Category Archives: Spatial analysis

What would McHarg do?

designWithNatureBookIan L. McHarg grew up in Clydebank, Glasgow and after serving in the Second World War went on to study and practice Landscape Architecture in the US. His ideas were influential in modern Landscape Architecture, Planning and Design, and his 1969 book Design With...
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Are you data rich and information poor?

We are living in an era of big and voluminous data of a huge variety. You are possibly drowning in tables and data portals at work that are supposed to provide you with the answers you need. Data is no longer the preserve of government. It’s not just a luxury for larger companies. Data availability,...
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Spaces of gambling risk in Newham

Our latest gambling vulnerability risk index for the London Borough of Newham has now been published. Our methodology incorporates evidence on the theoretical markers of gambling-related harm, and uses small-area data sources and geostatistics to model where these areas may be. You can examine the patterns in Newham below or here. [iframe src="//mapcase.geofutures.com/gamblingriskindex/newham/"...
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Can’t get to the Post Office? You probably live here.

Since the early 1980s the number of UK post offices has almost halved, but since around 2009 the number has remained reasonably consistent, and the Post Office Ltd has committed to maintaining around 11,500 branches and continued accessibility for all. However since 2017 we are losing around 1%...
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The end of the Severn crossing tolls: what’s happened to house prices?

For 50 years cars have been charged to drive to Wales from England using the Severn crossing bridges. Commuting and visiting came at a cost to those wishing to move between the countries around the River Severn, but in December 2018 these tolls were removed, framing a new economy of movement in the area. This will in...
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Eight things you can do with GIS

Exploratory spatial data analysis
At the heart of what we do for clients, the spatial statistical analysis and visualisation of data across space, as well as the combination of multiple datasets unified by location, reveals insights which two-dimension stats analysis rarely can. We are also currently developing spatial data mining techniques that build on...
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