James Cheshire

University College London

Talk abstract: Less is More: Data Visualisations for Big Data

This talk will showcase how large and complex datasets can be visualised in compelling and informative ways. It will draw from a range of examples that cover everything from commuter flows to baboons, cyclists to songbirds in order to demonstrate how maps and data visualisations offer a window into big data. Many of the selected examples started out life in R so it’s a chance to see how R is not just great for data wrangling but visualisation as well.

Bio: Dr James Cheshire is a geographer with a passion for mapping data. His award-winning maps draw from his research as a Senior Lecturer at University College London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Deputy Director of the Consumer Data Research Centre and co-author of the books London: The Information Capital and Where the Animals Go.

Saturday April 29th , 2017
9:00 am-
6:00 pm
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