GISRUK will be organising workshops on the day before the conference (Tuesday 14th April) and the following morning (Wednesday 15th).
An overview of the workshop timetable is available here.
The Early Career Researchers Forum (ECRF) will run before the main GISRUK conference, on the afternoon of Tuesday 14th of April and the morning of Wednesday 15th April 2013. This valuable training opportunity will raise awareness and confidence in Early Career Researchers, addressing a range of issues that will help you complete your PhD and get the most from the GISRUK conference. We will cover:
For more information please download the flyer.
No longer bound by traditional 2D physical representations, there a steady shift towards three-dimensional data (3D) allowing for a less abstract version of the real world. The workshop aims to provide an introduction to working with 3D GI data as well as raising awareness and understanding of the capabilities of the third dimension. Attendees will gain experience working with a variety of 3D packages and plugins including ArcScene, Google Earth, QGIS, Three.js and FME, learning to handle, process and present data in 3D.
This workshop is being run by Dr Claire Ellul (UCL) and Kelvin Wong (UCL). Claire is a lecturer in Geographic Information Science (GIS) in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering and is the Director of MSc in GISci. Her research interest include 3D GIS, spatial databases, big data performance optimization and approaches for handling large quantities of spatial data. Kelvin is a 3D GIS researcher at the Department of Computer Science, and is currently working in conjunction with Ordnance Survey in developing a new 3D dataset for Great Britain.
Tuesday 14th April
14:00-14:30 Workshop Registration and refreshments
14:30-15:00 Introduction to 3D GIS
15:00-16:30 Using ArcScene, Google Earth and FME
Wednesday 15th April
09:30-10:00 Arrival and refreshments
10:00-11:30 Future of 3DGIS
11:30-12:30 QGIS and Three.js
Workshop materials are avilable here: https://github.com/Robinlovelace/GIS4TA.
The GIS for Transport Applications workshop is organised by the University of Leeds School of Geography in collaboration with the Institute of Transport Studies (ITS). Official sponsors include the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) via the Transport Geography Research Group (TGRG).
The aim of this workshop is to showcase the latest methods of GIS analysis in transport and illustrate how to apply these to real-world transport problems.
Application is via email to Eusebio Odiari. The email should contain an attachment including your name, position and a written statement of around 50 words outlining how you will benefit from the workshop. Also state if you would like to present a map at the conference (see additional information for details) and, if so, a short description of the map.
Please use the application template to apply.
09:30 – 10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:00 – 11:00 Introduction to R and QGIS for transport applications (Robin Lovelace, University of Leeds)
11:00 – 12:00 Route analysis using R and Routino (Nick Bearman, University of Liverpool)
12:00 – 12:30 Presentation of maps
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:00 Tea / coffee break
15:00 – 16:30 Hackathon to develop methods for identifying optimal routes for bicycle paths, using methods described in morning session (Godwin Yeboah, University of Aberdeen)
16:30 – 17:00 Questions and answers session. Best map prize announcement.
For more information on this workshop, please see its web page.
The aim of this workshop will be to introduce users to some of the latest GIS tools offered by the ArcGIS suite. It will include lessons on how to build interactive web apps using ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online, and how to easily create geospatial code use the ArcGIS Developer toolkit.
Tuesday 14th April
Interactive web apps with coding using ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online
14:00 - 14:30 Arrive and register
14:30 – 15:00 What’s new in the ArcGIS Platform (ArcGIS Pro / 3D / CityEngine / ArcGIS Online / Collector App)
15:00 – 15:30 Introduction to ArcGIS Pro including small exercise
15:30 - 16:00 Tea / Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 Creating interactive web apps without coding through ArcGIS Online and Web App Builder
Wednesday 15th April
Geospatial coding made easy with ArcGIS Developer toolkit
09:30 - 10:00 Arrival, coffee etc.
10:00 - 10:30 Introduction, what is an API and SDK? What platforms do we support? What is possible with our APIs and SDKs? What is the REST API and why is it important?
10:30 - 11:00 Sign up for a developer account, create application credentials, and create a feature service in developer account.
11:00 - 11:30 Tea / Coffee
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch