Roads Marking Landscape

Ben Fry has produced a map of the USA’s landscape patterns by plotting only its roads. His All Streets project involved collating network data covering all the roads in the lower 48 United States (26 million road segments!) and mapping them (se...


Featured Map: "Non-British Names Map"

I wanted to avoid the misleading effects of poorly selected spatial units and inappropriate data categorisation in my next Featured Map. I produced it for a forthcoming CASA Working Paper to inform my analysis of general surname trends in Great Brita...


Applied Spatial Data Analysis with R

I have just reviewed the book Applied Spatial Data Analysis with R which has been published in the September2009  issue of the Royal Statistical Society’s Significance magazine. Applied Spatial Data Analysis with R is an accessible text that d...


AutoStitch iphone

Whilst it is not my intention to write a technology blog, I do want jamescheshire.co.uk to reflect some of my broader interests. For this reason I have devoted this post to the very impressive AutoStitch iphone application. AutoStitch was developed o...


Kitchen Stories

I recently saw a Norwegian film called Kitchen Stories. Set in the 1950s, it follows Sweden’s Home Research Institute: an organization that studies domestic habits and has had great success in rationalising the kitchen for Swedish Housewives (s...



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