Publications


Publications (since 2010)


LANGFORD, M. and HIGGS, G. (2010) ‘Accessibility and public service provision: Evaluating the impacts of the Post Office Network Change Programme in the UK’, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 35(4), 585-501.

LOHFINK, A., MCPHEE, D. and WARE, J.M., 2010, "A UML-based Representation of Spatio-Temporal Evolution in Road Network Data", Transactions in GIS (Wiley), Vol 14, Issue 6, pages 853-872.

CORCORAN, J., HIGGS, G. and HIGGINSON, A. (2011) ‘The importance of socio-economic factors on fire incidence: A comparison of trends for Brisbane (Australia) and Cardiff (United Kingdom)’, Applied Geography, 31(1), 65-75.

BERRY, R., HIGGS, G., FRY, R. and LANGFORD, M (2011) ‘Web-based GIS approaches to enhance public participation in wind farm planning’, Transactions in GIS, 15(2), 147-172.

CORCORAN, J., HIGGS, G., ROHDE, D. and CHHETRI, P. (2011) ‘Investigating the association between weather conditions, calendar events and socio-economic patterns with trends in fire incidence: an Australian case study’, Journal of Geographical Systems, 13(2), 193-226. 

LANGFORD, M., FRY, R. and HIGGS, G. (2012) ‘Measuring transit system accessibility using a modified two-step floating catchment technique’, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 26(2), 193-214.

BERRY, R.A. and HIGGS, G. (2012) ‘Gauging levels of public acceptance to the use of visualisation tools in promoting public participation; a case study of wind farm planning in South Wales, UK’, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 55(2), 229-251.

HIGGS, G., FRY, R. and LANGFORD, M. (2012) ‘Investigating the implications of using alternative GIS-based techniques to measure accessibility to green space’, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 39(2), 326-343.

FRY, R., BERRY, R., HIGGS, G., ORFORD, S. and JONES, S. (2012) ‘The WISERD Geoportal: A tool for the discovery, analysis and visualisation of socio-economic (meta-) data for Wales’ Transactions in GIS, 16(2), 105-124. 

LANGFORD, M., HIGGS, G. and FRY, R. (2012) ‘Using Floating Catchment Analysis (FCA) techniques to examine intra-urban variations in accessibility to public transport opportunities: the example of Cardiff, Wales’, Journal of Transport Geography, 25(1), 1-14.  

DU, H., ANAND, S., ALECHINA, N., MORLEY, J., HART, G., LEIBOVICI, D., JACKSON, M. and WARE, J.M., 2012, "Geospatial information integration from authoritative and crowd sourced road vector data",  Transactions in GIS (Wiley-Blackwell), Volume 16, Issue 4,  pages 455-476.

HIGGS, G., LANGFORD, M. and FRY, R. (2013) ‘Investigating variations in the provision of digital services in public libraries using network-based GIS models’, Library and Information Science Research, 35 (1), 24-32.

HIGGS, G, and LANGFORD, M. (2013) ‘Investigating the validity of rural-urban distinctions in the impacts of changing service provision: the example of postal service reconfiguration in Wales’, Geoforum, 47, 53-64.

CORCORAN, J. HIGGS, G. and ANDERSON, T. (2013) ‘Examining the use of a geodemographic classification in an exploratory analysis of variations in fire incidence in South Wales, UK’, Fire Safety Journal, 62(A), 37-48.

HIGGS, G., LANGFORD, M. and NORMAN, P. (2015) ‘Accessibility to sports facilities in Wales: A GIS-based analysis of socio-economic variations in provision’, Geoforum, 62,105-120.

LANGFORD, M., HIGGS, G. and FRY, R. (2015) ‘Measuring access to Primary Health Care using two-step floating catchment areas and a public/private multi-modal transport model’, Plurimondi: An International Forum for Research and Debate on Human Settlements, 8(16), 39-52.

