Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for June 2016

Finally launched! 1,000 ‘smart’ sensors to monitor high street footfall

30 June 2016 - 4:50pm

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) in collaboration with the Local Data Company (LDC), hosted the launch event for the SmartStreetSensor project at University College London (UCL) on 30 June 2016. The SmartStreetSensor project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), is the most comprehensive study of footfall patterns across Great Britain to date. Some […]

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CDRC Newsletter June 2016 – available now!

27 June 2016 - 1:12pm

The second installment of our newsletter is now available. Read on for updates on our latest datasets, maps, research, events and plenty more. To access the newsletter.  

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Complete our User Feedback Survey

27 June 2016 - 10:45am

The purpose of this survey is to gain a better understanding of how users are utilising our research, datastore and mapping portal in their own area of work, to ascertain the types of outputs these are generating and determine how the service can be improved. The results from this survey will also be used for reporting purposes […]

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CDRC, LDC and UCL collaborate to explore High Street footfall patterns

24 June 2016 - 1:26pm

On 30 June 2016 we will officially launch the SmartStreetSensor Project in a partnership with the Local Data Company and University College London (UCL), with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The SmartStreetSensor Project is the most comprehensive study of High Street footfall patterns across Great Britain to date. It will allow us to […]

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CDRC featured in the DPC report on ‘Preserving Transactional Data’

15 June 2016 - 3:33pm

A case study of our Output Area Classification Data has featured in a report by The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC). Titled ‘Preserving Transactional Data’ the reports are commissioned after consultation among DPC members about shared priorities and challenges in digital preservation, are commissioned from experts and are thoroughly scrutinized by peers before being released. The […]

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James Cheshire on ‘The power of maps with R’

13 June 2016 - 4:23pm

Our UCL based Deputy Director, James Cheshire, spoke at the Earl Conference 2015 on ‘The power of maps with R’. Organised by Mango Solutions the EARL is an exciting, cross-sector conference dedicated to the real business usage of R, where two days are devoted to the most innovative R implementations by the world’s leading practitioners. James’ video presentation […]

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Why monitor footfall? CDRC co-host hackathon to explore

10 June 2016 - 11:51am

The CDRC, along with Shop Direct, Sea Level Research, the Local Data Company (LDC) and Red Ninja Studios successfully hosted a hackathon in Liverpool on Saturday 4 June. The hackathon theme was ‘Why monitor footfall’, with the LDC making available footfall test data for Market Harborough via the CDRC’s datastore. This data was obtained using […]

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CDRC response: public dialogues on the (re)use of private sector data for social research

06 June 2016 - 4:08pm

Earlier this year, CDRC Director’s Paul Longley and Mark Birkin participated in a series of public dialogue events in order to better understand the public’s views on the use and re-use of private sector data for social research.

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UrbanNet 2016 – call for contributions

03 June 2016 - 4:28pm

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC), in conjunction with ‘BigData4ATM’ and ‘insight’, will co-host an international event in Amsterdam on 21 September 2016. Submit an abstract by July 15 2016. Submission of contributed talks are accepted as an extended abstract (max. 2 pages). The abstract in a txt or pdf format should be done via Easychair […]

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