Nobajas i Ganau, Alexandre

  • Geography, Geology and the Environment
  • William Smith Building, Keele University
  • Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG United Kingdom.
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Biography

  • Almenar, Segrià, 1983. Currently Lecturer in Human Geography at Keele University (United Kingdom), Alex has also worked at the University of Leicester, the University of Barcelona, Durham University and the University of Lleida, carrying out a variety of teaching and research roles. He holds a BSc in Geography from the University of Barcelona (2007), a MSc in Geographical Information Science from the University of Edinburgh (2008), a MEd in Higher Education Lecturing (2011) from the University of Barcelona and a PhD in Geography, Planning and Environmental Management (2013) also from the University of Barcelona. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Sheffield (2010). Alex’s research regarding the history of cartography explores the use of GIS methods and techniques to extract, analyse, visualise, distribute and augment the information contained within paper based maps. For example, using data contained in cadastral maps he has recreated how the town of Horta (Barcelona) was in 1862 in 3D. He has also inferred the Isabel II dam’s basin volume (Níjar, Almería) before it was filled with sediments by using a combination of fieldwork, GIS techniques and information contained within historical cartography. In addition to this research topic, he also conducts research on the history of mineral bottled water and social and economic well-being from a multidisciplinary point of view.