LANGFORD, M., HIGGS, G. and FRY, R. (2016) ‘Multi-modal Two-Step Floating Catchment Area Analysis of Primary Health Care Accessibility’, Health and Place, 38, 70-81. 

CORCORAN, J., ZAHNOW, R. and HIGGS, G. (2016) ‘Using routine activity theory to inform a conceptual understanding of the geography of fire events’, Geoforum, 75(1), 180-185.

FREW, R., HIGGS, G., HARDING, J. and LANGFORD, M. (2017) ‘Investigating geospatial data usability from a health geography perspective using sensitivity analysis: the example of potential accessibility to primary healthcare’ Journal of Transport and Health, 6, 128-142.

HIGGS, G., ZAHNOW, R., CORCORAN, J., LANGFORD, M. and FRY, R. (2017) ‘Modelling spatial access to General Practitioner surgeries: Does public transport availability matter?’ Journal of Transport and Health, 6, 143-154.

ENTWISTLE, A., BURROWS, I., CARROL, F., THOMAS, N., WARE, M. AND LOUDON, G., 2017, "Affect and Dialogue in Collaborative CrossDisciplinary Research: Developing Interactive Public Art on Cardiff Bay Barrage", Open Cultural Studies 2017; 1: 576–590.

LANGFORD, M., HIGGS, G. and RADCLIFFE, J. (2018) ‘The application of network-based GIS tools to investigate spatial variations in the provision of sporting facilities’, Annals of Leisure Research, 21(2), 178-198.

HIGGS, G., JONES, S., LANGFORD, M. and HELEY, J. (2018) ‘Investigating the Impacts of Changing Public Service Provision on Geographical Accessibility: the example of public library provision in Pembrokeshire, South Wales’ Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 36(3), 548–568.

PAGE, N., LANGFORD, M. and HIGGS, G. (2018) ‘An evaluation of alternative measures of accessibility for investigating potential 'deprivation amplification' in service provision’, Applied Geography, 95, 19-33.

PAGE, N., HIGGS, G. and LANGFORD, M. (2018) ‘An exploratory analysis of spatial variations in organ donation registration rates in the five years prior to implementation of the Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013’, Health and Place, 52, 18-24.

PAGE, N., LANGFORD, M. and HIGGS, G. (2019) ‘Measuring spatial accessibility to services within indices of multiple deprivation: implications of applying an enhanced two-step floating catchment area (E2SFCA) approach’, Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 12(2), 321–348.

HIGGS, G., LANGFORD, M., JARVIS, P., RICHARD, J., PAGE, N, and FRY, R. (2019) ‘Using GIS to investigate variations in accessibility to ‘extended hours’ primary health care provision’, Health and Social Care in the Community, 27(4), 1074-1084.

WILLIAMS S., WARE J.M. and  MULLER B. (2019) Ethical Surveillance: Applying Deep Learning and Contextual Awareness for the Bene_t of Persons Living with Dementia. In: Koch F. et al. (eds) Arti_cial Intelligence in Health. AIH 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11326. Springer

LANGFORD, M., HIGGS, G. and DALLIMORE, D. (2019) ‘Investigating spatial variations in access to childcare provision using network-based GIS models’, Social Policy and Administration, forthcoming.


Conference presentations (since 2010)


FARTHING, D. and WARE, J.M., 2010, "When it comes to mapping developing countries, disaster preparedness is better than disaster response",  AGI Community'10 Conference,  Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.

WARE, J.M. and RICHARDS, N., 2010, "Ant Colony Optimization Applied to Network Schematization", Proceedings of GIScience 2010, Zurich.

RICHARDS, N. and WARE, J.M., 2010, "Ant Colony Optimization Applied to Map Generalization", 13th Workshop of the ICA commission on Generalisation and Multiple Representation, Zurich (available on line at http://aci.ign.fr/2010_Zurich/program.php)

BERRY, R., HIGGS, G., LANGFORD, M. and FRY, R. (2010) An evaluation of on-line GIS-based landscape and visual impact assessment tools and their potential for enhancing public participation in the UK, Paper presented at WebMGS 2010, Como, Italy, August 2010.

