Associations between the food environment and food and drink purchasing

New conference paper by our student Alexandra Kalbus, co-supervised at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, presented at the SSM Annual Scientific Meeting 2022. Title: "Associations between the food environment and food and drink purchasing: cross-sectional study using large-scale commercial purchasing data" Authors: Alexandra Kalbus, Laura Cornelsen, Andrea Ballatore, Steven Cummins Publication: J Epidemiol … Continue reading Associations between the food environment and food and drink purchasing

Mapping museums in the UK

This article, written with museum guru Fiona Candlin, is the culmination of years of tortuous data collection and analysis and outlines a detailed quantitative geography of UK museums. It's available open access in the Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. All the data and resources are freely available on GitHub. Abstract: Museums are important centres … Continue reading Mapping museums in the UK

Context for Leisure Walking Routes: A Vision for a Spatial-Platial Approach

Yet another short paper by our very productive student James Williams, co-supervised at Nottingham and at the Ordnance Survey, to be presented at the 2022 Symposium on Data Science and Statistics. Title: "Context for Leisure Walking Routes: A Vision for a Spatial-Platial Approach"Authors: James Williams, Stefano Cavazzi, James Pinchin, Adrian Hazzard, Gary Priestnall, and Andrea … Continue reading Context for Leisure Walking Routes: A Vision for a Spatial-Platial Approach

A framework to create engaging leisure walking recommendations

Our student James Williams, co-supervised at Nottingham and at the Ordnance Survey, will present his work on route recommendation at the LBS Conference 2022 (Munich, 12–14 September 2022). Authors: James Williams, James Pinchin, Adrian Hazzard, Gary Priestnall, Stefano Cavazzi and Andrea Ballatore Title: "An Emerging Conceptual Model for Curating Engaging Leisure Walking Recommendations" Article: williams-j-lbs-2022Download

Plotting film toponyms: A study in cultural geo-analytics

My colleagues Stefano De Sabbata, Daniel Chavez Heras, and I have a new short paper out, accepted for Spatial Humanities 2022. After many years of rumination, we have finally started doing some geospatial analytics on film data, which I find very exciting. 🎬🗺📈 Abstract: Films are deeply geographical. Externally, they are produced in places, across … Continue reading Plotting film toponyms: A study in cultural geo-analytics

Localizing content moderation in Facebook groups

Pleased to share this short paper written with Scott Rodgers et al. The paper is discussed in an excellent presentation by Liam McLoughlin: https://youtu.be/do_JWl1DZvs Abstract. This paper contributes to the burgeoning literature on content moderation by focusing on its practice in relation to localized social media contexts, an area which remains under-researched. It makes two … Continue reading Localizing content moderation in Facebook groups

The spatial and temporal variability of Wikipedia content in London

Our student Shahreen Nawfee will present her new short paper at the flagship conference GIScience 2021, which is happening online this year. Check out the conference programme here. Abstract. Spatial user-generated content (UGC) is increasingly being used to study a variety of geographical phenomena, including urban change in social and economic dimensions. Wikipedia content evolves over … Continue reading The spatial and temporal variability of Wikipedia content in London

This city is not a bin: User-generated content to map litter

I am pleased to share this new article that just appeared in the Journal of Industrial Ecology. It is a inter-disciplinary study between industrial ecology and geographic data science that I crafted with my esteemed colleagues in Leiden Stefano Cucurachi et al. It is nice to see that the study received some media coverage. The … Continue reading This city is not a bin: User-generated content to map litter

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