GISRUK 2006 5 - 7th April 2006

The UK's premier Geographic Information Science research conference series, established in 1993,
was hosted in 2006 by the University of Nottingham.
Many thanks to everyone involved for making it a great event!

Prize winners at GISRUK 2006 were:

AGI Prize for Best Overall Presentation at GISRUK 2006 (voted by attendees)
Alastair Jardine (Univ of Edinburgh)
Visualising Risk for Hill Walkers

CadCorp/OS/QMRG/GIScRG Prizes for Best Young Researchers (Indentified by Steering Committee)
First prize: Eliyahu Safra (Technion, Israel)
Integrating a Sequence of Geo-Spatial Datasets
Second Prize: Jenna Panter (UEA)
Using GIS to model population physical activity levels and the quality of urban green space
Third Prize: Sandrine Balley (IGN, France)
A web interface to explore and restructure geographical datasets

Best Poster (voted by attendees)
Alex Singleton (UCL)
Bespoke versus general purpose discrete classifications for the segmentation of
Higher Education market data.

Some photos from the event

(not all as good as this one)

can be found HERE.

Thanks again to the band, now under the name of the Jonny Slater Jazz Quartet.

The rest of this site will be left up as a reference, as with previous GISRUK conference websites.

Young Researchers Forum (YRF)
[More information Word PDF]
Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR) Workshop
[More information Word PDF Web]
Led by Prof. Chris Brunsdon (University of Leicester) and
Prof. Stewart Fotheringham and Martin Charlton
(NCG National Centre for Geocomputation, National Univeristy of Irelend, Maynooth)

GISRUK 2006 is extremely grateful for the support and sponsorship of the following organisations:

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Getting Here

Maps showing the location of the University of Nottingham 'University Park' campus can be found on the School of Geography web site here

Local Map: The location of the GISRUK 2006 registration and Hugh Stewart Hall of residence is shown here.

Bus from railway station: To get to GISRUK from Nottingham Station (by bus) l
eave the station through main entrance by the taxi rank (Carrington Street not Station Street). Turn right and walk about 300 yards, cross over Canal Street and enter the Broadmarsh Bus Station. Take the number 4 bus (greeny blue colour, cost £1.20) and get off at the LENTON HALL stop on Derby Road (past the QMC hospital, the next stop after the roundabout near the campus North Entrance). Enter campus through the path in the wall just behind the bus stop, and walk straight ahead towards Lenton Hall. This bus stop is marked in the upper left corner of the local map (linked to above) so use this map to follow your way through to Hugh Stewart Hall.

By car: For those arriving by car, free parking tokens for the Main Visitor Car Park, Lenton and Wortley Hall car park and Lenton Hall Drive are available from Hugh Stewart Hall Reception. In the main visitors car park, parking tokens are only valid in the marked visitor ("V") bays. Anyone parking in other spaces in the Car Park will need to pay and display as normal.

GWR / YRF workshops (only if registered for)
4th April 2006
Registration opens
12 noon
Buffet Lunch
12.30 - 1.30 pm
Workshops start
2 pm


5th April 2006
Registration opens in Sir Clive Granger Building
11 am
Light Buffet Snacks
12.30 - 1.30 pm
Conference Opens
2 pm

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Conference Programme
A provisional academic programme is now available here.

Keynote speakers

Professor David Schell
Interoperability - a new research paradigm
Professor Richard Webber
Achievements and challenges in geodemographics

Invited speakers

Professor Paul Longley
Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation using REPAST: A Gallery of GIS Applications

Professor Steve Benford
Pervasive Games: Experiences from the Equator project.

Professor Terry Moore
Galileo and the future of Satellite Positioning

Instructions for authors
The first two oral presentations in each session are 20 minutes (including time for questions), the remaining presentations should be 15 minutes (including time for questions). Presenters of oral papers are requested to bring their presentation along to the conference on either CD or USB stick to be loaded onto conference machines. If you have any special requirements in terms of running demos then please
contact us in advance of the conference.

Posters should be A1 in size in portrait format (59cm wide by 84 cm tall). Poster boards will be available in the main conference area of the Clive Granger building from the morning of Wednesday 5th April. A poster session is scheduled for Thursday 6th at 5pm although presenters are asked to leave their posters displayed for the duration of the conference.

Key Dates  
Registration Closed
20 March 2006
Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR) Workshop
4 - 5 April 2006
Young Researchers Forum
4 - 5 April 2006
5 - 7 April 2006

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Venue for GISRUK06

The main conference will be hosted by the School of Geography, located in the Sir Clive Granger building which is located centrally withing the main University Park Campus, 3 miles to the West of Nottingham City Centre.

Accomodation, the conference meal and the Young Researchers Forum will be in Hugh Stewart Hall adjacent to the Sir Clive Granger building.

A buffet reception will be held in the Derek Randall Suite of the Trent Bridge Cricket ground on the evening of Wednesday 5th April.
Evening entertainment after the conference meal on Thursday will be provided by a local Jazz Quartet

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For any information about the 2006 GISRUK conference or this website please contact:

Local Organising Committee for GISRUK06
Paul Aplin
Bob Abrahart
Roy Bradshaw
Annabel Gear
  Mike Jackson
  Nick Mount
Gemma Polmear
Gary Priestnall (local chair)

National GISRUK Steering Committee
Katherine Arrell University of Leeds
Jane Drummond University of Glasgow
David Fairbairn University of Newcastle
Bruce Gittings (Chair) University of Edinburgh
Peter Halls University of York
Rich Harris University of Bristol
Elsa Joao University of Strathclyde
Zarine Kemp University of Kent
David Lambrick Manchester Metropolitan University
Andrew Lovett University of East Anglia
Angela McMahon Association for Geographic Information
Jeremy Morley University College London
Gary Priestnall University of Nottingham
Nick Tate University of Leicester
Steve Wise University of Sheffield
Adam Winstanley National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Jo Wood City University

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