The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis


3D or not 3D – That is the question | Dr Claire Ellul

31 October 2018, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

View of the portico of UCL's Wilkins building

The fourth seminar of the autumn term will be delivered by Dr Claire Ellul, Reader in GIS from the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at UCL.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Ana Basiri


G03 Lecture Theatre
85: 26 Bedford Way
26 Bedford Way
United Kingdom

3D GIS is not new – in fact an early example dates back to 1994.  However, despite years of research it is only recently making its way into mainstream GIS usage and the default for any GIS is still 2D.  This talk will review the current status of 3D GIS, identify some emerging research themes, problems and knowledge gaps, and attempt to answer the question ‘will there ever be a killer app for 3D GIS?’

Claire's slides for this seminar can be download here:


About the Speaker

Dr Claire Ellul

Reader in GIS at University College London (UCL)

Dr. Claire Ellul is a lecturer in Geographic Information Science (GIS) in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, UCL. Her principle research interests include spatial data infrastructures - combining spatial databases and data management and maximising data availability, use and reuse - particularly in the context of interdisciplinary academic projects. She is also researching methods to facilitate the teaching of GIS to users in disciplines where it is not commonly employed as a tool. As a lecturer on the MSc in Geographic Information Science, she focusses on the principles of GIS, spatial databases and web and mobile GIS.