Creating Regions from Social Relationships

The video above accompanies interesting research, led by the MIT SENSEable City Lab, that shows how the linkages between landline calls in the UK can be used to create a “new” regional geography. The main conclusion I drew from the map is...


Top 60 Chinese Cities

Cities are one of the many phenomena that follow a long-tailed distribution. In simple terms there are a few big cities and lots of small ones. The classic way of showing a long tailed distribution (and the method from which the name is taken) is to ...