GIScience Research Group

The GIScRG is a group of academics and practitioners interested in promoting GIScience and GITechnology in geographical research, teaching and the workplace.

We  also support and promote e-science and the application of novel computing and spatial analysis paradigms to geographical systems, for example, agent-based modelling.

Activities include:

  • Running sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference.
  • Active participation in GISRUK, the leading academic GIS conference in the UK.
  • Developing and maintaining international links, e.g.  participation and sponsorship of sessions at the American Association of Geographers Annual Conference.
  • Working with companies such as ESRI (UK) to promote the use of GIS.
  • Working with the Association of Geographic Information (AGI) to promote links with  GIS practitioners and Chartered Geographers.
  • Promoting and supporting the use of GIS within schools.
  • Production of journal special issues on exciting new research (e.g. the 2009 RGS-IBG Annual Conference produced a special issue of the Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy journal).
  • Working closely with other GIScience forums such as AGILE.

Committee

The following represent the current GIScRG committee structure; if you are interested in becoming a committee member then please drop the chair an email.

  • Chair: Nick Malleson (University of Leeds)
  • Secretary:  Adam Dennett (UCL)
  • Treasurer: Alison Heppentsall (University of Leeds)
  • Prizes and Awards: Seraphim Alvanides (Northumbria University)
  • Postgraduate Representative: Alekos Alexiou (University of Liverpool)
  • Conferences and Events: Yi Gong (Cardiff University)
  • Membership Secretary: Rebecca Sharpe (Sheffield Hallam University)
  • Ordinary Member 1: Nick Bearman (University of Liverpool)
  • Ordinary Member 2: Alan Smith (Plymouth University)

RGS-IBG Conference Sessions (2016)

We are currently sponsoring a number of sessions at the Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference 2016, London – 30 August to 2 September 2016.

Urban Analytics
Wednesday Session 1 (09:00-10:40)
RGS-IBG Drayson Room Session details

GeoComputation – The Next 20 Years (1)
Wednesday Session 2 (11:10-12:50)
RGS-IBG Drayson Room Session details

Geographical Information Science Research Group and Quantitative Methods Research Group Joint AGM
Wednesday Plenary & lunch (13:10-14:25)
RGS-IBG Drayson Room Session details

GeoComputation – The Next 20 Years (2)
Wednesday Session 3 (14:40-16:20)
RGS-IBG Drayson Room Session details

GeoComputation – The Next 20 Years (3): Panel Discussion
Wednesday Session 4 (16:50-18:30)
RGS-IBG Drayson Room Session details

Learning GIS: Establishing the Nexus Between Disciplines
Thursday Session 1 (09:00-10:40)
Skempton Building, Room 060a Session details

Areas, activities and their geo-temporal integration: Panel session
Thursday Session 2 (11:10-12:50)
RGS-IBG Sunley Room Session details

Methods for assessing resilience and vulnerability to natural hazards and disasters (1)
Thursday Session 2 (11:10-12:50)
Skempton Building, Room 060a Session details

Methods for assessing resilience and vulnerability to natural hazards and disasters (2)
Thursday Session 3 (14:40-16:20)
Skempton Building, Room 060a Session details

Methods for assessing resilience and vulnerability to natural hazards and disasters (3)
Thursday Session 4 (16:50-18:30)
Skempton Building, Room 060a Session details

GIS for transport research workshop
Friday Session 1 (09:00-10:40)
Sherfield Building, Room 2 Session details

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