Gave a talk today to the Market Research Society’s meeting on “Generating Value from the 2011 Census: How business can benefit from the new free Census data”. The talk was a compilation of ideas developed by Ollie O’Brien, Steven Gray, Richard Milton and yours truly ranging from online mapping, flow and network animations, big geospatial data, crowd-sourcing and adding visualisations to simulation models. A potpourri as the pdf which you can download here shows. I don’t know if I did these guys justice, I hope it did and there was plenty of interest. But these technologies are those we need to make sense of complexity and cities and most of our simulations are being increasingly informed by these techniques.