TALISMAN: Geospatial Data Analysis and Simulation

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leeds
Department Name: Sch of Geography

Abstract

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Description Since this is an NCRM project, the majority of findings are methodological rather than substantive. Major highlights include the substantial progress within each of the five TALISMAN thematic areas as identified within our request for funding:
1. The development of individual subsystem models has continued in relation to diverse activities, including health, retail, housing, crime, transport, and energy. New analytic methods have included the production of individual-based segmentations and new entropy measures for the identification of socio-demographic concentrations in space and time.
2. Agent based modelling of daily behaviour and movement patterns have been constructed through a joint NCRM project with the Pop 24/7 team at the University of Southampton. The validation of agent-based housing models has been pursued through the triangulation of commercial sources with official statistics.
3. Microsimulation: New codes and data have been published for the reconstruction of individual populations; forecasting models designed and implemented for regional and small area populations, including a novel hazard modelling methodology for estimating demographic change; and new techniques of validation and performance assessment have been deployed for the simulation algorithms
4. Data sourcing: The research project has built a range of activities around what is now being increasingly referred to as Big Data Analytics. Novel data sets and approaches have included the use of consumer data for migration studies, and investigation of social media data, mobile telephone traffic, travel apps and road accident data for commuting and daily movement patterns.
5. Visual analytics: The programme continued to maintain the MapTube software, introducing new functionality for interoperability and the exploitation of model outputs (ModelTube). A variety of new apps have included Textal, a text-based analytics tool for the digital humanities community; City Dashboard, which collates and benchmarks both environmental and social data; and the Urban Roller Coaster, an immersive fly-through of a 3D cityscape.
Exploitation Route TALISMAN has been 'future-proofed' in four main ways.
First, the (re-)Useability of code and model outputs has been ensured. The applications, algorithms and data from the project have been made available to promote re-use and reproducibility - for example, a Flexible Modelling Framework for microsimulation has been made available and documented an as NCRM Working Paper; further codes for spatial microsimulation in R are available through a github repository and a substantial accompanying monograph is now complete in manuscript form
Second, continued funding has been secured so that the spatial analysis methods, models and algorithms developed under TALISMAN will continue to be maintained and promoted, especially as part of the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) which has been funded for five years as a node in the ESRC Big Data Network. CDRC will capitalise on the outward-facing and applied nature of previous research in building engagement across partners in business and government.
Third, agenda-setting contributions have been madeto at least three important scoping reviews for spatial data analytics and big data exploitation. A multi-disciplinary and international grouping at the Isaac Newton Institute (January 2013) produced recommendations on 'Security/ disclosure and data linkage' which is expected to lead to a full programme. The UK-US Data Analytics Workshop (University of Maryland, March 2014) scoped Ongoing Opportunities and Challenges for UK and US Research, under the aegis of both NSF and the British Embassy. Evidence was presented to the UK Select Committee Inquiry on Social Media Data and Real-time Analytics (May 2014). The Committee has made important recommendations regarding the capture and sharing of Big Data by commercial organisations.
Fourth, a substantial portfolio of spatial analysis courses have provided capacity-building within and beyond the academic community. This portfolio of courses has been maintained beyond the end of the TALISMAN funding period and it is intended that it will continue to do so indefinitely. A new MSc programme in Consumer Analytics and Marketing Strategy starts at Leeds in September 2016 and will embed much of this material into a more formal structure for postgraduate education.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Retail,Transport

