Benjamin D. Hennig

Benjamin D. Hennig
University of Iceland | HI · Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences

PhD

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July 2019 - present
University of Iceland
Position
  • Professor
September 2016 - present
University of Oxford
Position
  • Research Associate
September 2016 - June 2019
University of Iceland
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (134)
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‘We need new maps’ is the central claim made in this book. In a world increasingly influenced by human action and interaction, we still rely heavily on mapping techniques that were invented to discover unknown places and explore our physical environment. Although the traditional concept of a map is currently being revived in digital environments, t...
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The assessment of natural events that can turn into disasters where people live is usually accompanied by maps visualising the specific topic in its spatial setting and putting the physical environment into the main focus. Such conventional mapping approaches, however, can often fail to give an intuitive understanding of the underlying quantitative...
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Wilderness is normally visualised using conventional mapping approaches showing the least touched spaces on the planet. Because most of the world's population lives in very limited spaces, this is a useful method of representation. The effects of human action, however, go much further than that, resulting in much of the land area being relatively c...
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Half the population of Europe’s largest economy by population and economic output lives in 30 main urban agglomerations. This paper presents a series of cartogram visualisations of population changes in Germany for these areas that happened in the period 2008–2013. Most of the areas have seen an urban renaissance by regaining growth. After a long p...
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A cartogram is a map that is transformed on a scale other than a true scale. In a cartogram, geographic areas are therefore shown proportional to a variable of interest. Historically, and still occasionally today, a cartogram can also refer to a map displaying quantitative information through statistical visualization. This entry focuses on the nar...
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The significance of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the availability of an unprecedented amount of data having become available unlike in any comparable health emergency before. Global situation updates were made available on a daily basis. This provides the unique opportunity to gain a better understanding of the underlying spatial patterns...
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This chapter explores how the COVID-19 pandemic has played out in Iceland. Due to its specificities (insularity, remoteness, small population), the country has featured prominently in the history of health studies. From Cliff and Haggett’s pioneering work on the modelling of the diffusion of diseases to deCODE Genetics’ research projects, Iceland h...
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Previous UK and European research has highlighted important variations in mortality between populations after adjustment for key determinants such as poverty and deprivation. The aim here was to establish whether similar populations could be identified in the US, and to examine changes over time. We employed Poisson regression models to compare cou...
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Low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), widely known as drones, have become ubiquitous and improved considerably in their technical capabilities and data quality. This opens new opportunities for their utilisation in scientific research that can help to reduce equipment and data collection costs. Remote sensing methods in ecological fieldwork can...
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Objectives: To evaluate athletes' frequency of attendance at the eye clinic during the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016 and to correlate it to WHO core indicators on progress in ophthalmology care in a country. Methods: Frequencies of athletes' attendance at the eye clinic were calculated for each country. Countries were classified accordin...
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Australia is a global leader in sustainable agriculture. Australia accounts for 20% of the world’s certified biodynamic agriculture hectares (viz. 49,797 hectares; 55 countries account for a global total of 251,842 certified biodynamic hectares). Australia accounts for 50% of the world’s certified organic agriculture hectares (viz. 35,645,037 hecta...
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Australia is a global leader in sustainable agriculture. Australia accounts for 20% of the world’s certified biodynamic agriculture hectares (viz. 49,797 hectares; 55 countries account for a global total of 251,842 certified biodynamic hectares). Australia accounts for 50% of the world’s certified organic agriculture hectares (viz. 35,645,037 hecta...
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A world map of biodynamic agriculture is presented. The map accounts for 55 countries and a world total of 251,842 certified biodynamic hectares. Biodynamic farming is the progenitor of organic agriculture. Ground-zero for biodynamics and organics is the Agriculture Course presented in the summer of 1924 by Dr Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) to a group...
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Three world maps of Rudolf Steiner education and Waldorf schools are presented on the occasion of the centenary of the world’s leading alternative education paradigm. The three cartograms document the current global diffusion of: (a) Waldorf kindergartens (n=1958 in 70 countries); (b) Waldorf schools (n=1184 in 67 countries); and (c) the total educ...
