Prof. Stewart Fotheringham, Director, invited those interested in the future of GIS and spatial data analysis in Ireland to the launch of NCG.
The event took place in John Hume Building, NUIM, where NCG is located. The number and background of attendees suggests a strong interest from the scientific and academic community, government agencies as well as the private sector to understand and meet NCG.
Prof. Stewart Fotheringham introduced NCG; he has followed by Prof. John Hughes, Dr. Gary Crawley and Dr. Rob Kitchin who shared their views on its establishment, role and potential with the audience.
The launch was a good opportunity for those with interests in geocomputation not only to understand the importance of the establishment of NCG and its potential, but also to learn from past experience.
Prof. Mike Goodchild and Prof. Keith Thomson both informed the audience for the advances of Geocomputation and Geomatics in the USA and Canada, respectively. They presented examples of GIS use in everyday life and discussed new challenges for the future in GIS research and industry.
Welcome and Introduction
Prof. A. Stewart Fotheringham, Director, NCG
Prof. John Hughes, President, NUIM
Dr. Gary Crawley, Director, Basic Research Grants Programme, Science Foundation Ireland
Dr. Rob Kitchin, Director, NIRSA
"The National Centre for Geocomputation: An Introduction" [Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation]
Prof. A. Stewart Fotheringham
"Geographic Information Systems and Science: Enabling a Location-based Technology" [Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation]
Professor Mike Goodchild
Director, National Centre for Geographic Information and Analysis, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
"Geomatics Research in Canada: The GEOIDE Experience" [Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation]
Professor Keith Thomson
CEO, GEOIDE, National Centre for Excellence, Canada
|1700||Close followed by wine and cheese reception|
Prof. Stewart Fotheringham, Director and all the NCG people would like to thank all the speakers, especially Prof. Mike Goodchild and Prof. Keith Thomson, as well as all attendees both for their interest in NCG and their support for its activities.
NCG Launch in Pictures
|A Warm Welcome||Introducing NCG||NUIM Support|
|SFI Support||NIRSA Support||The Audience (Your Support)|
|Prof. Mike Goodchild, NCGIA, Introducing GIS||Prof. Keith Thomson, Introducing GEOIDE|