URL http://www.geotalisman.org/
 
Description Major impact highlights include the following: Substantial engagement has been achieved with both professional and public audiences. A Smart Cities Exhibition at Leeds City Museum aimed to inform the general public about the latest digital technologies and research revolutionising the urban landscape. The event attracted more than 1200 people from a range of backgrounds and aged between 2-88 years. The City Dashboard product has been in regular use in the Office of the London Mayor, and has featured in the Guardian and Wired magazine, as well as BBC News and BBC World News. The CASA Exhibition at Grand Designs Live was part of an event which attracted several thousand visitors over each of six days. Dissemination to an international academic audience including presentations in 16 countries across four continents. Journal publications include major channels for geographical methods and spatial analysis (e.g. Geographical Analysis; Environment and Planning A; Population, Space and Place; Computers, Environment and Urban Systems; Urban Studies) as well as more interdisciplinary outlets (e.g. Energy; Land Use Policy; Health and Place; International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Information Systems). Provision of more than 40 short courses in spatial analysis and data visualisation within a variety of domains including health, retail and crime. NCRM audits of TALISMAN training revealed that course participants rated courses very highly across a broad range of indicators, including course organisation and speaker knowledge. In 2013, for instance, 100% of participants indicated that they had found the training to be useful. Over the life of the project, TALISMAN events attracted more than 2500 delegates with feedback which was overwhelmingly positive. Six user fellowships have facilitated engagement with outside organisations in business (TraceMedia, GeoFutures, Built Form Resource Ltd), local government (Barnsley MBC, GLA) and the third sector (Citizens' Advice Bureau). All of these projects have led to working papers, and two have produced peer-reviewed academic outputs. One of the teams is pursuing further research funds through the fourth wave of the NCRM. PhD projects have included collaborations with Asda, Sainsburys, Acxiom and NHSIA. The RAs and co-Is have also worked actively with the Greater London Authority, Mayor's Office, Safer Leeds; and secondary projects have been undertaken for the Department of Transport and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Retail,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Advances in Poverty Modelling using Microsimulation, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact ...
 
Description CDRC User Application 027 - An exploration of Bike Citizens Data: developing tools and applications for enhanced analysis 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department Faculty of Environment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Safeguarded Bike Citizens data for project 027 - An exploration of Bike Citizens Data: developing tools and applications for enhanced analysis. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded Service for access to Bike Citizens Safeguarded data for project 027 - An exploration of Bike Citizens Data: developing tools and applications for enhanced analysis. Project now complete.
Impact Approved CDRC User Application 027
Start Year 2016
 
Title City Dashboard 
Description The City Dashboard provides the software and hardware infrastructure to harvest large amounts of data from the Twitter API. Additional sources of transport, Census 2011 and other city related data have been included, giving a 1 year snapshot of London that can be used for model calibration. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2012 
Impact The City Dashboard product has been in regular use in the Office of the London Mayor, and has featured in the Guardian and Wired magazine, as well as BBC News and BBC World News. On August 19th, 2013, the BBC reported on the TALISMAN City Dash Board which exists as an ipad wall in the Office of the Mayor of London and on the internet via an app. The dash board collects and collates data such as a pollution, weather and river levels as well as social data, such as what is trending on twitter. March 28 - May 25th 2013 - City Dashboard was on display at the 'Planes, Trains and Drains: London's Booming Infrastructure Business' Exhibition at The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London. The use of the dashboard at the exhibition was sponsored by the Greater London Authority. 
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22538561
 
Title Flexible Modelling Framework 
Description A Flexible Modelling Framework has been developed at Leeds. FMF is a static spatial microsimulation software framework. This has been user-tested by PhD students working in the domain of microsimulation and agent-based modelling relating to health (project one - utilisation patterns; project two - demographic ageing), transport and land-use (project three). The explanatory text and user guide for the simulation software was published in a working paper. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2013 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The software has generated a great deal of interest in the microsimulation community with several projects making use of it including an extension of the ESRCs CeLSIUS grant and an ESRC award called 'Changing Commutes? Exploring the uptake of cycling to work through an agent-based model focusing on social interactions and social norms'. 
URL http://eprints.ncrm.ac.uk/3177/
 
Title Textal 
Description A text based analysis tool based on the research needs of the Digital Humanities community with a focus on text mining methods and visual analytics. Textal is designed for crowd sourcing a social network around text analysis. The app allows the visualisation of any text from politicians' speeches, to academic papers and newspaper articles, enabling people to unearth the themes and hidden uses of language within text through the generation of graphics and statistics. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact More than 70 million words have gone through Textal since it was made available to the general public, with people using it to analyse everything from speeches and research, to news stories. It has been used in six different languages, and in 28 different countries. 
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/1310/02102013-textal-app#sthash.H0pCKFDh.dpuf
 
Title The Urban Roller Coaster 
Description The Urban Roller Coaster was developed in 3D Max/Unity and displayed using the Oculus Rift, the left and right views providing an immersive experience of a cityscape. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The Urban Roller Coaster was exhibited at the Grand Design Live Exhibition at the Excel Centre in London 6th-11th May 2014. The event attracted around 6000 participants each day. The exhibit was also shown at the Research Methods Festival 2012 with approximately 800 delegates. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3dJNhqzz7E
 
Description AGI Presentation, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Stimulated discussion and generated further enquiry about Big Data and Smart Cities.

