University of Ulster ‘G.I.S.’ Competition

Congratulations to Grosvenor pupil Martin Taylor who was recently announced as the winner of the University of Ulster’s prestigious Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Competition.

In total the competition received 792 entries from across 18 different Schools, with Martin’s victory earning him an iPod Nano as well as a laptop with a full GIS programme for the School.  As part of his entry Martin commented:

"GIS is important to my future as it affects my everyday life. It is used to plan traffic access, businesses rely on it for marketing and advertising, it is used in urban planning to decide building locations and the emergency services also use it to plan routes."

Geographic Information Systems enables users to visualise, question, analyse, interpret and understand data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.  To this end the laptop that Martin won will prove invaluable to Grosvenor’s Geography department over the coming years.

Martin’s prizes were gratefully received on his behalf by Grosvenor’s Head of Geography Mrs Deborah Byers at the University of Ulster’s ‘GIS Day’, held at its Coleraine campus on Thursday 30th March.

Well done to Martin on his impressive achievement and hopefully it will be emulated by other Geographers within the School over the years to come.

Martin, pictured alongside Principal Mr McLoughlin, proudly dislays his iPod as well as the GIS Laptop that he won on behalf of the School in the University of Ulster's 'Geographic Information Systems Competition'