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Qualifications

1987 BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Computing
1992 PhD (Hons) Digital Terrain Models for Radio Path Loss Calculations

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Career Summary

1987 – 1990 Research Student, The Polytechnic of Wales
1990 – 1994 Research Fellow, The Polytechnic of Wales/University of Glamorgan
1994 - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, University of Glamorgan

Responsibilities

Main Teaching subjects and course leadership:

BTEC Scheme in Computing
P.P.S. (Numeracy)
Graphical Programming & Presentation
Degree Scheme in Computing Level I
Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
Degree Scheme in Computing Level II
Spatial Data Processing for GIS
GIS: Applications and Implementation
Degree Scheme in Computing Level III
Visualisation & Communication with Spatial Data
Geographical Information Systems
Masters Scheme in Computing
Geographical Data Acquisition & Processing

Publications

D B Kidner and M I Dorey, “Higher Order Interpolation of Regular Grid Digital Elevation Models”, International Journal of Remote Sensing, in press, 2001.
I Brown, D Kidner, A Lovett, W Mackaness, D Miller, R Purvis, J Raper, M Ware, J Wood, “Virtual Landscapes”, in Virtual Reality in Geography, (Editors: P. Fisher & D. Unwin), London: Taylor & Francis, 2001, in press.
I Brown, D Kidner, M Ware, “Multi-Resolution Virtual Environments As A Visualisation Front-End To Geographical Information Sytems (GIS)”, in Virtual Reality in Geography, (Editors: P. Fisher & D. Unwin), London: Taylor & Francis, 2001, in press.
D B Kidner and G Higgs (Editors), GIS Research in the UK: Proceedings of 9th National GIS Research UK (GISRUK 2001), University of Glamorgan, 2001, ISBN 1-840540-26-5, 650 pages.
A J Sparkes, M I Dorey and D B Kidner, “An Investigative Study of Intervisibility on Enhanced Digital Terrain Models”, Proceedings of 9th National GIS Research UK (GISRUK 2001), University of Glamorgan, 2001, pp. 138-140.
D B Kidner, C Eynon and D H Smith, “Multiscale Terrain Databases”, Proceedings of 9th National GIS Research UK (GISRUK 2001), University of Glamorgan, 2001, pp. 151-153.
D B Kidner, A J Sparkes, M I Dorey, J M Ware, and C.B. Jones, “Visibility Analysis with the Multiscale Implicit TIN”, Transactions in GIS, 5(1), 2001, pp. 19-37
D B Kidner, J M Ware, A J Sparkes and C B Jones, “Multiscale Terrain and Topographic Modelling with the Implicit TIN”, Transactions in GIS, 4(4), 2000, pp. 379-408.
A J Sparkes, D B Kidner, J M Ware, “Error Analysis in Digital Terrain Modelling with the Multi-scale Implicit TIN”, Proceedings of the RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Sussex, January 2000.
D Kidner, A Sparkes, M Dorey, “Geographical Information Systems and Wind Farm Planning”, in Chapter 9 of Geographical Information and Planning: European Perspectives, (Editors: J. Stillwell, S. Geertman, S. Openshaw), Springer-Verlag, 1999,pp. 203-223. ISBN 3-540-65902-1.
M Dorey, A Sparkes, D Kidner, C Jones and M Ware, “Terrain Modelling Enhancement for Intervisibility Analysis”, in Chapter 14 of Innovations in GIS 6, (Editor: B. Gittings), London: Taylor & Francis, 1999, pp. 169-184. ISBN 0-7484-0886-X.
P Rallings, D Kidner, A Ware, “Distributed Viewshed Analysis for Planning Applications”, in Chapter 15 of Innovations in GIS 6, (Editor: B. Gittings), London: Taylor & Francis, 1999, pp. 185-199. ISBN 0-7484-0886-X.