The presentation led to the dissemination of ideas and helped raised the profile of TALISMAN and its activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description AAG, New York 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talks generated questions and discussion. Networking was able promoted

Papers received peer evaluation and awareness was raised about the TALISMAN research programme .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description ACUMEN international workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop provided a forum for discussion and intellectual exchange.

International, multidisciplinary researchers were able to identify synergies in their work and build a network to explore the various ways in which spatial technologies can aid in exploring urban landscapes, past and present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description British Library Hack Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Information was shared on the challenges and opportunities of data-driven business models. Ideas were shared and questions raised.

Event participants noted that their views had been altered and that they were curious to learn more. Requests were made for future events of this type.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Built Environment 2 (Be2) Awards 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Generated questions and discussions and resulted in networking activity.

Awareness of TALISMAN's research work was raised among the private sector. Delegates reported that the event had deepened their understanding of how web tools and techniques could be used within their industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description CASA Smart Cities Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event enabled participants to engage with CASA's latest interactive models and tools (e.g. Pigeon Sim and the London Data Table) and generated insights into the new ways in which we are able to interact with Smart places. The event generated discussion and questions among the policy makers, academics and member of the private sector who attended.

It generated discussion and prompted policy-makers to consider how research in crowd-sourcing and sensing using social media may be able to provide new solutions to old problems, e.g. around traffic congestion and crime control/prevention.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description CSRW Workshop on Migration Modelling 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Discussion was generated.

Joint activities among the four EPSRC social complexity projects were proposed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Computational and Transformational Social Science Meeting, Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Intense discussion and debate resulted from this round table meeting which was aimed at exploring the way in which e-Science investments are able to respond to grand challenges.

Round table meeting helped influence decisions on direction of future investment and research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Data Linkage and Anonymisation Scoping Meeting, Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Meeting generated ideas for full programme at Isaac Newton Institute.

Decision was taken on the content for the full 2015 programme at the Isaac Newton Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Doctoral Colloquium, Copenhagen 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Postdoctoral students from the UK and Denmark were able to discuss their interests in spatial analysis and to share ideas for methodological advancement.

A network was formed between the students from which collaborative research activities emerged.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description ECTQG, Paris 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Resulted in discussion and question.

Peer feedback was received on a number of TALISMAN papers and requests for further information were made.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description EIRASS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation generated conversation and questions

Raised awareness of the retail driver project, gained feedback and peer evaluation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ESRC-ONS Beyond 2011 Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Discussion and debate were generated.

The session enabled researchers to influence the shape of the Census Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description European Regional Science Association Congress, Bratislava 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk generated discussion and debate.

Peer feedback was received and networks were extended with international academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description FutureICT CrimeEX Meeting, Rome 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Discussion and debate were generated; peer networking was facilitated.

The potential of establishing a 'Crime Exploratory' - using ICT, Complexity Science and the Social Sciences - was explored as a means of better understanding and managing crime.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description GIS Research UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation generated discussion and informal networking

Obtained peer evaluation and feedback regarding new models and methodological approaches from the mobility driver project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description GIS Research UK: Museum Tweets and Visitor Flows 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation generated questions and discussions

Dissemination of ideas and early results from the mobility driver project. Generated interest in the mobility driver project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description GeoComputation Conference, Wuhan, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talks promoted discussion and academic exchange. Requests for further information were received.

Papers received peer feedback and academic network was extended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Hacking the Smart City 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The hackathon enabled individuals from variety of backgrounds to brain-storm and bring together different skill-sets in ways that enabled each team to solve their various team challenges.

The event resulted in a number of tangible outputs, including the development of new functionality for Pigeon Sim.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description IGU Conference, Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Ideas were disseminated and discussion was generated. Awareness of TALISMAN's research agenda was raised.

Peer evaluation and feedback on various TALISMAN papers was received and requests were made for collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description IGU Regional Meeting, Tel Aviv 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation generated questions and discussion

Dissemination of ideas and early results from retail driver project, generated enquiries about the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description LSEBigdata Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Participation in this event led to discussion and requests for further information on methods for collecting and analysing Big Data.

New contacts were made and delegates requested further information on the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Leading a workshop on R for spatial data at the FOSS4GE conference in Como 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Many people learned new programming skills allowing with R.

A delegate from an insurance company based in London initiated a collaboration that may result in me doing a course in London and collaboration via the CDRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://github.com/Robinlovelace/Creating-maps-in-R
 
Description Lecture at the GEOSTAT conference on online visualisation for sustainable transport 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Much interest in the PCT method.

