School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Publications for Bruce Gittings
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Books Authored
Munro, D.M. and Gittings, B.M. (2006) Scotland: An Encyclopedia of Places and Landscape, Harper Collins, Glasgow, 1st Edition 544pp URL: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0004724666/
 
Books Edited
Gittings, B.M. (1999) Integrating Information Infrastructures with Geographic Information Technology, Taylor & Francis, London 280pp
Healey, R.G., Dowers, S., Gittings, B.M. and Mineter, M.J. (1998) Parallel Processing Algorithms for GIS, Taylor & Francis, London 460pp
 
Book Chapters
Gittings, B.M. (1999) Introduction. In Integrating Information Infrastructures with Geographic Information Technology (ed. Bruce M. Gittings), Taylor & Francis, London, Ch.1 p.1-9
Pradhan, A. and Gittings, B.M. (1999) Web-based geospatial data conversion tools. In Integrating Information Infrastructures with Geographic Information Technology (ed. Bruce M. Gittings), Taylor & Francis, London, Ch.4 p.39-52
Healey, R.G., Gittings, B.M., Dowers, S. and Mineter, M.J. (1998) Introduction. In Parallel Processing Algorithms for GIS (ed. Healey, R.G., Dowers, S., Gittings, B.M., and Mineter, M.J.), Taylor and Francis, London, Ch.1 p.1-9
Healey, R.G., Dowers, S., Gittings, B.M. and Tranter, M.J. (1998) Parallel Database Management for GIS. In Parallel Processing Algorithms for GIS (ed. Healey, R.G., Dowers, S., Gittings, B.M., and Mineter, M.J.), Taylor and Francis, London, Ch.15 p.333-349
Mineter, M.J., Healey, R.G., Gittings, B.M. and Dowers, S. (1998) Towards Parallel Libraries for Geographical Algorithms. In Parallel Processing Algorithms for GIS (ed. R.G. Healey, S. Dowers, B.M. Gittings and M.J. Mineter), Taylor and Francis, London, Ch.19 p.441-445
Newton, A.J., Gittings, B.M. and Stuart, N. (1997) Designing a scientific database Query Server using the World Wide Web: The example of Tephrabase. In Innovations in GIS 4 (ed. Kemp, Z.), Taylor and Francis, London, Ch.14 p.251-266
Towers, A.L. and Gittings, B.M. (1995) Earthquake Monitoring and Prediction. A case study of GIS data integration using the Internet. In Innovations in GIS 2 (ed. Dr P.F. Fisher), Taylor & Francis, London, Ch.2 p.233-243
Gittings, B.M. (1994) Invited Contribution: Internet's Role in the Collation of GIS Metadata. In GIS World Source Book 1995 (ed. Gayle K. Rodcay), GIS World Inc., Fort Collins, Colorado, Ch.9.6 p.535-547
Gittings, B.M. (1994) Invited Contribution: The Role of the Internet in the collation of GIS Meta-Data. In International GIS Sourcebook, GIS World, Colorado
Gittings, B.M., Sloan, T., Healey, R.G., Dowers, S. and Waugh, T.C. (1993) Meeting expectations: A View of GIS Performance Issues. In Geographical Information Handling - Research and Applications (ed. Paul M Mather), John Wiley & Sons, Chichester
Gittings, B.M., Healey, R.G. and Stuart, N. (1992) Towards the 21st Century in GIS Education. In The Association for Geographic Information Yearbook 1992, Taylor & Francis
Gittings, B.M. (1989) Education and Training - the Missing Link?. In The Association for Geographic Information Yearbook, 1989 (ed. Miles Arnold & Taylor & Francis)
 
Journal Articles
Dunfey, R.I., Gittings, B.M. and Batcheller, J.K. (in press) Towards an Open Architecture for Vector GIS, Computers & Geosciences 32(10) p.1720-1732 doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2006.04.004
Batcheller, J.K., Gittings, B.M. and Dunfey, R.I. (2009) A Method for Automating Geospatial Dataset Metadata, Future Internet 1 p.28-46 doi:10.3390/fi1010028
Gittings, B.M. and Carter, N. (2009) Getting Beyond The Silos, Geoconnexionuk 7(1) p.14-16
