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Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Spatial Analysis | 0 comments

Research Position working with Big Open Data for Social Science

As part of my recently awarded ESRC “Future Research Leaders” grant I am recruiting a researcher assistant/ associate to work with me on the analysis and visualisation of the latest big and open social science datasets. I am after someone who is passionate about (spatial) data and who has the computing skills/ background to work with it. Click here to apply. I have pasted some further details below: Research Associate BODMAS project Department: The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) Reports to: Dr James Cheshire Grade: Grade 7 £32,375 or Grade 6B £28,338 where the successful candidate does not hold a PhD;  [inc London Allowance of £2,834 pa]. Funding duration: 18 months Closing date: 25th September 2013 Interview date: First week of October 2013 The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) develops and researches emerging computer technologies in several disciplines that deal with geography, space, location, visualisation, and the built environment. CASA’s focus is to be at the forefront of what is one of the grand challenges of...

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Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

CASA Is Recruiting!

CASA Is Recruiting!

Its great news to see that UCL CASA has a couple of lecturer positions available to start this summer/ autumn. So if your research interests match ours why not apply? For full details click on each of the links below.To learn more about CASA visit the homepage. Lecturer in Urban Analytics Lecturer in Spatial Modelling and Complexity   If you are just starting out on your academic career, it isn’t too late to apply for our masters in “Advanced Spatial Analysis and...

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Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in London, Resources, Spatial Analysis, Video | 0 comments

Role of CyberGIS in Analysing Urban Data

Role of CyberGIS in Analysing Urban Data

This is a talk a gave in August 2012 on the use of “CyberGIS” for the analysis of urban data. CyberGIS is a term that covers the suit of tools that are being developed to use large-scale computing infrastructures for geographic data analysis. In my talk I demonstrate the ways that we at CASA have been grappling with the “big data” of cities ranging from transport to social...

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Posted by on May 20, 2013 in London, Visualisation | 3 comments

Pigeon Sim- A fresh way to interact with urban data?

Pigeon Sim- A fresh way to interact with urban data?

  Thanks to an Xbox Kinect, Google Earth and some programming wizardry from UCL CASA researcher George MacKerron it is now possible to fly over London. The video below shows “Pigeon Sim” which has been developed to offer a fresh way of interacting with London’s urban data. Using Peter-Pan like arm gestures (above) users can fly over London’s landmarks passing various data feeds (such as real-time tweets or travel information) as they go. Pigeon Sim is one of the most fun methods I have seen for interacting with spatial data in a long time and I can’t wait to see more of CASA’s research outputs integrated into the system. Best viewed full...

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Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in London, Media, Spatial Analysis, Visualisation | 1 comment

Sensing the City: Mapping London’s Population Flows

Sensing the City: Mapping London’s Population Flows

I recently had the pleasure of presenting at the first Data Visualisation London Meetup event where I spoke about some of work we do at UCL CASA. A fair chunk of the slides were movies so I thought it best to stick them in a blog post. If you like what you see you can sign up for the CASA masters course or check out our other blogs. First up was my interactive surname map of London.  I used this to demonstrate that “Big Data” (the general theme of the meetup) is nothing new (we have collected large- scale population data for over a century) and that we can use visualisation to demonstrate complex data. Next, was the now famous animation of London’s transport flows produced by Joan Serras. I then went on to say that we can begin to build more sophisticated maps of public transport by utilising routing algorithms. We took this approach to map the 114 thousand or so bus trips in London each day. I then showed...

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