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UCD Library GIS Guide

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Service - Impact Case Study

The application of Geographic Information  Systems (GIS) to research has two key benefits:

it facilitates the analysis of data through visualisation

and it provides a method for disseminating research findings in an accessible and impactful way.

Read more about GIS in this UCD Library Impact Case Study - click on the image on the right to open this document.


Case Study 3

Comparison of mass wasting processes on the slopes of the Rockall Trough, Northeast Atlantic. 

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Case Study 4

To examine the role that the Dublin city region has in the national context and its value to Ireland as a global city of scale. The process through which this was achieved was firstly by examining available data and then by using this data to produce a spatial analytical assessment of Dublin’s role. This was followed by structured discussions with key policy makers and stakeholders.

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Case Study 1

Planning for sustainability through Environmental Sensitivity Mapping

Dr González’s research looked at opportunities for a more                                 
proactive and participative integration of environmental considerations into land-use planning using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Through this work, Dr González
created a new way of mapping environmental sensitivity.

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Case Study 2

Assessing whether data relating to litter pollution from open data and participatory sensing applications be used to provide an alternative way to monitor litter pollution for urban planning.

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Would you like to see your case study featured here?

If you are working / researching / teaching in UCD and have an example of a case study which uses GIS we would be delighted to hear from you.

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We hope to have a variety of case studies which will demonstrate the range of uses of GIS.