Gittings, B.M. (2009) Reflections on Forty Years of Geographical Information in Scotland: 'Standardisation, Integration and Representation', Scottish Geographical Journal 125(1) p.8-94 doi:10.1080/14702540902873881
Newton, A.J., Dugmore, A.J. and Gittings, B.M. (2007) Tephrabase: tephrochronology and the development of a centralised European database, Journal Quaternary Science 22(7) p.737-743 doi:10.1002/jqs.1094
Batcheller, J.K., Gittings, B.M. and Dowers, S. (2006) The Performance of Vector Oriented Data Storage Strategies in ESRI's ArcGIS, Transactions in GIS 11(1) p.1-47 doi:10.1111/j.1467-9671.2007.01032.x
Dowers, S., Gittings, B.M. and Mineter, M.J. (2000) Towards a framework for High Performance Geocomputation, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 24 p.471-486
Sloan, T.M., Mineter, M.J., Dowers, S., Mulholland, C., Darling, G. and Gittings, B.M. (1999) Partitioning of vector-topological data for parallel GIS operations: assessment and performance analysis, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1685 p.691-694
Sloan, T., Gittings, B.M. and Healey, R.G. (1997) Using performance analysis to identify candidate operations for GIS software parallelization, Transactions in GIS 2(4) p.347-360
Roche, S.C. and Gittings, B.M. (1996) Parallel Polygon Line Shading: The Quest for More Computational Power from an Existing GIS Algorithm, International Journal of Geographical Information Systems 10(6) p.731-746
Gittings, B.M. (1996) The Superhighway, Geographic Information 6(3)
Gittings, B.M. and Towers, A.L. (1995) Earthquake Analysis through Global Information Networks, GIS Asia Pacific 1(2) p.28-31
Gittings, B.M. and Towers, A.L. (1995) Earthquakes and GIS on the Information Superhighway, GIS World 8(8) p.68-71
Gittings, B.M., Healey, R.G. and Stuart, N. (1993) Educating GIS Professionals: A view from the United Kingdom, Geo Info Systems 3(4) p.41-49
Gittings, B.M. and Rigby, J. (1992) GIS Upate Report, Mapping Awareness
Gittings, B.M. (1989) Education and Training - the Missing Link?, Mapping Awareness, 2 (6)
Morris, B.A., Dowers, S., Gittings, B.M., Healey, R.G., Bartlett, D.J. and Irvine, J. (1986) British Library Research Project - Map Libary Automation (MARCMAP), The Bulletin of Society of University Cartographers, 20 (1) p.30-31
 
Conference Contributions
Gittings, B.M. (2009) Describing Scotland: Experiences of Creating an Online Gazetteer for Scotland. In Forth Naturalist and Historian, Maps for All Reasons, 35th Man the the Landscape Symposium, University of Stirling, 14th November 2009
Gittings, B.M. (2009) GIS in Scotland: Past, Present and Future, AGI Scotland Annual Conference, Edinburgh, 13th November 2009
Gittings, B.M. (2009) People, places and maps: reflections on online maps in a Scottish context, British Cartographic Society Map Curators Workshop, National Library of Scotland, 9-11th September 2009
Gittings, B.M. (2009) Serving the Public by Breaking down the Silos, RCAHMS Centenary Seminar, New Values for Scotland's, Heritage, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Friday 13th March, 2009
Gittings, B.M. and Easton, C. (2008) Breaking down the Silos: Developing the GI Strategy for Scotland, Invited contribution to AGI-Scotland 2008 Annual Conference, Glasgow
Gittings, B.M. (2008) The Benefits and Limitations of Geographical Information Systems Thirty Years On, RCAHMS Centenary orkshop on Mapping and Meaning, 26th March 2008
Gittings, B.M. (2007) Some Reflections on Gazetteers and Placenames, DNA-Scotland Practitioners Group, 1st March 2007
Gittings, B.M., Caldwell, D.R., Mineter, M.J. and Dowers, S. (2006) Advanced Intervisibility Analysis (Poster), 24th Annual ESRI User Conference
Gittings, B.M. and Batcheller, J. (2006) Avenues for developing the UKs National Geospatial Metadata Service, Proceedings of GISRUK, University of Nottingham
