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

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

COVID-19 and the digital food environment

Our student Alexandra Kalbus will present her fascinating work on how the pandemic has reshaped the digital food environment at International Medical Geography Symposium (Edinburgh, 19th - 24th June): Authors: Alexandra Kalbus, Andrea Ballatore, Laura Cornelsen, Steven Cummins Title: "Area deprivation and changes in the digital food environment during the COVID-19 pandemic: a longitudinal analysis … Continue reading COVID-19 and the digital food environment

W2GIS keynote speech: “Beyond GIS? The future of Cultural Geo-Analytics”

I look forward to giving this keynote speech next week at the 19th International Symposium on Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems (W2GIS 2022). See the slides here. Photo by Samson Katt on Pexels.com Title: Beyond GIS? The future of Cultural Geo-Analytics Abstract: Cultural geo-analytics (CGA) is an emergent area that studies the geographical dimension … Continue reading W2GIS keynote speech: “Beyond GIS? The future of Cultural Geo-Analytics”

Webinar • Demarcating place in cultural geo-analytics • 17 Feb 2022

I look forward to giving this ISPRS (online) talk in a few days: Webinar Series by ISPRS TC IV: Geospatial Knowledge Representation and Analytics Date/Time: February 17th, 2022; 9:00 PCT, 12:00 EST, 17:00 UTC, 18:00 CET ISPRS WG IV/2 (Ontologies, Semantics, and Knowledge Representation for Geospatial Information) Webinar Moderator: Dr Margarita Kokla (National Technical University … Continue reading Webinar • Demarcating place in cultural geo-analytics • 17 Feb 2022

CFP: Deep Learning Approaches in Geographical Information Science and Human Geography

CFP URL: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/special_issues/deep-learning-approaches-geographical Special Issue of the International Journal of Geographical Information Science Photo by Frank Cone on Pexels.com Deep neural networks have had a transformative impact across a wide range of fields, gaining significant traction among researchers in academia and industry. Traditional methods in artificial intelligence and machine learning have long been part of … Continue reading CFP: Deep Learning Approaches in Geographical Information Science and Human Geography

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

GIS is bigger than Big Data: The battle of the buzzwords

Have you heard of hyperlocal, cloud computing, and the gig economy? Arguably, these are buzzwords used to describe things that have existed for a long time in a new, exciting way (e.g. services aimed at local markets, outsourcing computational tasks to data centres, and poorly paid, insecure jobs). Wikipedia has a nice, up-to-date list of … Continue reading GIS is bigger than Big Data: The battle of the buzzwords

Studying online trends in GIS

New paper: Patterns of Consumption and Connectedness in GIS Web Sources Ballatore A., Scheider S., Lemmens R. (2018) Patterns of Consumption and Connectedness in GIS Web Sources. In: Mansourian A., Pilesjö P., Harrie L., van Lammeren R. (eds) Geospatial Technologies for All. AGILE 2018. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Springer, Cham [PDF] Abstract: Every day, … Continue reading Studying online trends in GIS