GIS & Spatial Analysis – “My” magazine on FlipBoard

I have been maintaining it for quite a while now, but it was only today that I found out that it can also be accessed outside its native app on the web: “my” magazine on FlipBoard.

GIS & Spatial Analysis - Flipboard

I called it GIS & Spatial Analysis, and that’s exactly what its contents is all about: I “flip” (that’s the FlipBoard lingo for sharing) everything in here I deem interesting and newsworthy from the world of digital maps, spatial data and spatial analysis. Sometimes it’s rather scientific contents, sometimes it’s just interesting or even going to make you smile. If you’re a map and GIS geek like me, that is…

Obviously it’s for free – so go ahead enjoy! The native app is available for iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire and NOOK – also for free.

IGU2013: Spatial Methodologies for the Analysis of Vulnerability in Urban Areas ー A Case Study for Terrorism in Tokyo, Japan

On August 8, 2013, I gave another presentation at this year’s IGU Regional Conference in Kyoto. There, I spoke about my ongoing research about the use of spatial methodologies in the analysis of vulnerability in highly urbanized areas. The slide deck below also contains a case study about terrorism vulnerability in Tokyo, Japan.

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IGU2013: Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Bicycle Commuting Behavior in the Greater Tokyo Area Using a Micro-Scale Persontrip Database

I just finished my first presentation of the 2013 IGU Regional Conference in Kyoto. In this presentation, co-authored by my academic advisor Prof. Yuji Murayama from the Division for Spatial Information Science at the University of Tsukuba, I talked about some very early findings of one of our most recent research projects analyzing the use of bicycles in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. We are especially interested if and how the use of bicycles is integrated in routine commuting activities. We are doing this by analyzing a large-scale database of persontrip information.

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