David Martin is a Professor of Geography at the University of Southampton, Director of the ESRC Census Programme and a co-director of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods. He has worked for the past 25 years on GIS for socioeconomic data with particular interests in gridded population models and automated zone design.
He developed the automated zone design methods used to create 2001 census output areas and super output areas, which have become the basic geographical units for the publication of small area official statistics in England and Wales. He serves on ESRC Council, the UK Census Design and Methodology Committee and editorial board of Transactions in GIS. Long ago he was even a member of the GISRUK Steering Committee and organised GISRUK’99!
Dr Mordechai (Muki) Haklay is a senior lecturer in Geographical Information Science in the department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at UCL. His research interests are in public access to environmental information, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), participatory GIS and Usability Engineering for GIS, and Societal aspects of GIS use. He received his PhD in Geography from UCL.
He is the co-founder and director of Mapping for Change, a social enterprise dedicated to participatory mapping, citizen science and GIS support to third sector organisations. He is currently developing the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group at UCL. He has published widely on Human-Computer Interaction and GIS, participatory GIS and Volunteered Geographic Information.