Citizen Cyberlab – notes from final review (26-27 January, Geneva)

Final summary of one very interesting partipatory (not only mapping) project. Definitely worth reading…

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Citizen Cyberlab LogoEvery project ends, eventually. The Citizen Cyberlab project was funded through the seventh framework programme of the European Union (or EU FP7 in short), and run from September 2012 to November 2015. Today marks the final review of the project in with all the project’s partners presenting the work that they’ve done during the project.

wp-1453931121093.jpgThe project had a technical elements throughout its work, with platforms (technologies that provide foundation to citizen science projects), tools (technologies that support projects directly by being part of what volunteers use), and pilots – projects that use the technologies from citizen cyberlab as well as from other sources, to carry out citizen science projects. In addition to the platforms, tools or pilots – the project used all these elements as the background for a detailed understanding of creativity and learning in citizen cyberscience, which rely on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). So the evaluation of the pilots and technologies…

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8th International Student and Early Career Conference NEW WAVE (call for papers)

Last year I had the opportunity to participate in the International Student and Early Career Conference NEW WAVE in Prague and I really enjoyed the conference (you can read my last year’s notes), therefore I have decided to share the open call for papers with you. Although last year there were not much participatory GIS papers I believe it may be interesting for some PhD candidates or young scholars among you.

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Call for Papers – Learning GIS: Establishing the Nexus Between Disciplines

This is just a re-blog, that I think is relevant for my readers as well…

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Abstracts are invited for a session jointly held by the GIScience Research Group (GIScRG) and the Higher Education Research Group (HERG) at the Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers International Conference 2016. The conference runs between 30th Aug – 2nd September, 2016 at the Royal Geographic Society in London.

“Learning GIS: Establishing the Nexus Between Disciplines”

Convened by: Patrick Rickles and Dr. Claire Ellul (University College London)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS), though formerly considered only to be a fundamental tool of research for Geography, have lent themselves to extending and enriching analyses of many disciplines. Illegal activities that threaten populations, areas with unequal access to resources, those vulnerable to natural and manmade disasters – these are interdisciplinary issues that require researchers to work across domains of knowledge and can begin to be investigated through the use of GIS. GIS, however, have often been said to be difficult to…

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