CASA’s Focus on Big Data


Here is a short one page missive from me printed in this month’s (January 2013) issue of Geographical (magazine) which argues the case for getting involved in these questions. Can’t find the online content (and we don’t seem to have a digital subscription in UCL) but the one pager can be downloaded here. Lots of posts on CASA’s Blogs deal with these questions, in two particular areaas: urban land use and transportation modelling, and in visualisation of data such as origins and destinations associated with public bikes trips, Oyster card digital data from the Tube and Public Bus systems in London, Addison-Leee tax data, phone calls data from large land line operators and so on. Look at the following CASA blogs for info: Big Data Toolkit, Digital Urban, Simulacra, Sociable Physics, Spatial Analysis, The Mapping London Blog, Urban Geographics, UrbanMovements and more…..