GIS RESEARCH UK: 6th National Conference

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


FINAL PROGRAMME


Tuesday 31st March, 1998

13.00 Opening Session, Davidson Lecture Theatre, Lister Institute

          Welcome: Professor Roland Ibbett, Vice Principal, The University of Edinburgh
          Opening Comments: Bruce Gittings, Department of Geography, The University of Edinburgh

13.15 Plenary Session, Davidson Lecture Theatre, Lister Institute
          Chair: Professor Michael Worboys, Department of Computer Science, Keele University

          AGI/NGDF Keynote: NSDI Was Supposed to be a Verb
          Nancy Tosta, Director of Forecasting and Growth Strategy, Puget Sound Regional Council, USA.

14.00 Panel Discussion: National Geospatial Data Framework Research Issues

15.00 Poster Introductions, Davidson Lecture Theatre, Lister Institute
          Chair: David Parker, University of Newcastle

 15.30 Break

16.00 - 17.00 Parallel Sessions
Session 1: Managing the Environment
Location: High School Yards Lecture Theatre
Chair: Jonathan Baldwin, Universities of Leicester & Aberystywth

Investigating the Feasibility of Small On-farm Reservoirs in Staffordshire using a GIS-based Hydrological Model
BEALE

Spatial Analysis Tools for Measuring Forest Characteristics, Disturbance and Damage
MILLER, QUINE & HADLEY

Range Information Systems (RIS) for better Planning and Management: A Case Study of Banavasi Range, India
SUGAMARAN, FURLEY, PLACE & HARRISON

Using GIS to Map the Wilderness Continuum at a National and Local Level
FRITZ & CARVER

Session 2: Geodemographics
Location: Geography Lecture Theatre
Chair: David Martin, University of Southampton

The use of Raster Population Surfaces in Epidemiology - Can We Rely on Them?
COOPER

RISC Neighbourhood
FARR

A Preliminary Test for Fuzzy Geodemographics
FENG & FLOWERDEW

Comparison of Alternative Location-Allocation Algorithms
KIM & OPENSHAW

18.00 Dinner, Pollock Halls
19.00 Round Table Discussion Sessions
20.30 Taylor & Francis Whisky Tasting (a social evening based around a introduction to the malt
          whiskies of Scotland, guided by an expert speaker, with soft drinks available for non-whisky drinkers)

Wednesday 1st April, 1998

09.00 - 10.40 Parallel Sessions
Session 3: Urban Policy
Location: High School Yards Lecture Theatre
Chair: Gary Higgs, University of Wales at Cardiff

Mapping Policy Discourse with CRANE: GIS as a Communication Medium for Spatial Conflict Resolution
HORITA

Public Participation and the Development Plan: a GIS Approach
GILL

Urban Morphology in the Context of GIS
JIANG & O'SULLIVAN

The Diffusion of GIS within the Retail Sector
HERNANDEZ, CORNELIUS & BENNISON

Session 4: Cartographic Issues
Location: Geography Lecture Theatre
Chair: Menno-Jan Kraak, ITC

Incremental Generalisation: A Feasilbility Study
HARRIE

AAI -- An Expert System to Control Map Generalization
IWANIAK & PALUSZYNSKI

Small Area Population Geography: A Comparison of Alternative Models for Northern Ireland
MARTIN & TATE

The Use of Thematic Maps in the Exploration of Geographic Data in a GIS Environment
van ELZAKKER

 10.40 Break

11.10 - 12.30 Parallel Sessions
Session 5: Visualisation
Location: High School Yards Lecture Theatre
Chair: David Unwin, Birkbeck College

Perceptions of Visuality
CAMPBELL

Visualising Higher Dimensional Spatial Data Sets: What GIS Lacks
CHARLTON, BRUNSDON & FOTHERINGHAM

Analysing and Visualising Long-Term Change
WHITE, GREGORY & SOUTHALL

Session 6: Image Processing
Location: Geography Lecture Theatre
Chair: Jane Drummond, University of Glasgow

Visualizing Historic Landscapes using Digital Photogrammetry
MILLER, CAMERON & RAMSAY

Object Recognition in Aerial Imagery using Moments Invariant for Dataset Revision
TENG & FAIRBAIRN

Using Pattern Recognition to Discover Concepts in Spatial Data
TURTON

 12.30 Lunch, Lister Institute

14.00 - 15.40 Parallel Sessions
Session 7: Using GIS on the Web
Location: High School Yards Lecture Theatre
Chair: Sita Smith, University of Edinburgh

Spatial Information Systems and the World-Wide Web: Requirements and Issues
DE SOUZA BAPTISTA & KEMP

Distance Decay effects in Web Server Information Flows
MURNION

Web Based Geospatial Data Conversion Tools
PRADHAN & GITTINGS

Developing and deploying a Knowledge Based System (KBS) within KINDS
STEHR & BASDEN

