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

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

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

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

David Green

David R. Green is the Director of the Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science andManagement (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

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

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

Mark Your Agendas for GIS Day on 15 November

The world celebrates GIS Day on Wednesday 15 November 2017. It provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems technology to demonstrate applications that are making a difference in the society. Various events are taking place on this day, worldwide. The dedicated GIS Day website shows a listing of known events (scroll down on the main page). The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999. Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with being the person who inspired the creation of GIS Day. He considered GIS Day a good initiative for people to learn about... (read more)
2017-11-14 08:57:11

Every GIS Student’s Nightmare: Finding a Research Topic

At conferences students ask me to suggest projects for course or capstone projects*, even after they have completed two or more courses (or years!) studying geospatial technology, science and use. Posts on a variety of GIS forums and discussion areas seek the same kind of help. How can educators and those of us in the field mentor students in this important part of their education? Why is selection so hard? Most of the queries I get are from undergraduates and masters students. In most cases, they can explore anything of interest that ties into GIS, geography and spatial analysis, in... (read more)
2016-12-22 02:59:57
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