Gittings, B.M. (2006) Gazetteer Services: A Scottish Perspective, Digital Gazetteer Research & Practice Workshop, Santa Barbara 7-9th December 2006
Gittings, B.M. and Maslen, J. (2006) Mapping with Google: A lot of fuss over nothing?, AGI Scotland Annual Conference, Glasgow
Caldwell, D.R., Mineter, M.J., Dowers, S. and Gittings, B.M. (2003) Analysis and Visualization Of Visibility Surfaces (Poster). In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on GeoComputation, University of Southampton, Southampton 11pp URL: http://www.geocomputation.org/2003/Papers/Caldwell_Paper.pdf
Mineter, M.J., Dowers, S., Caldwell, D.R. and Gittings, B.M. (2003) High-Throughput Computing To Enhance Invervisibility Analysis (Poster). In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on GeoComputation, University of Southampton, Southampton 10pp URL: http://www.geocomputation.org/2003/Papers/Mineter_Paper.pdf
Mineter, M.J., Dowers, S., Gittings, B.M. and Caldwell, D.R. (2002) A Multicomputing Software Environment for ArcInfo Intervisibility Analysis. In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual ESRI User Conference, ESRI, Redlands 6pp URL: http://gis.esri.com/library/userconf/proc02/pap1253/p1253.htm
Caldwell, D.R., Mineter, M.J., Dowers, S. and Gittings, B.M. (2002) Explorations in Visibility Analysis: Applying ArcInfo in a Distributed Computing Environment (Poster). In 22nd Annual ESRI User Conference
Morrison, K.W., Purves, R.S. and Gittings, B.M. (2000) Dynamic landscape visualisation and delivery over the web: An illustration utilising Java Servlets and VRML. In Presentation at EOGEO2000, Earth Observation (EO) & Geo-Spatial (GEO) Web and Internet Workshop April 17-19 2000, University College London, London, UK. Web link - http://webtech.ceos.org/eogeo2000/
Gittings, B.M., Dowers, S., Mineter, M.J., Darling, G. and Mulholland, C. (2000) Towards portable parallel algorithms for GIS software. In GIS Research UK 2000, University of York, 5-7 April 2000
Sloan, T., Mineter, M.J., Dowers, S., Mulholland, C., Darling, G and Gittings, B.M. (1999) Partitioning of vector-topological data for parallel GIS operations: assessment and performance analysis. In Euro-Par'99 Parallel Processing, 5th International Euro-Par Conference, Toulouse, France, August 31st-September 3rd 1999. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Vol. 1685 p.691-694
Gittings, B.M., Dowers, S., Mineter, M.J., Sloan, T., Darling, G. and Mulholland, C. (1999) Towards Portable Parallel Algorithms for GIS Software. In Proceedings of GIS Research UK (GISRUK) 2000, 5th - 7th April, York p.42-48
Dowers, S., Gittings, B.M. and Mineter, M.J. (1999) Towards a framework for High Performance Geocomputation: Handling Vector Topology within a Distributed Service Environment. In Proceedings of Geo Computation '99, Fredricksburg, Virginia
Gittings, B.M. and Pradhan, A.N. (1998) Web-based Geospatial Data Conversion Tools. In Proceedings of GISUK'98, 6th Research UK Conference, Edinburgh
Pradhan, A. and Gittings, B.M. (1996) Accessing spatial data and meta data through the Internet. In Proceedings of GIS Research UK 1996 Conference, University of Kent, Canterbury, 10-12 April 1996
Gittings, B.M. (1996) Invited keynote 'Real-time GIS on the World-Wide Web'. In Proceedings of 1st GeoComputation Conference, Leeds, 17th-19th September, 1996
Gittings, B.M. (1996) Tephrabase: a tephrochronological database. Making scientific data available over the World-Wide Web. In Proceedings of GISRUK '96, 10th-12th April, 1996, Canterbury
Massam, P. and Gittings, B.M. (1995) Achieving Global Access to Geographic Information using the World-Wide-Web. In Proceedings of GISRUK '95, Newcastle, 5th-7th April, 1995
Tranter, M., Healey, R.G., Dowers, S. and Gittings, B.M. (1995) Parallel Computing for Corporate GIS. In Proceedings of GISRUK '95, Newcastle, 5th-7th April, 1995
