Competition Winners

Over the summer we ran two competitions linked to our RGS-IBG Annual Conference Events.

Our first competition was the ‘reproducible map competition‘ we launched alongside the ‘Geocomputation with R’ session led by Dr Robin Lovelace of the University of Leeds. The winners were:

  • Olivia Horsefield, Data CDT student at the University of Liverpool, for their map of crime patterns in Merseyside
  • James Herring, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for their map of broadband connectivity for England and Wales.

Congratulations to both Olivia and James who both receive a hardback copy of Robin’s (with Jakub Nowosad, Jannes Muenchow) book ‘Geocomputation with R’ .

The second competition followed our group’s sponsored sessions and the Annual General Meeting at this year’s annual conference.

For our Future of Quantitative Geography session for young/early career researcher,  we held a best paper award.  The joint winners of this competition are:

  • Sarah Gadd and colleagues from University of Leeds for a paper on ‘Combining network methods with longitudinal data analysis to examine spatio-temporal variation in bike sharing data’
  • Hannah Budnitz from University of Birmingham, for her paper on ‘Travel Behaviour, technology and weather resilience’.

Congratulations to Sarah and Hannah, who each win £75 and a copy of ‘Geocomputation with R’.

Thanks too to Dr Helen Packwood (University of Edinburgh) for helping judge the papers.

We were also very pleased with the strong level of interest in all of our events over the summer. Thank you to everyone who participated.