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GIS Day 2016 @ QUB - Presented by QUB, AGI, The Missing Maps Project & LPS
Wed 16 November 2016, 12:00 – 14:00 GMT
What is it?
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day is one fun day to celebrate GIS with everyone. It is an opportunity to discover and understand the benefits of GIS and showcase its uses. GIS Day is a way to build and nurture a GIS community, spreading their passion for GIS to users and non-users alike.
This event will have two sessions running at the same time:
Session 1 (Seminars) will focus on applications of GIS and illustrate use cases for humanitarian assistance, academic research and government decision-making, specifically marine spatial planning in Northern Ireland. The agenda for this session is outlined below.
Session 2 (Mapathon) is a mapathon in support of The Missing Maps Project and will begin after Steven Boyd's presentation on the topic (please refer to the agenda below). Interested participants will be directed to the Geography computer suite where they can make real contributions to this worthwhile humanitarian cause.
All participants will have the opportunity to change sessions in between speakers, should they choose to do so.
Where is it?
The event will take place at the School of Natural and Built Environment, Elmwood Avenue.
12.00-12.05 Welcome (Rico Santiago)
12.05-12.30 "The Missing Maps Project" (Steven Boyd)
The Missing Maps project is an open collaboration that aims to map the most vulnerable places in the developing world, in order that international and local NGOs, and individuals can use the maps and data to better respond to crises affecting the areas.
Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in either Session 1 (Seminars) or Session 2 (Mapathon) following this presentation.
12.30-13.00 "GIS at Queen’s University Belfast” (Lorraine Barry and Conor Graham)
Lorraine from the GIS Research & Teaching Unit, School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast will begin with a short introduction to GIS software, methods and spatial data using examples from both licensed and open-source projects and will give an overview of teaching and GIS development within the university. Her colleague Conor will follow with an overview of remote sensing, survey and GIS for archaeological and land management applications.
13.10-13.50 “Into the blue – GI for the first NI Marine Plan” (Aoibheann Rooney)
As the variety and intensity of activities and uses in the Northern Ireland Marine Area increases, so does the competition for marine space. The advent of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) will contribute to the effective management of marine activities and the sustainable use of marine and coastal resources by creating a framework for consistent, transparent, sustainable and evidence-based decision-making. Gathering GI on where and when human activities and uses take place is fundamental to the MSP process, but as the marine natural environment is fluid, physical boundaries are generally absent and marine resources and activities are intrinsically mobile in nature, where does the data collection end? The presentation will close with a showcase of the Northern Ireland Marine Mapviewer, currently in the final stages of development, which brings together disparate spatial datasets relating to NI's marine environment.
13.50-14.00 Closing Remarks
For any disability or access queries, please email either of the contacts below:
Martin Stroud (School of Natural and Built Environment) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Services (Queen's University) - email@example.com
Date and Time
QUB - Medical Biology Centre
OG/208 Raked Lecture Theatre
97 Lisburn Rd, Belfast