The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) is one of the leading forces in the science of cities, generating new knowledge and insights for use in city planning, policy and design and drawing on the latest geospatial methods and ideas in computer-based visualisation and modelling. We are part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment.
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.
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.