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Conference delegates on the steps of the Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University


WISERD hosted an international conference on Qualitative GIS in late summer 2010. Qualitative GIS is an emerging, mixed-method and interdisciplinary research approach that is attracting interest across a range of disciplines. The early literature has highlighted the innovative nature of the Qualitative GIS approach to combining ‘qualitative’ and ‘quantitative’ spatial data and encouraging multiple epistemological approaches to spatial research. The emerging body of Qualitative GIS research calls for further methodological, theoretical and empirical development of this research approach.

The conference brought together interested people from a wide variety of disciplines in order to:

1) discuss some of the theoretical and methodological challenges in moving Qualitative GIS forward

2) consider the possibility of an international and collaborative research agenda and working group for Qualitative GIS

3) work towards new and shared outputs related to this research agenda.


Keynote Speakers:

Mei-Po Kwan, Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Geography, The Ohio State University, USA

Marianna Pavlovskaya, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Hunter College, CUNY, USA

Chris McDowall, Infomatics Researcher, Landcare Research, New Zealand

Guest speakers discussing their innovative Qualitative GIS research:

N. Graham Hughes (University of Surrey, UK)

Interfaces between CAQDAS and Google Earth

César A. Cisneros-Puebla (Autonomous Metropolitan University-Iztapalapa, Mexico)

Qualitative Mapping, Qualitative Software and GIS

Matthew W. Wilson (Ball State University, USA)

On qualitative GIS in the classroom: Discussion of a GIS workshop

Linda Carton (Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands)

Framing with maps: A brief overview of Qualitative GIS research projects and education in Nijmegen