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This is a talk given at the University of Tokyo on 5th December 2009.

This is a talk given at the University of Tokyo on 5th December 2009.

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    Geographic Information Science in a UK Context Geographic Information Science in a UK Context Presentation Transcript

    • GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE IN A UK CONTEXT Alex Singleton Department of Geography and Centre for Advance Spatial Analysis , University College London Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • OVERVIEW • A UK core curriculum? • The Spatial Literacy in Teaching Project • Geographical Information Systems and Science • Geospatial Analysis Handbook • Outreach Projects - Engaging with learners! • The CASA MRes • GIS in Schools Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • ABOUT ME • Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis and Department of Geography at University College London • Research and Teaching Interests: • Socio-spatial structure of cities • geodemographics • The geographies of educational inequalities www.alex-singleton.com • Neogeography areaprofiles.blogspot.com Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • A UK CORE CURRICULUM • Undergraduate (3 Years Full Time) • 1 Full Time Course - Kingston • Majority Geography Degrees - GIS Component • Postgraduate • MSc - ~15 x GIS Courses (1 Year Full Time) • PhD Training • Requirement of Funding Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • SPATIAL LITERACY IN TEACHING Saturday, 5 December 2009
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    • KEY OUTPUTS: BOOKS Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SCIENCE • Edition 1 & 2 • 50K Copies World Wide • Translation numerous Languages • Accompanied by • Teaching Guide • ESRI Virtual Campus • Slides Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • STRUCTURE • 5 Sections • Introduction • Principles • Techniques • Analysis • Management Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • INTRODUCTION • Systems, Science and Study • Definitions • Data into Information • GIS and Science • Applications • Contemporary - multiple domains Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • PRINCIPLES • Representations • Vector / raster etc • Nature of Geographic Data • Spatial Autocorrelation • Distance decay • Georeferencing • Uncertainty Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • TECHNIQUES • GIS Software • Modelling techniques • Data collection • Databases • Mobile GIS Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • ANALYSIS • Cartography • Geovizualisation • Query and Measurement • Summary & Inference • Spatial Modelling Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • MANAGEMENT • GIS & Business • Return on Investment • Support / integration • GIS & Wider Economy Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • CHANGES FOR 3RD EDITION Saturday, 5 December 2009
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    • GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS Comprehensive: Principles, techniques Independent: Software Topics broadly Link NCGIA Core Curriculum Saturday, 5 December 2009
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    • BOOK • 3rd Edition due soon • Print on demand • No publishers • Direct to market Saturday, 5 December 2009
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    • KEY OUTPUTS :WEBSITES Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • OUTREACH & TEACHING Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • OUTREACH & TEACHING Saturday, 5 December 2009
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    • • 26  countries  in America, Europe, Asia and Oceania • Individual level data for 300  million  people (full name and address) • 10.8  million  unique surnames • 6.5  million  unique forenames • Statistics at postcode  level Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • Singleton Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • Forename : ALEX - SCOTTISH Surname : SINGLETON - ENGLISH Overall Classification of this Person - ENGLISH Saturday, 5 December 2009
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    • Mimosa (1865) 185 Welsh Welsh Names “aim was to establish a Welsh colony which would preserve the Welsh language and culture” Saturday, 5 December 2009
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    • MORI Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • CASA MASTERS • MRes - Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation • 3 Components • GIS and Spatial Analysis • Urban and Regional Modelling • Visualisation Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • GIS AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS • Introduction to GIS Lecture Series (GIS & Sci 3rd Edition) • Geospatial Analysis (Geospatial Analysis Handbook 3rd Edition) • Spatial statistics • R • Python Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • URBAN AND REGIONAL MODELLING • Cities and Complexity • Cellular Automata • Spatial Interaction Modelling • Agent Based Modelling • Geodemographics Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • VISUALISATION • Cartography • Data Visualisation • Neogeography • 3D Visualisation Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • GIS IN SCHOOLS • Recent curriculum requirement to teach some GIS in schools • But not much! • Many teachers don’t understand GIS • Some PGCE now have GIS component Saturday, 5 December 2009
    • QCA • Key Stage 3 • Students will ‘use varied resources, including maps, visual media and geographical information systems’(QCA, 2007a) • Key Stage 4 • Students are to ‘become more independent learners through the use of geographical skills, new technologies and enquiry to serve them in their future’ (QCA, 2007b) Teaching will embrace ‘use of new technologies including GIS, to assist geographical investigation’ • A Level • Students will ‘use modern information technologies, including geographical information systems as appropriate to the content’ (QCA, 2006) Saturday, 5 December 2009
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    • In the table of contents click the plus button next to land use label to see the options that can be displayed in the land use group Click on all the land use 7. In order to display the key associated with each layer left click on the + or – button associated with it. Click on the + or – button of each sub layer to hide or display its key Saturday, 5 December 2009
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    • MANY THANKS! Saturday, 5 December 2009