The Geographical Information Science Research Group offers prize is for the best dissertation in *any* area of geographic information science. For more information see the prizes page. The winners are listed below. We would also like to thank our long suffering reviewers: Chris Brunsdon, Gary Higgs, and Seraphim Alvanides.
The winners in 2018 were as follows:
- 1st prize Thomas Adam Statham “Forecasting Network faults with Bayesian Spatio-temporal Statistical Models” MSc in Geographic Data Science, University of Liverpool, Department of Geography and Planning.
- 2nd prize Andrew Eirik Ainer Sharp “Evaluating the Exposure of Heliskiing Ski Guides to Avalanche Terrain Using a Fuzzy Logic Avalanche Susceptibility Model” MSc Geographic Information Systems, University of Leeds, School of Geography.
In 2017 1st and 2nd prize went to:
- 1st prize: Gabriele Filomena, MRes Spatial Data Science & Visualisation, CASA, UCL. “A Computational Approach to ‘The Image of the City’“. PDF: Gabriele Filomena 2017 CASA dissertation. This work has now been published in Cities journal here.
- 2nd prize: Joseph Lewis, MSc Geographical Information Science, University of Leicester. “The Suitability of Using Least Cost Path Analysis in the Prediction of Roman Roads in the Highland and Lowland Zones of Roman Britain“. PDF: https://josephlewis.github.io/Dissertation.pdf. The GIScRG would also like to congratulate Joseph for, independently, winning the CASA prize for the best spatial analysis paper at GISRUK 2018,
In 2016 we had two joint winners. They were:
- Charlotte E. Sturley, University of Leeds, School of Geography (MSc in Geographical Information Systems) A proof of concept agent-based model of consumer store choice behaviour. Available here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Charlotte_Sturley/publications
- Jamie O’Donnell, University of Sheffield, Urban Studies and Planning (MSc in Applied Geographic Information Systems) Simplifying the Papathoma Tsunami Vulnerability Assessment: Towards an Open and GIS-based Data Collection and Processing Method. Available here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jamie_Odonnell/publications
In 2015 we had two joint winners. They were:
- Duncan A. Kinnear , University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences (MSc Geographical Information Science). Automated detection and tracking of crevasses on a calving glacier from TerraSAR-X imagery. Available here.
- Jennifer Rozier, Kingston University,chool of Geography, Geology and the Environment (MSc Geographical Information Systems & Science). Vegetation Response and Recovery in the 20 years following the 1980 eruption of El Chichón volcano: A Remote Sensing Approach. Available here.
1. Alena Lindsay Moison from the University of Leeds (nominated by Paul Norman): “Species Distribution Modelling for Australian Fungi: Exploring the potential for GIS applications to assist with the accurate identification of species”
2. Owain Rowlands from Kingston University (nominated by Nigel Walford): “Evaluating two GIS based methods for assessing viticultural potential in south-east England”
=1. Michael Allchin from the University of Southampton (nominated by Eloise Biggs): “Application of growing self-organising maps to the data-driven classification of hydrological catchments”
=1. John Holliday from the University of Leeds (nominated by Paul Norman and Helen Durham): “GIS Analysis of Linguistic Data”
2. Elodie Rod from Birkbeck, University of London (nominated by Shino Shiode): “Broad Street Cholera Outbreak: Population, Space-time evolution and Cluster detection”