GISRUK 2015 conference in Leeds

After the IGU conference in 2013, Bernhard Kosar and Melanie Tomintz are back in Leeds but this time to attend the GISRUK conference. The conference took place on the 15th – 17th April, 2015 and was hosted by the University of Leeds‘ esteemed School of Geography in the Faculty of Environment. Bernhard talked about the comparison of three different spatial microsimulation frameworks and also presented their research work, receiving very positive feedback.

Keynote speakers (click here to watch video and slides):

  • Ed Parsons (Geospatial Technologist for Google)
  • Steven Ramage, Director of Strategy what3words, previously Managing Director at Ordnance Survey International
  • Dominic Stubbins, Chief Architect at ESRI UK
  • Sarah Williams, Director of the Civic Data Design Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) School of Architecture and Planning

Further, this conference was a good opportunity to see project results from other researchers. In the course of this trip a meeting with our MSc student Julia Zmölnig and her external supervisor Graham Clarke was possible to discuss the current status of her master thesis. Julia is doing her internship at the University of Leeds. Besides the conference, our research partner Graham Clarke was also so kind to show us some beautiful places in the Yorkshire Dales outside the city centre of Leeds.

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Last preparations for the presentation

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Our team: Melanie, Bernhard, Graham, Julia

Our team

Melanie in front of the Great Hall building

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View from the hotel to Leeds by night

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English food: Fish and Chips

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Welcome day at the GISRUK 2015

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Leeds Civic Hall in Millennium Square

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Town of Grassington, district of North Yorkshire

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Famous landscape in the Yorkshire Dales

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