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Prof Alex Singleton

Professor of Geographic Information Science Geography and Planning

Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Consumer Data Research (Book - 2018)
  2. Urban Analytics (Book - 2018)
  3. Geocomputation, A Practical Primer (Book - 2014)
  4. Establishing a framework for Open Geographic Information science (Journal article - 2016)
  5. Measuring the spatial vulnerability of retail centres to online consumption through a framework of e-resilience (Journal article - 2016)

2019

Building Hierarchies of Retail Centers Using Bayesian Multilevel Models (Journal article)

Arribas-Bel, D., Comber, S., Dong, G., Singleton, A., & Dolega, L. (n.d.). Building Hierarchies of Retail Centers Using Bayesian Multilevel Models. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. doi:10.1080/24694452.2019.1667219

DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2019.1667219

Data Infrastructure Requirements for New Geodemographic Classifications: the Example of London’s Workplace Zones (Journal article)

Singleton, A. D. (2019). Data Infrastructure Requirements for New Geodemographic Classifications: the Example of London’s Workplace Zones. Applied Geography. doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2019.102038

DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2019.102038

Data infrastructure requirements for new geodemographic classifications: The example of London's workplace zones (Journal article)

Singleton, A. D., & Longley, P. A. (2019). Data infrastructure requirements for new geodemographic classifications: The example of London's workplace zones. Applied Geography, 109, 102038. doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2019.102038

DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2019.102038

Building Hierarchies of Retail Centers Using Bayesian Multilevel Models (Journal article)

Comber, S., Arribas-Bel, D., Singleton, A., Dong, G., & Dolega, L. (2019). Building Hierarchies of Retail Centers Using Bayesian Multilevel Models. ANNALS OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOGRAPHERS. doi:10.1080/24694452.2019.1667219

DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2019.1667219

Open data on health-related neighbourhood features in Great Britain (Journal article)

Daras, K., Davies, A., Green, M., Barr, B., & Singleton, A. (2019). Open data on health-related neighbourhood features in Great Britain. Scientific Data. doi:10.1038/s41597-019-0114-6

DOI: 10.1038/s41597-019-0114-6

A principal component analysis (PCA)-based framework for automated variable selection in geodemographic classification (Journal article)

Liu, Y., Singleton, A., & Arribas-Bel, D. (2019). A principal component analysis (PCA)-based framework for automated variable selection in geodemographic classification. Geo-Spatial Information Science. doi:10.1080/10095020.2019.1621549

DOI: 10.1080/10095020.2019.1621549

Beyond retail: New ways of classifying UK shopping and consumption spaces (Journal article)

Dolega, L., Reynolds, J., Singleton, A., & Pavlis, M. (2019). Beyond retail: New ways of classifying UK shopping and consumption spaces. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. doi:10.1177/2399808319840666

DOI: 10.1177/2399808319840666

Geographic Data Science (Journal article)

Singleton, A., & Arribas‐Bel, D. (n.d.). Geographic Data Science. Geographical Analysis. doi:10.1111/gean.12194

DOI: 10.1111/gean.12194

2018

Understanding the dynamics of urban areas of interest through volunteered geographic information (Journal article)

Chen, M., Arribas-Bel, D., & Singleton, A. (2019). Understanding the dynamics of urban areas of interest through volunteered geographic information. JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SYSTEMS, 21(1), 89-109. doi:10.1007/s10109-018-0284-3

DOI: 10.1007/s10109-018-0284-3

Using machine learning to investigate self- medication purchasing in England via high street retailer loyalty card data (Journal article)

Davies, A., Green, M. A., & Singleton, A. D. (2018). Using machine learning to investigate self- medication purchasing in England via high street retailer loyalty card data. PLOS ONE, 13(11). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0207523

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0207523

Developing an openly accessible multi-dimensional small area index of ‘Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards’ for Great Britain, 2016 (Journal article)

Green, M., Daras, K., Davies, A., Barr, B., & Singleton, A. (n.d.). Developing an openly accessible multi-dimensional small area index of ‘Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards’ for Great Britain, 2016. Health and Place. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.08.019

DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.08.019

Consumer Data Research (Book)

Longley, P., Cheshire, J., & Singleton, A. (2018). Consumer Data Research. UCL Press.

