Tips on Good Academic Poster Design

Grad school poster_talk View more presentations from James Cheshire. I was invited to give a brief talk to a UCL Graduate School Training course on good academic poster design. I have only designed a couple of posters myself but found the process ver...


WhereCampEU: the origin of the ‘Campers

I have run the WhereCampEU 2010 attendee list (without duplicate names) through the Onomap Classification tool developed here at UCL Geography/ CASA. It gives a fair guess as to the sorts of places this year’s WhereCampEU attendees are from. It...


Mapping and Colour blindness

The explosion in spatial data availability and dissemination through online visualisation has produced many interesting maps. A friend of mine, however, recently commented that not enough is done for those with colour blindess.  To see the impact of...


Diaries of Robert Falcon Scott

Captain Scott’s diary has been added to the virtual book collection of the British Library. You may notice from some of my previous posts (such as this one on glacier tracking) I have an interest in icy places so I am especially excited to have...


ESRI’s Free Maps

Following a slightly critical post about the map featured on ESRI’s Geomedicine website I thought I would balance things with a post on a good example (in my opinion) of a mapping service from ESRI. I was really impressed with their Free Embedd...


Free GIS Resources

Over the last couple of days I have utilised some excellent free GIS resources. I have listed these and some others below. Geospatial Analysis: This is the free online version of de Smith, Longley and Goodchild’s excellent book by the same titl...


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...



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