Session 8: Spatial Analysis
Location: Geography Lecture Theatre
Chair: Jan Rigby, University of Lancaster

Robust Normalisation in Spatial Data Analysis
BRIMICOMBE

To Interpolate and Thence to Model, Or Vice Versa?
JARVIS & STUART

Towards an Integral Strategy for Modelling Uncertainties in Spatial Data: Dialectics and Pragmatics
KIRBY & ZHANG

Modelling Disease Exposure: Estimating Relative Risk for Motor Neurone Disease in Finland
SABEL, GATRELL, LOYTONEN, MAASILTA & JOKELAINEN

 15.40 Break

16.00 View Software Demonstrations, Posters and Publishers Exhibition

17.00 - 18.00 Parallel Sessions
Session 9: Environmental Decision Support
Location: High School Yards Lecture Theatre
Chair: Steve Carver, University of Leeds

A Decision Support Demonstrator for Abiotic Damage to Trees, using a WWW Interface
DUNHAM, MILLER & BROADGATE

GIS, Environmental Impact Assessment and Scale Issues
JOĆO

Forestry Prediction by Spatio-Temporal Analysis and Fuzzy Sets
MEZZADRI-CENTENO & DESACHY

IRDSS – An Innovative Distributed Geographical System, serving Europe by the Use of Emerging Internet Technologies
MOORE, PARR, MCCORMICK & MCALISTER

Session 10: Multi-Dimensional Modelling
Location: Geography Lecture Theatre
Chair: David Kidner, University of Glamorgan

Modelling Floodwater Inundation in Space and Time
PETER & STUART

A Survey of Current Trends in Incorporating Virtual Reality and Geographical Information Systems
HAKLAY

Borehole Data Management and Volume Calculation
KUDOWOR & TAYLOR

Multi Dimensional Virtual Reality Geographical Information Systems (VRGIS): Research Guidelines
WILLIAMS, MCCARTHY, UNWIN & RAPER

19.00 Oxford University Press Wine Reception, Pollock Halls
19.30 Conference Dinner
          Followed by the Bar (with a traditional Scottish late licence)

Thursday 2nd April, 1998

09.00 - 10.40 Parallel Sessions
Session 11: Data Models and Databases
Location: High School Yards Lecture Theatre
Chair: Zarine Kemp, University of Kent

An Object Based Approach to a Road Network Definition for an Accident Database
BOLDSON & LUPTON

ODESSA: An Object-Oriented Deductive Spatial Systems Architecture
DINN, PATON & WILLIAMS

An integrated Temporal GIS model for Traffic Systems
ETCHES, CLARAMUNT, BARGIELA & KOSONEN

Intelligent Interpretation of Terminology for Public Access GIS
JONES, JONES & TUDHOPE

Session 12: Terrain Models: Applications and Analysis
Location: Geography Lecture Theatre
Chair: Andrew Lewis, University of Edinburgh

Calculating the Line-of-Sight on a DTM: Quantifying the Effect of DTM Scale and Topographic Features
DOREY, SPARKES, KIDNER, JONES & WARE

A Critical Evaluation of the Potential of Automated Building Height Extraction from Stereo Imagery for Land Use Change Detection
JAAFAR & PRIESTNELL

The Application of GIS to the Modelling of Snow Drift
PURVES, MACKANESS, SUGDEN & BARTON

Parallel Distributed Processing for Terrain Visibility Analysis
RALLINGS, WARE & KIDNER

 10.40 Break

11.10 - 12.00 Parallel Sessions
Session 13: GIS and the Internet
Location: High School Yards Lecture Theatre
Chair: Peter Halls, University of York

Assessing GIS over the Web: An Aid to Public Participation
KINGSTON, CARVER & TURTON

Putting the Geographical Analysis Machine on the Internet
OPENSHAW, TURTON, MCGILL & DAVY

Using GIS to analyse the Spatial Pattern of the Internet in the United Kingdom
SHIODE & DODGE

Session 14: Data Effects and Issues
Location: Geography Lecture Theatre
Chair: David Parker, University of Newcastle

Implementing an Object Oriented Approach to Data Quality
DUCKHAM

Ordnance Survey Geospatial Data Management Systems - The Next Generation
MURPHY

A GIS Strategy for Controlling Error and Uncertainty Due to Upscaling of Distributed Environmental Models
van ROMPAEY, GOVERS & BAUDET

12.00 Plenary Session, Davidson Lecture Theatre, Lister Institute
          Chair: Bruce Gittings, The University of Edinburgh

          Taylor & Francis Keynote: The Web, Maps and Society
          Professor Menno-Jan Kraak, ITC, The Netherlands

13.00 Closing Session, Davidson Lecture Theatre, Lister Institute

 13.30 Close of Conference