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Over one million hits on UCL Geography websites

Past year of popular access to websites, research blogs, on-line texts and research groups

Over one million hits on UCL Geography websites

Websites created and maintained by UCL geographers have had over 1 million visits in the past year.

Those designed for the dissemination of research to the non-academic community continue to be popular, with the surname websites and attracting a total of 840,000 visitors last year and the website 23,000 visits.

Within the research and GIS community, the online version of the GIS textbook Geospatial Analysis ( by de Smith, Longley and Goodchild has been viewed by about 190,000 people.

The research blogs,,, and have also exceeded 40,000 visits since last July. The numbers of online visitors to these blogs are increasing and provide useful feedback on the work they publish. Four of their maps have been listed as “Inspirational Uses” of Free Data by the London Data Store (

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Research Group websites for GIScience (, Quantitative Methods ( and Population Geography ( are also maintained by UCL Geography researchers James Cheshire, Alex Singleton and Daniel Lewis respectively.