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Spatial is Special: Interdisciplinary Research at CASA

Publication date: Feb 11, 2013 1:46:32 PM

Start: Feb 22, 2012 12:00:00 AM

James Cheshire, UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

Everything happens somewhere: this presentation outlined some of the ways in which researchers at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) are collecting, analysing and visualising unprecedented volumes of spatial data. At CASA, these data have been applied to a range of studies, from mapping peoples’ surnames to their commutes on public transport; from movements during London’s Riots to linkages between our online and offline behaviour. Such research has many applications beyond its “traditional” audience of planners and geographers and I hope that this talk will generate some new perspectives and collaborations from the SeCRET research community.

James Cheshire is a lecturer at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. He completed his PhD in the UCL Department of Geography, where he investigated the spatial distributions of surnames at the national and the global levels. His current interests are the analysis and visualisation of large population datasets. James is Secretary for the RGS-IBG GIScience Research Group and a member of RGS-IBG Quantitative Methods Research Group committee. You can follow James’ work at spatialanalysis.co.uk and on Twitter @spatialanalysis.