||University Geographic Information System Network|
- A trans-Baltic Sea contact network for GIS researchers and educators
- At the fall of communism, maps again became available in the East
- The teaching and research in GIS needed input from the West
- The task of the UGIS Network was to assist in the creation of GIS growth centers in the Baltic Region of the former Soviet Union
- The GIS projects focused on environmental applications related to the health of the Baltic Sea and its drainage area
The Mission Is Now Accomplished
Five GIS labs have got assistance and are now established in the GIS community. Based at Uppsala University in Sweden, the UGIS Network assisted with hardware, software, education, and jointly developed teaching material to get the labs started. The UGIS Network has thus achieved its purpose; it has made itself redundant since the labs are so well established that normal research funding and international conferences can be used for their future work.
Hydroconsult is hosting this site as a courtesy to the former UGIS Network.
Contact Points for GIS labs belonging to the UGIS Network:
Victor Ionov, St Petersburg, Russia
Jüri Roosaare, Tartu, Estonia
Karlis Kalviskis, Riga, Latvia
Linas Kliucininkas, Kaunas, Lithuania
Nikolay Filatov, Petrozavodsk, Russia
NB: These addresses have are no longer being kept up to date.
The network coordinator, Ulf Erlingsson, later created a GIS for natural hazard mitigation in Nicaragua, researched paleogeography and geomythology around the end of the ice age, and is now working on a new method and policy for siltation monitoring for saving coral reefs, where the sedimeter siltation monitoring instrument, and geostatistic map programs, are key.
Site updated 1996-07-13, closed 1998-04-02. Web links updated 2007-10-15.
This page is located at http://www.hydroconsult.se/UGIS/UGIS.html