The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) hosted the Annual Roger Tomlinson Prize Lecture at Senate House, University College London (UCL) on 22 March 2018.
Dr Mike Gould, Esri’s Global Education Manager, delivered an engaging talk on ‘Data, Software, and Services: Views from Industry and Academia’ where he threw open the debate on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and it’s use across a range of services.
During the event Mike Gould presented the annual Roger Tomlinson Prize, which was established at UCL by the founder of ESRI, Jack Dangermond, and has become an inherent feature of the Roger Tomlinson lecture. This year’s prize was awarded to Guy Lansley, Research Associate with the CDRC; an additional prize was presented to Abhinav Mehrotra, Research Associate at UCL.
The event had an excellent turnout of people from across academia, business and retail sectors. A number of attendees took to social media to share their pleasure at being able to view the original hard copy of Roger Tomlinson’s PhD thesis, submitted in July 1974, with one attendee coining it the “first book of GIS”.