Are you healthy?

This is a little dated now, but I came across this interesting article about the use of spatial data on health metrics from 2017: https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/news-archive/holborn-identified-unhealthiest-place-great-britain-according-new-study/ It talks about some work completed by researchers at the University of Liverpool, and how they used new data sources pertaining to lifestyle and environmental measures to map 'healthy' and 'unhealthy' … Continue reading Are you healthy?

OS MasterMap

Earlier this month, the UK Government announced that specific parts of the Ordnance Survey's flagship mapping product, MasterMap, will be made available as Open Data (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/unlocking-of-governments-mapping-and-location-data-to-boost-economy-by-130m-a-year). This is one of the first projects to be delivered by the new Geospatial Commission and is being undertaken to kickstart new innovations and ideas. This is great news, … Continue reading OS MasterMap

Open source goodness! RQGIS

From an announcement from the QGIS mailing list: RQGIS has released a new version of RQGIS! RQGIS establishes an interface between R and QGIS, i.e. it allows the user to access the QGIS geoalgorithms from within R. With the new release, it is possible to run the most recent QGIS releases (>=2.18.2) with RQGIS. RQGIS […] … Continue reading Open source goodness! RQGIS

Introducing GIS and spatial data

Geographical Information Systems Geographical Information Systems are integral to modern systems of managing, analysing and reporting spatial data. The following introductory video sets out some of the basic GIS concepts. At its core, a GIS is a management and display system for spatial data. There are many benefits of using such a system including: effectively managing … Continue reading Introducing GIS and spatial data