I recently posted an article on the CGI blog about some Visualizations that I produced with researchers from [St Andrews’ Computer Human Interaction Research Group (SACHI)] using FatFonts, a tpographic Visualization technique developed by SACHI co-founder Miguel Nacenta and colleagues (Uta Hinrichs, and Sheelagh Carpendale). The initial Visualizations are now on-line, and feature flow matrices for English internal migration and commuting between Irish local labour markets. We have also produced several inforgraphics based on global oceans data that Dr Timothy Stojanovic and I are working with as part of Tim’s work linking off-shore cumulative human impacts to on-shore terrestrial urbanization (more on these graphics soon). I’m still experimenting with FatFonts at this stage, but so far, I’m quite pleased with the results, and find that they offer a nice way to add beauty to my potentially boring data!
- Sat 26 May 2012 cfarmer
- Thu 01 December 2011 cfarmer
Farmer C J Q, Stewart Fotheringham A, 2011, “Network-based functional regions” Environment and Planning A 43(11) 2723 – 2741
If you would like a copy, but do not have access to the article, please email me and I can forward you a PDF version.
- Wed 28 January 2009 cfarmer
I’m sure everyone has seen this already, but I’m going to post it anyway, as I think the more exposure open-source tools get, the better off we’ll all be!
Check out this New York Times article which features
R, the open-source statistical programming language.
Rnow has quite an extensive range of spatial analysis options, and is the software of choice for researchers using spatial statistics and geographic information analysis.
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