Gittings, B.M. and Towers, A.L. (1994) Using GIS to assist in Earthquake prediction. In Proceedings of GISRUK'94, Leicester
Dowers, S., Sloan, T.M., Gittings, B.M., Healey, R.G. and Waugh, T.C. (1992) Exploring GIS Performance Issues.. In Proceedings of 5th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, Charleston, August 1992
Dowers, S., Gittings, B.M., Sloan, T., Healey, R.G. and Waugh, T.C. (1992) Turbo-charging your GIS: Dealing with performance issues.. In Proceedings of AGI '92, Birmingham
Healey, R.G., Dowers, S., Gittings, B.M., Sloan, T. and Waugh, T.C. (1991) Determination of computing resource requirements for GIS processing in a workstation-server environment. In Proceedings of EGIS '91. 2nd April, 1991, Brussels
Gittings, B.M., Dowers, S., Healey, R.G., Sloan, T. and Waugh, T.C. (1991) GIS Performance Study. In Proceedings of DECUS UK Conference, 19th March 1991, Warwick
Healey, R.G., Gittings, B.M. and Stuart, N. (1991) Managing The Corporate GIS: The Role of Massively Parallel Processing. In Proceedings of AGI '91, Birmingham
Sloan, T.M., Dowers, S., Gittings, B.M., Healey, R.G. and Waugh, T.G. (1991) SMP:- Benefits for GIS?. In Proceedings of DECUS Europe 1991. September 1991, The Hague, Netherlands
Dowers, S., Gittings, B.M., Sloan, T., Waugh, T.C. and Healey, R.G. (1990) Analysis of GIS Performance on Parallel Architectures and Workstation-Server Systems. In GIS/LIS 90 : Proceedings, Vols 1 and 2, Amer Congress Surveying Mapping, 210 Little Falls St, Falls Church Va 22046, 112 p.555-561
Gittings, B.M. and Healey, R.G. (1990) Invited Contribution: A Distributed GIS Architecture in the Corporate Environment, GIS Symposium, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 14-15th May 2533 B.E., Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
Healey, R.G. and Gittings, B.M. (1990) Invited Contribution: Digital Mapping in the UK. In GIS Symposium, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 14-15th May 2533 B.E.
Gittings, B.M. (1990) Invited contribution: GIS Requirements: A User View. In Proceedings of the IBG conference, Glasgow, January 1990
Healey, R.G. and Gittings, B.M. (1990) Invited contribution: GIS for Natural Resource Management. In GIS Symposium, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 14th-15th May 2533 B.E.
Gittings, B.M. (1990) Invited contribution: Perspectives on GIS Education from a University. In British Cartographic Society's Annual Technical Symposium, Newcastle, 13-16th September, 1990
Gittings, B.M. and Mounsey, H. (1989) GIS and US Training in Britain: The Present Situation. In Proceedings of AGI '89, Birmingham
Gittings, B.M. (1989) Invited Contribution to the IUSC conference on GIS, Keyworth, Nortingham, December, 1989. In Operational GIS in a Real-World Environment
 
Other Publications
Gittings, B.M., Hill, C. and Jamieson, S. (2004) An Introduction to the Oracle Relational Database Management System, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 5th edition 234pp
Gittings, B.M. (2001) Radio Broadcast on 24th January 2001, Stranger than Fiction: Why do Gambler's Usually Lose?. In BBC Radio Scotland
Mineter, M.J., Dowers, S. and Gittings, B.M. (2001) Software Infrastructure to Enable Parallel Spatial Data Handling. In Report to European Research Office, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center p.1-35
Gittings, B.M., Macleod, D.R.A. and Morrison, K.W. (1999) An Introduction to the Oracle Relational Database Management System, Department of Geography, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 3rd 210pp
Gittings, B.M. (1999) Invited broadcast for Radio Cumbria 'International Perspectives on Scotland on the Web', 30th November 1999