D Kidner, M Dorey and D Smith, “What’s the Point? Interpolation and Extrapolation with a Regular Grid DEM”, Proceedings of GeoComputation’99, Virginia, USA, July 1999. ISBN 0-9533477-1-0.D Kidner, P Rallings, I Fitzell, M Al Nuaimi and A Ware, “A Distributed Approach for Planning Radio Communications”, Proceedings of GeoComputation’99, Virginia, USA, July 1999. ISBN 0-9533477-1-0.P Rallings, D Kidner, A Ware, “Optimal Site Selection for GIS: From Sight to Sound”, Proceedings of the Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Application International Conference (PDPTA’99), (Editor: H. Arabnia), Las Vegas, June 1999.
D Kidner, I Fitzell and M Al Nuaimi, “Terrain and Topographic Modelling for RadioCommunications Planning”, Proceedings of the 7th GIS Research UK Conference (GISRUK’99), April 1998, Southampton.
E Mahoney, A I Abdelmoty and D B Kidner, “GIS in the Retail Sector: Data, Tools, Case Studies and Future Prospects”, Proceedings of the 7th GIS Research UK Conference (GISRUK’99), April 1998, Southampton.
J A Ware, D B Kidner, P J Rallings, “Parallel Distributed Viewshed Analysis”, Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium On Advances in GIS, (Editors: R. Laurini, K. Makki, N. Pissinou), Washington D.C., Nov 1998, New York: ACM Press, ISBN 1-58113-115-1, pp. 151-156.
P J Rallings, JAWare, D B Kidner, “Parallel Distributed Processing for Digital Terrain Analysis”, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on GeoComputation, (Editor: R.J. Abrahart), Bristol, September 1998, ISBN 0-9533477-0-2.
D B Kidner, D H Smith, “Storage Efficient Techniques for Handling Terrain Data”,Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, Vancouver,July 1998.
D B Kidner, P J Rallings, J A Ware, “Parallel Processing for Terrain Analysis in GIS:Visibility as a Case Study”, GeoInformatica, Vol. 1, No. 2, Kluwer 1997, pp. 183-207.
M Dorey, A Sparkes, D Kidner, C Jones, M Ware, “Calculating the Line-Of-Sight on a DTM: Quantifying the Effect of DTM Scale and Topographic Features”, Proceedings of the 6th GIS Research UK Conference (GISRUK’98), April 1998, Edinburgh, pp. 12-1 to 12-7.
P J Rallings, JAWare, D B Kidner, “Parallel Distributed Processing for Terrain Visibility Analysis”, Proceedings of the 6th GIS Research UK Conference (GISRUK’98), April 1998, Edinburgh, pp. 12-20 to 12-25.
D B Kidner, “Optimal Site Selection for Wind Farms: The Role for Geographical Information Systems”, in Wind Energy Conversion 1996, Editor: M. Anderson, London:
Mechanical Engineering Publications Ltd., 1997, ISBN 1-86058-034-3, pp.185-190.D B Kidner, “The Visual Impact of the Taff Ely Wind Farm – A Case Study Using GIS”, in Wind Energy Conversion 1996, Editor: M. Anderson, London: Mechanical Engineering Publications Ltd., 1997, ISBN 1-86058-034-3, pp.205-211.
D B Kidner, D H Smith, “Storage-Efficient Techniques for Representing Digital Terrain Models”, in Chapter 2 of Innovations in GIS 4, Editor: Z. Kemp, London: Taylor & Francis, 1997, ISBN 07484-0657-3, pp. 25-41.
J M Ware, D B Kidner, “A Flexible Storage-Efficient TIN Data Model”, Proceedings of 3rd Joint European Conference on Geographic Information, Vienna, April 1997, Amsterdam: IOS Press, ISBN 90-5199-331-5, pp. 48-57.
D B Kidner, D H Smith, “Data Compression for Digital Elevation Models”, Proceedings of 3rd Joint European Conference on Geographic Information, Vienna, April 1997, Amsterdam: IOS Press, ISBN 90-5199-331-5, pp. 96-105.
