NUI Galway launches GIS centre
Part of 2012 Sino-European symposium on environment and health
Tech4Biz | 23 Aug 2012 :
NUI Galway has officially launched the Geographical Information System and Science (GIS) centre in the University's Ryan Institute. The GIS centre covers both technology and science and is used for analysing spatial data across society, including economics, government, business and environmental management. The most popular applications of GIS include Google Earth and GPS navigation systems.
"This is a milestone for the University," said Dr Chaosheng Shang, head of the GIS centre. "We have received wide support from all colleges of the University and I am confident that the GIS centre will grow quickly."
The launch, sponsored by Ordnance Survey Ireland and Supermap, is part of the new international conference of 2012 Sino-European symposium on environment and health (SESEH 2012).
Director of NUI Galway's Ryan Institute Prof Colin Brown said the centre is already making a difference and "allows us to provide practical training courses for our researchers and any clients, inside or outside NUI Galway, with an interest in GIS."