Journal Papers



Japanese surname regions. Papers in Regional Science 93: 539-55 (doi:10.1111/pirs.12002 (J A Cheshire, P A Longley, K Yano, T Nakaya)

The geo-temporal demographics of Twitter usage. Environment and Planning A. In press (P A Longley, M Adnan, G Lansley)

A geocomputational analysis of Twitter activity around different world cities. Geo-spatial Information Science doi: 10.1080/10095020.2014.941316 (M Adnan, A Leak, P A Longley)


Exploring geo-genealogy using Internet surname search histories. Journal of Maps doi: 10.1080/17445647.2013.824391 (Y Zhang, M Adnan, R Maciejewski, P A Longley)

Geographical connections: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Medals and Awards ceremony 2013. The Geographical Journal doi: 10.1111/geoj.12049 (J Rees, M Palin, K Richards, K Jones, P Longley, S Page)

OACoder: postcode coding tool. Journal of Open Research Software 1(2) September. Doi: 10.5334/511ba2c94d661 (M Adnan, A D Singleton, P A Longley)

Temporal uncertainty in a small area open geodemographic classification. Transactions in GIS 17: 563-88 ID 2-s2.0-84878007456 (C Gale, P A Longley)


Geodemographics and the practices of geographic information science. International Journal of Journal of Geographic Information Science 26: 2227-37. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2012.719623

The family name as socio-cultural feature and genetic metaphor: from concepts to methods. Human Biology 84(2): 169-214 (P Darlu, G Bloothooft, A Boattini, L Brouwer, M Brouwer, G Brunet, P Chareille, J A Cheshire, R Coates, P A Longley, K Dräger, B Desjardins, P Hanks, K Mandemakers, P Mateos, D Pettener, A Useli, F Manni)

Patterns of patient registration with primary healthcare in the UK National Health Service. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102: 1135-45 (D J Lewis, P A Longley). DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2012.657500

Identifying spatial concentrations of surnames. International Journal of Geographic Information Science 26: 309-25 (J A Cheshire, P A Longley). DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2011.591291

People of the British Isles: preliminary analysis of genotypes and surnames in a UK control population. European Journal of Human Genetics 20: 203-10 (B Winney, W Bodmer and 29 others)


Delineating Europe’s cultural regions: population structure and surname clustering. Human Biology, 81: 573-98 (J A Cheshire, P Mateos, P A Longley) DOI: 10.1353/hub.2011.0038

Identifying spatial concentrations of surnames. International Journal of Geographic Information Science, in press (J A Cheshire, P A Longley)

Ethnicity in naming networks: socio-cultural ties and population structure. PLoS ONE (Public Library of Science), in press (P Mateos, P A Longley, D O’Sullivan)

Creating a regional geography of Britain through the spatial analysis of surnames. Geoforum, in press (P A Longley, J A Cheshire, P Mateos)

City shape and the fractality of street patterns. Quaestiones Geographicae 29 (5) 1-8 (N Mohajeri, P A Longley, M Batty)

Estimating secondary school catchment areas and the spatial equity of access. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 35: 241-9 (A D Singleton, P A Longley, R Allen, O O’Brien)

Names-based classification of accident and emergency department users. Health and Place, in press (J Petersen, M Gibin, P A Longley, P Mateos, A Grant)

Geodemographics as a tool for targeting neighbourhoods in public health campaigns. Journal of Geographical Systems, 13: 173-92 (J Petersen, M Gibin, P A Longley, P Mateos, P Atkinson, D I Ashby)

Predicting participation in higher education: a comparative evaluation of the performance of geodemographic classifications. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A, 174: 17–30 (C Brunsdon, P A Longley, A D Singleton, D Ashby)


Grid-enabling geographically weighted regression: a case study of participation in higher education in England. Transactions in GIS, 14, 43-61 (R Harris, D Grose, A D Singleton, C Brunsdon, P A Longley)

The surname regions of Great Britain. Journal of Maps, v2010, 401-409. (J A Cheshire, P A Longley, A D Singleton)

Towards real-time geodemographics: clustering algorithm performance for large multidimensional spatial databases. Transactions in GIS, 14: 283-97 (M Adnan, P A Longley, A D Singleton, C Brunsdon)

Lost in translation. Cross-cultural experiences in teaching geo-genealogy. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 34: 21-38 (P A Longley, A D Singleton, K Yano, T Nakaya)


