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Jack Dangermond gives AGI Keynote at UCL

Current innovations in GIS software as key to future trends

Jack Dangermond gives AGI Keynote at UCL

Jack Dangermond, head of ESRI, the world’s largest GIS software company, presented the  Association of Geographic Information (AGI) Education Keynote Lecture at UCL on Monday 7th June. The talk , entitled “Some Developments in GIS”, focussed on current innovations in GIS software and the direction in which the field is heading. He acknowledged the instrumental role that UCL has played in the development of GIS with, for example, one of the first GIS PhD theses, written by Roger Tomlinson, originating from the Department of Geography. Jack also gave credit to Carl Steinitz, a former lecturer of his and now visiting professor in the Bartlett School of Architecture, for instrumental input into his academic development. 

UCL Geography was the first  department outside North America to be awarded “ESRI Development Center” status  in 2009 and has been working closely with the company. Each year the Development Center awards its Outstanding Student of the Year prize. This year, James Cheshire was awarded his certificate from Jack Dangermond. Jack 's interest in James' research was stimulated by searching for the spatial distribution of 'Dangermonds' using the Department of Geography’s WorldNames database. 

Later on the same say, Jack was awarded the Founder’s Medal from the Royal Geographical Society.  In his acceptance speech he spoke of what GIS has already achieved and its growing potential to improve people’s lives throughout the world.



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