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Fixed-term Associate Lecturer in Geographic Data Science/GIS at Birkbeck, University of London

We are looking to appoint an Associate Lecturer in Geographic Data Science. This is a short-term, teaching only position. As teaching at Birkbeck happens in the evening (6-9pm), this position would suit someone who has a day job and wants to gain teaching experience (UG and PG) and/or an extra income. Candidates must have sound … Continue reading Fixed-term Associate Lecturer in Geographic Data Science/GIS at Birkbeck, University of London

Defining Natural Points of Interest

In this new short paper by our student Charlie Hewitt at GISRUK 2021, which will run online again later in April. Abstract. This paper contributes to the working definition of natural points of interest (NPOI). We combine a theory-driven approach exploring existing definitions of points of interest and natural features and a data-driven approach in … Continue reading Defining Natural Points of Interest

Teaching material for geospatial Python

This year I developed new teaching resources aimed at MSc students in geographic data science. The technology stack includes Anaconda, Jupyter notebooks, and an array of open-source Python packages for geospatial analytics and machine learning. I put it all on GitHub at https://github.com/andrea-ballatore/teaching-programming-for-gis. Anaconda 3 logo As computer programming was one of the most feared … Continue reading Teaching material for geospatial Python

Social Media and/as Urban Research: A Workshop for Beginners

When: 30 March 2021, 14:00 — 17:00Venue: Online Book your place now [booked up] Event description Registration Deadline: 12 March 2021, 5pm GMT (UK Time) About: Are you an urban researcher interested in using or focusing on social media in your project? Are you curious about some of the conceptual and methodological issues at stake? Social Media and/as Urban Research is … Continue reading Social Media and/as Urban Research: A Workshop for Beginners

Research project: Museums in the Pandemic

The Mapping Museums research team has been awarded £190,000 to investigate and analyse risk, closure, and resilience in the UK museum sector during the pandemic.  Museums in the pandemic  The project combines qualitative and quantitative research, and it has three inter-related strands.    Developing new ways to collect data on museums. We will use web-scraping techniques, natural language processing, and sentiment analysis to digitally track trends as they … Continue reading Research project: Museums in the Pandemic

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