Mr Richard Milton

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Before joining CASA in 2005, Richard worked in UCL's Computer Science department on an Equator e-Science project which used GPS tracked sensors carried by pedestrians and cyclists to measure carbon monoxide levels around the city. The project also involved the analysis and visualisation of the data using 2D and 3D representations. Prior to this, he worked for Criterion Software developing tools and plugins for 3DS Max and the Renderware 3D graphics engine. He also worked at the UK Meteorological Office for six years, developing weather visualisation systems.

Research Summary

Richard is a Senior Research Associate currently working on the ESRC funded TALISMAN project, having previously worked on GeoVUE and GENeSIS.

He is the key developer on these projects, being responsible for the e-infrastructure developed in GENeSIS and GeoVUE, which is currently used for real-time web-based geospatial data visualisation. This infrastructure is currently used in the MapTube, SurveyMapper and Gemma websites.

Other software includes the GMapCreator for creating, publishing and sharing maps on the web and the Image Cutter for publishing large images.

Research outputs

Visualizing real-time data with an interactive iPad video wall 2013 Gray S,Milton RW,Hudson-Smith A
Visualising Spatial and Social Media 2013 Batty M,Gray S,Hudson-Smith A,Milton RW,O'Brien O,Roumpani F
CyberGIS for analysing urban data 2013 Milton RW,Gray S,Hudson-Smith A
Calibration of a Spatial Simulation Model with Volunteered Geographical Information 2011 Birkin M,Malleson N,Hudson-Smith AP,Gray S,Milton R
Data mash-ups and the future of mapping 2010 MILTON R,Anand S,Batty M,Crooks A,Hudson-Smith A,Jackson M,Morley J
MapTube Origins 2009 Milton RW
The Neogeography of virtual cities: digital mirrors into a recursive world 2009 Batty M,Hudson-Smith A,Milton R,Dearden J
Mapping for the Masses: Accessing Web 2.0 through Crowdsourcing 2008 Hudson-Smith A,Batty M,Crooks A,Milton RW
Scaling and Allometry in the Building Geometries of Greater London 2008 Batty M,Carvalho R,Hudson-Smith A,Milton R,Smith D,Steadman P
Collaborative Mapping of London Using Google Maps: The LondonProfiler 2008 Mateos P,Longley P,Milton RW,Gibin M,Singleton A
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Research activities

TALISMAN: Geospatial Data Analysis and Simulation