Creating open source geodemographics – refining a national classification of Census Output Areas for applications in higher education. Papers in Regional Science, 88: 643-66 (A D Singleton, P A Longley)

Uncertainty in the analysis of ethnicity classifications: some issues of extent and aggregation of ethnic groups. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 35: 1437-60 (P Mateos, A D Singleton, P A Longley)

Classification through consultation: public views of the geography of the E-Society. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 22: 23: 737-63 (P A Longley, A D Singleton)

Linking social deprivation and digital exclusion in England. Urban Studies, 46(7), 1275-98 (P A Longley. A D Singleton)

Teenage pregnancy – new tools to support local health campaigns. Health and Place. 15, 300-7 (J Petersen, P Atkinson, S Petrie, M Gibin, D Ashby, P A Longley)

Geodemographics, visualization and social networks in applied geography. Applied Geography, 29: 289-98 (A D Singleton, P A Longley)


An exploratory cartographic visualisation of London through the Google Maps API. Applied Spatial Analysis and Planning, 1:85:97 (M Gibin, A Singleton, R Milton, P Mateos, P A Longley)

The UK geography of the E-Society: a national classification. Environment and Planning A 40: 360-82 (P A Longley, R Webber, C Li)


Police reform and the new public management paradigm: matching technology to the rhetoric. Environment and Planning C 24: 159-175 (D I Ashby, B Irving, P A Longley)

Geodemographic classifications, the digital divide and understanding customer take-up of new technologies. BT Technology BT Technology Journal 24: 67-74 (P A Longley, D I Ashby, R Webber, C Li)

The quantitative analysis of family names: historic migration and the present day neighbourhood structure of Middlesborough, United Kingdom. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 96: 31-48 (P A Longley, R Webber, D Lloyd R Webber)

A test environment for location-based services applications. Transaction in GIS 10: 43-61 (C Li, P A Longley)


Geocomputation, geodemographics and resource allocation for local policing. Transactions in GIS 9: 53-72 (D I Ashby and P A Longley)

The emergence of geoportals and their role in spatial data infrastructures Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 29: 3-14 (D J Maguire and P A Longley)

Geographic information portals – a UK perspective. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 29: 49-69 (P Beaumont, P A Longley and D J Maguire)

A renaissance of geodemographics for public service delivery. Progress in Human Geography, 29: 57-63

Quantifying interpolation errors in urban airborne laser scanning models. Geographical Analysis 37: 200-24 (S L Smith, D Holland and P A Longley)

Assessing the usefulness of store card data in direct sales of financial services. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 12, 407-17 (S J Berry and P A Longley)


Spatial dependence and heterogeneity in patterns of hardship: an intra-urban analysis. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 94: 503-19 (P A Longley, C Tobón)
GIS on modelling and representation 2004. Progress in Human Geography, 28: 108-16

Targeting clusters of deprivation within cities. In G Clarke and J Stilwell (eds) Applied GIS and Spatial Analysis. Chichester, John Wiley: 89-110 (R Harris, PA Longley)


Developments in socio-economic data infrastructures. Progress in Human Geography, 27: 114-21


Will developments in urban remote sensing and GIS lead to ‘better’ urban geography? Progress in Human Geography, 26: 231-9
Measurement of density gradients and space-filling in urban systems. Papers in Regional Science, 81: 1-28 (P A Longley, T V Mesev) DOI 10.1007/8101100100087
Creating small area measures of urban deprivation. Environment and Planning A, 34: 1073-93 (R J Harris, P A Longley) doi 10.1068/a34120


The academic success of GIS in geography: problems and prospects. Journal of Geographical Systems 2: 37-42
GIS and spatial analysis in the new millennium. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 90: 157-65
On the measurement and generalisation of urban form. Environment and Planning A 32: 473-88 (P A Longley, T V Mesev)
New data and approaches for urban analysis: models of residential densities. Transactions in GIS 4: 217-34 (R J Harris, P A Longley)


Towards a new digital data infrastructure for urban analysis and modelling. Environment and Planning B 26: 855-78 (P A Longley, R J Harris)


The use of diverse RS-GIS sources to measure and model urban morphology. Geographical Systems 4: 5-18 (P Longley, V Mesev)
Beyond analogue models: space filling and density measurement of an urban settlement. Papers in Regional Science 76: 409-27 (P Longley, V Mesev)
The fractal city. Architectural Design Profile 129: 74-83 (M Batty, P Longley)


