The Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Research Group has been established for over 30 years, during which time its research activities and outputs have gained it an international reputation.
Our members have extensive knowledge of the use of GIS in applied studies in addition to a wide expertise in teaching and researching with both open source and proprietary GIS packages. Staff in the Centre have published over 100 papers in peer reviewed journals.
Our research activities are currently configured around two principal sub-groups:
A key focus for the Geographical Information Systems Research group has been the ESRC/HEFCW-funded Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD), a collaborative venture between the universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, South Wales and Swansea and established to promote cross-institutional and multi-disciplinary research in the social sciences across the UK and internationally.
Staff members have research interests that span across a wide range of applications areas associated with Geographical Information Systems technology. These include: geographical accessibility modelling; landscape visualisation, spatial data generalisation, population estimation and small-area modelling; automated cartographic design, GIS-based optimisation techniques; ethical surveillance; digital surface modelling; and remote sensing including UAV surveying and mapping.
The group has attracted significant external funding, including recently:
For further information about the GIS Research Group, please contact:
Professor Gary Higgs