Sensing the City: Mapping and Analysing London’s Population Data Flows

Visualization & Interface
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Intermediate
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The presentation will outline some of the ways in which researchers at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) are collecting, analysing and visualising the unprecedented volumes of data pertaining to urban areas. Within CASA such data have been applied to anything from mapping people’s happiness through to their movements on Boris Bikes and the London Underground. Such research has many applications beyond its traditional audience of planners and geographers and it is hoped that this talk will generate some new perspectives.

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James Cheshire

UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

Dr. James Cheshire is a lecturer at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. James’ research focuses on the analysis and visualisation of large population datasets, and he is becoming increasingly renowned for producing visualisations with the R software platform. His work has been featured in the likes of National Geographic Magazine, The Times Atlas of London and the Evening Standard.


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