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From developing international policy on climate change to planning a day’s cycle ride across hilly terrain, elements of geography matter. Geographic information (GI), about place and location, can provide an underpinning and connective function across processes and activities in geographic space and time.

This research area seeks to understand:

  • The way people interact with geography, in business, public service and leisure
  • How this is supported through factors such as the web, the availability of massive amounts of data and new technologies for accessing information and participating in its creation
  • What this means for geographic information content and usability, i.e. what will be the future underpinning geographic information and what forms it will take.

Research themes:

  • Anticipating future needs for geographic information – application areas and use contexts
  • User focused approaches to understanding and modelling how people view the world including Vernacular Geography
  • Data provenance and data quality
  • Usability of geographic information content
  • Visualisations and other representations of GI in different user contexts

Contact us

For more information:

Contact: Anne Patrick, Research Project Coordinator

Email: universityenquiries@os.uk

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