HIGGS, G., LANGFORD, M. and FRY, R.  (2011) Progress on the use of accessibility indicators in social science research in Wales, Paper presented at WISERD Annual Conference, University of Bangor, February 2011.

LANGFORD, M., FRY, R. and HIGGS, G. (2011) A modified two-step floating catchment area technique for measuring transit system accessibility, Paper presented at GIS Research UK 2011 Conference, University of Portsmouth, 27th April 2011.

BERRY, R., HIGGS, G., FRY, R. and LANGFORD, M. (2011) Evaluating the potential of Web-based GIS for enhancing public participation in wind farm planning, Paper presented at GIS Research UK 2011 Conference, University of Portsmouth, 28th April 2011.

LANGFORD, M. and HIGGS, G. (2011) Evaluating the performance of the binary dasymetric interpolation model at the lowest census dissemination level, Paper presented at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2011, Seattle, 12th April 2011.

FRY, R., BERRY, R., HIGGS, G., ORFORD, S. and JONES, S. (2011) The WISERD Geoportal: A tool for the discovery, analysis and visualisation of socio-economic (meta- data for Wales, Paper presented at FOSS4G Conference, Denver, 12th – 16th September 2011.

TSATSOU, P., HIGGS, G. and STAFFORD, I. (2011) Understanding the role of ICT use in connectivity of minority communities in Wales, Paper presented at Internet Research 12: Performance and Participation, Seattle, 10th – 13th October, 2011.

TSATSOU, P., HIGGS, G. and STAFFORD, I. (2011) Understanding the role of ICT use in connectivity of minority communities in Wales, Paper presented at Prato Community Informatics Conference 2011, Monash Centre, Prato, Italy, November, 9-11th 2011.

BERRY, R., FRY, R., HIGGS, G., ORFORD, S. and JONES, S. (2011) Introducing the WISERD GeoPortal, Annual Conference of the Association for Geographic Information (Cymru), Cardiff City Hall, 29th November, 2011.

HIGGS, G., FRY, R. and LANGFORD, M. (2012) Investigating Spatial Variations in Access to Public Services and Potential Associations with Socio-demographic Trends in Wales, WISERD Annual Conference, 2012: Devolution, Place and Change, Bangor University, March 28th, 2012.

ORFORD, S., FRY, R., BERRY, R.A. and HIGGS, G. (2012) Mapping interview transcript records: theoretical, technical and cartographic challenges, Paper presented at the GIS Research UK 2012 conference, University of Lancaster, April 2012.

RICHARDS, N. and WARE, J.M., 2013, "Automated river segmentation using simulated annealing", Presented at AI-2013 (33rd SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence), Cambridge, UK.

WARE, J.M. and RICHARDS, N., 2013, "An Ant Colony System Algorithm for Automatically Schematizing Transport Network Data Sets", Proceedings of IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computing, Mexico, June 2013.

FREW, R., HIGGS, G., LANGFORD, M. and HARDING, J. (2014) Data usability from an end-user perspective: assessing contextual quality through geospatial analysis, Paper presented at GIS Research UK 2014 conference, University of Glasgow, April 2014.

FREW, R., HIGGS, G., LANGFORD, M. and HARDING, J. (2015) Assessing geographic data usability in analytical contexts: Undertaking sensitivity analysis of geospatial processes, Paper presented at GIS Research UK 2015 conference, University of Leeds, 15th – 17th April 2015.

POULIOU, T., LOWE, S., HIGGS, G. and RADCLIFFE, J. (2015) Assessing the health impacts of sports participation in Wales; what is the role of the accessibility of sports facilities?’ Paper presented at the ADRN Research Symposium, Belfast, May 2015.

POULIOU, T., LOWE, S., HIGGS, G. and RADCLIFFE, J. (2015) Assessing the health impacts of adults’ participation in sports in Wales: investigating the mediating role of accessibility to sports facilities, Paper presented at the WISERD Annual Conference, Cardiff, June 30th- July 2nd 2015.

