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1 THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR GEOCOMPUTATION GIS in Practice Welcoming Remarks A Stewart Fotheringham SFI Research Professor and Director

2 Housekeeping Fire Exit Toilets Coffee Lunch – Rye Hall Mobiles Special Requests

3 Programme 10:00Welcome and Overview Professor Stewart Fotheringham, Director, NCG 10:15GIS, GISc and Spatial Data: An American Perspective Professor Mike Goodchild, UCSB and Walton Fellow, NCG 11:00 GIS and Spatial Data: An Irish Perspective Eamonn Doyle, ESRI-Ireland 11:30Coffee Break

4 12:00GIS and Transportation Dr. Adam Winstanley, NCG and Department of Computer Science, NUIM 12:30GIS and Health Martin Charlton, Associate Director, NCG 13:00- 14:15Lunch (for which we gratefully acknowledge co- funding from ESRI-Ireland)

5 14:15GIS and Emergency Management Prof. Andrew Curtis, LSU, Director, World Health Organization's ‘Collaborating Center for Remote Sensing and GIS for Public Health’ and Director of GIS Operations for the Hurricane Katrina Relief Project 15:00GIS and the Environment Seamus Coveney, NCG 15:30GIS and Crime Spencer Chainey, Director of Geographic Information Science at the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, University College London 16:00GIS, Postcodes and Small Area Data Professor Stewart Fotheringham, Director, NCG 16:30Close

6 Aims of the Day To demonstrate some of the areas in which GIS are useful; To give a flavour of what is possible with the use of GIS in a variety of areas; To demonstrate the increasing importance of understanding and analysing spatial data

7 Use of GIS Time US UK Ireland Utilisation of GIS

8 A Very Brief Overview of the NCG Began operations Sept 2004 Science Foundation Ireland funded Research Centre at the interface of Quantitative Geography, Computer Science and Statistics Currently 16 people employed in NCG Several other academic staff in Geography and Computer Science are an important part of the NCG

9 What is Geocomputation? Geocomputation involves any aspect of the capture, storage, integration, management, retrieval, display, analysis and modelling of spatial data

10 Geocomputation

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13 Goals for the NCG 1.To establish itself as a world-class centre for Geocomputation Research Visiting researchers Conferences/Workshops (Cross- border data; GIS into Schools; GIS and Health; GISRUK 2007; Geocomputation 2007) Seminar series Networking with other International GIS-related centres

14 Goals for the NCG 2. To help promote the use of GIS and spatial data analysis throughout Ireland Government offices (national and local) – HRB; Interreg; Info Soc.; DOEHLG; EPA Schools – GIS into Schools Initiative; World GIS day; STARs programme Irish Spatial Data Initiative – Small Areas Algorithm; all-island data sets

15 Goals for the NCG 3. To train the next generation of geocomputational experts for Ireland 6 PhD students Research assistants

16 Goals for the NCG 4. To work with Ireland’s GIS industry ESRI Ireland eSpatial Solutions Ltd Compass Informatics Blueglen Technology

17 Finally, who are you? Council Offices25 NUIM24 Other Academics23 Private Sector21 Health20 Environment11 Other Gov. Offices 9 Mapping Agencies 8 Transport 6 Emergency Services 5

18 Aims of the Day To demonstrate some of the areas in which GIS are useful; To give a flavour of what is possible with the use of GIS in a variety of areas; To demonstrate the increasing importance of understanding and analysing spatial data

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