[OSGeo-Discuss] Open Source, Geo and Health Workshop (#gecohealth) - 9th August 2011 in Edinburgh

Nicola Osborne nicola.osborne at ed.ac.uk
Mon Jun 20 04:41:45 PDT 2011

Hi there,

I am currently working as part of a JISC funded project, the Geospatial 
Engagement and Community Outreach programme (GECO), which is trying to 
build connections between geo activities throughout the UK. As part of 
this work we will be running a series of events concerned with the 
relationship between geospatial information and other areas of interest 
to the academic sector and broader public.

Our first GECO event will be a workshop entitled "Open Source, Geo and 
Health" (#gecohealth) which will take place at Edinburgh Napier 
University on 9th August 2011 and is now available for booking!

This event will be looking at the intersections between open source, geo 
and health - there are natural connections around fields of, say, 
epidemiology but we think there is also much to explore here around new 
analysis that is made possible through processing of geo enabled data. 
We have several great speakers already confirmed:

Jenny Roe and Catharine Ward Thompson from the OPENspace Research Centre 
(based at the Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt University) will 
be talking about green space and mental well being.

Sergiusz Pawlowicz from the Centre for Geospatial Science at the 
University of Nottingham witll be speaking about his work on 
Participatory Health Surveys. And we hope to have speakers from Imperial 
College London talking about Primary care perspectives on open source GIS.

We also have space available in the programme for contributions on open 
source approaches to health and geo issues and would particularly 
welcome your contributions around any relevant perspective or idea on 
the intersection of open source, geospatial information and health.

More information on the event can be found on the GECO blog:

And you can register here:

Please do pass on to relevant contacts or friends with an interest in 
these topics and feel free to repost this information to other 
sites/blogs/mailing lists you think may be interested.

Many thanks in advance,

Nicola Osborne
Social Media Officer

GECO website: http://geco.blogs.edina.ac.uk
Follow us: @jiscGECO

GECO is based at EDINA: http://www.edina.ac.uk/

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