P J Rallings, JAWare, D B Kidner, “The Use of Parallel and Distributed Computing Techniques for the Implementation of Visibility Algorithms”, Proceedings of 3rd Joint European Conference on Geographic Information, Vienna, April 1997, Amsterdam: IOS Press, ISBN 90-5199-331-5, pp. 216-225.
D B Kidner, “The Role of GIS in Wind Farm Planning”, Proceedings of 3rd Joint European Conference on Geographic Information, Vienna, April 1997, Amsterdam: IOS Press, ISBN 90-5199-331-5, pp. 843-852.
J A Ware, O Lewis, D B Kidner, “A Neural Network Approach to the Compression of Digital Elevation Models”, Proceedings of the 5th GIS Research UK Conference (GISRUK’97), April 1997, Leeds, pp. 143-149.
D B Kidner, “GIS for Environmental Impact Assessment: An Illustrated Example”, in Geographic Information: Towards the Millenium, Proceedings of the AGI, Birmingham, September 1996, pp. 6.3-1 to 6.3-6.
A J Sparkes, D B Kidner, “A GIS for the Environmental Impact Assessment of Wind Farms”, Proceedings of the 11th ESRI European Conference, London, October 1996.
C B Jones, D B Kidner, J M Ware, “Equivalence Tests for Integration of Multi-Source Spatial Data”, Proceedings of EuroCarto XIII: Scale and Extent, Italy, 2-4 October 1996, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, pp. 13-22.
D B Kidner, “Minimising the Visual Impact of Wind Farms: The Potential of Geographical Information Systems”, Proceedings of the EWEA Special Topic Conference on Integration of Wind Power Plants in the Environment, Rome, October 1996, pp. 2.6-1 to 2.6-8.
C B Jones, D B Kidner, L Q Luo, G Ll Bundy, J M Ware, “Database Design for a Multi-Scale Spatial Information System”, International Journal of Geographical Information Systems, Vol. 10, No. 8, 1996, pp. 901-920.
D B Kidner, M I Dorey, A J Sparkes, “GIS and Visual Impact Assessment for Landscape Planning”, Proceedings of the 4th GIS Research UK Conference (GISRUK’96), April 1996, Canterbury, pp. 89-95.
D B Kidner, D H Smith, “Storage Efficient Techniques for Representing Digital Terrain Models”, Proceedings of the 4th GIS Research UK Conference (GISRUK’96), April 1996, Canterbury, pp.109-115.
D B Kidner, “Site Selection and Visibility Analysis for a Wind Farm Development: A Problem for GIS?”, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on GIS in Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning, Samos, Greece, April 1996, pp. 220-237.
M J Herbert, N C Strugnell, D B Kidner, J M Ware, “Local And Global Approaches For Constructing TINs From Contour Data”, Proceedings of 2nd Joint European Conference on Geographical Information, Barcelona, Spain, March 1996, pp. 238-247.
J A Ware, D B Kidner, P Rallings, “Parallel Algorithms for Determining the Visibility Index of Digital Elevation Models”, Proceedings of 2nd Joint European Conference on Geographical Information, Barcelona, Spain, March 1996, pp. 127-136.
J M Ware, D B Kidner, M J Herbert, “Terrain in Perspective: DEMs or TINs”, Proceedings of 2nd Joint European Conference on Geographical Information, Barcelona, Spain, March 1996, pp.388-397.
D B Kidner, “Geometric Signatures for Determining Polygon Equivalence During Multi-Scale GIS Update”, Proceedings of 2nd Joint European Conference on Geographical Information, Barcelona, Spain, March 1996, pp. 238-247.
D B Kidner, M Dorey, “Visual Landscape Assessment of Wind Farms Using a Geographical Information System”, Proceedings of the 17th Annual British Wind Energy Association Conference, 17-19 July 1995, MEP Press, pp. 183-189.