Gittings, B.M. and Lewis, D.A. (1998) Proceedings of GISRUK'98. In 6th GIS Research UK Conference, Department of Geography, Edinburgh
Gittings, B.M. (1997) The AGI GIS Bibliography, Association for Geographic Information, London
Gittings, B.M. (1996) World-Wide Earthquake Locator, Earthquake!, Internet Today (6) p.52
Gittings, B.M. (1995) Earthquakes on the Net, Edinburgh BITs, Edinburgh, 5 (7) p.3
Gittings, B.M. (1995) Invited broadcast for Radio Cywru 'Los Angeles - One Year On', 17th January 1995
Gittings, B.M. (1994) Digital Elevation Data Catalogue, http://geo.ed.ac.uk/home/ded.html, Edinburgh
Sloan, T., Gittings, B.M. and Healey, R.G. (1993) ARC/INFO Interface Study. In EPCC-PAP-GIS-INTERFACE-STUDY-ARCINFO EPCC PUB NO. EPCC-CC93-04, EPCC and University of Edinburgh, Department of Geography, EDINBURGH
Tranter, M.J., Healey, R.G., Rideout, T.W., Gittings, B.M. and Dowers, S. (1993) Database Interfacing in GIS: Background. In EPCC-PAP-GIS-DB-INTERFACING EPCC Pub No. EPCC-cc94-02, EPCC and U. of Edinburgh Dept of Geography, Edinburgh
Tranter, M.J. and Gittings, B.M. (1993) Database Interfacing in GIS: Laser Scan Horizon. In EPCC-PAP-GIS-DB-INTERFACING-HORIZON EPCC Pub No. CC94-05, EPCC and U. of Edinburgh Dept of Geography, Edinburgh
Healey, R.G., Wilson, A.J.S. and Gittings, B.M. (1993) GIS Background Concepts. In EPCC-PAP-GIS-Background-Conc, EPCC Pub. No. EPCC-CC93-16, EPCC and University of Edinburgh
Healey, R.G. and Gittings, B.M. (1993) Interfacing GIS and Relational Databases in a Parallel Environment. In EPCC-PAP-GIS-DBSTATUS-9212 EPCC Pub No. EPCC-CC93-05, EPCC & U. of Edinburgh Dept of Geography, Edinburgh
Hopkins, S., Sloan, T. and Gittings, B.M. (1993) Laser-Scan Horizon Interface Study. In EPCC-PAP-GIS-INTERFACE-STUDY-HORIZON EPCC PUB NO. EPCC-CC93-02, EPCC and University of Edinburgh Dept of Geography, Edinburgh
Harding, T.J., Hopkins, S., Sloan, T., Dowers, S., Gittings, B.M. and Healey, R.G. (1993) Polygon Overlay Concepts. In EPCC-PAP-GIS OVERLAY-CONC EPCC PUB. NO EPCC-CC93-06, EPCC AND UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY
Harding, T.J., Mineter, M.J., Sloan, T., Wilson, A.J.S., Dowers, S. and Gittings, B.M. (1993) Raster to Vector Conversion and Vector to Raster Conversion Concepts. In EPCC-PAP-GIS-R2V2R-CONC, EPCC PUB. NO. EPC-CC93-07, EPCC AND EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY, EDINBURGH
Sloan, T. and Gittings, B.M. (1993) Symmetric Multi-Processing Concepts.. In EPCC-PAP-GIS-SMP-CONC, EPCC Pub No. EPCC-CC93-18, EPCC and Dept of Geography University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Gittings, B.M., Dowers, S., Healey, R.G., Sloan, T.M. and Waugh, T.C. (1991) Idenifying the Performance Constraints on Geographical Information Systems in the VAXcluster Computing Environment. In RRL Scotland Working Paper No. 29
Dowie, P.J., Ewington, H., Gittings, B.M. and Healey, R.G. (1990) GIS Training Course: Part 1. In RRL Scotland Working Paper No. 13
Gittings, B.M. (1990) Implementation of a Parallel Architecture within the Digital VMS Operating System - An overview of Symmetric Multi-Processing. In RRL Scotland Working Paper No. 26
Garner, C.L., Gittings, B.M. and Tolgu, K.E.A. (1990) Monitoring the Social and Spatial Impact of Educational Reform. In RRL Scotland Working Paper No. 9
Gittings, B.M. (1990) Post-Graduate Research in Geographical Information Systems at the University of Edinburgh 1986-1988. In RRL Scotland Working Paper No. 27
Gittings, B.M. and Stacey, A.G. (1988) User Interfaces - Views of the Past, Present and Future. In RRL Scotland Working Paper No. 2
Gittings, B.M. and Healey, R.G. (1987) An Introduction to the Oracle Relational Database System, The Department of Geography, The University of Edinburgh
Gittings, B.M. (1987) TERM41 - The Terminal Emulation Package, GIMMS Limited, Edinburgh