NJL Consulting has recently worked with the University of Sheffield’s Geographical Information System (GIS) Masters students to provide a ‘real world’ perspective on the application of GIS.
We set students a brief which involved development site identification and asked them to identify a solution using the computer software. We were really impressed with the results which led us to question how we could make better use of GIS within our field of work. With this in mind, we asked Senior Lecturer Dr. Alasdair Rae to share his views with us on what GIS can do and why planners should start using it. Here are his illuminating thoughts: