May 032011

Please note that this post is the working notes towards a programme for the upcoming event: Open Source, Geo & Health 9th August, 2011.

Draft Programme (likely to change as speakers are confirmed and scheduled in)

9.30 Arrive / Coffee

10.00 Welcome

Three Speakers from fields of health and geography intending to provoke conversations regarding possible cross overs.

10.10 Speaker 1:  “Participatory Health Surveys” – Sergiusz Pawlowicz et al, Centre for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham

10.35 Speaker 2: “Primary care perspectives on open source GIS in the UK”- Edgar Samarasundera et al, Imperial College, UK

11.00 Coffee / Bio break

11.25 Speaker 3: “Green Space and Mental Well-being: Does Green Space Make a Difference?’ by Jenny Roe, Catharine Ward Thompson et al, OPENspace Research Centre, Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt Universities.

11.50 Workshop A – Discussion based in small groups

12.45 Lunch

2.00 Workshop B – Body storming the subject with GPS by Chris Speed, Edinburgh College of Art – Bring an iPhone!

3.00 Workshop C – Project building

4.00 Reconvene for mapping and close


If you have an idea or would like to present work on health and open geo then please leave a comment below or contact the GECO team.


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