Pontus Hennerdal


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Works at Department of Human Geography
Telephone 08-16 48 51
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 8
Room X 313
Postal address Kulturgeografiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm


I have teached courses in GIS (geographical information systems) and cartography at the Department of Human Geography.

Here are some links to web-based learning tools I have made:

Another learning tool I have developed is the mobile game World Map Golf, a non-Euclidean golf game. Read more about the game at


Spatial analysis and cartography are my main research interests. My PhD-research project was about teaching, knowing, and understanding maps in the context of geography education. Since the PhD-time I have been involved in a research project about school segregation and also in development of new spatial measurements of clusters and segregation.

Peer-reviewed articles

M.M. Nielsen and P. Hennerdal (2018) Segregation of residents with tertiary education in Sweden from 1990–2012. The Professional Geographer.

P. Hennerdal, B. Malmberg, and E.K. Andersson (2018) Competition and school performance: Swedish school leavers from 1991–2012. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research.

M.M. Nielsen and P. Hennerdal (2017) Changes in the residential segregation of immigrants in Sweden from 1990 to 2012: Using a multi-scalar segregation measure that accounts for the modifiable areal unit problemApplied Geography 87, 73-84.

P. Hennerdal and M.M. Nielsen (2017) A multiscalar approach for identifying clusters and segregation patterns that avoids the modifiable areal unit problemAnnals of the American Association of Geographers 107(3), 555-574.

P. Hennerdal (2017) Continuity markers as an aid for children in finding the peripheral continuity of world mapsCartography and Geographic Information Science 44(1), 76-85.

P. Hennerdal (2016) Changes in place location knowledge: A follow-up study in Arvika, Sweden, 1968 and 2013International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education 25(4), 309-327.

P. Hennerdal (2015) Beyond the periphery: Child and adult understanding of world map continuity. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 105(4), 773-790. (link to accepted manuscript)

P. Hennerdal (2015) Educational ideas in geography education in Sweden during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: The relationship between maps and texts. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education 24(3), 258-272.

M.M. Nielsen and P. Hennerdal (2014) MAUPing workplace clusters. Growth and Change 45(2), 211-221.

Other publications

P. Hennerdal (2019) What does the primary school student know about the map in 2013? Swedish National Data Service, doi:10.5878/m5fe-9t56 (research data available at SND)

P. Hennerdal (2019) geocontext, GitHub repository, (a python script that analyses the k-nearest neighbours)

E.K. Andersson, P. Hennerdal, and B. Malmberg (2018) The re-emergence of educational inequality during a period of reforms. A study of Swedish school leavers 1991–2012Stockholm Research Reports in Demography 27.

P. Hennerdal (2015) Kontinuitet vid världskartans kant. Geografiska Notiser 73(4), 143-153.

P. Hennerdal (2015) Education through Maps: The Challenges of Knowing and Understanding the World. (Doctoral thesis at Stockholm University)

P. Eriksson (2010) Land for the Dead: Access to and Evolvement of Necral Land in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (Master thesis at Stockholm University)

Conference papers

P. Hennerdal* and M.M. Nielsen (2017) A new multiscalar approach for studying segregation and clustering that avoids the part of the modifiable areal unit problem related to the area of reference. Nordic Geographers Meeting 2017, Stockholm.

P. Hennerdal* and M.M. Nielsen (2017) A new multiscalar approach for studying segregation and clustering that avoids the part of the modifiable areal unit problem related to the area of referenceAAG Annual Meeting 2017, Boston.

E.K. Andersson, B. Malmberg, and P. Hennerdal* (2016) Long-term effects on educational attainment from increasing segregation of residential contexts and school compositionAAG Annual Meeting 2016, San Francisco.

P. Hennerdal (2015) Learning to understand map projections with a computer game. AAG Annual Meeting 2015, Chicago.

P. Hennerdal (2014) Cognitive aspects of the peripheral continuity of world map projections. AAG Annual Meeting 2014, Tampa. (see video)

P. Hennerdal (2013) Better before? Children's map knowledge in the 1960s vs. now (Poster). AAG Annual Meeting 2013, Los Angeles.

P. Hennerdal (2012) The world ends where the map ends (Poster). AAG Annual Meeting 2012, New York.

I have been reviewer for the following journals

Advances in Life Course ResearchAnnals of the American Association of GeographersCartography and Geographic Information ScienceDemographic ResearchEnvironment and Planning AJournal of Spatial Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Last updated: February 12, 2019

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