The rates revisited? A geographical reassignment of property valuations and local tax burdens under the council tax Environment and Planning C 14: 101-20 (P Longley, G Higgs, D Martin)


Morphology from imagery:detecting and measuring the density of urban land use Environment and Planning A 27: 759-80 (T V Mesev, P Longley, M Batty, Y Xie)


The predictive use of GIS to model property valuations. International Journal of Geographical Information Systems 8: 217-35 (P Longley, G Higgs, D Martin).
The use of GIS in the analysis of diverse urban databases. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 18: 55-66 (D Martin, P Longley, G Higgs).


Models of trading behaviour and accumulation in stratified housing markets. Environment and Planning B 20: 67-81 (P Longley, H Williams)
The geographical implications of changing local taxation regimes. Transactions, Institute of British Geographers NS 18: 86-101 (P Longley, D Martin, G Higgs).
A GIS-based appraisal of tax valuations. The Journal of Property Valuation and Investment 11: 375-83 (P Longley, G Higgs, D Martin).


Do green belts change the shape of urban areas? A preliminary alaysis of the settlement geography of South East England. Regional Studies 26: 437-52 (P Longley, M Batty, J Shepherd, G Sadler)
The geographical incidence of local government revenues: an intra-urban case study. Environment and Planning C 10: 253-65 (D Martin, P Longley, G Higgs)


Housing careers asset accumulation and subsidies to owner occupiers: a microsimulation. Housing Studies 6: 57-69 (P Longley, M Clarke, H Williams). doi 10.1080/02673039108720697
The size shape and dimension of urban settlements. Transactions, Institute of British Geographers NS 16: 75-94 (P Longley, M Batty, J Shepherd). url


Fractal measurement and line generalisation. Computers and Geosciences 15: 167-83 (P Longley, M Batty). doi 10.1016/0098-3004(89)90032-0
On the fractal measurement of geographical boundaries. Geographical Analysis 21: 47-67 (P Longley, M Batty).
Urban growth and form:scaling fractal geometry and diffusion-limited aggregation. Environment and Planning A 21: 1447-72 (M Batty, P Longley, S Fotheringham).
Microanalysis and simulation of housing careers: subsidy and accumulation in the UK housing market. Papers of the Regional Science Association 66: 105-22 (M Clarke, P Longley, H Williams).
Diffusion-limited aggregation and the fractal nature of urban growth. Papers of the Regional Science Association 67: 55-69 (S Fotheringham, M Batty, P Longley).


Graphical assessment of housing market models. Urban Studies 25: 21 33 (P Longley, R Dunn).
The morphology of urban land use Environment and Planning B 15: 461 88 (M Batty, P Longley).
Research and teaching functions in undergraduate projectwork . The Journal of Geography in Higher Education 12: 187 94 (L Moore, P Longley).
An economic and social profile of the Cardiff Bay area. Cambria 61-87 (J Alden, M Batty, S Batty, P Longley)


Graphical procedures for identifying functional form in binary discrete choice models. Regional Science and Urban Economics 17: 151 71 (R Dunn, P Longley, N Wrigley).
Fractal-based description of urban form. Environment and Planning B 14: 123 34 (M Batty, P Longley).
Using fractal geometry to measure maps and simulate cities Computer Education 56: 15 19 (P Longley, M Batty).
Urban shapes as fractals . Area 19: 215 21 (M Batty, P Longley). Reprinted in A Reggiani, K Button, P Nijkamp (2006: eds) Classics in Planning: Planning Models. Cheltenham, Elgar


The fractal-simulation-of-urban-structure-1986. Environment and Planning A 18: 1143 79 (M Batty, P Longley).


Scaling Residential preferences: methodical note Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 75: 292 9 (P Longley, N Wrigley).
Comparing discrete choice models. In D Pitfield (ed) London Papers in Regional Science Vol. 14 Chapter 6 163 180: London, Pion.
Diagnostic-testing-of-housing-choice-models-1984. Modeling and Simulation 15: 215 9 (P Longley, N Wrigley, R Dunn).


A discrete choice formulation of housing choice and mobility decisions: the British case. Modeling and Simulation 14: 733-7

Professor of Geographic Information Science, University College London