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...


Journals Page

Following the success of the RGS Population Geography Research Group’s journal RSS feed syndication page, and my growing list of journal RSS feeds, I have selected a few of the journals most relevant to my research and published their RSS feeds...


Snowtweets

Aside from an interest in surnames, I keep an eye on cold-regions research. I spent a lot of time as an undergraduate studying glaciers and became heavily involved in the Polar Science/ Cold Regions research community. Many of the results from this r...


Featured Map: Possible Surname Regions in Britain

This map is one I created for a working paper I am currently writing. Using surnames from the 1881 census of Great Britain, I have been implementing a measure (the Lasker’s Distance) that establishes the similarity of populations based on their Coe...


POPfest 2009 Presentation

Below is the presentation I gave at POPfest 2009 on the 2nd July. The conference took place at LSE during one of the hottest weeks of the year and the organizers did a great job of keeping the delegates provigil happy with plenty of strawberries, chi...



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