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February 2017

Confident Spatial Analysis

15th February 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Pearson Building, Department of Geography
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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This training is now fully booked. To add your name to the waiting list please email The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) and Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC-E) are co-hosting the course ‘Confident Spatial Analysis’. In this course we will cover how to prepare and analyse spatial data in RStudio & GeoDa. We will use RStudio to perform spatial overlay techniques (such as union, intersection and buffers) to combine different spatial data layers to support a spatial…

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Webinar: Creating Top Metric Maps

21st February 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A collaboration between the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) and the UK Data Service (UKDS) , this webinar will be hosted by Oliver O'Brien, developer of our popular mapping interface CDRC Maps. The webinar will unveil the process of creating “Top Metric” demographic maps, such as the Top Industry map seen on the CDRC Maps platform. After discussing the key cartographic, geographic and technical considerations behind the maps, Oliver will walk through the process of creating such a map, from obtaining the data…

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Webinar: Bringing new forms of data to the study of cities

22nd February 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A collaboration between the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) and the UK Data Service (UKDS) , this webinar will be hosted by Dr Daniel Arribas-Bel, based at our University of Liverpool Centre. This introductory webinar is for anyone with an interest in computers, cities and data. Participants will learn about the explosion of new sources of data and about changes in urban cities that are currently taking place, as well as the main opportunities and challenges this represents. Special attention will be…

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#AirHack – ODI Leeds & Defra

24th February 2017 @ 9:30 am - 25th February 2017 @ 5:00 pm
ODI Leeds, 3rd Floor, Munro House, Duke Street,
Leeds, LS9 8AG
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CDRC Leeds will be supporting ODI Leeds and Defra on this event to explore air quality - the problems, the data, the solutions. We're looking for anyone and everyone insterested in air quality - data scientist, programmer, technologist, maker, story-teller, activist, analyst, policy maker, etc. Maybe you've been using any of the commercial air sensors (or DIY solution) and want to talk about your findings, or maybe you work in health and want to see how Defra data could be…

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March 2017

Retail Location & Customer Analysis 2017

15th March 2017 @ 8:45 am - 17th March 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Said Business School – Egrove Park, Oxford, Oxford OX1 5NY + Google Map

There is a critical need amongst retail and consumer service firms to understand the ways in which the location, role and performance of their physical asset base is changing. The changing retail landscape is characterised by uncertainties affecting consumers, technologies and competition. The store is not dead. However, stores need investment, focus and creativity in order to make them attractive places to shop. The 2017 Retail Location & Customer Analysis 2017 workshop considers these issues head on. This year’s keynote…

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London R – free workshop in London

28th March 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL Darwin Lecture Theatre (Lower Floor), Darwin Building, Malet Place
London, WC1E 7JG United Kingdom
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London R is holding a free workshop and networking event in London on 28th March

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April 2017

Introduction to R with data pre-processing and visualisation

3rd April 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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Course overview: 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…

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KNIME Basics & Twitter Text Analysis

4th April 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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KNIME Analytics Platform is the leading open-source solution for data-driven innovation, helping you discover the potential hidden in your data, mine for fresh insights, or predict new futures. KNIME allows users to visually create data flows (or pipelines), selectively execute some or all analysis steps, and inspect the results and models with interactive views. With more than thousand modules, hundreds of ready-to-run examples, and the widest choice of advanced algorithms available, KNIME Analytics Platform is the perfect toolbox for any…

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CDRC @ GISRUK 2017: Opening up consumer data for social science research

19th April 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Humanities Bridgeford Street
Manchester, M13 9PL
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Consumer data is a key source of new and novel data or “Big data”.  Data previously available only within businesses are increasingly becoming available for research use.  These consumer data can be used to examine a wide variety of research questions.  But how can you as a researcher get access to these kinds of data and what kinds of analyses could you undertake with them? Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of Phase 2 of the…

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Obesity Network Seminar: Opportunities and Challenges

25th April 2017 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Leeds Beckett University, Great Hall, Leeds Beckett University, Headingley
Leeds, LS6 3QS United Kingdom
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This seminar and panel discussion will be taking place at Leeds Beckett University, on Tuesday 25th April 2017.

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