Reporter 424, 5 October 1998


Labs open for business

Newly-opened computer labs in the School of Geography will allow the department to offer more postgraduate courses and strengthen links with industry.

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) labs were officially opened on September 17 by the new Pro-Vice-Chancellor for IT and communications, Lynne Brindley. The £100,000 investment to update and upgrade the computer systems means that up to 50 students can now be offered places on GIS-related Masters courses, many from local companies.

“GIS is becoming a standard desk-top tool for data analysis and management and this will keep Leeds at the cutting edge of this exciting technology,” said John Dodds, IT manager of the School of Geography.

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