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New world maps of two competing agricultures reveal striking differences in the uptake and the global distribution of certified organic agriculture and GMO (genetically modified organism) agriculture (Fig.1 & Fig.2). Organic agriculture is reported from 181 countries (69.8 million hectares). This compares GMO agriculture which is reported from 24 c...
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Secondary or onward mobility of refugees can pose considerable challenges for targeted and timely humanitarian assistance, and for long-term integration. There is very little systematic knowledge of the onward migration of refugees after their initial flight to a country of reception in general, and specifically in Turkey. In this chapter, we descr...
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Objective To determine the socioeconomic gradient of birthweights in England with reference to the prescriptive INTERGROWTH-21 st Birthweight Standard. Design National cross-sectional study using data from Hospital Episode Statistics. Setting National Health Service in England. Participants All singleton babies, live born between 34 weeks’ gesta...
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There is only little systematic knowledge on the onward migration of refugees after their arrival in countries of reception. Onward mobility is a challenge for effective humanitarian assistance (such as shelter, food or health) and long-term social and economic integration of refugees. We analysed an anonymised CDR dataset of ~50.000 Türk Telekom us...
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This article discusses how cartographic work has contributed to geographic thinking and how maps have helped to change our perception of the world. A special focus is taken on cartograms as an alternative way to show quantitative information in maps in unusual and thought-provoking ways. Recent developments in mapping techniques have changed the wa...
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Secondary or onward mobility of refugees can pose considerable challenges for targeted and timely humanitarian assistance, and for long-term integration. There is very little systematic knowledge on the onward migration of refugees after their initial flight to a country of reception in general, and specifically in Turkey. In the paper we describe...
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For the first time, a single country now accounts for more than half of the global certified organic agriculture hectares. The latest world map of organic agriculture reveals that Australia has overtaken the rest of the world). The latest global figures report that the world total of certified organic agriculture is 69.8 million hectares from a tot...
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Most (85%) of the global genetically modified organism (GMO) agriculture is accounted for by just four countries in North and South America. The ‘big four’ of the GM world are USA (with 40% of the global GMO hectares), followed by Brazil (26%), Argentina (12%), and Canada (7%). The world total of GMO agriculture is 189.8 million hectares from a tot...
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This article presents one of the earliest comprehensive cartograms produced by German cartographers Hermann Haack and Hugo Wiechel. It was published in German language as a pamphlet aimed at the general public following the Reichstag parliament election in 1903. Following a general overview of the map’s place and role in cartographic history, this...
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Australia is the world leader in organic agriculture, based on certified organic hectares. This has been the case since global organic statistics were first published (in 2000). Australia now accounts for more than half of the world's certified organic hectares (54%). Australia has 35,645,000 certified organic hectares which is 8.8% of Australia's...
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Australia is the world leader in organic agriculture, based on certified organic hectares. This has been the case since global organic statistics were first published (in 2000). Australia now accounts for more than half of the world's certified organic hectares (54%). Australia has 35,645,000 certified organic hectares which is 8.8% of Australia's...
Chapter
A brief overview of the primary production of renewable energy in Europe, with cartograms.
Technical Report
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Secondary, or onward mobility of refugees can pose considerable challenges for targeted and timely humanitarian assistance, and for long-term integration, in addition to often violating regulations. There is very little systematic knowledge on the onward migration of refugees in general, and specifically in Turkey. In the paper we describe how the...
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The Worldmapper project was started by the (now defunct) Social and Spatial Inequalities Group, a global research network dedicated to providing an evidence base for policies aimed at reducing social inequalities. An online platform was developed in 2006, resulting in a website with around 700 maps illustrating a broad range of the mostly socio-eco...
Book
What does Brexit actually mean for the UK and what are the wider implications for Europe? Was the UK ‘leave’ vote actually symptomatic of broader issues within Europe such as population mobility and the rise of non-traditional parties? Written by leading international authors, this timely atlas explores Europe’s society, culture, economy, politics...
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Analysing the regional geography of poverty, austerity and inequality in Europe: a human cartographic perspective. Regional Studies. This paper presents a human cartographic approach to the analysis of the impact of austerity and the economic crisis across Europe’s regions. It reflects on past insights and debates on the analysis and mapping of pov...
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This paper presents four maps of the world of organic agriculture. Density equalising maps (cartograms) have previously been published of the world of organic agriculture based on the reported hectares of certified organically managed agriculture land. The four maps in the present atlas of organic agriculture are visual presentations of current glo...
