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 provide for the accurate capture of spatial locations and an array of attributes including groundbased 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, 6000 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

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

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

Terry Rodgers

Terry Rodgers is a graduate of the Marine and Coastal Resource Management (MCRM) and the MSc in GIS degree programmes in the Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, UK. He emigrated to Canada in 2017. (read more)
2017-12-20 11:18:55

David R. Green

David R. Green is the Director of the Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science and Management (AICSM), Director of the M.Sc. Degree Programme in Geographical Information Systems, and Director of the UAV Centre for Environmental Monitoring and Mapping (UCEMM) at the Department of Geography and Environment, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. (read more)
2017-07-31 03:19:00

Tim Hayes

Tim Hayes, MSc is a GIS professional with 25 years experience. He is currently a GIS manager at the City of San Jose in California, where he supervises a team of three GIS professionals at a municipal utility authority. Tim holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Geography, as well as a Certificate in GIS, and his career has spanned the private, government, and utilities sectors. (read more)
2018-02-06 03:41:17
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