Software Alliance Wales launches GIS Day Wales
As GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology advances and the opportunities for individuals, business, and government to use it broadens there has never been a better time to acknowledge the opportunity and the challenge that this technology presents to Wales.
Software Alliance Wales will be celebrating worldwide GIS Day and launching GIS Day Wales with an event on 19th November in Lampeter.
The celebrations begin on Tuesday November 18th with a pre-event dinner and talk in Lampeter’s Town Hall where Ian Holt, Head of Developer Outreach at the Ordnance Survey, will be talking about his volunteer work with Map Action, who provide emergency GIS support during humanitarian disasters.
On Wednesday 19th, attendees are invited to UWTSD’s Lampeter campus for a day of talks, discussions, networking and tours; showcasing the diverse ways that businesses and academics are using GIS. The day will be a mixture of old and new as attendees will visit displays and demonstrations in the University’s Roderic Bowen Archives and the newly installed hub of Wales’ High Performance Computer network.
Professor Rod Thomas will also be providing an overview of High Performance Computing in Wales, giving attendees an insight into the state-of-the art technology, training and support available here in Lampeter. He will be officially opening the new HPC Wales workstation on the day, which offers SMEs and academics local access to Wales’ National Supercomputing Network. Attendees will learn how they can benefit from using the technology and find out how they can get access to it along with the software, training ad support required to utilise it effectively.
The day is truly set to inspire innovation in the GIS community with Ordnance Survey, QinetiQ and We Predict being just a handful of a wealth of speakers who will be sharing their expert knowledge and experience with delegates.
GIS Day Wales is open to everyone - whether you want to present, exhibit or simply attend please get in touch.