GeoWeek 2015 Events
TCD & DU Events
The DU Geographical Society and TCD Geography are combining forces to organise events for this years GeoWeek. The Geogsoc and the Department are putting on a range of events, such as:
17th November: Geolympics - a night of geographical themed games
18th November: "The Power of Geospatial Technology” a public talk by TCD Geography Alumni Ian Hand (Mallon Tech) with discussion from Dr. Kevin Lougheed (TCD)
19th November: "Maps and Memory: Decoding Historical Maps” public event with talks by Dr. Annaleigh Margey (DKIT) and Dr. Mark Hennessy (TCD), followed by a wine reception. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place for this event
As part of Geography Week 2015 the Geography Department at NUI Galway hosted a workshop for members of the Galway Geological Association (GGA) demonstrating how past environments are reconstructed using biological proxies.
Ireland from Maps Exhibition
The National Library of Ireland's, Ireland from Maps exhibition will be on display in Enniscorthy Castle for the duration of GeoWeek.
The exhibition has broad appeal and it is of particular interest to primary and second-level students and has been specially written with them in mind.
The exhibition explores themes covered by the curriculum in:
Leaving Certificate Geography
Junior Certificate Geography
5th and 6th class SESE
Please check Enniscorthy Castle for opening hours
Tuesday 17 November: Exploring the Power of Maps
Room E003, Newman, 12.30-13.30
Wednesday 18 November: Journey back in time - Environmental reconstruction in action
Physical Geography labs, Geography corridor, 12.30-13.30
Thursday 19 November: Overseas fieldwork in challenging environments - a graduate perspective
Room E003, Newman, 12.30-13.30
Local Transition Year students will visit the Geography dept on Monday for a seminar on Mapping and then will get a chance to see the 'octocoptor' mapping drone in action!
Queens University Belfast
World GIS Day Wednesday 18th November 2015 at GAP - Web My Map!
More details in the file below
GeoWeek Mapping Competition
For this year’s Geoweek competition we are asking people to make a map of their community.
For More details click here
Visit to the Irish Historic Towns Atlas project and Royal Irish Academy library
Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Tuesday 17 November 2015, 3–5 pm, Tea and Coffee served
Number limited to 15 people (in order of booking via email)
Meeting point, reception of Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Email: irene.morris(at)nuim.ie to book your place.
The Irish Historic Towns Atlas was established as a Royal Irish Academy research project in 1980. Since, 27 atlases of Irish towns and cities, most recently Youghal, Co. Cork have been published. It is an international project with over 520 comparable town atlases produced over seventeen European countries. Current research and cartography is focusing on the city of Galway, while the production of ‘digital’ atlases is central to the project’s development for the future.
The Royal Irish Academy library is home to a considerable collection of Ordnance Survey memoirs, illustrations and maps. The Academy has a long association with the Ordnance Survey and was the intellectual home for many figures associated with the nineteenth-century institution such as O’Donovan, Petrie, O’Curry, Colby and Larcom.
Visitors will be welcomed to the Irish Historic Towns Atlas project office to see and discuss work in progress and will then be introduced to the Academy’s Ordnance Survey collection.