Friday lunchtime lecture: PopChange – creating access to UK-wide census data

Friday 18 November 2016, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

ClearMapping Image: Output age 30-34 by Clear Mapping Co

PopChange is developing a new method to perform small area comparisons on Great British Census data from 1971 to 2011. This gives us unprecedented access to explore changes, divisions and inequalities across the UK with data ranging from ethnicity to tenure to Townsend deprivation score.

In this lunchtime lecture Dr Nick Bearman will explain how his team took the disparate Census geographies of enumeration districts and output areas and transformed them into a 1km grid across Great Britain. Nick discusses how and why they implemented the project with a range of open methodologies, open source languages and resources, and licensing our outputs with open data and source code licenses.

About Dr Nick Bearman

Nick is Senior GIS Analyst and Course Director at Clear Mapping Co, an award winning international cartographic design and GIS training consultancy. We create beautiful maps to improve efficiency in the workplace with an inclusive and sustainable design focus. He is also an Honorary Lecturer at University of Liverpool and a Chartered Geographer and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Watch live

There will be a live feed of the lunchtime lecture from 1pm on Friday 18 November.