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Dr. William A. Mackaness BSc, PhD (Kingston)


Senior Lecturer in Geographical Information Science

Room: 4.11
Address: Institute of Geography, Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9XP
Phone: +44 (0) 131 650 8163
FAX: +44 (0) 131 650 2524
Research Institute: Geography and the Lived Environment
Research Groups: Environment and Society
Research Interests: Broadly my research is concerned with the application of statistical and visualisation techniques to geographical problem solving (including the use of exploratory data analysis). Beyond application, my interests are focused on theories of scale, and the characterisation of geographic space. There are significant challenges in modeling geographic space at multiple scales, in storing that information in a meaningful way such that it can support intuitive exploration of geographic pattern and process at multiple levels of detail. These ideas have relevance in real and virtual worlds, and present additional challenges when applied to the domain of location based services, and wayfinding services - two areas I am particularly interested in researching.
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