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Prof Tao Cheng - Evolving GIScience

Prof. Tao Cheng at Evolving GIScience

Published: Jul 20, 2015 5:05:55 PM

Prof John Shi

Prof. John Shi on Spatial Data Science

Published: Jul 20, 2015 4:50:37 PM


Juntao Lai wins best paper by a young researcher at GISRUK 2015

Published: Apr 20, 2015 4:39:32 PM


UCL SpaceTimeLab for Big Data Analytics


Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

SpaceTimeLab is a multidisciplinary research centre in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London. TheSpaceTimeLab promotes and enhances research on spatio-temporal complexity in society, economics, social media and engineering.

Key features of the of SpaceTimeLab are encapsulated in our logo, which integrates elements of the following five concepts:


The logo can be perceived as a 2D hexagon, but on closer examination the 3D nature of the cubic structure is revealed. Our analysis integrates both 3D space and time.

The logo strongly suggests interconnectivity, with the vertices of the cube creating a network. A network is one way of modelling complex spatio-temporal problems.  


When perceived as a 2D hexagon, the outer vertices of the symbol bear reference to a circle of connected people. We deal with issues such as crime, transport and economics, that affect people's daily life. 

Greens and blues have been chosen in reference to this core tool of the lab. Maps are essential for effectively visualising and communicating results 


The logo has been designed to have a geometric feel and convey the sense of digitalisation. We work with big data, which can be both geographically and temporally referenced. 

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