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 […]

GISRUK2014 presentation: Using Social Media Data to Assess Spatial Crime Hotspots

I have recently presented some work at the GISRUK 2014 conference in Glasgow. The work is a collaboration with Martin Andresen (SFU, Canada) and looks at the differences in crime hotspot locations using two population-at-risk measures: the residential population (traditional) and the ‘ambient’ population (estimated using social media). The slides are available here and the […]

Presentations to the ECCS and ECCA conferences

I recently attended two excellent conferences: The European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (3rd – 7th September). My talk was in the COSMIC satellite meeting which was full of interesting research (more info here). The 8th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA) at the University of Salzburg, […]