Markus Netteler from Triento University informed me of new methods for network analysis in GRASS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://rpubs.com/RobinLovelace/102349
 
Description Logica Big Data Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion and provided a basis for networking.

Logica provided insight into how they approach Big Data using clustered cloud computing. Presenter noted that the event had been beneficial to his understanding of the subject.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description London Resilience Academic Partnership Meeting, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presenters shared information on real-time city data and demonstrated how visualisations could assist the Fire Brigade and other emergency services to respond more effectively to call-outs. Discussion was generated and questions raised.

Participants indicated that the research presented could have significant implications for future policy development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Microscopic simulations of complex metropolitan dynamics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presented at Complex-City Workshop

Dissemination of latest research ideas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Modelling World Conference, London 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion was generated and questions were received.

Event led to the sharing of ideas across a number of different academic and professional groups and building of networks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description New Methods for Data Capture and Visualisation - Agenda-Setting Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The event was aimed at soliciting feedback from the academic community on key content for future TALISMAN training. The event was successful in that it resulted in intense discussion and generated recommendations on the format and content for courses in the following areas: Data Sensing and Extraction, Digital Social Research and Visual Analytics.

The event enabled decisions to be taken on the format and content of future TALISMAN training.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description North American Regional Science Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Generated questions and discussion

Raised awareness of CDRC and its research drivers. Incorporated audience feedback into the journal version of this paper which is now in review.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description North American Regional Science Council, Washington 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Generated questions, discussions and feedback

Raised awareness of CDRC and its research drivers. Incorporated audience feedback in to the journal version of this paper which is now in review.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oakridge National Library Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The presentation sparked discussion and allowed for informal networking and sharing of ideas.

The presentation resulted in a request for further information and activities of this kind. It also resulted in a number of new international contacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Perceptual Computing Workshop, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sparked discussion and generated question and debate.

Raised project profile among non-academics and led to further enquiries and requests for information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Presentation to Leeds City Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The presentation generated discussion and questions and led to further engagement activity.

Following this activity, further engagement activities were planned and delivered. There are now proposals for collaborative research activity between the University of Leeds and Leeds City Council which are anticipated to result in tangible changes to policy and practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Smart Cities Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Delegates interacted with the digital exhibits and asked questions in order to understand more about them.

The event broadened awareness of TALISMAN's research activity across the UK academic community. As a result of the event, collaborative research activity was initiated between researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Leeds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Smart Cities Exhibition: Bridging Physical and Digital 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As a result of engaging with the interactive exhibits, individuals asked questions to deepen their understanding of the digital technologies and the Smart City.





Visitors reported that the event had been very educational and that they wanted similar events to be held in future. One individual noted that the exhibition had been: 'Educational overall - has provided me with an insight into the concept of Smart Cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description TEDx Event, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Event participants were able to interact with a number of digital exhibits, including the London Data Table and Pigeon Sim.

Participants noted a change in their views about social media mining and digital technologies. Requests for further information were received.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Teaching R as a GIS: problems, solutions and lessons learned 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The talk generated questions about our method and suggestions for further work, e.g. to teach the students GitHub before running the course.

A notable impact was the agreement by Rachel Oldroyd and myself to prepare this research for peer review and pulication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://speakerdeck.com/robinlovelace/teaching-r-as-a-gis-problems-solutions-and-lessons-learned
 
Description Visualising the City with GIS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The workshop resulted in individuals learning how to load and visualise data from a variety of difference data sources using Quantum GIS software. Participants were able to create simple but effective visualisations of urban spatial data, e.g. open data from Transport for London, data from the UK Census, weather data and social media data such as Twitter.


Several participants indicated that they intended to learn more about GIS and that they thought it would be valuable in their workplace. A number requested more advanced, follow-on training.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Where, When and Who? Patterns in cyclist traffic casualties 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk led to discussions after

People had concrete suggestions for further work and collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://speakerdeck.com/robinlovelace/where-when-and-who-geographic-temporal-and-demographic-pattern...
 
Description Workshop - Life After the Census 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The talk raised awareness of the use of microsimulation in public policy analysis, alongside sources including the census, longitudinal data (e.g. Northern Ireland Longitudinal Survey - NILS) and commercial/ alternative sources.

Ongoing correspondence with members of NILS/ NISRA; Dr Ian Shuttleworth joined TALISMAN team for follow up activity in consumer research leading to new ESRC Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012