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Dockless Bikeshare in London – oBike is Here

London has a new bikeshare system – and it’s appeared by surprise, overnight. oBike is a dockless bikeshare. The company is based in Singapore, where it runs a number of large dockless systems there and in China, Australia and the Netherlands, it is also likely coming to Washington DC in the USA and to Berlin … Continue reading Dockless Bikeshare in London – oBike is Here

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5 книжок про великі ідеї, які можна прочитати за один вечір – espreso.tv


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5 книжок про великі ідеї, які можна прочитати за один вечір
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Ханна Фрай “Математика любові: патерни, докази і пошук остаточного рішення”. Доктор Ханна Фрай є математиком у UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. У своїй роботі вона використовує математичні моделі для вивчення закономірностей …

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Roger Tomlinson’s PhD: The first in GIS

The late Roger Tomlinson is considered the “Father of Geographic Information Systems” and he completed his PhD in the UCL Department of Geography in 1974. Tomlinson pioneered digital mapping – every map created using a computer today still uses the principles he laid down in his thesis and its associated work creating the “The Canada Geographic […]

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The Powerhouse that Powers Our Smart Devices: Geospatial Analysis

Chances are, and most of the time, without you even knowing, you’ve used location services on one of your smart devices – be it your computer, your smart oven, your browser, or your favorite flavor of social media. It is, according to the Smart Future, a very clever idea for these services to do so […]

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New bridge opens over London’s Regent’s Canal, while proposed Camden Highline seeks crowdfunding – road.cc


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New bridge opens over London’s Regent’s Canal, while proposed Camden Highline seeks crowdfunding
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As we reported in May, the Camden Highline was originally conceived by Oliver O’Brien, a research assistant at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London. His concept was picked up by North London website Kentishtowner.co.uk …

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Practical Applications of Geospatial Analysis in Science and Technology

Geospatial analysis seems to be one of those highly technical fields of science that seems to be only discussed in the realm of the academe, but don’t brush it off as such – it is a very important aspect in environmental sciences that plays a part in not just how we respond to calamities and …

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PhD studentship in collaboration with the Ordnance Survey – identifying systematic biases in crowdsourced geographic information

Deadline 28th July 2017 UCL Department of Geography and the Ordnance Survey are inviting applications for a PhD studentship to explore the internal systematic biases in crowd-sourced geographic information datasets (also known as Volunteered Geographic Information – VGI). The studentship provides an exciting opportunity for a student to work with Ordnance Survey on understanding the … Continue reading PhD studentship in collaboration with the Ordnance Survey – identifying systematic biases in crowdsourced geographic information

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PhD studentship in Extreme Citizen Science – development of data collection tools with non-literate participants

Applications are invited for one PhD studentship as part of the European Research Council (ERC) funded project named ECSAnVis (Extreme Citizen Science: Analysis & Visualisation) aimed at a developer. Citizen Science is the participation of members of the public in a scientific project, from shaping the question, to collecting the data, analysing it and using … Continue reading PhD studentship in Extreme Citizen Science – development of data collection tools with non-literate participants

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Cambridge Conference 2017 – The Willing Volunteer

The Cambridge Conference is an event that is held every 4 years, organised  by the Ordnance Survey, and it is a meeting of many heads of National Mapping Agencies who come together to discuss shared interests and learn from each other. The history of the conference is available here. This year, I was asked to … Continue reading Cambridge Conference 2017 – The Willing Volunteer

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Broadband Speed in the UK

I’ve recently a published on CDRC Maps a map of Broadband Speed in the UK. This is the average download speed for residential properties, right across the UK. It’s based on data annually released by OFCOM (I’m using the most recent dataset from 2016). I’m using a Purple-White-Green colour ramp, where Purple indicates areas with … Continue reading Broadband Speed in the UK

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PPGIS 2017 – Poznan, Poland (Day 2) – Geodesign, applications and discussion

The second day of the PPGIS 2017 symposium (see Day 1 here) started with a session on METHODS AND TOOLS. The session opened with a keynote from Peter Nijkamp (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland) . The talk is titled “A big data dashboard architecture for computable intelligent city policy“. Peter noted that the … Continue reading PPGIS 2017 – Poznan, Poland (Day 2) – Geodesign, applications and discussion

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PPGIS 2017 – Poznan, Poland (Day 1) – different notions and tools of public participation GIS

These notes are from the workshop Modern Methods and Tools for Public Participation in Urban Planning 2017, held in Palac Obrzycko near Poznan, Poland on 22nd and 23rd June 2017 – the outline of the workshop stated “Researchers and practitioners of urban planning have had a variable interest in developing and applying methods of public participation … Continue reading PPGIS 2017 – Poznan, Poland (Day 1) – different notions and tools of public participation GIS

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SpareRoom is over. What’s next for Britain’s flatsharers?

There’s an air of arms race about flatsharing adverts of the kind hosted by sites like SpareRoom. All individuals want the same thing: to find other individuals, either to move into the spare room in their shared house, or who have a spare room to move into. And all agents and landlords want the same … Continue reading “SpareRoom is over. What’s next for Britain’s flatsharers?”

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London’s Hidden Rivers

As London swelters a heatwave, people in search of a cooling waterside stroll might notice that London doesn’t apparently have many rivers. There is of course the mighty River Thames, and a few others here and there visible. But there are many more that you don’t just come across – they are just hidden underground. […]

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Who is Hannah Fry? Mathematician, UCL lecturer and presenter of Horizon and Trainspotting Live – The Sun


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Who is Hannah Fry? Mathematician, UCL lecturer and presenter of Horizon and Trainspotting Live
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The 33-year-old is now a lecturer in the mathematics of cities at UCL’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. The research team include a unique mix of physicists, mathematicians, architects, geographers and computer scientists to study patterns of

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Who is Hannah Fry? Mathematician, UCL lecturer and presenter of Horizon and Trainspotting Live – The Sun


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Who is Hannah Fry? Mathematician, UCL lecturer and presenter of Horizon and Trainspotting Live
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The 33-year-old is now a lecturer in the mathematics of cities at UCL’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. The research team include a unique mix of physicists, mathematicians, architects, geographers and computer scientists to study patterns of

and more »

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What is Britain’s Greatest Invention? Dr Hannah Fry and Ant Anstead present special BBC 2 technology show to find out – Metro


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What is Britain’s Greatest Invention? Dr Hannah Fry and Ant Anstead present special BBC 2 technology show to find out
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A University College London lecturer in mathematics of cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Dr Hannah Fry studies patterns of human behaviour, particularly in an urban setting. In her spare time she is a public speaker and gives talks

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Plans unveiled for London Highline from Camden to King’s Cross – road.cc


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Plans unveiled for London Highline from Camden to King’s Cross
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The idea was originally conceived by Oliver O’Brien, a research assistant at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London whose work we have featured before on road.cc, with North London-based website Kentishtowner.co.uk (link …

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Panama’s Population Geographies

Panama is a Central American country with around 4 million population. The country is split into 10 provinces (including one that was split from another in 2014). The population is obliged to register for and obtain an ID card, or “cedula” which contains an interesting attribute. The prefix of their ID number indicates their province … Continue reading Panama’s Population Geographies

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Citizen Science 2017 – Filling the ‘ethics gaps’ in Citizen Science research

The workshop was organised by the ethics working group of the Citizen Science Association, and organised by Anne Bowser – Wilson Center; Lisa Rasmussen – University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Caren Cooper – North Carolina State University and North Carolina Museum of Nature Sciences. The charter for the working group was to identify what are the ethical … Continue reading Citizen Science 2017 – Filling the ‘ethics gaps’ in Citizen Science research

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Citizen Science 2017 – Day 2 (Afternoon) – online projects insights and final reception with The Crowd and the Cloud

The afternoon session started with Web development insights Taking on the Challenges of Broadening Participation in Data Visualization and Analysis with FieldScope Daniel Edelson – BSCS – cover fieldscope that allow people to collect data, design the form, and visualise and analyse it. He covered the Chesapeake Watershed Water Quality study. The area that influences the … Continue reading Citizen Science 2017 – Day 2 (Afternoon) – online projects insights and final reception with The Crowd and the Cloud

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Citizen Science 2017 – Day 2 (Morning) – Biohacking, traditional ecological knowledge, and science communication

Keynote by Dr. Ellen Jorgensen is co-founder and Executive Director of Genspace, a community biolab. She brings DIY-Bio to the conference. Her experience from the previous conference was the experience of “people want me only for my visual cortex” – contributory projects that are science led. Ellen interested in Public driven, public analysed of citizen science. … Continue reading Citizen Science 2017 – Day 2 (Morning) – Biohacking, traditional ecological knowledge, and science communication

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