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Visualising the 2011 Census of Population

The Department of Geography in collaboration with UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) has been recently awarded an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Census Development Grant to undertake an innovative research project entitled “Census Geographic Information Visualisation (Censusgiv)”.

Visualising the 2011 Census of Population

The Department of Geography in collaboration with UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) has been recently awarded an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Census Development Grant to undertake an innovative research project entitled “Census Geographic Information Visualisation (Censusgiv)”.

Pablo Mateos, who is the principal investigator of this project, co-directed by Professors Paul Longley and Mike Batty, states that the main aim of the Censusgiv project is “to investigate and develop prototype technologies for intuitive geographic visualisation of the UK 2011 Census of Population at small area level”. These technologies will be made accessible to a mass audience of specialist users, as well as the general public, via an easy to use website focussed on exploring the data geographically with very easy navigability, based on freely available mapping mashups. The mapping interface will leverage upon the knowledge, experience and technologies developed at UCL as part of the Spatial Literacy in Teaching project (SPLINT) and National Centre for e-Social Science (NCeSS) nodes at CASA (GeoVUE and Genesis), all of which relate thematic maps with easy to understand "real geography". This project is funded with £81,745 and will run for 15 months from June 2008 to August 2009.

The Census Development Programme has been commissioned by the ESRC/JISC Census programme in collaboration with the Office for National Statistics (ONS), to support projects which bring forward innovative solutions in the areas of census data dissemination, census data linkage and understanding the impacts of contemporary societal change on the census itself.

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