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.
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”