Category Archives: Research

The ultimate survival kit for your spatial data

“Ubi amici, ibi opes: Where you find friends, there you’ll find riches.” Plautus, 200 BC “Where you find metadata, there you’ll find data.” Antonius Mathus, AD 2014 Research is fundamental to all disciplines in academia and data output is often … Continue reading

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NHS Health Atlas – risk and disease

NHS Choices have published a health atlas that maps the risk of a number of illnesses across England and Wales. The research behind the map, which compiles data from over 25 years, was carried out by Imperial College London. The … Continue reading

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GIS for avalanche probability mapping and more

When I am not doing GIS or writing about GIS I try to escape to the mountains.  They mountains have always had a magnetic like attraction over me, and are probably the reason I got into maps and geography in … Continue reading

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GISRUK 2013 – Liverpool

GISRUK 2013 was hosted by The University of Liverpool between April 3rd – 5th.  The conference kicked off with a Keynote presentation from Paul Longley. Paul is well known for his long research career and his excellent text books which … Continue reading

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Curiosity

  This morning NASA successfully landed a probe on Mars. After a 9 month journey, the final 7 minutes of the trip were set to be the most risky, but the probe landed safely and has started transmitting data back … Continue reading

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Consultation on access to address register data for social science research

Do you use address register data in your research?  If you do then you might be interested to know that ESRC are currently running a public consultation to gather the opinions of researchers around the UK. There have recently been … Continue reading

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GISRUK 2012 – Thursday

The second part of GoGeo’s review of GISRUK 2012 covers Thursday. If you want to find out what happened on Wednesday, please read this post.  Thusrday saw a full programme of talks split between two parallel sessions.  I chose to go … Continue reading

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GISRUK 2012 – Wednesday

GISRUK 2012 was held in Lancaster, hosted by Lancaster University. The conference aimed to cover a broad range of subjects including Environmental Geoinformatics, Open GIS, Social GIS, Landscape Visibility and Visualisation and Remote Sensing. In addition to the traditional format, this years … Continue reading

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UK Bio Bank

While watching the news on Friday night, yes it doesn’t get much more exciting than that these days, i saw a piece on the UK Bio Bank.  UK Biobank is a major national health resource with the aim of improving … Continue reading

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