The Cambridge Conservation GIS Group was established to bring together conservation GIS professionals and people with an interest in conservation and GIS in and around the Cambridge geographic area. Other groups exist for national and international conservation GIS discussion (see links elsewhere on this page).
Cambridge is a hotspot of conservationists, technologists and data scientists, and this group provides a forum to build and strengthen the Cambridge conservation GIS community, providing a forum for learning, support and synergies.
The group’s objectives are to facilitate networking, share ideas and best practice, build capacity, provide technical support, form new collaborations, learn new tools and methodologies and provide an outlet for people who just love discussing spatial data and maps.
We plan activities through the year such as:
Open mapping parties digitising satellite images such as logging roads to aid conservation targeting in Sarawak through OpenStreetMap MapforEnvironment.
- Lunchtime GIS chats
An opportunity for anyone to talk informally about their research, a recent paper or a relevant topic in conservation GIS.
- GIS analysts anonymous
Open session for anyone to turn up, bring a GIS-related problem and seek solutions from the group.
If you’re interested in any of these activities or would like to organise one of your own, please get in touch.
Join our google group: https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en-GB#!forum/cambridgeconservationgis