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CASA 10th anniversary seminars

2 October 2006

The UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) is holding a seminar series this term to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

As part of the series, Vanessa Lawrence, Director-General of the Ordnance Survey is giving a keynote address 18 October 2006.

During the first and second terms of each academic year, CASA hosts a weekly seminar in which PhD students and research fellows present their latest work. This term, they also welcome a host of guest speakers from all over the world, discussing topics as varied as 'observing the Earth from space' and 'topology of urban networks'.

The centre develops emerging computer technologies in several disciplines, which deal with geography, space, location, and the built environment. As an interdisciplinary research centre, expertise is drawn from archaeology, architecture, cartography, computer science, environmental science, geography, planning, remote sensing, geomatic engineering and transport studies.

CASA researchers work on a number of national and international collaborations, with other academic institutions as well as industry, such as the high-profile 'Virtual London' project with the Greater London Authority, and the hugely popular 'Surname Profiler'. One key aspect of the centre's work is its commitment to public access, with many projects actively seeking public participation.