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Unwin, David (1943–)

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

Born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, David J. Unwin was among the first generation of students trained in quantitative geography. With the recognition of geographical information science (GIScience) as a research domain, he became a leading member of that community, having published his landmark text Introductory Spatial Analysis, which formed the precursor for Geographic Information Analysis, which he coauthored with David O'Sullivan.

Unwin graduated in geography from University College London in 1965 and received his MPhil degree in 1970. By then, he was a lecturer of geography at the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth. In 1973, he moved to the University of Leicester, where he worked until he moved to Birkbeck College, London, in 1992 as professor of geography. He was pro-vice master of the ...

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