Functional programming?

I have recently stumbled across a couple of nice blog posts about programming. Charles Scalfani has written a great piece on the limits that can be placed on programmers, and why limits are a good thing. https://medium.com/@cscalfani/why-programmers-need-limits-3d96e1a0a6db#.mlcnd9kxn Scalfani advocates functional programming because it helps to address many of the problems that software developers (and software […]

Agents – the ‘atomic unit’ of social systems? (Call for papers, AAG 2017)

We welcome paper submission for our session at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting on 5-9 April, 2017, in Boston. Session Description: By defining a social system as a collection of agents, individuals and their behaviours/decisions become the driving force of these systems. Complex global phenomena such as collective behaviours, extensive spatial patterns, and […]

GISc Sessions at the RGS-IBG conference

The GIScience Research Group is sponsoring a number of sessions at this year’s RGS-IBG Annual Conference: Urban Analytics Wednesday Session 1 (09:00-10:40) RGS-IBG Drayson Room   Session details GeoComputation – The Next 20 Years (1) Wednesday Session 2 (11:10-12:50) RGS-IBG Drayson Room   Session details Geographical Information Science Research Group and Quantitative Methods Research Group Joint AGM […]

Jobs at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics

There are two new analyst jobs at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics; the newly-formed lab at the University of Leeds. For full details see: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=CSUIT1081 The city of Leeds is recognised as a hub for big data in business, health care and academic research. The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) will move the […]

Newcastle Urban Observatory

I’ve just come across the Newcastle Urban Observatory. It is a data portal that collects feeds from various sensors across the city, including things like traffic, weather and noise levels, temperature, and air quality (NO, CO, and NO2). You can also interrogate individual sensors and look at how the different levels have been changing over […]

Space, the Final Frontier

I have just had a new paper published with Alison Heppenstall and Andrew Crooks in the journal Systems. Heppenstall, A., N. Malleson and A. Crooks (2016) “Space, the Final Frontier”: How Good are Agent-Based Models at Simulating Individuals and Space in Cities? Systems 4(1) 9 doi:10.3390/systems4010009 Abstract Cities are complex systems, comprising of many interacting […]

GIScience Research Group (GIScRG) Sponsored Sessions 2016

The GIScience Research Group (GIScRG) is sponsoring a number of sessions at the Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference 2016, London – 30 August to 2 September 2016. Urban Analytics GeoComputation; The Next Twenty Years The City Information Nexus: Modelling The Future City Learning Gis: Establishing The Nexus Between Disciplines Methods For Assessing Resilience And […]

GIScRG: Call for Sessions, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016

The Geographical Information Science Research Group (GIScRG) of the RGS-IBG would like to invite you to submit session proposals for next RGS-IBG annual international conference. The conference will take place in London at the Society from Wednesday 31 August to Friday 2 September 2016 with workshops and opening events on Tuesday 30 August. The chair […]