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SpaceTimeLab Launch Event

23 October 2012

SpaceTimeLab Launch Event

The SpaceTimeLab launch event will be held at UCL on 30th October 2012. To mark the occasion, Prof. Michael Goodchild (UC Santa Barbara) will be giving a special keynote talk on Geographic Intelligence. This is a great opportunity to hear from one of the leading figures in GIScience and is not to be missed!

Abstract

Traditional geographic information provided by authoritative sources results from a lengthy and labor-intensive process of synthesis. Census data, for example, is compiled from billions of raw observations, and little detail is available about the process by which synthesis is achieved. By contrast, the vast amounts of geographic information that are now appearing on the Web are largely produced by non-experts, and any integration is likely achieved by software rather than the intervention of experts. Several examples are cited. Asserted geographic facts are clearly of variable quality, and three general strategies are advanced for addressing quality control: Linus's Law, social strategies, and strategies that make use of fundamental geographic knowledge.

Programme:

16:30 - SpaceTimeLab launch seminar, including keynote talk from Prof. Goodchild, Medical Sciences 131 AV Hill Lecture Theatre

18:00 - Reception and poster event, South Cloisters.

All are welcome. If do plan to attend we would be grateful if you could send an email to James Haworth (j [dot] haworth [at] ucl.ac.uk)  so we can get an idea of likely attendance.

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