Urban Analytics (Book)

Singleton, A. D., Spielman, S., & Folch, D. (2018). Urban Analytics. SAGE.

2017

A Modified DBSCAN Clustering Method to Estimate Retail Center Extent (Journal article)

Pavlis, M., Dolega, L., & Singleton, A. (2018). A Modified DBSCAN Clustering Method to Estimate Retail Center Extent. GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS, 50(2), 141-161. doi:10.1111/gean.12138

DOI: 10.1111/gean.12138

More bark than bytes? Reflections on 21+ years of geocomputation (Journal article)

Arribas-Bel., Richard Harris., David O'Sullivan., Mark Gahegan., Martin Charlton., Lex Comber., . . . Andy Evans. (2017). More bark than bytes? Reflections on 21+ years of geocomputation. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. doi:10.1177/2399808317710132

DOI: 10.1177/2399808317710132

Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards (AHAH) (Report)

Daras, K., Green, M., Davies, A., Singleton, A., & Barr, B. (n.d.). Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards (AHAH) (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.11939.66083).

2016

Experience of disadvantage: The influence of identity on engagement in working class students' educational trajectories to an elite university (Journal article)

Thiele, T., Pope, D., Singleton, A., Snape, D., & Stanistreet, D. (2017). Experience of disadvantage: The influence of identity on engagement in working class students' educational trajectories to an elite university. BRITISH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL, 43(1), 49-67. doi:10.1002/berj.3251

DOI: 10.1002/berj.3251

The Rise of Big Spatial Data (Book)

Ivan, I., Singleton, A., Horák, J., & Inspektor, T. (2016). The Rise of Big Spatial Data. Springer.

A Classification of Multidimensional Open Data for Urban Morphology (Journal article)

Alexiou, A., Singleton, A., & Longley, P. A. (2016). A Classification of Multidimensional Open Data for Urban Morphology. Built Environment, 42(3), 382-395. doi:10.2148/benv.42.3.382

DOI: 10.2148/benv.42.3.382

Creating the 2011 area classification for output areas (2011 OAC) (Journal article)

Gale, C. G., Singleton, A. D., Bates, A. G., & Longley, P. A. (2016). Creating the 2011 area classification for output areas (2011 OAC). Journal of Spatial Information Science, (12). doi:10.5311/JOSIS.2016.12.232

DOI: 10.5311/JOSIS.2016.12.232

The stability of geodemographic cluster assignments over an intercensal period (Journal article)

Singleton, A., Pavlis, M., & Longley, P. A. (2016). The stability of geodemographic cluster assignments over an intercensal period. JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SYSTEMS, 18(2), 97-123. doi:10.1007/s10109-016-0226-x

DOI: 10.1007/s10109-016-0226-x

Establishing a framework for Open Geographic Information science (Journal article)

Singleton, A. D., Spielman, S., & Brunsdon, C. (2016). Establishing a framework for Open Geographic Information science. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE, 30(8), 1507-1521. doi:10.1080/13658816.2015.1137579

DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2015.1137579

Measuring the spatial vulnerability of retail centres to online consumption through a framework of e-resilience (Journal article)

Singleton, A. D., Dolega, L., Riddlesden, D., & Longley, P. A. (2016). Measuring the spatial vulnerability of retail centres to online consumption through a framework of e-resilience. GEOFORUM, 69, 5-18. doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.11.013

DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.11.013

Estimating attractiveness, hierarchy and catchment area extents for a national set of retail centre agglomerations (Journal article)

Dolega, L., Pavlis, M., & Singleton, A. (2016). Estimating attractiveness, hierarchy and catchment area extents for a national set of retail centre agglomerations. JOURNAL OF RETAILING AND CONSUMER SERVICES, 28, 78-90. doi:10.1016/j.jretconser.2015.08.013

