CASA Working Paper

My Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) working paper titled “Family Names as Indicators of Britain’s Changing Regional Geography” has been published online. The paper is one of my PhD upgrade documents and contains the resul...


RGS Explore Conference 2009

The Royal Geographical Society is hosting its annual Explore Conference next weekend (13-15th November). It is an expedition and fieldwork planning weekend that attracts a range of people from well-known adventurers to academics and students. I have ...


Roads Marking Landscape

Ben Fry has produced a map of the USA’s landscape patterns by plotting only its roads. His All Streets project involved collating network data covering all the roads in the lower 48 United States (26 million road segments!) and mapping them (se...


Featured Map: "Non-British Names Map"

I wanted to avoid the misleading effects of poorly selected spatial units and inappropriate data categorisation in my next Featured Map. I produced it for a forthcoming CASA Working Paper to inform my analysis of general surname trends in Great Brita...



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