Michael J de Smith





2006 Geospatial Analysis -  This book, website and e-book co-authored with profs Mike Goodchild and Paul Longley, covers the full spectrum of Spatial Analysis as implemented in modern GIS software and related packages

2006 Maths for the Mystified  - This book focuses on the use of numerical and computational methods as a means of understanding a wide range of mathematical problems. An extract of the book, including the Contents, is provided and a full draft is available on request. Recently reviewed by the Association of Teachers of Mathematics and recommended by the Mathematical Association for 16+.

Publications (Spatial Analysis)

2007 Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science , K Kemp (ed.), Sage Publications Inc., "Topic: Software, GIS" (Dec 2007) 

2006 Determination of gradient and curvature constrained optimal paths, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (Jan 2006, Issue 21:1 ) (c.1Mbyte PDF)

2004 Distance transforms as a new tool in spatial analysis, urban planning and GIS, Environment & Planning B, 31(1), 85-104 (c.1Mbyte PDF)

2003 GIS and cyberspace: virtual London and the e-society. Envisioning cyber-geospace and spatially enabled e-government: Proceedings of the 8th International Seminar on GIS. Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements: 93-105 (P A Longley, M Batty, M. de Smith, S. Evans, M Farr, A Hudson-Smith, C Li, A Slingsby, R Webber).

2003 GIS, distance, paths and anisotropy, Ch. 15  in Longley P A, Batty M (eds) Advanced Spatial Analysis, ESRI Press, Redlands, California

Correction to incorrectly printed diagrams (Figures 1 and 2) see also www.casabook.com

1981 Optimal location theory - generalisations of some network problems and some heuristic solutions, J. of Reg. Sci., 21,4,491-505

1977 Distance distributions and trip behaviour in defined regions, Geog. Anal., 9, 332-345

1976 An annotated bibliography of sources on the probability distributions of distances sampled within 2-dimensional bounded regions, Transport Studies Group, Univ. College, London

1974 A method for analysing complex bounded shapes, MA Thesis, Dept of Geography, Univ. of W. Ontario, Canada

Book Reviews (Spatial Analysis)

2005 Introduction to mathematical techniques used in GIS, by P Dale, CRC Press, in Environ. & Planning B, 32(5),790

2003 Uncertainty in geographical information, by J Zhang and M Goodchild, Taylor & Francis, in Environ. & Planning B, 30, 466-7


(c) 2002-2007 Michael J de Smith