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Archive for May 2018

Geospatial Analysis – free web resource available

18 May 2018 - 11:44am

The open access Geospatial Analysis free web resource and online ebook, www.spatialanalysisonline.com (6th edition, authored by Mike de Smith, Prof Paul Longley, Prof Mike Goodchild and colleagues) has been completely re-built and updated, with new material and up-to-date interactive links. An online web-based resource, it provides a comprehensive guide to concepts, methods and tools, with […]

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We’ve published a pioneering new book

04 May 2018 - 12:12pm

We are pleased to announce the release of our book entitled ‘Consumer Data Research’. Edited by CDRC Director Paul Longley and Deputy Directors’ James Cheshire and Alex Singleton, the book offers a unique and innovative series of case studies that demonstrate the enormous potential of consumer data research in the academic, commercial and government sectors. […]

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CDRC-GISRUK Data Challenge: Papers online now

27 April 2018 - 3:49pm

The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) collaborated with GISRUK to host a data challenge. Delegates were asked to develop a novel analysis or visualisation of CDRC and associated data in order to investigate the hypothesis set out in the Economist article “The immigration paradox Explaining the Brexit vote”, which argued the rate of change in […]

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CDRC Intern wins award from the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA)

25 April 2018 - 2:15pm

CDRC and LIDA Intern Natacha Chenevoy recently received an award from the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) for her work with Lancashire Constabulary on identifying online hate crime. The award recognises individuals for outstanding contributions as intelligence analysts, investigators, or prosecutors utilising intelligence products leading to the achievement of the organisation’s objectives’ Natacha’s projects, […]

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CDRC-GISRUK Data Challenge: winner announced

20 April 2018 - 4:54pm

We invited researchers intending to register as GISRUK 2018 conference delegates to develop a novel analysis or visualisation of CDRC and associated data, in order to investigate the hypothesis set out in the Economist article “The immigration paradox Explaining the Brexit vote” that argues that the rate of change in number of migrants in an […]

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Building simple smartphone apps workshop: Opinion from LIDA intern David Marshall

20 April 2018 - 10:47am

I recently attended a 1-day course to learn how to build simple smartphone apps without coding, hosted by the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) in the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA). The training was delivered by Dr Chris Birchall of the Leeds University School of Media and Communication. I went into the course with […]

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Improving and using data on income at the small area level

11 April 2018 - 4:17pm

Big data is the new frontier for social science – find out how we’re working with National Centre for Social Research to create a more comprehensive pattern of income across England on a local level.

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Oxford Retail Futures Conference – call for papers

11 April 2018 - 11:18am

Understanding outcomes of data-driven research in retailing Background 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 data generated by internet users, mobile devices, sensors (Internet […]

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Opinion: Big Data in Public Health LIDA Seminar

06 April 2018 - 9:25am

The LIDA seminar, “Big Data in Public Health – future horizons, applications and ethical issues” (13th March), was one of the most well-attended and rigorously engaging we have been to at Leeds so far this year, and if the audience Q&A afterwards was any indication, it seems many others would agree. Dr Michelle Morris (University […]

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Changing Broadband Speeds in the UK

26 March 2018 - 1:01pm

The CDRC’s Broadband Speed map has proved to be one of our most popular interactive maps to date. In his blog post below, our Research Associate Oliver O’Brien details the nuances behind the map and also highlights key changes between 2016 and 2017. Broadband Speed – by Oliver O’Brien The Broadband Speed map is based on data from […]

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