Profs Mike Batty and Paul Longley have been asked to write a short report on Quantitative Geography, GIS and Cartography for the ESRC’s current ‘benchmarking review’ of UK human geography, undertaken in partnership with the RGS-IBG.

They would very much welcome views and contributions from QMRG and GISRG members in seeking to answer the following three questions:

  1. How has research in these fields in the UK developed over the last ten years, and what are the major strengths and weaknesses of the field?
  2. How does UK research in these fields compare with research produced by colleagues in other countries?
  3. What are the key academic outputs by UK scholars (books and other publications) that have made an important contribution to scholarship and/or have helped to set or move intellectual agendas in the field?

Mike and Paul would very much appreciate inputs by Friday 9 March, by email to  The final report has to be submitted before 19 March.

Any help will be very much appreciated and will contribute directly to the review process.


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