DOI: 10.1016/j.jretconser.2015.08.013

Role of students' context in predicting academic performance at a medical school: a retrospective cohort study (Journal article)

Thiele, T., Pope, D., Singleton, A., & Stanistreet, D. (2016). Role of students' context in predicting academic performance at a medical school: a retrospective cohort study. BMJ OPEN, 6(3). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010169

DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010169

2015

Studying Neighborhoods Using Uncertain Data from the American Community Survey: A Contextual Approach (Journal article)

Spielman, S. E., & Singleton, A. (2015). Studying Neighborhoods Using Uncertain Data from the American Community Survey: A Contextual Approach. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 105(5), 1003-1025. doi:10.1080/00045608.2015.1052335

DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2015.1052335

The internal structure of Greater London: a comparison of national and regional geodemographic models (Journal article)

Singleton, A. D., & Longley, P. (2015). The internal structure of Greater London: a comparison of national and regional geodemographic models. Geo: Geography and Environment, 2(1), 69-87. doi:10.1002/geo2.7

DOI: 10.1002/geo2.7

Featured graphic. Transport mode choice and the commute to work (Journal article)

Singleton, A. D. (2015). Featured graphic. Transport mode choice and the commute to work. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A-ECONOMY AND SPACE, 47(7), 1401-1403. doi:10.1177/0308518X15595752

DOI: 10.1177/0308518X15595752

2014

The e-resilience of UK town centres (Scholarly edition)

Dolega, L., & Singleton, A. (2014). The e-resilience of UK town centres. University of Southampton: Riben.org.

Broadband speed equity: A new digital divide? (Journal article)

Riddlesden, D., & Singleton, A. D. (2014). Broadband speed equity: A new digital divide?. APPLIED GEOGRAPHY, 52, 25-33. doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.04.008

DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.04.008

Escaping the pushpin paradigm in geographic information science: (re)presenting national crime data (Journal article)

Singleton, A., & Brunsdon, C. (2014). Escaping the pushpin paradigm in geographic information science: (re)presenting national crime data. Area, 46(3), 294-304. doi:10.1111/area.12116

DOI: 10.1111/area.12116

Geocomputation, A Practical Primer (Book)

Brunsdon, C., & Singleton, A. (2014). Geocomputation, A Practical Primer. London: Sage.

Geographers Count: A Report on Quantitative Methods in Geography (Journal article)

Harris, R., Nicholas, T., Souch, C., Singleton, A., Orford, S., Keylock, C., . . . Brunsdon, C. (2014). Geographers Count: A Report on Quantitative Methods in Geography. Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, 6(2), 43-58. doi:10.11120/elss.2014.00035

DOI: 10.11120/elss.2014.00035

Modelling the potential impact on CO2 emissions of an increased uptake of active travel during the home to school commute (Journal article)

Bearman, N., & Singleton, A. (2014). Modelling the potential impact on CO2 emissions of an increased uptake of active travel during the home to school commute. Journal of Transport & Health.

Parallel Processing Architectures of GPU: Applications in Geocomputational Geodemographics (Chapter)

Adnan, M., Singleton, A., Longley, P., & Turton, I. (2014). Parallel Processing Architectures of GPU: Applications in Geocomputational Geodemographics. In R. J. Abrahart, & L. M. See (Eds.), Geocomputation (pp. 475). London: Taylor & Francis.

Predicting students' academic performance based on school and socio-demographic characteristics (Journal article)

Thiele, T., Singleton, A., Pope, D., & Stanistreet, D. (2016). Predicting students' academic performance based on school and socio-demographic characteristics. STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 41(8), 1424-1446. doi:10.1080/03075079.2014.974528

DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2014.974528

The Past, Present, and Future of Geodemographic Research in the United States and United Kingdom (Journal article)

Singleton, A. D., & Spielman, S. E. (2014). The Past, Present, and Future of Geodemographic Research in the United States and United Kingdom. PROFESSIONAL GEOGRAPHER, 66(4), 558-567. doi:10.1080/00330124.2013.848764

DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2013.848764

2013

A GIS approach to modelling CO2emissions associated with the pupil-school commute (Journal article)

Singleton, A. (2014). A GIS approach to modelling CO2emissions associated with the pupil-school commute. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 28(2), 256-273. doi:10.1080/13658816.2013.832765

DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2013.832765

OACoder: Postcode Coding Tool (Journal article)

Adnan, M., Singleton, A., & Longley, P. A. (2013). OACoder: Postcode Coding Tool. Journal of Open Research Software..

