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Community of Practice: Geospatial Network

This space is intended to become a listing for researchers across Warwick who use geospatial information in their research. We hope it will become a place where researchers can highlight how they are using GIScience and also to connect with others and share information. If you would like to be listed on this page, please fill in the following form.

Name Department Email How I am using GIScience
Joao Porto de Albuquerque Institute for Global Sustainable Development j dot porto at warwick dot ac dot uk  
Godwin Yeboah Institute for Global Sustainable Development G dot Yeboah at warwick dot ac dot uk

Godwin applies Geographic Information Science or Systems (GIScience or GIS) with other mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative) to address challenges associated with the thematic strands of the UN sustainable development goals. He is knowledgeable in a broad range of open source and commercial related applications and tools which involve the collection/use of a combination of digital maps and geo-referenced data sets for research and practice.

Open Source GIS
Web map servers: GeoServer, etc.
Databases: PostGIS/PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.
Software development: R, Python, OpenLayers, Leafletjs, GDAL, Orfeo toolbox, Java, etc.
Data as a service: OpenStreetMap, etc.
Data collection and mapping: Fieldpapers, HOT Tasking Manager, OpenDataKit client and server, OpenMapKit, OpenStreetMap editors like JOSM/iD, OpenStreetMap, KoboToolBox, uMap, Vespucci etc.

Commercial GIS 
Desktops: ESRI products (ArcGIS desktop and all its extensions like Network Analyst etc, ArcGIS online, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Hub, ArcGIS Apps like ArcGIS Survey123, ArcGIS Collector etc), Autodesk, MicroStation, Trimble Inpho, Intergraph products like GeoMedia, MapInfo, ENVI, Manifold Software, GeoTime and its extensions to ArcGIS and Excel, Matlab, etc.
GIS or data as a service: ArcGIS Online, Mapbox, Google Maps, Bing Maps, etc.
Database: ArcSDE, MSSQL Server, Oracle Spatial
Software development: ArcGIS apps, Power Apps, Java, Visual Basic, etc.

Other GIS related tools and infrastructure for transdisciplinary research and practice:
Use of portable GPS devices for data collection, Microsoft Office Suites bing maps, etc.

Vangelis Pitidis Institute for Global Sustainable Development V dot Pitidis at warwick dot ac dot uk I am particularly interested in slum mapping and participatory GIS for humanitarian purposes, particularly in the Global South through the utilisation of OpenStreeetMap platform. Moreover, my research focuses on visualisation of different socio-spatial phenomena. ArcGIS, QGIS and JOSM are the platforms I have been extensively using so far, but I am always open to new mapping challenges!
Philipp Ulbrich Institute for Global Sustainable Development P dot Ulbrich at warwick dot ac dot uk  
Diego Pajarito Institute for Global Sustainable Development Diego dot Pajarito-Grajales at warwick dot ac dot uk I am working constantly around data analysis, management and storage. I constantly explore alternatives to automatise geospatial analysis. My work is mostly supported by scripting tools (python / R), databases, web services and open data repositories. I also have experience with crowdsourced data collection and user-generated data through mobile services.
Grant Tregonning Institute for Global Sustainable Development grant dot tregonning at warwick dot ac dot uk I am mainly interested in climate change, sustainability, inequalities and citizen science. In my current work, I use geospatial analytical methods to understand issues associated with urban sustainability and liveability. I have experience in ESRI products (ArcMap, ArcCatalogue, ArcPro and ArcGIS online) as well as open source GIS products (QGIS). I have recently began to explore the coupling of GIS with visualisation methods, such as ArcGIS Pro and blender, to generate 3D visualisations and animations.
Steve Ranford I.T Services Steve dot A dot Ranford at warwick dot ac dot uk Steve is a Senior Academic Technologist at the University, and has encountered GIS largely in the context of humanities research through support of colleagues in the Arts Faculty. His interest and experience lies largely in the use of historic and contemporary maps as context and storytelling/communicating research outcomes as well as crowdsourcing. Open Source GIS Data collection and mapping: Omeka Neatline Knightslab Storyline Maps CartoDB (academic license) Software development: Leafletjs, Nodejs, Javascript, php. Databases: MySQL, Sqlite3, ExistDB, NoSQL Map projects (2017) (2017) (2018)
José-Ricardo Aguilar-González History Jose-Ricardo dot Aguilar-Gonzalez at warwick dot ac dot uk I am using ArcGIS to analyse and visualise food and drink culture in pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican and sixteenth-century New Spain (modern date Mexico and Guatemala) food and drink cultures as part of my PhD research. I make use of Mexican National Geographical Information System (INEGI), Mexican National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO), Guatemalan National Geographical Institute (IGN) and Digging Early Colonial History (DECM) data sets to situate the information contained in sixteenth-century primary sources known as the Relaciones de Indias. 😊 Profile: CONABIO: DECM: IGN: INEGI:
David Owen Institute for Employment Research D dot W dot Owen at warwick dot ac dot uk I am a geographer and computer mapping and spatial analysis is intrinsic to my research. My interests are in the analysis of spatial patterns of population change, migration, populaion diversity and spatial labour markets. The UK Census of Population is a key data source, together with the Labour Force Survey and ONS and DWP local data on employment and unemployment. In terms of software, I use QGis, ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro 2.5 and ArcGIs Online and am experimenting with R and Tableau Public.
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