Volunteers Invited to Join the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Group

Location: Chilterns Wide
Hours: Variable

The GIS (Geographic Information Systems) group was formed in 2016 to introduce computer-based mapping to the Chiltern Society.  The small group of 5-6 individuals from fields as diverse as I.T. and city planning meet once quarterly to further the adoption of modern mapping techniques in the Society’s different departments.

Initially, the GIS group created maps that were of general interest to Society members:  maps of the proposed HS2 route, maps showing the distribution of the Society’s members within the Chilterns and surrounding counties, and displays of local industrial archaeology.  Current projects include supporting the Living Villages project (see the Spring 2020 issue of the Chiltern Magazine), an Ash-Dieback mapping project, and support for a forthcoming book on the Industrial Archaeology of the Chilterns.

Due to the expansion of interest in GIS within the Society, the GIS group is looking for 2-3 volunteers who have an interest in GIS, mapping, conservation, and/or computer technology.  While it isn’t essential, a background or skills in Geographic Information Systems would be ideal.

If you are interested in devoting some of your time to helping the Chiltern Society in this important work, please contact Greg Wright by email at office@chilternsociety.co.uk.