Alex Singleton

Professor of Geographic Information Science at the University of Liverpool

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The Internal Structure of Greater London

Talk given at AAG, Chicago 2015

Developments in Spatial Data Visualisation

Seminar given at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford; 28/4/2015 (While very jet lagged!)

Postgraduate Bursary Eligibility Checker


View the site here.

HEFCE have released funding prior to a full loan system being introduced that provides bursaries to students wishing to pursue postgraduate study. The ways in which this scheme are being operated by the different university are diverse, however, a number of universities include both the index of multiple deprivation and the POLAR classification of young participation rates within their metrics.

The website I built aims to help simplify the process of searching these data. There are things that could be improved on this site, however, all the code is provided on github.

Geographic Data Science and School Markets

A workshop talk given at "Agent-based Modelling for Economics and Finance", Oxford-Man institute, University of Oxford. 23/2/15.

Geodemographics - A Practical Primer


My new book (co-edited with Chris Brunsdon) is now out.

Many thanks to all the chapter authors for their hard work; and if not arrived already, a very brightly coloured book should be in the post!

Thanks also go to Sage for a really nice production job.

About the book...

Geocomputation is the intersection of advanced computational methods and geographical analysis and modelling. Geocomputation is applied and often interdisciplinary, with methodological developments typically embedded in applications seeking to address real world problems.

Geocomputation excels as a framework for researching many contemporary social science problems associated with large volumes of dynamic and spatio-temporal ‘big data’, such as those generated in ‘smart city’ contexts or from crowdsourcing. This text:

  1. provides a selection of practical examples of geocomputation techniques and ‘hot topics’ written by world leading practitioners
  2. Integrates selected supporting materials, such as code and data so that readers can work through some examples themselves
  3. Chapters provide highly applied and practical discussions of: Visualisation and exploratory spatial data analysis / space time modelling / spatial algorithms / spatial regression and statistics / open geographic information systems and science
  4. All chapters are uniform in design, and each includes an introduction, case study and conclusion - drawing together both the generalities of the chapter topic and illustration through the case study application. Guidance for further reading is also provided.This accessible text, published in full colour, has been specifically designed for those readers who are new to Geocomputation as an area of research, showing how complex real-world problems can be solved through the integration of technology, data, and geocomputational methods. This is the key primer for applied Geocomputation in the social sciences.

Geodemographics and the Internal Structure of Cities

Seminar given at Cardiff University on 16/12/14.