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A New ‘SECReT’ Era Begins..

Okay so its been a while since the last post and as you can imagine a lot has changed. Starting with the major updates, I have now completed my Masters of Research qualification at UCL’s CASA and am on the verge  of … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Geo-12 (day2)

As the title suggests, I was only able to attend the second day of this years Geo-12 event. However, the talks I did see where of excellent standard and I will hopefully communicate some of the key ideas here. The … Continue reading

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Book review: The map that changed the world

The map that changed the world written by Simon Winchester is a fascinating example of the early 1800 period where map making was in its element. The book follows the life of William Smith the son of a blacksmith who may be considered … Continue reading

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Book review: Just My Type

Just My Type, written by Simon Garfield published September 2011. When you first see this book the sleeve is enough to make you pick it up. Targeted at the novice level, the book draws the reader into the world of type working through its … Continue reading

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Visualising bike flow data in Processing

The visualisation of flows has been approached in many different ways through the history of cartography and mapping with early examples such as the British Coal export Map by Charles Minard. For this post I will be looking at the … Continue reading

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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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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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