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The Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Research has been established for over 30 years, and its research activity and outputs has given it an international reputation.

Our members have an extensive knowledge of the use of GIS in applied studies in addition to a wide expertise in teaching with and researching open source and proprietary GIS packages. Staff within the Centre have published over 100 papers in peer reviewed journals.

A key collaborative focus has been the ESRC/HEFCW-funded Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods, established to promote cross-institutional and multi-disciplinary research in the social sciences across the UK and internationally. WISERD has successfully attracted research projects whose funding totals some £4.15 million. These research projects have generated significant new data on and analysis of Welsh economy and society and have contributed substantially to wider theoretical debates and methodological development.

The group is a member of the ICA-OSGeo Lab Network


For further information about the GIS Research Unit, please contact:

Professor Gary Higgs