John Snow in the 21st Century

B5315e9d0420a5546727a9f4f04010b6?s=47 Robin Wilson
January 13, 2015

John Snow in the 21st Century

Talk on bringing John Snow's Cholera map into the 21st century, given at the London Geomob at UCL on the 13th Jan 2015

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Robin Wilson

January 13, 2015
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  1. John Snow in the 21st century Robin Wilson @sciremotesense www.rtwilson.com/academic

  2. John Snow in the 21st century Robin Wilson @sciremotesense www.rtwilson.com/academic

    Dr?
  3. Story

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  5. UCL 1854

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  8. 500 deaths

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  14. John Snow was the first

  15. John Snow was the first epidemiologist

  16. John Snow was the first epidemiologist GIS technician?

  17. John Snow was the first epidemiologist GIS technician? geospatial developer?

  18. John Snow was the first epidemiologist GIS technician? geospatial developer?

    All from the geography
  19. Similar techniques are still used today

  20. Similar techniques are still used today • Can we use

    his data in modern tools?
  21. Similar techniques are still used today • Can we use

    his data in modern tools? • What would modern analyses give?
  22. Similar techniques are still used today • Can we use

    his data in modern tools? • What would modern analyses give? • Do privacy concerns have an impact?
  23. Similar techniques are still used today • Can we use

    his data in modern tools? • What would modern analyses give? • Do privacy concerns have an impact? • What similar work is done now?
  24. Georeferencing OS OpenData StreetView – Crown copyright and database right

    2014
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  27. Available at www.rtwilson.com/johnsnow

  28. Snow just looked at the map Lets try some modern

    analysis methods
  29. Voroni polygons

  30. Voroni polygons

  31. But you can’t walk through walls…

  32. Network analysis

  33. Network analysis

  34. Modern data can be a problem…

  35. Modern data can be a problem…

  36. Modern data can be a problem…

  37. Modern data can be a problem…

  38. Images courtesy of Flowminder (www.flowminder.org) What do we do these

    days?
  39. Images courtesy of Flowminder (www.flowminder.org) What do we do these

    days?
  40. Air pollution & health

  41. Air pollution & health

  42. Air pollution & health

  43. So what?

  44. So what?

  45. So what?

  46. So what?

  47. So what?

  48. Please have a play with the data at www.rtwilson.com/johnsnow and

    show me what you make! So what?