[OSGeo-UK] Beta Launch of New Geospatial Technology Tools - London, Monday 28th November 2011 - Book Now!

Nicola Osborne nicola.osborne at ed.ac.uk
Thu Nov 17 11:08:53 EST 2011

"Because everyone will eventually have 'an App' in their pocket that 
uses GPS!"

JISC is pleased to announce the launch of several new BETA products and 
tools centred around geospatial technology and aimed at Universities, 
Colleges and Schools. Come along and experiment with these 
soon-to-be-released products at a special one day event on Monday 
November 28th at Ravensborough College (next door to the Milennium Dome) 
in London. We encourage students, researchers and teaching staff from 
all disciplines to attend and sample these fantastic new tools so that 
we can further their usefulness to everyone in Academia. Come along and 
discover how Geo really is part of everyday work and play :)

So, what can you expect?

Well, we have a fantastic set of geospatial tools and projects including 
these highlights:

Are you a student? You'll want to see the #Gemma project (University 
College London) and their cool new Android and iPhone apps that help 
collect data for research projects and assignments and then present your 
data as colourful maps. Want to impress your teachers and get a better 
grade on your next assignment? Want to use your smartphone for data 
collection? Then you need to check this event out.

Are you a researcher? You'll want to see how the Halogen2 (University of 
Leicester) project have build cross-disciplinary geo links between DNA 
data and other scholarly datasets: archaeology, genealogy, history.... 
Welcome to the future of cross-disciplinary research!

Are you a teacher? You'll want to see the new handbook that GeoSciTeach? 
(Institute of Education) is producing on how to integrate geospatial 
tools into class activities. See how they used mobile phones to conduct 
a lesson at Kew Gardens, making the great outdoors into an interactive 
teaching and learning space. In short, you're not cool unless you've got 
geospatial in school!

Best of all the day is finished up with an evening Awards party (in the 
Millenium Dome!) for the projects and all their hard work. Come shake 
hands with these projects, toast their success and find out who will win 
Geospatial project of the Year!

For a Draft Agenda for the event please see: 

Please use the hashtag "#jiscGEO" to talk about this event on your 
favourite social network.

To register for this event please use the following link (Day 1 is the 
'Show and Tell' Day described above for these projects - though you are 
welcome to stay on and learn more about geo on the other event days):


See you there!

Nicola Osborne
JISC GECO Project Team

JISC GECO Website: http://geco.blogs.edina.ac.uk/
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