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Geography and Environment
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Mr Andrew Harfoot 

Senior Research Fellow

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Mr Andrew Harfoot is Senior Research Fellow within Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton.

1998 B.A. Natural Sciences (Earth Sciences), University of Cambridge
1999 M.Sci. Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge

1999 - 2000
Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, New Zealand
2001 - 2003 GIS Assistant, English Nature
2003 - 2004 GIS Data Manager, English Nature
2004 to date University of Southampton, GeoData Institute





Research interests

  • Open Source GIS
  • Automated Zone Design
  • Applications of GIS in Ecology / Nature Conservation
  • Open Source Geospatial Laboratory

Research projects

Zone Design techniques and software (in collaboration with Sam Cockings and David Martin, Office for National Statistics, Australian Bureau of Statistics and the University of Wollongong, Australia)

Development of an area based classification and hierarchy for the 2011 Workplace zone geography (in collaboration with Sam Cockings, David Martin and ONS)

Digital Participatory Resource Mapping of Dryland Pastoralist communities in Kenya and Tanzania (International Institute for Environment and Development)

Modelling of the Vulnerability of Habitats to Climate Change (Natural England)

Development of a gridded population dataset for England and Wales using data available under the Open Data License.

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Affiliate research groups

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW), Sustainability Science



Continuing Professional Development courses in GIS

Mr Andrew Harfoot
Building 44 University of Southampton University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number:44/2087

Telephone:(023) 8059 5369

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