Why this blog?

This blog has the purpose of collecting news, tutorials, and short pieces that cannot easily fit academic outlets such as journal articles and conference proceedings. The blog form has the advantage of being less transient than social media posts, as well as being more searchable through search engines.

The subjects I am interested in are geographic data science, quantitative human geographyInternet geography, R, and good old GIS (see my website aballatore.space for my academic activities).

These are examples of the things I’m planning to put on this blog:

  • Tutorials
  • Academic paper summaries
  • Calls for papers
  • Opinion pieces

Please note that some content was back-dated at the actual time of writing.

That’s it for now.