GIS students attend GISRUK 2014

Fifteen of the Edinburgh GIS Masters students travelled through to Glasgow for the three-day GIS Research UK (GISRUK) conference, organised this year by the University of Glasgow. The students were able to meet notable GIS researchers such as Prof Mike Worboys and Professor Alias Abdul Rahman from Malaysia, who both gave keynote addresses, together with the likes of Prof Chris Brunsdon and Dr Martin Charlton, responsible for developing Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR). The students were able to take a full part in the social programme – which included a reception in Glasgow City Chambers and a Ceilidh (traditional Scottish dancing) in the fine Bute Hall, as well as seeing something of the city of Glasgow. Bruce Gittings, GIS Programmes Director, said “we wanted our students to experience the cutting edge of GIS research and see that their own dissertation research is at a very similar level.  They very much enjoyed the event”.

 

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