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:
- 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?
- How does UK research in these fields compare with research produced by colleagues in other countries?
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.