Researching the riots (Journal article)

Phillips, R., Frost, D., & Singleton, A. (2013). Researching the riots. The Geographical Journal, 179(1), 3-10. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4959.2012.00463.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4959.2012.00463.x

2012

A SURVEY OF THE USE OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN ENGLISH LOCAL AUTHORITY IMPACT ASSESSMENTS (Journal article)

RIDDLESDEN, D., SINGLETON, A. D., & FISCHER, T. B. (2012). A SURVEY OF THE USE OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN ENGLISH LOCAL AUTHORITY IMPACT ASSESSMENTS. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 14(01), 1250006. doi:10.1142/s1464333212500068

DOI: 10.1142/s1464333212500068

A survey of the use of geographic information systems in english local authority impact assessments (Journal article)

Riddlesden, D., Singleton, A. D., & Fischer, T. B. (2012). A survey of the use of geographic information systems in english local authority impact assessments. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 14(1). doi:10.1142/S1464333212500068

DOI: 10.1142/S1464333212500068

Geodemographics and spatial interaction: an integrated model for higher education (Journal article)

Singleton, A. D., Wilson, A. G., & O’Brien, O. (2012). Geodemographics and spatial interaction: an integrated model for higher education. Journal of Geographical Systems, 14(2), 223-241. doi:10.1007/s10109-010-0141-5

DOI: 10.1007/s10109-010-0141-5

The geodemographics of access and participation in Geography (Journal article)

SINGLETON, A. D. (2012). The geodemographics of access and participation in Geography. The Geographical Journal, 178(3), 216-229. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4959.2012.00467.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4959.2012.00467.x

2011

Developments in Quantitative Human Geography, Urban Modelling, and Geographic Information Science (Journal article)

Mateos, P., de Smith, M., & Singleton, A. A. (2011). Developments in Quantitative Human Geography, Urban Modelling, and Geographic Information Science. Transactions in GIS, 15(3), 249-252. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9671.2011.01258.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9671.2011.01258.x

Estimating secondary school catchment areas and the spatial equity of access (Journal article)

Singleton, A. D., Longley, P. A., Allen, R., & O’Brien, O. (2011). Estimating secondary school catchment areas and the spatial equity of access. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 35(3), 241-249. doi:10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2010.09.006

DOI: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2010.09.006

Including Accident Information in Automatic Bicycle Route Planning for Urban Areas (Journal article)

Singleton, A. D., & Lewis, D. J. (2011). Including Accident Information in Automatic Bicycle Route Planning for Urban Areas. Urban Studies Research, 2011, 1-10. doi:10.1155/2011/362817

DOI: 10.1155/2011/362817

Predicting participation in higher education: a comparative evaluation of the performance of geodemographic classifications (Journal article)

Brunsdon, C., Longley, P., Singleton, A., & Ashby, D. (2011). Predicting participation in higher education: a comparative evaluation of the performance of geodemographic classifications. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 174(1), 17-30. doi:10.1111/j.1467-985x.2010.00641.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-985x.2010.00641.x

2010

Data mining course choice sets and behaviours for target marketing of higher education (Journal article)

Singleton, A. D. (2009). Data mining course choice sets and behaviours for target marketing of higher education. Journal of Targeting, Measurement and Analysis for Marketing, 17(3), 157-170. doi:10.1057/jt.2009.13

DOI: 10.1057/jt.2009.13

Educational Opportunity: The Geography of Access to Higher Education (Book)

Singleton, A. D. (2010). Educational Opportunity: The Geography of Access to Higher Education. Farnham: Ashgate.

