Dr Jonny Huck

Senior Lecturer in Geographical Information Science

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Dr Jonny Huck is a Senior Lecturer in Geographical Information Science in the Department of Geography at the University of Manchester. He has a BSc with First Class Honours in Geography from the Lancaster University, a MSc with Distinction in Geographical Information Systems from the University of Leeds, and a PhD in Geographical Information Science from Lancaster University.

Jonny is a specialist in computational geography. His research focuses upon the application of GIS technologies to a range of applications including global health, the environment and segregation. He also has a long standing interest in the representation of vague geographical entities in GIS, and in understanding behavioural patterns through geographical simulation and modelling. He maintains the freely available Map-Me PGIS platform and the Shed Earth web tool for dating granite exposure.

Prior to moving to academia, Jonny was the Technical Manager of a UK Wind Farm developer. He continues to operate his GIS consultancy Lune Geographic. Jonny was honoured with a fellowship of Furness College at Lancaster University in 2016 and an honorary Chair in Geographical Information Science at Gulu University, Uganda in 2019.

Jonny is Chair of the Mapping, Computing and GIScience Research Group, Chair of the Mapping and GIS Innovation Group, and GIS Lead for the interdisciplinary Digital Humanities group at the University of Manchester. He is the Chair of the GIS Research UK (GISRUK) National Steering Committee, having previously chaired the 25th GISRUK Conference, held in 2017 at The University of Manchester. He has been awarded three prestigeous Making a Difference Awards from the University of Manchester, including for his his Community Mapping Uganda project.

External positions

Hon. Professor of Geographical Information Science, Gulu University School of Medicine

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Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms


  • GIS, Geographical Information Science, Participatory Mapping, Vilunteered Geographical Information

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