GISRUK 2021 Proceedings

Free and open online conference 14th-16th April 2021


GISRUK2021 conference has four best paper prizes:

  • Best Long Paper
  • Best Short Paper
  • Best Early Career Researcher Paper
  • UCL CASA Best Paper on Spatial Analysis
  • Voting and awards will take place during the Closing session on Friday at 16.30


    One disadvantage of an online conference is not being able to meet up and chat with other delegates. But you can now do just that in our GISRUK2021 meet and chat room. Form your own group, join other groups, move about the room. Network, chat and gossip. Perfect for breaks and lunchtime.

    All times are London time GMT+1

    Day 1 - Wednesday, 14th April 2021

    MAIN ROOM   09.15 - 09.30 Welcome and Introduction

    09.45 - 10.45

    ROOM 1   Session 1: New Spatial Methods Chair Caitlin Robinson

    58 ELSA: a new local indictor for spatial association

    Nicholas Hamm, Babak Naimi and Thomas Groen

    45 Integration of GIS, Shannon Entropy and Multi-Criteria Decision Making for Hospital Site Selection

    Iman Zandi and Mahmoud Reza Delavar

    21 Exploring and characterising irregular spatial clusters using eigenvector filtering

    René Westerholt

    47 Online Tensor learning for Spatio-Temporal Financial Market Prediction

    Davide Di Gioia and Tao Cheng

    ROOM 2   Session 2: Sustainability Chair Caitlin Hafferty

    16 Predicting the Impacts of COVID-19-related Income Changes on Consumption-Based Emissions of UK Neighbourhoods

    Lena Kilian, Anne Owen, Andy Newing and Diana Ivanova

    54 A place-based carbon calculator for England

    Malcolm Morgan, Jillian Anable and Karen Lucas

    52 Assessment of Solar PV Potential on Facades: Toward Zero-Energy Buildings

    Mostafa Azizkhani and Stephen Grebby

    31 Sustainable Urban Development Indicators in Great Britain from 2001 to 2016

    Nikos Patias, Francisco Rowe, Stefano Cavazzi and Dani Arribas-Bel


    ROOM 1   Session 1: Big Data I: Property Markets Chair Bruce Gittings

    26 Understanding housing affordability to determine the best property search areas for homeowners moving out of London

    Bin Chi, Adam Dennett, Thomas Oléron-Evans and Robin Morphet

    50 Linking consumer datasets to chart residential moves in private rental housing in England and Wales

    Joanna Kuleszo, Rory Coulter, Justin van Dijk and Paul Longley

    55 The use of Linked Consumer Registers to understand social and residential mobility

    Meixu Chen, Bin Chi, Justin van Dijk and Paul Longley

    ROOM 2   Session 2: Geodemographics Chair Brian Webb

    63 Some challenges for updating neighbourhood geodemographic in the context of the 2021/2 Output Area Classification

    Jakub Wyszomierski, Paul A Longley and Christopher G Gale

    32 Developing a Data Infrastructure for Bespoke Demographic Analysis

    Justin van Dijk and Paul Longley

    22 Charting changes in the geodemographic composition of British cities, 1881-1901

    Tian Lan and Paul Longley


    ROOM 1   Session 1: VGI I: Points of Interest Chair Padraig Corcoran

    19 Using geometric and semantic attributes for semi-automated tag identification in OpenStreetMap data

    Müslüm Hacar

    66 Defining Natural Points of Interest

    Charlie Hewitt, Andrea Ballatore, Stefano Cavazzi, Stefano De Sabbata, and Nicholas Tate

    ROOM 2   Session 2: Transport I: Analysis and Modelling Chair Craig Robson

    59 Ex-ante evaluation of accessibility impacts of Crossrail projects in London

    Daniel Trilla Cisa and Joana Barros

    11 Understanding of representative 24h travel activity sequences of Londoners

    Yiqiao Chen and Elisabete Silva

    83 Estimating public transport congestion in UK urban areas with open transport models

    Juste Raimbault and Michael Batty


    ROOM 1   Session 1: Spatial Inequalities and Health Chair Rich Fry

    68 Spatial variations in colorectal cancer mortality in England and Wales

    Charlotte Sturley, Paul Norman, Amy Downing and Michelle Morris

    82 Spatial pattern of COVID-19 mortality and its relationship with socioeconomic and environmental factors in England

    Zhiqiang Feng

    25 Assessment of Sociodemographic Disparities in Environmental Exposure Might be Erroneous due to Neighborhood Effect Averaging: Implications for Environmental Inequality Research

