//
articles

Patrick R

Patrick Rickles is a full time Research Associate at University College London for the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group. Patrick handles management and bespoke technology development for the team and various projects so that research aims may be met. He is also a part-time PhD student researching how people learn and how we may better teach Geographic Information Systems (GIS) through interdisciplinary applications to aid in its successful uptake and application to analyses. Patrick is also working on his PhD (part time), researching education techniques for efficiently and effectively teaching Geographic Information Systems in Interdisciplinary Research.
Patrick R has written 17 posts for Extreme Citizen Science blog

Learn Survey123 for Citizen Science – Community Disaster Preparedness

Over the course of the past few months, ExCiteS have been working with Esri to create a series of online lessons that not only teach people how to use geospatial tools, but also how they may be used in the context of Citizen Science. The Challenging RISK project, which seeks to positively impact people’s preparedness … Continue reading

RGS AC 2016 – 5 Years of Interdisciplinary GIS Education

This year marks the 5th year in a row of Claire and myself hosting a session on Interdisciplinary GIS Education, which was titled this year “Learning GIS: Establishing the Nexus Between Disciplines“, again, jointly sponsored by the Higher Education Research Group (HERG) and the GIScience Research Group (GIScRG). We again had an amazing line up of people sharing … Continue reading

ExCiteS in ArcNews

While I was at the Esri 2015 user conference, I had the privilege of meeting with Jim Baumann, one of Esri’s writers, and shared with him the story of what we do in ExCiteS. Esri has been a big supporter of our work and is a pioneer in Citizen Science initiatives using geospatial technologies, so they decided … Continue reading

Call for Papers – Learning GIS: Establishing the Nexus Between Disciplines

Abstracts are invited for a session jointly held by the GIScience Research Group (GIScRG) and the Higher Education Research Group (HERG) at the Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers International Conference 2016. The conference runs between 30th Aug – 2nd September, 2016 at the Royal Geographic Society in London. “Learning GIS: Establishing the … Continue reading

RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2015 – GIS and the Anthropocene: Educational Perspectives

This year is the fourth year running where Claire and I held a session at the Royal Geographic Society’s Annual Conference; with the theme for 2015 being Geography in the Anthropocene, our session (jointly sponsored by the GISc and Higher Education Research groups of the RGS) was about learning and applying GIS in the Anthropocene and brought … Continue reading

Call for Papers – GIS and the Anthropocene: Educational Perspectives

Abstracts are invited for a session jointly sponsored by the GIScience Research Group (GIScRG) and the Higher Education Research Group (HERG) at the Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers International Conference 2015. The conference runs between 2nd – 4th September, 2015 at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus in Exeter, Devon. “GIS and … Continue reading

RGS IBG AC 2014 – Sessions on “GIS Education: Who Wins?”

Claire Ellul and I had the privilege of not only hosting one session, but two sessions at this year’s Royal Geographic Society IBG Annual Conference, sponsored by both the Geographic Information Science Research Group (GIScRG) and the Higher Education Research Group, that were titled “GIS Education: Who Wins?”. This is the 3rd year in a row … Continue reading

Challenging RISK: PhD Studentship – Deadline Extended

We’re still advertising an exciting position for upcoming work with the Challenging RISK project (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/challenging-risk) which will be an interdisicplinary study involving Citizen Scientists, Earthquake Engineers, Fire Engineers and Psychologists. We’ve just extended the deadline to 15 August, 2014; if you’re a UK/EEA citizen and are interested, please apply to the post on UCL’s website … Continue reading

Challenging RISK: PhD Studentship available for UK/EEA Applicants

We’re currently advertising an exciting position for upcoming work with the Challenging RISK project (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/excites/projects/excites-projects/ucl-challenging-risk/challenging-risk) which will be an interdisicplinary study involving Citizen Scientists, Earthquake Engineers, Fire Engineers and Psychologists. If you’re a UK/EEA citizen and are interested, please apply to the post on FindAPhD.com (http://www.findaphd.com/search/projectDetails.aspx?PJID=55645). 

Geographic Information Science Research UK 2014 Annual Conference (Glasgow)

Though I’ve attended GISRUK in the past, this was my first year presenting, so I was quite excited/nervous for GISRUK 2014. Initially, there was a little resistance to accepting my paper, as the focus is on how various prominent interdisciplinary projects are utilising GIS, which was initially viewed as not having enough focus on GIS … Continue reading

Where are you visiting us from?