Did You Know: How rainbow colour maps can distort data and be misleading

Many of the more cartographically minded among us will be very familiar with the idea of selecting appropriate colour palettes for our maps. This interesting article explains how some of the palettes commonly used for choropleth and heat maps (among other map types) can distort data, or be misleading. Read the article here.

Call for Papers Spatial Data Science Symposium 2021

The Center for Spatial Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara plans to host the 2nd Spatial Data Science Symposium virtually this year with a focus on “Spatial and Temporal Thinking in Data-Driven Methods.” The symposium aims to bring together researchers from both academia and industry to discuss experiences, insights, methodologies, and applications, takingContinue reading “Call for Papers Spatial Data Science Symposium 2021”

Call for nominations for the 2020 GEO Individual Excellence Awards

GEO is calling on the community to put forth nominations and to help us shine a light on the individuals that inspire you. The deadline to submit nominations is now October 15, 2021. We are looking for the brightest stars in the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) constellation for the 2020 GEO Individual Excellence Awards.Continue reading “Call for nominations for the 2020 GEO Individual Excellence Awards”

Two New Staff Members join Collaboratory

Welcome to Dr Kierin MacKenzie and Ms Niloofar Aflaki, who will both be working on the MBIE-funded He Tatai Whenua project. Kierin completed his PhD from Canterbury on the topic of: A new GIS data model for depicting traditional knowledge of spatio-temporal patterns via motifs, folk thesauri, narratives and accompanying visualisations. Niloofar has just submittedContinue reading “Two New Staff Members join Collaboratory”

PLATIAL’21: International Symposium on Platial Information Science: Deadline for Submissions 14 October

The PLATIAL’21 Symposium will be held online this year, so a chance for everyone to participate. See below for the topics covered, and click here for details on submission. People “live” and constitute places every day through recurrent practices and experience. Both agency and experience are rooted in cultural embeddings that vary across different worldContinue reading “PLATIAL’21: International Symposium on Platial Information Science: Deadline for Submissions 14 October”

GISTAM 2022 Call for Papers

The International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management aims at creating a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in geo-spatial data sensing, observation, representation, processing, visualization, sharing and managing, in all aspects concerning both information communication and technologies (ICT) as well as management information systems and knowledge-based systems.Continue reading “GISTAM 2022 Call for Papers”

Virtual SciDataCon 2021 Conference on Open Data

Virtual SciDataCon 2021 will run online, in a series of sessions from Mon 18 October to Thu 28 October. Registration is free. Virtual SciDataCon 2021 comprises sessions covering the following themes: FAIR: interoperability and reusability Implementing and Assessing FAIR Policy Implementation (Open Science and FAIR) Data Skills Data Stewardship Data Centres and Repositories Research InfrastructuresContinue reading “Virtual SciDataCon 2021 Conference on Open Data”