Dr Claire Ellul
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.
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Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
University College London, Gower Street
Reader in Geographical Information Science
Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng
Faculty of Engineering Science
My research interests include 3D GIS, spatial databases, big data performance optimization and approaches for handling large quantities of spatial data. . I am also involved in a number of Spatial Data Infrastructures projects (http:// projectsecoa.eu), seeking to identify the most suitable mechanisms curate data and to share data amongst academic staff in an interdisciplinary, multi-national context. As part of this, I am investigating approaches to building usable systems to facilitate data discovery and evaluation, as well as to ensure metadata capture and maintenance processes are integrated into data manipulation tasks.
Master of Science
Geographic and Geodetic Inforamtion Systems
|University College London|
Bachelor of Engineering
|University of Malta|
After graduating as an Electrical and Electronics Engineer from the Univesity of Malta, I immediately moved into the world of Geographical Information Systems, working internationally as a consultant, programmer and systems and data integrator for 10 years. I returned to academia temporarily in 1997 to complete an MSc in GIS at UCL, and commenced my PhD at UCL in 2003.
Following the PhD (which focussed on improving performance of 3D GIS analysis), I worked on two part-time post-docs, looking at developing systems for Community Engagement using Web Mapping and also at creating maps of fear of crime to support research into social excusion. I stated work as a lecturer at UCL in January 2010.
- 3D Generalization Collaboration
- Adaptable Suburbs: a study of the relationship between networks of human activity and the changing form of urban and suburban centres through time
- Building Information Modelling (BIM)
- Citizen Cyberlab
- EPSRC Location and Timing Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and u-blox (UK): Modelling the Changing Surroundings of Everyday Life – GeoTravelDiary
- Intelligent Positioning in Cities using GNSS and Enhanced 3D Mapping
- Mapping Change for Sustainable Communities