‘Brown Bag’ Seminar “GIS and Social Science"

‘Brown Bag’ Seminar “GIS and Social Science"

Date & Time

18 September 2013, 00:00


NIE 3-02-27


Humanities & Social Studies Education (HSSE)



Events Details

About the Topic

Geographic Information System/Science (GIS) has been broadly adopted in geography. It enables researchers to represent spatial information, store and share various types of information efficiently, and analyze information to reveal hidden spatial relationship that can have a decisive impact. In terms of the power of spatial representation, social science research has used GIS recently for mapping spatial patterns and illustrating spatial-temporal dynamics. This presentation focuses on four research issues: urban studies, history, education, and crowdsourcing as examples to highlight how GIS has spatially integrated to social science and introduce the potentials of GIS in future social science research.

About the Speakers

Dr Wu Bing Sheng is an assistant professor at Humanities and Social Studies Education Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. His research broadly covers geographical information science, urban modeling, and geospatial analyses. His current study focuses on modeling urban dynamics of Asian cities. He is also interested in GIS education and develops GIS tools to collect crowdsourcing data for assessment of spatial learning.