[OSGeo-Announce] First Open Source Geospatial Lab in Wales

Anne Ghisla a.ghisla at gmail.com
Fri Nov 8 05:49:00 PST 2013

We are pleased to announce that the first Open Source Geospatial Lab in
Wales is established at the GIS Research Unit at the University of
South Wales. The GIS group at University of South Wales has been
established for over 25 years and its research activity and outputs has
given it an international reputation. It has developed highly
successful lines of GIS research, as well as introducing new areas of
activity and new collaborations. Notable progress has been made in
areas such as accessibility modelling, landscape visualisation,
spatial data generalisation, population estimation modelling and
GIS-based optimisation techniques. Staff within the Centre have
published over 100 papers in peer reviewed journals and Academic staff
in the group are Programme Committee members for a number of UK and
International conferences.

The GIS Research Unit will become part of the ICA-OSGeo Lab network of
over 50 laboratories world-wide (more details at
http://www.osgeo.org/education, and on  the initiative's website
http://www.geoforall.org/). This is in recognition of the unit’s
on-going use and development of Free and Open Source GIS technology in
teaching, research and consultancy. A particular focus is on the use of
such technologies in the areas of health service planning,
environmental management and the emergency services. The lab will be
directed jointly by Dr. Mark Ware and Prof. Gary Higgs.

More details at

OSGeo is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2006 whose mission is
to support and promote the collaborative development of open source
geospatial technologies and data.

ICA is the world authoritative body for cartography and GIScience.
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