M Herbert, J M Ware, D B Kidner, “GeoSTARE – A New Algorithm for Constructing Triangulated Irregular Networks from Contour Data”, Proceedings of the 3rd GIS Research UK Conference (GISRUK’95), 5-7 April 1995, Newcastle, pp. 102-106.
P Eibl, R Macenzie, D Kidner, “Vehicle Routing and Scheduling in the Brewing Industry: A Case Study”, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Vol. 24, No. 6 1994, pp 27-37.
D B Kidner, “A Deductive Multi-Scale GIS”, Proceedings of the 2nd Euroconference on GIS, Saint-Monde, Paris, 19-21 September 1994.
D B Kidner and C B Jones, “A Deductive Object-Oriented GIS for Handling Multiple Representations”, Proceedings of the 6th International Symp. on Spatial Data Handling, 5th-9th September 1994, Edinburgh, Scotland, Vol. 2, pp. 882-900.
P G R Eibl and D B Kidner, “Making a Strategic Selection”, Logistics Europe, Vol. 2, No. 4, June 1994, pp. 38-40.
P G R Eibl and D B Kidner, “The Road Ahead", Logistics Europe, Vol. 2, No. 3, May 1994, pp. 54-56.
C B Jones, D B Kidner and J M Ware, “The Implicit Triangular Irregular Network and Multiscale Spatial Databases”, The Computer Journal, Vol. 37, No. 1, January 1994, pp. 43-57.
D B Kidner and C B Jones, “Considerations for the Design of a Multiple Representation GIS”, Proceedings of the 11th International Symp. on Computer-Assisted Cartography (Auto-Carto 11), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 30 October – 1 November, pp. 197-207, 1993.
M J Herbert and D B Kidner, “Spatial and Temporal Visualisation of Three-Dimensional Surfaces for Environmental management”, Proceedings of the 11th International Symp. on Computer-Assisted Cartography (Auto-Carto 11), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA,30 October – 1 November, pp. 318-327, 1993.
D B Kidner and D H Smith, “Data Structures for Terrain Modelling and Ground Cover Data”, Proceedings of the IEE Colloquium on Terrain Modelling and Ground Cover Data for Propagation Studies, Professional Group E11 (Antennas and Propagation), London, 11 November, Digest: 1993/212, pp 7:1-9, 1993.
D H Smith, C B Jones and D B Kidner, “Terrain and Clutter Databases for Radio System Planning”, Radiocommunications Report (Dept. of Trade & Industry), University of Glamorgan Commercial Services, 221 pages, 1992
D B Kidner and D H Smith, “Compression of Digital Elevation Models by Huffman Coding”, Computer and Geosciences, Vol 18, No 8, pp 1013 – 1034, 1992.
D B Kidner and D H Smith, “A Comparative Study of Digital Terrain Models”, Presentation for the national Radio Propagation Programme, Waterloo Bridge House, London, 22 July, 1992, 12 pages.
D B Kidner, “Digital Terrain Models for Radio Path Loss Calculations”, PhD Thesis, University of Glamorgan, 269 pages, 1991.
D B Kidner and C B Jones, “Implicit Triangulations for Large Terrain Databases”, Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on GIS, Brussels, Belgium, 2-5 April, 1991, Vol. 1, pp. 537 – 546.
D B Kidner and J A Ware, “Parallel Implementation of the Delaunay Triangulation Within a Transputer Environment”, Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on GIS, Brussels, Belgium, 2 – 5 April, 1991, Vol. 2, pp. 119 – 1208.
D B Kidner, C B Jones, D G Knight and D H Smith, “Digital Terrain Models for Radio Path Profiles”, Proceedings of the 4th International Symp. on Spatial Data Handling, Zurich, Switzerland, 23 July – 27 July, 1990, Vol. 1, pp. 240-249.

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