QGIS examples

Here’s an example of just some of the things QGIS can do. In particular, I am using some of my own data collected at the relatively recent Leicester Belgrave Mela from audience members. (Thanks to the Mela for doing the fieldwork!)

  1. Just viewing OpenStreetMap (OSM) data in QGIS. Until we specifically download polygons/points/lines QGIS is only really doing the same job as a web browser at this stage but it is obviously very handy to not have to download a whole map to even get started. This also means the most recent data is available.


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Leisure travel and cycling: the case of festivals

Check me the hell out, I’m being politically engaged.

I submitted the following brief piece to the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group under their call for evidence, which is very very shortly now going forward to a proper, six session long parliamentary inquiry on the topic of: “Cycling is great. Let’s do more of it.”

Will it get used? God knows, probably not that important in the grand scheme of things but I will certainly wet my pants with excitement if it does.


Always wear a helmet when playing DJ Hero, kids

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