The website was designed to investigate the distribution of surnames in Great Britain, both current and historic, in order to understand patterns of regional economic development, population movement and cultural identity. This website allows users to search the databases that they have created, and to trace the geography and history of their family names.
The spatial literacy website also had a very good conference the other day called ‘Spatial Literacy in Teaching: Communicating GIScience’. 8 speakers presented a range of recent developments in spatial analysis, software and pedagogy. Including Professors Batty and Longley (from UCL), Janelle, (University of California, Santa Barbara), David Maguire (ESRI Inc., Redlands, CA). All their presentations can be downloaded from the spatial literacy website.