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LIDC Workshop - Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in International Development

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 17:30 to 19:00

Venue: Upper Meeting Room, LIDC 36 Gordon Square, London WC1
Speakers: Dirk Pfeiffer (Royal Veterinary College), Dr Mark Mulligan (King’s College), Dr Chris Grundy (LSHTM)

A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.

Purpose of meeting:

•    To bring together postgraduate students and experts from several University of London  Colleges who are currently using GIS research methods, in order to share their perspectives and study approaches.  

•    To explore opportunities for using GIS applications in international development, and the possibility of collaborative research in this area.  
The meeting will look at examples of how researchers are using GIS in research in the fields of human and animal health and the environment, followed by a discussion on the use of GIS more widely in research to tackle development problems.  


17.30 Welcome  Jeff Waage/Cathy Fletcher, LIDC
17.35 -17.55  'The use of very high resolution satellite images for population estimation’
Speaker: Dr Chris Grundy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

17.55-18.15 ‘GIS-based policy support systems for better international development decision-making in water for food production’
Speaker: Dr Mark Mulligan, King’s College, London

18.15-18.35 ‘Spatial modelling of avian influenza occurrence in Asia’.
Speaker: Prof Dirk Pfeiffer, Royal Veterinary College

18.35-19.00 General Discussion

Read the report of the meeting

Powerpoint presentations are available to LIDC members via LIDC Moodle.

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