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Benjamin D. Hennig and Danny Dorling plot the distribution of funding for the arts and universities in England.
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Wilderness is normally visualised using conventional mapping approaches showing the least touched spaces on the planet. Because most of the world’s population lives in very limited spaces, this is a useful method of representation. The effects of human action, however, go much further than that, resulting in much of the land area being relatively c...
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Benjamin D. Hennig, Dimitris Ballas and Danny Dorling plot the changing regional economic geography of Europe.
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Das Geomonitoring-Projekt des Instituts für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung (ILS) befasst sich mit „neuen Urbanisierungsprozessen“ in Deutschland. Dabei werden Fragen ökonomischer, sozialer und baulicher Prozesse untersucht und auf regionaler Ebene in ausgewählten Stadtregionen vergleichend betrachtet, um mittelfristig die stattfindenden Ver...
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Benjamin Hennig and Danny Dorling plot the geography of an unexpected Conservative General Election victory.
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Afterword Visualizing urban and regional worlds: power, politics, and practices In this series of papers, presented as a theme issue of the journal Environment and Planning A, visualization has been used to explore a huge range of subjects. These range from trying to make clearer the powers that shape the urban landscape of the United States (Arrib...
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Benjamin Hennig and Igor Calzada look at the rapidly changing balance of power between states and their regions.
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2014 will be remembered as a year in which two nation-states faced the debate around city-regional configuration within their borders in very different ways. The United Kingdom witnessed a closely fought pro-union outcome in its Scottish independence referendum while, in Catalonia, despite a consultation process showing a huge majority declare thei...
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Nahezu alle Bereiche der Wissenschaft profitieren von geographischer Datenerhebung und ihrer Analyse mit geowissenschaftlichen Methoden. Geographie als Wissenschaft vom Raum sollte die führende Rolle übernehmen diese Zusammenhänge zu verstehen. Eine breitere und integrierte Perspektive ist die Stärke der Geographie, die die Umwelten des Menschen un...
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Benjamin D. Hennig and Danny Dorling plot the geography of the super-rich in Britain and Ireland.
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Benjamin D. Hennig, Dimitris Ballas and Danny Dorling map the results of May's elections across the continent. Mapping the results of May's elections across the continent.
Book
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Many of us think of European countries as discreet entities—their own languages, cultures, food, and economies squarely contained within their national boundaries. But in fact Europe is at once a unified place and a sophisticatedly fragmented one, and national boundaries rarely reflect its social and economic realities. The social atlas of Europe i...
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Benjamin D. Hennig and Danny Dorling map the capital's booming housing market.
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London is a divided city whose divisions are often discussed, but far less often revealed, through cartographic visualization. By looking at five key indicators, this paper provides an introductory overview of the spatial divides that exist within London using a novel cartographic technique. The paper discusses education, child poverty, income, emp...
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Jan Fichtner and Benjamin D. Hennig chart the size of the foreign assets in the world's largest offshore financial centres.
Chapter
In most applications cartograms are still used as unusual visualisations, so that this element of unconventional and sometimes provocative mapping remains in the focus of cartographic display. This may explain the reluctant use of cartograms as a basemap to show additional information. The potential of using gridded cartograms as both, a basemap, a...
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Kessler and Slocum recently made the disconcerting finding of an overall low quality of map design in an analysis of thematic maps in two major geographical academic journals. They argue that geography as a core discipline of mapping should embrace map design as a vital component of geographic education, and that good practice of mapping needs to b...
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This chapter introduces the research context of the thesis within the fields of cartography and geography with a special consideration of the role of globalisation and their interrelation. Globalisation has not only changed the way the world works, but also the way we, as those affecting and being affected by globalisation processes, see and percei...
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This chapter contains a summary of the results from this PhD research. Following an investigation of the objectives that were outlined in the introductory chapter, here I evaluate how the aims from the research project were accomplished (Sect. 8.1). Building on the final discussion in the previous chapter, the concluding remarks provide an assessme...
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This chapter outlines the methods for a new approach to create cartograms. The methodology aims to address the limitations that cartograms previously faced, and also considers the changing relevance of different spaces in geography.