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I put some open geospatial datasets on GitHub

I spent some time collecting open geospatial datasets to be used in an educational context. All original datasets are freely available online with open data licenses (see the dataset attribution for details). All the datasets in this repository have been selected, cleaned, harmonised, and repackaged in open formats (GeoJSON and GeoTiff) for GIS exercises in a higher-education context. This … Continue reading I put some open geospatial datasets on GitHub

Urban Intersections webinar: Race, Policing and the City – 1 Dec 2020, 6pm

This is part of the new ‘Urban Intersections’ series that I organise with Mara Nogueira and Scott Rodgers. "RACE, POLICING & THE CITY" When: 1 December 2020, 18:00 — 20:00 (GMT)Venue: Online  Book your place now In this webinar, Megan McElhone (Birkbeck) and Jaime Alves (UC Santa Barbara) will discuss the racialised policing practices as well as the racialised resistance strategies of urban communities. Part of the Urban Intersections series hosted by Birkbeck, University … Continue reading Urban Intersections webinar: Race, Policing and the City – 1 Dec 2020, 6pm

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Localising Content Governance), Dept of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck, University of London

Please see job ad and full job pack here: https://cis7.bbk.ac.uk/vacancy/postdoctoral-research-fellow-localising-content-governance-422711.html The Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies at Birkbeck, University of London is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (12 months, full-time).  The postholder will contribute to a mixed-method study into the politics of content governance in neighbourhood Facebook Groups. At the local scale, social media … Continue reading Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Localising Content Governance), Dept of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck, University of London

PhD Studentship at Uni. of Leicester / Ordnance Survey / Birkbeck on Automated Machine Learning

Project Title: Discovering the way: Automated Machine Learning improvement of Ordnance Survey path network data Host institutions: University of Leicester, Leicester, UK, co-hosted at Birkbeck, University of London and Ordnance Survey Funding: Full scholarship for UK/EU students by Ordnance Survey Application deadline: 9 August 2020 Start date: September 2020 Application link: https://le.ac.uk/study/research-degrees/funded-opportunities/gge-de-sabbata-os-2020 Supervisory Team Principal Supervisor: … Continue reading PhD Studentship at Uni. of Leicester / Ordnance Survey / Birkbeck on Automated Machine Learning

GISRUK 2020 online • 21-23 July

GISRUK 2020 free and open online conference at University College London / Birkbeck After some hard work with my UCL colleague James Haworth, the programme for this edition of GISRUK is out: http://london.gisruk.org/programme.php GISRUK is the largest academic conference in Geographic Information Science in the UK. Since 1993, GISRUK has attracted international researchers and practitioners … Continue reading GISRUK 2020 online • 21-23 July

Urban Intersections webinar: digital extremism and the city – 14 July 2020, 5pm

On 14 July 2020, 5pm, Scott Rodgers will be chairing a webinar on Digital Extremism and the City with Bharath Ganesh and Robert Topinka, who will discuss the digitalised tropes, affects and infrastructures of the far right in, through and in relation to the city. This is part of a new ‘Urban Intersections’ series that I am organising with Mara Nogueira and Scott Rodgers. … Continue reading Urban Intersections webinar: digital extremism and the city – 14 July 2020, 5pm

Research project: Localizing Content Governance

This project is led by Dr Scott Rodgers (PI) in collaboration with Dr Susan Moore (Co-I) and Dr Andrea Ballatore (Co-I), funded by a grant from Facebook Research (USD 70,000). Localizing Content Governance in Place-named Facebook Groups (2020/21) is a systematic study into how Administrators and Moderators govern contributions in Facebook Groups relating to named … Continue reading Research project: Localizing Content Governance

Research project: Searching for Unique Places

PI: Andrea Ballatore, Birkbeck, University of London, funded by Ordnance Survey (£40,000), 2019-20 Summary. This project will develop a framework for the search and recommendation of places. Unlike entities with clear boundaries, places such as neighbourhoods and towns are configurations of geo-located objects with fuzzy and arbitrary borders. Existing similarity search approaches have been optimised … Continue reading Research project: Searching for Unique Places