Finding ways to effectively map population data is a big issue in spatial data visualization. The standard practice uses choropleth maps that simply colour administrative units based on the combined characteristics of the people that live there (see below). These maps are popular with cartographers for a couple of reasons. You get a clear sense that the …Continue reading »
Creating a new Output Area Classification.
Chris Gale, UCL Department of Geography.
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The current Output Area Classif…
TweetI didn’t want to leave a blank space while I am still constructing my first blog post, so I thought I would introduce myself and give you some idea of the work I am doing. My name is Chris Gale and I am in the first year of my PhD at University College London. The main theme of my PhD is to create better area classifications for the 2011 Census in partnership with the Office of National Statistics. An important part of this will be while a new classification methodology will focus on the 2011 Census, it will not be limited by it as other data sources will be used. I shall also be looking at new modes of dissemination that better utilise web technologies and new advances in GIS and geodemographics. Currently in-between lecturing a GIS course at Kingston University London and demonstrating on various courses at UCL I have been focusing my attention on OAC and London. I will go into more detail at a later date but I find this to be an interesting starting point for my research. This is mainly due to OAC classifying a large proportion of London as ‘Multi-cultural’, asking the question, can London be included within any national classification in […]Continue reading »