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November 2018

Web Mapping – London

15th November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Liverpool (London Campus), 33 Finsbury Square
London, EC2A 1AG United Kingdom
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Course description In this one-day course we will explore Web Mapping and show you how to use a variety of different tools to display and communicate spatial information We will have a recap of the basics of spatial data and focus on how we get a variety of different types of data into web mapping platforms We will review some of the different platforms available and spend most of the time looking at the MapBox platform. No experience of using…

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Using Spatial Data from Social Media – London

16th November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Liverpool (London Campus), 33 Finsbury Square
London, EC2A 1AG United Kingdom
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Course description In this one-day course we will consider how data from different social media platforms could be used for spatial analysis. With social media now generating significant volumes of data it is a great resource for research in a wide range of different social science areas. We will primarily focus on Twitter data explore what spatial elements there are within the data and discuss how best to show and analyse these in a GIS. We will also cover a…

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Introduction to Python – Liverpool

28th November 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
University of Liverpool – The Foresight Centre, IT suite, 1 Brownlow Street
Liverpool, L69 3GL United Kingdom
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This course will introduce the participants to the nascent field of Geographic Data Science using the industry standard, the Python programming language. We will cover the key steps involved in solving practical problems with spatial data: design, manipulation, exploration, and modelling. These topics will be explored from a “hands-on” perspective using a modern Python stack (e.g. geopandas, seaborn, scikit-learn, PySAL), and examples from real-world spatial and tabular data. We will start with an overview of the main ways to access…

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December 2018

Programming short course in R

3rd December 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This course aims to provide you with an introduction to the analytical programming language R. The course will focus on data pre-processing and visualisation, two of the key steps in understanding and generating insights from data. During the course you will learn about the benefits or R, how R handles different data types and how you can begin to use R to solve complex data science, machine learning and statistical problems. Specifically, you will work with R and its various…

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Geo+Data London: 2

4th December 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UCL, Department of Geography, Pearson Building, G22, Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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The CDRC and the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) are pleased to announce the second Geo+Data London event. Our events aim to provide an environment for those working with geographic data to meet, share, and learn from experiences and best practices as demonstrated by industry and current academic research. For our second event, we have brought together speakers from Mastercard and University College London (UCL) to speak on transaction data and the geography of names. Schedule of events: 18:00: Registration…

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Oxford Retail Futures Conference

10th December 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11th December 2018 @ 5:15 pm
Green Templeton College, E P Abraham Lecture Theatre, 43 Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6HG United Kingdom
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Understanding outcomes of data-driven research in retailing The Oxford Retail Futures conference is an annual conference. It is being organised jointly by the Oxford Institute of Retail Management, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). Overview: Retailing is one of the first sectors to have employed large datasets at both strategic and operational levels for a variety of purposes, ranging from frequency marketing, store location, product selection, and supply chain management. The amount of…

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January 2019

Geo+Data London 3

22nd January 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) at UCL and the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) are pleased to announce the third Geo+Data London event. Our events aim to provide an environment for those working with geographic data to meet, share, and learn from experiences and best practices as demonstrated by industry and current academic research. For our third event, we have brought together speakers from Emu Analytics and University College London (UCL) to speak on innovations in geodata and urban…

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Spatial Modelling for Retail Analytics

28th January 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This one-day course introduces participants to sophisticated spatial analysis and spatial modelling approaches that can be used to understand retail sector dynamics. We focus on the analysis of complex interactions between retail demand (consumers) and the retail supply side (retail stores). The tools that we introduce are applied widely by the commercial retail sector and we reflect on the important link between academia and industry in the continual development of these modelling approaches. We introduce participants to statistical and spatial…

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February 2019

Introduction to ArcGIS

15th February 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This 1 day course provides an introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) using ESRI’s ArcGIS software. It provides participants with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with using and navigating the software, as well as focusing on the skills of data entry, data manipulation, editing, analysis and mapping. The emphasis of this course is working with vector data in the context of a variety of socio-economic applications. The course will mix teaching with demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Programme objectives To introduce…

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March 2019

Introduction to QGIS

15th March 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This 1 day interactive course provides a practical introduction to QGIS; a free, open-source Geographic Information System. You will learn the principles underpinning vector-based geographic data analysis and learn to undertake tasks such as sourcing, loading and interrogating data; creating professional map outputs, preparing geographic data sets and undertaking spatial analysis. Short lectures will be interspersed with hands-on practical exercises with plenty of opportunity to work with your own data and seek advice regarding your own projects. Who teaches the…

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