School of GeoSciences

Our Staff

Bruce M. Gittings BSc, MSc (Edin), FRSGS, FSA Scot


Director, GIS Programmes; GIS External Relations Co-ordinator

Room: 1.16
Address: Institute of Geography, Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9XP
Phone: +44 (0) 131 650 2558
FAX: +44 (0) 131 650 2524
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Research Institute: Geography and the Lived Environment
Research Groups: Environment and Society
Research Interests: Database management, performance and parallel computing issues related to GIS; distributed GIS; location-based services; web-enabled databases; web-based surveys. Pioneer of web-based geo-information. Using the web to portray the people and places of Scotland. Dynamic display of earthquake information using the web. The Gazetteer for Scotland (supported by RSGS, the Robertson Trust and SCRAN). Scottish Definitive Place Name Gazetteer (supported by Scottish Government). Scottish Palaeoenvironmental Archive Database (supported by Historic Scotland). Scottish Wetlands Archaeological Database (with AOC Archaeology and Historic Scotland). Accessible GI metadata (with the Association for Geographic Information).
Further Information: Publications
Edinburgh Research Explorer
Research Students

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