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DIT student wins poster competition at the GIS Ireland Conference

Posted: 5 January, 2017

DIT student Fergus Fahey won the IRLOGI Student Poster Competition at Ireland?s biggest annual geographic conference: GIS Ireland 2016.

IRLOGI Student Poster Competition

The poster explores Fergus’s dissertation topic: ‘A Tale of Two Suburbs: A GIS Analysis of the 1911 Census for Rathmines and Pembroke.’ 

The study analyses the 1911 census data for two Dublin suburbs, looking at how land management and development schemes led to different patterns of social segregation.

At the time of the award, Fergus was a student on the MSc Geographic Information Science course at DIT. He has since completed his dissertation and is now working with Future Analytics, a leading town planning, socio-economic research and data analytics consultancy company based in Dublin.

The IRLOGI Student Poster Competition offers a great opportunity for students to present their geospatial projects and research to an audience of national and international professionals. This award recognises the exemplary application of geospatial technologies and information in an academic environment.