    Junghwan Kim and Mei-Po Kwan

    ROOM 2   Session 2: Participatory GIS Chair Nick Bearman

    4 Mapping citizens’ reflections and perceptions of place-based experiences in the time of COVID-19

    Catherine Jones

    20 Analysing spatial data gained from walking interviews and psychogeographic group tours

    Aled Singleton

    48 Geo-information tools for stakeholder engagement in environmental decision-making: “best practice” recommendations from a UK case study

    Caitlin Hafferty, Robert Berry and Scott Orford

    14 Paper2GIS: Going postal in the midst of a pandemic

    Timna Denwood, Jonny Huck and Sarah Lindley


    MAIN ROOM   17.00-18.00 Keynote Speaker 1 Chair Scott Orford

    Data-driven movement analytics for pandemic responses

    Dr. Somayeh Dodge, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

    Day 2 - Thursday, 15th April 2021


    ROOM 1   Session 1: Spatiotemporal Analysis Chair Andrea Ballatore

    28 Study on diurnal tidal characteristics of urban population under COVID-19 based on Baidu Heat map: a case of Tianjin central area

    Zongyao Sun, Peng Zeng, Mingming Jin and Zhi Qiao

    74 Seasons of Crime in London

    Narushige Shiode, Shino Shiode, Hayato Nishi and Kimihiro Hino

    88 Spatiotemporal street name changes in Eastern Germany

    Seraphim Alvanides, Isabelle Buchstaller and Frauke Griese

    73 COVID-19 Lockdowns’ Impact on Crime in London

    Yijing Li

    ROOM 2   Session 2: Urban Analytics I: AI in Urban Analytics Chair James Haworth

    1 A Data-driven Perspective for Exploring the Urban Functional Identities in Hong Kong

    Zidong Yu and Xintao Liu

    64 Using Street View Imagery and Computer Vision Method for Visual Walkability Measurement in London

    Jiaming Lu, James Haworth and Meihui Wang

    51 Spatial Autocorrelation Analysis with Graph Convolutional Neural Network

    Pengyuan Liu and Stefano De Sabbata

    ROOM 3   Session 3: Big Data II: Mobility Chair Sam Jones

    29 Study on the impact mechanism of population distribution before and after the COVID-19 in high density urban area: a case study of Tianjin central area

    Mingming Jin, Peng Zeng and Zongyao Sun

    85 The exploration of human activity zones using geo-tagged big data during the COVID-19 first lockdown in London, UK

    Tongxin Chen, Tao Cheng and Di Zhu

    69 Spatially aggregating mobility data – implications and challenges

    Louise Sieg and James Cheshire


    ROOM 1   Session 1: Spatial Data Infrastructure Chair Katie Dickson

    24 Computing geographical access to services: the design of an open-source multimodal client-server solution

    Andrew Price, Mitchel Langford, Gary Higgs and Jonathan Radcliffe

    81 Open-source geospatial software for location cover models

    Huanfa Chen and Alan Murray

    65 Do we need legends? An eye tracking study

    Jess Hepburn, David Fairbairn, Philip James and Alistair Ford

    79 Serverless Data Storage for Scalable Geospatial Applications in the Cloud

    Tomas Holderness and Mark Varley

    ROOM 2   Session 2: Spatial Data Workflow and Modelling Chair Jonny Huck

    2 A new semantic trajectory ontology model for modelling and reasoning on movement data

    Mohammad Akbari, Ali Mousavi, Seyed Ahmad Eslaminezhad, Mobin Eftekhari and Mohsen Ghorani

    44 Creating a raster agent-based modelling environment from volunteered geographic information

    Hannah Gumble

    15 Centaur VGI: Evaluating a human-machine workflow for increased productivity during humanitarian mapping campaigns

    Kirsty Watkinson, Jonathan Huck and Angela Harris

    53 Georeferencing historical telephone directories to understand innovation diffusion and social change

    Nikki Tanu, Maurizio Gibin and Paul Longley

    MAIN ROOM   13.00-14.00 Keynote Speaker 2 Chair Scott Orford

    Joint Deep Learning – a novel paradigm for simultaneous land use and land cover classification

    Prof. Pete Atkinson, Distinguished Professor of Spatial Data Science in the Lancaster Environment Centre, University of Lancaster, UK


    ROOM 1   Session 1: Urban Analytics II: Spatiotemporal Chair Polyanna Bispo

    46 3D Agent-Based Model of pedestrian movements for simulating COVID-19 transmission in university students

    David Alvarez Castro and Alistair Ford

    33 Empirical Agent-Based Modelling for exploring Intergroup Contact in a Segregated Society

    Jonny Huck, Duncan Whyatt, John Dixon, Gemma Davies, Brendan Sturgeon, Bree Hocking, Neil Jarman and Dominic Bryan

