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Over the fortnight of the Olympic Games, London became a bastion of cultural diversity.
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Researchers say looters make rational decisions about how far they’re willing to travel to steal what they want.
5 percent of Tweets out of the city are in a language other than English.
London Underground's Tube map has been used as a metaphor for everything from the shape of the galaxy to famous footballers.
Data experts have used Twitter to map out the diverse range of languages spoken by people in London.
Using Twitter, a pair of London-based academics have created a map of the city's linguistic diversity.
How diverse is London? A map of 3.3m tweets shows the most popular languages used for tweeting and where they are used in the city.
This colour-coded graphic pinpoints the location and language of tweets sent from the British capital and shows how linguistic groups are clustered in the city's various districts.
Researchers are beginning to analyse the 1.2 billion Oyster card transactions that hold the key to London’s transport success...
University of London researchers have combined the Google Earth flight simulator with a motion sensitive controller to allow people to fly around the city using bird movements.
James Cheshire, a geography lecturer at the University College London, mapped common surnames in London.
The London Olympic Games organisers called on Londoners to get ahead of the Games and it looks like they have.
Further disussion of Oliver O'Brien's Booth style maps.
Compared to those near stations in poorer areas, residents near some London Tube stops are likely to live 20 years longer.
Who speaks which language on Twitter in New York?
Again, from the amazing UCL spatial analysis team (@edthink, @spatialanalysis, @oobr) and thanks to the real time Twitter data from @trendsmap comes this map of linguistic diversity, as represented by tweets in New York City over a three year period (January 2010 to February 2013). This is a different and new way to think about ethnic and racial diversity. How does the Twitter distribution compare to Census data? What do linguistically diverse tweets represent? It would be interesting to map conversations and connections over social media. In other words, who was on the other end of these tweets?
What's remarkable here is both the availability to display something like this thanks to publicly available and large data sets but also the new questions that arrise in thinking about what these data (and the data display) mean for learning across space and time.
Data engineers examined more than 3 million tweets to create this sprawling linguistic cartography.
A map using information from London's twitter community shows the true diversity of the UK's capital city.
Academics have used Twitter to create a map showing London's linguistic diversity.
IN 1995 GEORGE GILDER, an American writer, declared that “cities are leftover baggage from the industrial era.” Electronic communications would become so easy...
It's a networking city hailed as a global village. And now London’s diversity has been mapped, courtesy of Twitter.
Data-mapping experts from UCL's Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis have mapped the latest proposals for English constituency boundaries...
Our friends over at the Londonist spotted this project from UCL’s Centre of Advanced Spatial Analysis and we just had to share it with you.
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