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CDRC Director ‘Head Judge’ at GeoCom2015

CDRC’s UCL Director, Paul Longley, delivered a key note talk about the CDRC and awarded a prize in his capacity as Head Judge at the ‘GeoCom: Resilient Futures 2015′ conference, held 23rd-25th November in Warwickickshire.

Supported by the Association of Geographic Information (AGI), the two day event bought together experts from across the retail, government and private sectors’ to discuss the potential of geospatial data to resolve current issues. Particular focus was on how the geospatial market sector delivers value and harnesses potential for innovation.

As Head Judge for The AGI Award for Excellence in Education which was sponsored by Canal and Rivers Trust,  Paul adjudged ‘imap: delivering GIS in schools’ as winner and, along with the other judges, stated: “In utilising undergraduate students to help teach secondary teachers, both students and teachers benefit. A particularly refreshing aspect to the nomination is the way in which it has created and grown an active network of enthusiastic foot soldiers, intent upon promoting the value of GI.”

Paul Longley’s talk was well received on twitter – for more #geocom.

Further information about the award and judging criteria can be found here.

Paul Longley delivering his keynote at GeoCom 2015.
Paul Longley delivering his keynote at GeoCom 2015.