Linking spatial questions and digital technologies to understand geographic patterns

Hosted by Professor Diana Sinton

This presentation considers how patterns of the natural and social world can be described, quantified and analysed through the use of geospatial technologies such as geographic information systems (GIS). Crafting answerable spatial questions and matching those with the right analytical approaches is the first step.

Diana Sinton is the Executive Director of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), a non-profit organisation based in the United States that supports a community of practice around GIScience research and teaching in higher education. She also teaches courses in spatial analysis and GIS as an adjunct associate professor at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY).

Her interests include the roles of geospatial technologies and spatial literacy in teaching and learning, the use of social and cultural data within GIS applications, and humanitarian mapping projects.

Her book publications include The People’s Guide to Spatial Thinking and Understanding Place: GIS and Mapping across the Curriculum. She holds degrees from Middlebury College (BA) and Oregon State University (MS, PhD).

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