The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis


The 14th Annual Dangermond Lecture at UCSB

7 February 2013


Mike Batty presented the 14th lecture in the series endowed by Jack and Laura Dangermond, the President and Vice President and Founders of the world’s largest GIS software company ESRI, makers of ArcGIS. His lecture given at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), was focused on his work with city size distributions and their dynamics, and is posted on his blog www.complexcity.info. It included theoretical ideas using his idea of rank clocks and visualizations by Ollie O’Brien who devised the Rank Clock Visualiser and Martin Austwick who has written various related visualization using Processing.

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The Rank Clock Visualiser can be accessed at