GIS RESEARCH UK: 6th National Conference

31st March - 2nd April 1998, University of Edinburgh, UK.


Conference Announcement

Following the success of earlier conferences in this series, the Steering and Local Organising Committees have pleasure in announcing the sixth annual GIS Research Conference.

The Conference has a number of aims:


The GISRUK'98 Research Conference will be held at the University of Edinburgh situated in the heart of the Scottish Capital. Edinburgh is a beautiful city, reknown for its historic architecture, stunning vistas and as a centre for the Arts, with all of the facilities one would expect of a capital city.

The University, founded in 1583, is centrally located, within walking distance of Waverley railway station. Edinburgh is also easily reached via road from the South, and the airport is serviced by an hourly shuttle from London's Heathrow, with direct flights from several other UK and European cities.

Conference Format and Features

The conference will be preceded by a one-day Young Researchers Forum organised by the University of Edinburgh on behalf of

Conference Themes

The sessions at GISRUK'98 are likely to include:

Conference Sponsorship

The GISRUK Steering Committee are enormously grateful to the following organisations who have generously supported GISRUK'98: (Correct at 19th March, 1998)

Registration Fees

The GISRUK fee structure has been designed to promote the attendance of students and young researchers, and to foster a community atmosphere for discussion during the conference.
FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (Without Accommodation) £120
STUDENT REGISTRATION (Without Accommodation): £75
The conference will run from 13.00 Hrs on Tuesday 31st March until approximately 13.30 Hrs on Thursday 2nd April 1998.

FULL and STUDENT rate include B & B Accommodation for 2 nights, conference registration, proceedings (extended abstracts), lunch (Day 2 only), evening meals, teas, coffees and the whisky tasting. Rate without accommodation excludes B & B accommodation only.

STUDENTS must please send evidence of their full-time student status.

Please register early, we can take only limited numbers and cannot guarantee a place to those registering after 16th March 1998. Full joining instructions will be sent to participants in advance of the conference.

MASTERCARD or VISA CREDIT CARD registrations should be submitted directly via the fill-in form on the GISRUK web site. This minimises administration for all involved.

Registrations accompanied by a CHEQUE (which should be in Pounds Sterling and made payable to 'The University of Edinburgh') must be sent to:

    GISRUK'98 Registration
    Lister Postgraduate Institute
    University of Edinburgh
    11 Hill Square
    Edinburgh  EH8 9DR
    United Kingdom
Enquiries relating to conference registrations, payments, additional accommodation requirements, joining arrangements and special needs should be directed to:

    Phone: +44 (0)131 650 2810 or +44 (0)131 650 8086
    FAX:   +44 (0)131 662 0580
For other enquiries, please email to

Registration Form

There is an online registration procedure available for credit card holders. For those wishing to pay by cheque, please use the same form. You will be prompted to print and snail-mail it, once complete.

Steering Committee

    Steve Carver    University of Leeds
    Jane Drummond   University of Glasgow
    Peter Fisher    University of Leicester
    Bruce Gittings  University of Edinburgh
    Peter Halls     University of York
    Gary Higgs      University of Wales at Cardiff
    Zarine Kemp     University of Kent
    David Kidner    University of Glamorgan
    David Martin    University of Southampton
    David Parker    University of Newcastle

Local Organising Committee

    Bruce Gittings (Chair)  Sandra Cowie
    Steve Dowers            Bob Hodgart
    Nick Hulton             Roger Kirby
    Andy Lewis              William Mackaness
    David Macleod           Tim Malthus
    Chris Place             Neil Stuart 
    Fran Taylor             Alistair Towers

World Wide Web Page

The GISRUK conference series maintains a permanent web page at:
Bookmark this page now; it will be kept up-to-date from year-to-year with details of the latest GISRUK conference, and will include programme and final arrangements for GISRUK'98.

Individuals wishing to receive information about participating in future GISRUK conferences can add their email address to a mailing list using the above web page.