HIGGS, G., LANGFORD, M. and FRY, R. (2015) Measuring access to Primary Health Care using two-step floating catchment areas and a public/private multi-modal transport model”, Paper presented at the 19th European Colloquium on Theoretical and Quantitative Geography (ECTQG2015), Bari, Italy, 3rd- 8th September 2015.

WILLIAMS, S. and WARE, J.M., 2015, "Is the use of 'mobile computer technology' appropriate for locating people with dementia? ", Proceedings of 23rd Annual GIS Research UK Conference (GISRUK 2015), University of Leeds, http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1491375

PAGE, N., HIGGS, G., LANGFORD, M and ORFORD, S. (2017) Community-level Social Capital and Public Service Provision: A Position Paper and Research Agenda, Paper presented at the American Association of Geographers' Annual Meeting, Boston, 5th April 2017.

CAROLL, F., ENTWISTLE, A., BURROWS, I., WARE, J.M., THOMAS, N. and LOUDON, G., 2017, "Smart CITY patterns: Creating environmental stylesheets to template ‘inclusivity’ on Cardiff Bay Barrage ", IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS), ISSN 2158-3412, http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/35520

WILLIAMS, R., LANGFORD, M. and HIGGS, G. (2018) Migrating accessibility measures to open source, Paper presented at the FOSS4G UK 2018 Conference, Urban Innovation Centre, London, 8th -9th March, 2018.

WILLIAMS, R., LANGFORD, M. and HIGGS, G. (2018) Translating networked based accessibility measures into an open source environment; challenges and opportunities, Paper presented at the GIS Research UK conference, Leicester, April 18th – 20th, 2018.

PAGE, N., LANGFORD, M. and HIGGS, G. (2018) Barriers to reproducible research in GIS; a practical example using a national index of multiple deprivation, Paper presented at the GIS Research UK conference, Leicester, April 18th – 20th, 2018.

PAGE, N., HIGGS, G. and LANGFORD, M. (2018) Estimating levels of volunteering for small-areas of Wales, Paper presented at the WISERD Annual Conference, University of South Wales, July 18th – 19th 2018, Pontypridd. .

PAGE, N., HIGGS, G. and LANGFORD, M. (2018) Exploring local patterns of voluntarism in Wales, Paper presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with the IBG) Conference 2018, Cardiff, 28th-31st August 2018, Cardiff University.

PAGE, N., HIGGS, G. and LANGFORD, M. (2018) Estimating levels of formal volunteering for small-areas of Wales, Paper presented at the NCVO Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference 2018, 6th - 7th September 2018, London. 

WILLIAMS, S., WARE, J.M. and MULLER, B., 2018, "Preserving safety, privacy and mobility of persons living with Dementia by recognising uncharacteristic out-door movement using Recurrent Neural Networks with low computing capacity ", Proceedings of the First Joint Workshop on AI in Health organized as part of the Federated AI Meeting (FAIM 2018), co-located with AAMAS 2018, ICML 2018, Stockholm, Sweden, July 13-14, 2018

LANGFORD, M., HIGGS, G. and TAYLOR, C. (2019) Accessibility to secondary schools in the UK. An enhanced two-step floating catchment area (E2SFCA) analysis using well-informed variable-sized catchments, Paper presented at the American Association of Geographers' Annual Meeting, Washington, 5th April 2019.

WILLIAMS, R., HIGGS, G. and LANGFORD, M. (2019) The usability of open source tools to measure access to health services; analysing mobile cancer unit location, Paper presented at the GIS Research UK conference, University of Newcastle, April 24th – 26th 2019.

HIGGS, G., LANGFORD, M. and PAGE, N. (2019) Use of Floating Catchment Area models to investigate trends in ‘extended hours’ GP provision, Paper presented at Applied Geography Commission meeting, L'Aquila, Italy - June 17th – 19th, 2019.