GISRUK 2021 Registration Now Open

Free and open online conference 14th-16th April 2021

We are pleased to announce the 29th Annual GIS Research UK (GISRUK) Conference, which will take place as a fully online event from Wednesday 14th April to Friday 16th April 2021. The whole conference will be fully open and free (£0) and is hosted by Cardiff University.

GISRUK is the largest academic conference in Geographic Information Science in the UK. Since 1993, GISRUK has attracted international researchers and practitioners in GIS and cognate fields, including geography, computer science, data science, and urban planning to share the latest advances in spatial computing and analysis. The conference theme this year is the COVID19 pandemic and will include papers on mapping the spread of the disease and on the spatial analysis of its impact on such things as personal mobility, social inequalities and the outcomes of interventions such as stay at home orders.

The conference will host more than 50 research presentations by international scientists and researchers. The conference presentations will also include papers in the following areas:

The conference programme will be posted on the website and via email to all registered participants in early April. Conference proceedings of all accepted papers will be made available online


All participants are invited to register for FREE using the button below. Registration link will remain open until the 14th April 2021

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GISRUK2021 Early Career Researcher Workshop

Due to popular demand, more tickets have been released for this event!

This year there is a FREE on-line pre-conference Early Career Researcher Workshop on Tuesday 13th April 2021 10.00am – 7.00pm

GISRUK2021 will feature a selection of ECR (Early Career Researcher) sessions. These will be a great opportunity for Masters’ and PhD students to get to know each other before start of the conference. You will be emailed the workshop zoom link via the EventBrite Registration page the day before the event.

Outline of Workshop sessions

10:00am - 11:30am: Introductory Session, including welcome, networking and introducing the GISRUK2021 conference.

12:00pm - 2.00pm: Careers, with tips on GIS CVs, the AGI ECR Network and GIS professionals sharing their experiences from academia, public and private sector. Bring your questions along.

2:30pm - 3:45pm: Research, with sessions on co-producing research, publications, applying for PhD funding and writing a grant

4.00pm - 5.00pm: SAD x RGS brings you Spatial Analytics + Data: The Interviews. The RGS QMRG Group is running this event featuring an interview with Prof. Michael Batty for an informal conversation about his career - Separate Registration Is Required

6.00pm - 7.00pm: Quiz and Social on, a chance to get to know us and your fellow ECRs a bit better, with a short quiz and a chance to socialise. Bring a drink of your choice! We will be at for this event.

Eligibility for ECR Events

‘Early Career Researcher’ is a generic term for students and researchers at an early stage of their career who would benefit from additional training and networking opportunities. This would typically include students at all levels, as well as those who have recently gained their PhD, started a new career, changed career or returned from a career break. GISRUK is happy for each individual to determine whether they consider themselves to be an Early Career Researcher, irrespective of career path or level of experience.

ECR Workshop - How to Present at a Virtual Conference

On Wednesday 31st March we held an ECR workshop giving hints, tips and a practice session at presenting at a virtual conference such as GISRUK2021. The event was a great success with around 30 ECR delegates attending. A video of the workshop can be found here


All participants for the ECR workshop are invited to register for FREE using the button below. Registration for the ECR event remains open until Friday 9th April 2021

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Contact Us

If you have any enquiries, please contact the conference chair, Prof. Scott Orford, at . You can keep up to date with conference information by checking back to this website, signing up to our mailing list, and following us on Twitter.

GISRUK Organizing Committee and Prof. Scott Orford (Cardiff University)

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