Author Archives: Alistair Leak

Google Sketchup to Lumion

Now in its second decade, Google SketchUp has certainly come of age. In a past post I looked at importing SketchUp models into ESRIs ArcGIS  and now a look at working with Lumion 2. This demo is looking at an indoor scene aiming … Continue reading

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Visualising twitter point data in Processing

Processing is an open-source graphic, animation and interaction generating applications which allows a code based environment for development. The example displayed in the video below visualises tweets around London and allows the user to navigate and interrogate the data. As … Continue reading

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Creating the UCL hand drawn map of London.

So it’s been about 2 months since we created the map and now seems an appropriate time to tell its story. Like all good projects, the idea came up in conversation and quickly got put into motion. With the generous … Continue reading

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Creating 3D models in ArcScene with Sketchup (Tutorial)

A quick post just to highlight my first attempt at creating a GIS related tutorial. This tutorial looks at the creation of 3D models in ArcScene, modelling in Google Sketch up and finally bringing the two together. This tutorial provides a very … Continue reading

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First look at the map of London

So here it is. The culmination of 16 hours and several hundred contributions. The UCL map of London has provided a fascinating insight into how people remember, communicate and translate spatial information. Before I write up the full project, I … Continue reading

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Mental Mapping London

Inspired by the work of Stephen Walter in his collection of hand drawn maps I have put forward a proposal to conduct a mental mapping exercise, creating a hand drawn map of London by the students and staff at UCL. Though I foresee a … Continue reading

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Google Streetview inside…Good or Bad?

A number of headlines have broadcast recently featuring the introduction of Google’s new indoor street view product, but is this really the answer? The product is aimed at creating a more comprehensive product and has been trialled in a number … Continue reading

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Data Visualization with Sacmeq StatPlanet

A new discovery for me, StatPlanet by http://www.sacmeq.org/ provides an excellent visualization platform for a reasonable number of per-loaded datasets. The standard GUI provides a number of supporting statistics including temporal change. The temporal change graph is placed above the … Continue reading

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UK Unemployment in R

The  country is bleeding. This title was first used on the flowing data Blog when displaying unemployment figures in the United States (available http://goo.gl/iMnH2). In the case of the flowing data map the unemployment data is displayed on a standard projection of the … Continue reading

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Zombie map of the world.

Mapping Zombies… Though not the first idea that comes to mind when considering the power of Google. This map highlights some of the potential of the service. The map was created by Dr Mark Graham, Taylor Shelton, Monica Stephens and Matthew Zook of the … Continue reading

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