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Date and time: 
Mon, 2017-09-11 14:57
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University of Nairobi, CAVS 8.4.4 lecture, Theatre


DATE: September 19th, 2017                                                       TIME: 2.00 pm



Education Manager

Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri)

Michael Gould is the Education Manager at Esri. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching and research in Geographical Information System (GIS). He began his career after earning a Ph.D. in Geography (GIS) from the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), University at Buffalo. Gould’s research expertise includes creating Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI); researching standards-based interoperability with the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC); and developing geospatial Web services.

Gould has also worked as a GIS advisor to government agencies in the European Union (EU), businesses including ESRI and Microsoft, and nonprofit organizations. An active member of the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE), Gould recently completed a two-year term as Chair of its management board.

ESRI president Jack Dangermond says, “Solving the problems of the 21st century requires a populace that’s adept at creating and using geospatial technology. Michael Gould is a thought leader in the international GIS community who will help foster the open sharing of information and new forms of cooperation and collaboration with the education community.”

Dr. Gould will be visiting the region in preparation for the 5th Esri Eastern Africa Education GIS Conference.

Promoting spatial literacy among students in all disciplines is one of the main goals of Esri's director of higher education., Dr Gould believes "When GIS is used for problem solving, a student analyzes data within its spatial context

thus  allowing for more informed decision making," GIS is used on campuses for teaching and research in traditional spatial disciplines, such as geography and planning, but there are also significant benefits from using geospatial technology in wider areas such as Business, Environment, Agriculture and Public health departments.

All are invited!!




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