This year’s ialeUK student workshop is to be held on the 18th and 19th May at Edinburgh University. It is open to all students who are interested in, or already using participatory GIS methods in their research. Participatory GIS is the process of dealing with geographical information with community members and other stakeholders. People can be involved either in the production or use of geographical information. The course will provide an opportunity for students to explore a range of techniques that can be used for producing and using GIS with people.
Participatory GIS is fast becoming recognised as a useful tool for:
- decision-making and spatial planning;
- ecosystem service assessments and valuations;
- collecting local or expert knowledge; and
- understanding landscape and seascape values.
The sessions will cover a range of applications in the UK from policy, planning and practice, with speakers confirmed from the following organisations: University of Edinburgh, University of Manchester, University of York, Forest Research, NAFC Marine Centre and Countryscape. Tuition is free for ialeUK students, and it costs only £15 for students to join ialeUK for one year.
There are limited places available and participants are encouraged to apply soon to secure a spot.
Cost: Tuition is free for ialeUK students, and it costs only £15 for students to join ialeUK for one year. All ialeUK students can also register for this year’s ialeUK conference at a discounted rate.
Venue: The course is being held at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) in the centre of Edinburgh (only 10 minutes walk from Waverley Station). Click here for venue details and a map.
Registration: There are limited places available and participants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to secure a spot. Registration is a two-step process: join ialeUK (click here) and send your application form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to download the application form click here.