Live Singapore

Live Singapore is a project run by MIT’s Senseable City lab. It takes a large number of data feeds and combines them to create a series of innovative visualisations about Singapore. The work (like much from MIT) is impressive not least becaus...


Big Open Data: Mining and Synthesis

I have just been awarded and ESRC Future Research Leaders grant entitled “Big Open Data: Mining and Synthesis” (BODMAS). The project is an exciting opportunity to start to get to grips with the latest developments in geographic data for t...


Can Maths Predict a Riot?

Hannah Fry, CASA‘s own Lecturer in the Mathematics of Cities talks through some of the ways in which spatial modelling has the potential to predict major events in cities – in this case rioting. Hannah also has an excellent TEDx talk on t...


Role of CyberGIS in Analysing Urban Data

This is a talk a gave in August 2012 on the use of “CyberGIS” for the analysis of urban data. CyberGIS is a term that covers the suit of tools that are being developed to use large-scale computing infrastructures for geographic data anal...


Mapped: London’s Fire Engine Callouts

This map shows the geography of fire engine callouts across London between January and September 2011. Each of the 144,000 or so lines represents a fire engine (pump) attending an incident (rounded to the nearest 100m) and they have been coloured acc...


Connected States of America

Mobile phone data represent one of the “Big Data” frontiers due to their huge volume and the depth of behavioural insights they offer. One illustration of this is the MIT Senseable City lab’s “The Connected States of America&#...


Visualising for Human Geography

The publication of the International Benchmarking Review of UK Human Geography back in March was a major event for the discipline. The report concludes that the UK human geography community is setting the intellectual agenda for the subject and can ...


London’s Oyster Card Flows

Here is an animation that Ollie O’Brien created a couple of years ago for the “Sense and the City” exhibition at the London Transport Museum. The map shows the touch-ins (going into the network) and touch-outs (leaving the network) of Oyste...


Mapped: Twitter Languages in London

  [zoomit id=”IIY6″ width=”auto” height=”400px”] **Update: You can see a new fully-interactive version here** Last year Eric Fischer produced a great map (see end of post) visualising the language communities ...



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