    76 The Pandemic and Changing Patterns of Segregation in America

    Andrew Renninger

    ROOM 2   Session 2: Business and Retail Chair Sam Jones

    62 Vibrancy and Classification of Retail Areas

    Abigail Hill and James Cheshire

    3 A Framework for Delineating the Scale, Extent and Characteristics of American Retail Centre Agglomerations: The Case of Chicago Metropolitan Area during COVID-19

    Patrick Ballantyne, Alex Singleton, Les Dolega and Kevin Credit

    5 The Pandemic Economy: Exploring the change in new business license activity in Chicago, USA from March – September, 2020

    Kevin Credit and Emma van Lieshout

    MAIN ROOM   16.00 - 17.30 Social Event

    Day 3 - Friday, 16th April 2021


    ROOM 1   Session 1: Transport II: Active Travel Chair Brian Webb

    75 Spatiotemporal analysis of cycling patterns' changes during weekdays under the COVID-19 lockdown: A case study of London docked shared bicycles

    Xiaowei Gao, James Haworth, Huanfa Chen and Petra Fernandes

    30 How safe are our streets for social distancing?: A national scale analysis of pavement space during COVID-19

    Craig Robson and Alistair Ford

    38 Profiling the Dynamic Pattern of Bike-sharing Stations: a case study of Citi Bike in New York City

    Yunzhe Liu, Meixu Chen, Daniel Arribas-Bel and Alex Singleton

    ROOM 2   Session 2: Environmental Applications Chair Mitch Langford

    7 Multitemporal Analysis Of Land Cover Changes On Parangtritis Sand Dunes Using NDVI, NDSI And Clay Index Transformation In 1972-2018

    Yuniarsita Setyo Wulandari, Fajrun Wahidil Muharram, Putri Meissarah and Bernike Hendrastuti

    35 Describing multi-layer spatial patterns using an integrated co-occurrence matrix (INCOMA)

    Jakub Nowosad and Tomasz Stepinski

    60 An Automated Procedure to Assist Site Selection of Water Harvesting Structures

    Robert Delaney, Alan Blackburn, Andrew Folkard and Duncan Whyatt

    MAIN ROOM   12.00-13.00 Keynote Speaker 3 Chair Scott Orford

    Beyond the buffer? A short history of spatial analysis in exposure assessment

    Prof. Sarah Lindley, Professor of Geograhical Information Science in the Department of Geography, University of Manchester, UK


    ROOM 1   Session 1: Short Paper 1 Chair Peter Mooney

    87 Spatial Finance: GI Science, Spatial Data Infrastructures and Green Finance

    Matthew Kelly

    34 A comparison of obfuscation methods for privacy protection: A case study using agri-environmental data in the Republic of Ireland

    Parvaneh Nowbakht,  Lilian O’Sullivan, Fiona Cawkwell, David Wall  and Paul Holloway

    72 Exploring Ideas of Geoprivacy Through Social Media: Facebook as a Case Study

    Maximilian Bakenhus and William Mackaness

    84 A Supervised Heuristic for a Balanced Approach to Regionalization

    Tyler Hoffman and Taylor Oshan

    ROOM 2   Session 2: Modelling Community Assets Chair Gary Higgs

    70 Investigating the spatial inter-relationships of place dependency in Wales

    Scott Orford and Sam Jones

    23 Naturally Urban? Tackling Inequalities in Urban Greenspace and Wellbeing

    Victoria Houlden


    ROOM 1   Session 1: Urban Analytics III: Form and Function Chair Abigail Hill

    86 An index to map feasibility of social distancing within urban areas

    Heather Chamberlain, Attila Lazar and Andy Tatem

    18 Finding Attractive Exercise Circuits in Street Maps

    Rhyd Lewis

    61 Detecting urban structure through inter-city human interactions in China

    George Willis, Zhaoya Gong and Emmanouil Tranos

    ROOM 2   Session 2: VGI II: Social Media and Mapping Chair Rob Berry

    42 Exploring shale activism on Twitter using spatio-temporal Network Analysis

    Adam Varley, Phil Bartie, Jen Dickie, Stacia Ryder, Darrick Evensen, Patrick Devine-Wright and Lorraine Whitmarsh

    78 Topics and sentiments on Twitter during lockdown in London

    Nan Cui, Nick Malleson and Alexis Comber

    41 Spatial-Temporal Patterns in Twitter Activity Related to ‘Fracking’ in Great Britain

    Phil Bartie, Jen Dickie, Adam Varley, Stacia Ryder, Darrick Evensen, Patrick Devine-Wright and Lorraine Whitmarsh

    MAIN ROOM   16.30 - 17.00 Awards and Closing Remarks


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