GIS Specialty Group Activities in Tampa
Dear GIS Specialty Group Members
I invite you to attend and participate in the GIS Specialty activities next week in Tampa, including the Student Paper Compitition, Business Meeting, Tobler Lecture and Reception
The GIS Student Paper Competition Sessions: WEDNESDAY
Session I: Wednesday, 4/9/2014, from 2:40 PM - 4:20 PM in Room 17, TCC
Session II: Wednesday, 4/9/2014, from 4:40 PM - 6:20 PM in Room 17, TCC
The GIS Business Meeting: THURSDAY
Room 11, TCC First Floor 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm, TCC
The Waldo Tobler Distinguished Lecture in GIScience: FRIDAY
Friday, 4/11/2014, from 2:40 PM - 4:20 PM in Ballroom A, TCC, First Floor
Dr. Matt Duckham, Associate Professor in Geographic Information Science at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Title: Geographic Information Expertise
As research becomes increasingly interdisciplinary, the unique expertise of a GIScientist becomes harder to distinguish from that of scientists in other domains. What makes a GIScientist different from a biologist, economist, physicist, or epidemiologist, for example, who happen to be developing innovative new techniques for handling or analyzing geographic information in their specific domain? This talk will critically examine the role of some established research topics in GIScience, and provide a reasoned, personal perspective on what topics GIScience might claim to constitute its unique area of expertise.
The Tobler Distinguished Lecture will be followed by the presentation of the Robert T. Aangeenbrug Distinguished Career Award to Dr. Gerard Rushton, Professor Emeritus, and Department of Geography at the University of Iowa
GIScience Specialty Group and Transactions in GIS Reception: FRIDAY
The Reception will be held at The Landing in the TCC from 6:20 to 8:20 pm.
The reception immediately follows the Transactions in GIS Plenary (4:40 PM - 6:20 PM in Ballroom A, TCC, First Floor)