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TED: Academic research is publicly funded why isn't it publicly available?
An interesting talk from TEDxMileHighWomen. Worth a watch to get a short 10-min summary of some of the issues involved with publishing academic research - the comments are worth a look too....

posted on: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Open Access UK Unit Postcodes
The Ordnance Survey released their Code-Point Open product a few years ago that has the OSGB centroids of the unit postcodes. It's very useful but is only points - if you want the postcodes areas as polygons then you need to license Code-Point with Polygons (snappily titled!). A number of people have derived unit postcode areas using Voronoi polygons including more recently Mike Spencer with some intro at his Scottish Snow site. It's worth noting that Voronoi diagrams equally partition space between points and nothing more - they are not equivalent to unit postcodes (which can be arbitrary) but are a reasonable first guess. One dataset worth having for your arsenal of spatial data!

posted on: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry