Smart Mobility Meeting in Mexico City

Below is a presentation that combined my talks last Thursday and Friday at the Smart Mobility forums in central Mexico City, organised by ITDP Mexico and funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Prosperity Fund (respresented by the British Embassy in Mexico). The Thursday presentation focused on the third-party app ecosystem that exists around bikesharing … Continue reading Smart Mobility Meeting in Mexico City

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Mapping at the Edge – the BCS/SoC Conference 2016

The British Cartography Society and Society of Cartographers* once again combined their two annual conferences together, for a two-day meet in Cheltenham in early September. After last year’s win for the DataShine website, I was there in a more passive capability, although my colleague Dr Cheshire, who collected a trio of prizes last year, presented … Continue reading Mapping at the Edge – the BCS/SoC Conference 2016

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FOSS4GUK Conference

I was at FOSS4G UK 2016 which took place at the new Ordnance Survey buildings in Southampton, a few weeks ago. FOSS4G is short for “Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial”, and the conference focuses on some of the key free GIS software such as QGIS and PostGIS. This was a UK-focused event, following … Continue reading FOSS4GUK Conference

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Mapping Data: Beyond the Choropleth

I recently gave a presentation as part of an NCRM Administrative Data Research Centre England course: Introduction to Data Visualisation. The presentation focused on adapting choropleths to create better “real life” maps of socioeconomic data, showing the examples of CDRC Maps and named. I also presented some work from Neal Hudson, Duncan Smith and Ben … Continue reading Mapping Data: Beyond the Choropleth

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A day of emotions and technology

On Monday 21 March project CEDE organised a one day end-of-project symposium at the Royal Society for the Arts in London, where the CEDE team and visiting guests discussed designing with and for empathy in digital environments. The day started with talks by Julia Porter-Pryce and John Dixon, who represented church communities in Hackney in […]

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Symposium: Creating and Exploring Digital Empathy, 21 March at the RSA

The project CEDE is about researching empathy in digital environments, and prototyping devices and services that are designed to facilitate empathy between people. We are organising a one day Creating and Exploring Digital Empathy symposium on Monday 21 March at the Royal Society for the Arts in London, where the project […]

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Call for abstracts – PopFest 2016: The 24th Annual Population Postgraduate Conference

Tweet  4th – 6th July 2016   University of Manchester   PopFest is an annual Population Studies conference for postgraduate students organised by fellow postgraduates. It provides an excellent opportunity to bring together researchers from various Social Science disciplines such as Demography, Human Geography, Urban Planning, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics, Politics and other related […]

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ICA/Esri Cartographic Summit

I attended the Cartographic Summit which took place at the Esri campus in Redlands, California, earlier this week. Some notes from the week, which was co-organised by Esri and the ICA (International Cartographic Association). Here are some notes about the event. The attendee list included some key names in modern cartography, including Cynthia Brewer, creator … Continue reading ICA/Esri Cartographic Summit

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In/Visibility and Difference – Visual Methods Workshop in Berlin

I presented a talk on geodemographic mapping, at a visual methods workshop “In/Visibility and Difference” which took place in Berlin at Bard College (formerly the European College of Liberal Arts). The workshop was organised by the TransformIG project at Humboldt University in Berlin, which was also the venue for the keynote part of the meeting. … Continue reading In/Visibility and Difference – Visual Methods Workshop in Berlin

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Call for Papers – AAG 2016 – Geographies of Internal Migration: Cross-National Trends and Patterns

Tweet    Geographies of Internal Migration: Cross-National Trends and Patterns     Convenors: Professor Thomas Cooke (University of Connecticut), Dr Ian Shuttleworth (QUB), Professor Darren Smith (Loughborough University) and Dr Nik Lomax (University of Leeds)     Sponsored by the Population Speciality Group of the AAG and the Population Geography Research Group of the RGS/IBG […]

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UKDS Census Applications Conference

I was in Manchester a couple of weeks ago for a UKDS conference on applications of the Census 2011 datasets that have been made available, through the ONS, NOMIS, UKDS and other organisations/projects. The conference was to celebrate the outputs and projects that have happened thus far, now that the Census itself is four years … Continue reading UKDS Census Applications Conference

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Final call for papers on cross-disciplinary stream on mobility and organizing

Tweet  Dear All,   We would like to invite you to submit a paper to our cross-disciplinary stream on: ‘Mobility and Organizing in the Global and Local: The space of creation and constraint within, between and beyond organizations.’ More details of the stream are available here.   This stream is part of the APROS/EGOS conference […]

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Deadline for Abstracts: International Conference on Population Geographies 2015

TweetThe deadline for receipt of abstracts for the 8th International Conference on Population Geographies is fast approaching. We look forward to receiving your proposal by Monday 16th February 2015 and welcoming you to the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, from 30 June to 3 July 2015. We invite papers from all fields of population geography […]

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Call for Papers: Annual Conference of the 2015 RGS-IBG

Tweet  The Population Geography Research Group are delighted to issue our call for papers for the annual conference of the 2015 RGS-IBG, for sessions sponsored by the research group. The conference will take place on Wednesday 2nd to Friday 4th September 2015, at the University of Exeter.   If you are interested in presenting a […]

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Call for papers – International Conference on Population Geographies 2015

Tweet  The Spatial Dimensions of Population – Call for papers   The call for papers for the 8th International Conference on Population Geographies is now open. The Conference will be held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia from 30th June to 3rd July 2015.   Abstracts for papers and posters should be around 250 […]

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Eighth International Conference on Population Geographies Brisbane, Australia, 30 June 2015 to 3 July 2015

TweetDear All, We are delighted to announce that the 8th International Conference on Population Geographies will be held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, from 30 June to 3 July 2015. Essential details of the conference are available on the University of Queensland website at: http://www.gpem.uq.edu.au/icpg2015. As you will see, we expect to launch […]

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RGS-IBG Annual Conference, 2014: Learning from the 2011 Census

Tweet  Learning from the 2011 Census: Sessions (1) through (4), Wed 27 August 2014   The following presentations were delivered at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2014, sessions ‘Learning from the 2011 Census’. Presentations are listed in session order.   Learning from the 2011 Census (1): Data Delivery and Characteristics Justin Hayes and Rob Dymond-Green – […]

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Population Geographies of Childhood &Youth (Fourth Biannual British-Irish Population Conference), 12-13 May 2014

Tweet   CALL FOR PAPERS Population Geographies of Childhood and Youth Fourth Biannual British-Irish Population Conference 12th-13th May 2014 Hosted by Department of Geography, Swansea University under the auspices of the Population Geography Research Group of the RGS-IBG   Papers are invited for a forthcoming conference on any aspects of the Population Geographies of Childhood […]

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Globe

I’m now the proud owner of this lovely green glass globe paperweight – it was my prize from the web map category of the mapping competition at the FOSS4G conference last year, but it’s taken me this long to finally get my hands on it, as I was disappearing on a train before the end […]

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AAG 2014 – Session on Passport Geographies. Call for Papers

TweetCall for Papers – Association of American Geographers (AAG) Meeting – April 8th -12th, 2014: Tampa Bay, Florida, USA. Session title: “PASSPORT GEOGRAPHIES” Sponsored by the Population Specialty Group (PSP) at AAG SESSION CONVENORS: Pablo Mateos, CIESAS, Mexico / University College London, UK Adam Dennett, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, UK Fernando Riosmena, Department of […]

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