I’m really pleased to share a piece that Dani Arribas-Bel and I recently co-authored in Geography Compass on the sometimes fraught relationship between (human) geography and computers, and advocating for the creation of a Geographic Data Science. For those of a ‘TL; DR’ nature (or without the privilege of an institutional subscription!), we wanted to share some of our key ideas in a more accessible format.
We’re really pleased to announce that on Wednesday, 22 February Professor Sergio Rey, of the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University will be discussing the Python Spatial Analysis Library (PySAL). His talk will provide an overview of PySAL and illustrate key components of the library drawing on examples from regional inequality dynamics and urban analysis.
Future plans for PySAL and related projects will also be outlined. Lessons learned in directing a distributed, open source project will be shared with a particular emphasis on the challenges and opportunities found at the intersection of open source and the academy.
The talk will be followed by drinks and a chance to speak informally with Prof. Rey, or just to mingle and chat with other researchers.
Wednesday 22 February at 5:30pm
Room S-3.20, Strand Building, WC2R 2LS
Download the flyer: serge-rey-talk-22-february.