Over the past year, we’ve been supporting our first cohort of Geocomputation & Spatial Analysis (GSA) students as they learn to code and work with geo-data in an open computing context (predominantly FOSS). This post reflects on some of the problems – and solutions – that emerged as a result.
This Thursday 23rd June, Alex Griffiths from the School of Management & Business will give a seminar on the use of ‘big data’ in regulating public service provision.
In this guest post King’s Geography PhD Student Jake Simpson describes some of his geocomputational work analysing data from tropical peat swamp forests to estimate carbon emissions.
On Monday 21st March 2016, Faith Taylor and I managed to organize a MissingMaps mapathon here at KCL.
What follows is not a mere report of the event (it’s been great fun, just look at the pictures!), but rather an attempt to cover certain aspects of a mapathon which usually might be overlooked, and that I instead consider to be of interest for an academic audience.
This week we started advertising a post-doctoral Research Associate position to work with James on a project looking at the global food system, local land use change and how they’re connected. The successful candidate will drive the development and application of an integrated computer simulation model that represents land use decision-making agents and food commodity trade flows as part of the Belmont Forum (NERC) funded project, ‘Food Security and Land Use: The Telecoupling Challenge’.