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Interactive tools for making 'Big Data' make sense

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March 05, 2015

Interactive tools for making 'Big Data' make sense

Slides for a presentation delivered to the Integrated Research Campus (IRC) at the University of Leeds: http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/project/8CAD9E5F-46AA-4EFC-8408-859534B9B80F



March 05, 2015


  1. Robin Lovelace Researcher, CDRC Interactive tools for making 'Big Data'

    make sense @robinlovelace, CDRC Researcher
  2. Structure • A bit about me • Big data •

    AURIN • Department for Transport contract • Research impact • Discussion
  3. Where I'm coming from

  4. Where I've been (UK)

  5. Thesis: Geography of transport energy use

  6. Australia trip

  7. Wollongong http://smart.uow.edu.au/events/UOW186628.html

  8. Canberra

  9. Melbourne

  10. What is Big Data?

  11. Various definitions • 1 Billion+ rows? • 3 or 4

    V’s? • Software needs? • Hardware needs? • Complexity?
  12. AURIN • http://aurin.org.au/ http://aurin.org.au/

  13. None
  14. Coastlines in 3000 AD? http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/rising-seas/if-ice-melted-map

  15. DfT contract Spatial microsimulation applied to transport modelling problems. See

    Lovelace et al. (2014) http://www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/research/modelling/npct-tool/
  16. Modelling!

  17. Online policy planning tool we created for DfT contract •

    https://robinlovelace.shinyapps.io/fixMyPath/ • http://geo8.webarch.net:3838/pct-shiny/master/
  18. Research Impact Some examples online: • Datashine: http://datashine.org.uk • Flows:

    http://commute.datashine.org.uk/ • Decc tools: http://2050-calculator- tool.decc.gov.uk/, http://my2050.decc.gov.uk/ • DfT tool I'm building! http://geo8.webarch.net:3838/pct- shiny/master/
  19. NREL Transportation Secure Data Centre http://www.nrel.gov/transportation/secure_tr ansportation_data.html

  20. Discussion Can we leverage interactive online visualisations for public engagement

    and impact? What do we need to do so? Who will do it? What do we need to 'skill up' in? Server capacity? Technologies?
  21. Thanks! @robinlovelace