Analysis of children in road accidents sees James honoured

Analysis of children in road accidents sees James honoured

A University of Aberdeen student's study of road accidents in Aberdeen involving child pedestrians has won the runners up award in the Association for Geographical Information (AGI) student award for geospatial excellence.

James Watt’s dissertation for his MSc in Geographical Information Systems examined many of the arguments surrounding the cause of such accidents, concluding there was no single factor that contributed to their uneven geographical distribution.

He received the nomination award at the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) Awards for Geospatial Excellence ceremony at Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

The Director of the MSc in GIS programme, Dr David R. Green who attended the event with James said: "This is the first time we have submitted to the AGI for this award, and although we did not win this time, it is a great honour for both us and the new MSc in GIS Degree Programme to reach the shortlist on the first attempt.”

James, who is set to start a new job with the Transport Department in Aberdeenshire Council, also recently won the first Rihards Johansons award from the University of Aberdeen for the Best Poster Presentation in the MSc in GIS Programme for 2013-2014.

More details on the MSc Degree in GIS at the University of Aberdeen can be found at: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/gis

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