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Fotheringham, A. Stewart (1954–)

  • By: Urška Demšar
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Alexander Stewart Fotheringham is one of the most active researchers in geographic information science. His research includes spatial statistics, exploratory spatial data analysis, spatial interaction modeling, and spatial analysis. He is one of the codevelopers of geographically weighted regression (GWR).

Fotheringham received his PhD and MA from McMaster University in Canada and his BSc from Aberdeen University, United Kingdom. Since 2004, he has been Science Foundation Ireland Research Professor and director of the National Centre for Geocomputation at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He leads an active research center, which since 2008 includes the Strategic Research in Advanced Geotechnologies group, consisting of researchers from four Irish universities working on four interconnected research strands: sensor integration, spatial algorithms, spatial visualization, and location-based services. Previously, he ...

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