13 August 2019
Our Cohort 4 Reserach student, Matt Smith, attended the 27th Geographical Information Science Research UK conference in Newcastle from the 23rd-26th April 2019. We asked Matt to provide a write up of his experience:
I attended the conference to view the state of GIS and understand where my PhD could fit in.
What I did:
I took part in a number of workshops that introduced elements of GIS, these were:
- Visualising our cities: Visualising urban digital twins.
- Accessing open data and using API's
- GIS in industry
I then sat in on a number of different tracks including:
- Neighbourhoods and demographics
- Exploring place
- Spatial modelling
Who I met:
I met several PhD students from varying backgrounds as well as members of my sponsor company who part sponsor the conference.
The conference also included a visit and meal at the St. James' Park and a visit to the Discovery Museum.