Grid-enabling Geographically Weighted Regression: A Case Study of Participation in Higher Education in England (Journal article)

Harris, R., Singleton, A., Grose, D., Brunsdon, C., & Longley, P. (2010). Grid-enabling Geographically Weighted Regression: A Case Study of Participation in Higher Education in England. Transactions in GIS, 14(1), 43-61. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9671.2009.01181.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9671.2009.01181.x

Lost in Translation: Cross-Cultural Experiences in Teaching Geo-Genealogy (Journal article)

Longley, P. A., Singleton, A. D., Yano, K., & Nakaya, T. (2010). Lost in Translation: Cross-Cultural Experiences in Teaching Geo-Genealogy. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 34(1), 21-38. doi:10.1080/03098260902982476

DOI: 10.1080/03098260902982476

The Geodemographics of Educational Progression and their Implications for Widening Participation in Higher Education (Journal article)

Singleton, A. D. (2010). The Geodemographics of Educational Progression and their Implications for Widening Participation in Higher Education. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 42(11), 2560-2580. doi:10.1068/a42394

DOI: 10.1068/a42394

The Surname Regions of Great Britain (Journal article)

Cheshire, J. A., Longley, P. A., & Singleton, A. D. (2010). The Surname Regions of Great Britain. Journal of Maps, 6(1), 401-409. doi:10.4113/jom.2010.1103

DOI: 10.4113/jom.2010.1103

Towards Real-Time Geodemographics: Clustering Algorithm Performance for Large Multidimensional Spatial Databases (Journal article)

Adnan, M., Longley, P. A., Singleton, A. D., & Brunsdon, C. (n.d.). Towards Real-Time Geodemographics: Clustering Algorithm Performance for Large Multidimensional Spatial Databases. Transactions in GIS, 14(3), 283-297. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9671.2010.01197.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9671.2010.01197.x

2009

Classification through consultation: public views of the geography of the e-Society (Journal article)

Longley, P. A., & Singleton, A. D. (2009). Classification through consultation: public views of the geography of the e-Society. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 23(6), 737-763. doi:10.1080/13658810701704652

DOI: 10.1080/13658810701704652

Creating open source geodemographics: Refining a national classification of census output areas for applications in higher education (Journal article)

Singleton, A. D., & Longley, P. A. (2009). Creating open source geodemographics: Refining a national classification of census output areas for applications in higher education. Papers in Regional Science, 88(3), 643-666. doi:10.1111/j.1435-5957.2008.00197.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1435-5957.2008.00197.x

Geodemographics, visualisation, and social networks in applied geography (Journal article)

Singleton, A. D., & Longley, P. A. (2009). Geodemographics, visualisation, and social networks in applied geography. Applied Geography, 29(3), 289-298. doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2008.10.006

DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2008.10.006

Linking Social Deprivation and Digital Exclusion in England (Journal article)

Longley, P. A., & Singleton, A. D. (2009). Linking Social Deprivation and Digital Exclusion in England. Urban Studies, 46(7), 1275-1298. doi:10.1177/0042098009104566

DOI: 10.1177/0042098009104566

Uncertainty in the Analysis of Ethnicity Classifications: Issues of Extent and Aggregation of Ethnic Groups (Journal article)

Mateos, P., Singleton, A., & Longley, P. (2009). Uncertainty in the Analysis of Ethnicity Classifications: Issues of Extent and Aggregation of Ethnic Groups. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 35(9), 1437-1460. doi:10.1080/13691830903125919

DOI: 10.1080/13691830903125919

2008

An Exploratory Cartographic Visualisation of London through the Google Maps API (Journal article)

Gibin, M., Singleton, A., Milton, R., Mateos, P., & Longley, P. (2008). An Exploratory Cartographic Visualisation of London through the Google Maps API. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 1(2), 85-97. doi:10.1007/s12061-008-9005-5

DOI: 10.1007/s12061-008-9005-5