From: Lee, Edmund [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 28 September 2001 12:33
Just a final reminder... A free e-conference from FISH, the
Forum on Information Standards in Heritage launches on the FISH discussion
Monday 1st October 2001. See below for joining details.
ADDING POWER TO PLACE
'Power of Place', the heritage sector review published by the UK
government in 2000, emphasised the contribution of the historic
environment to a sense of place and belonging. The understanding of
this environment resides in text databases maintained by national and
local cultural heritage records. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
provide the tools to manage the spatial information that locates and
describes this environment. Common approaches are needed to make the
best use of both technologies and add the power of understanding to the
knowledge of place.
Presentations in the first week will come from the SMR community, followed
in the second week by presentations from the GIS profession.
We are hoping to follow that with contributions from the academic community.
Everyone is welcome to contribute questions and discussion.
To join the conference, simply email the following two line message to
[log in to unmask] .You don't need to put anything in the subject
join fish [your name]
replacing [your name] with your first and last name (without the
brackets), and remembering the two hyphen characters on the next line.
You will get a request to confirm your membership, followed by a
welcome message with further information.