . and the route to outstanding cocktails! I’m always interested in who’s who at the AGI, where they’ve come from, and how they ‘got into’ geography in the first place. We have such a diverse membership – and with the emphasis on education and personal development in this issue, I wanted to share something about my own career path, the role for personal development, and indeed the changing nature of the AGI. Before entering a world of geo, I spent time managing a photo... (read more)
2017-08-04 10:49:24

The State of Geography and Geographic Technology Knowledge

How do you know how far you’ve travelled if you’re on a bike? Would a smartphone or satnav help? Maybe you’d check the bike’s odometer, assuming you’ve got one. Or maybe you’d have a strong feeling in your body, the “friction of distance” as Adena Schutzberg calls it. On a lovely late summer day in September, 6,000 cyclists traversed two courses, one ten miles, one forty miles, around the City of Boston, Massachusetts. It was the eleventh annual event celebrating bicycling in the city. I am pleased to report that I saw enough evidence among these nongeographers to be cautiously... (read more)
2016-12-23 04:59:27

Esri Publishes Introduction to Human Geography Using ArcGIS Online

Esri, a location intelligence company, has announced the publication of Introduction to Human Geography Using ArcGIS Online. The book is written by Professor J. Chris Carter, who has been teaching human geography and GIS for more than 15 years. Pushing readers to better understand the human society and its impact on our planet, this college-level textbook challenges students to ponder the why of where with questions such as: How do physical features contribute to unique places and regions? What can local obesity rates tell us about food access? Why do people live where they do? How might we anticipate – and mitigate – conflict?... (read more)
2019-03-07 10:33:11

RGS-IBG and AGI Announce Strategic Alliance

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) have announced a strategic alliance with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding which will see them working closely together to advance the understanding and use of geographic information. The two organisations share a vision and mission to ensure that geography and geographic information is recognised as an important enabler to the world of big data that surrounds us in the digital economy, and is used more widely across the public, private and third sectors. The focus of their collaboration will build on the widely recognised competence... (read more)
2017-02-06 05:13:25

Dmitri Mauquoy

Dmitri Mauquoy is senior lecturer at the Department of Geography and Environment, University of Aberdeen. (read more)
2017-07-31 03:34:46

Calum G. Hoad

Calum G. Hoad is a graduate in Geography of the University of Aberdeen. (read more)
2018-11-01 10:22:36

Ismael Chivite

Ismael Chivite works as a senior product manager at Esri. With over 20 years of GIS experience, Chivite is passionate about building ArcGIS products that help organisations use geography to improve the way they work. (read more)
2017-07-03 02:40:27

Bruce Gittings

Bruce Gittings runs the GIS programmes at the University of Edinburgh, having joined the staff there in 1987, with degrees in geology and GIS. He has interests in distributed and web-based GIS, database management, gazetteers, data issues and terrain modelling, together with a new-found interest in using UAVs to examine the geography of Scotland. (read more)
2018-07-06 05:58:02
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