Digital Geography Lab
Spatial big data analytics at human scale for fair and sustainable societies
We are an interdisciplinary research team focusing on spatial big data analytics for fair and sustainable societies. We want to understand spatial interactions between people, and between people and their environment, from local to global scales. Much of our work examines mobility and accessibility of people from different perspectives. We are experts in mining and analyzing spatial data, ranging from user generated data (social media, mobile phone, sports apps) to traditional data sources, while paying attention to ethical issues. We advance the development of spatial analysis methods and tools, and combine them with methods from machine learning. Our work contributes to urban geography, land use and transport planning, sustainability science and conservation geography. We strive for creativity and critical thinking in our research. We are forerunners in open science. We actively share our knowledge through high quality teaching and good communication in interaction with various stakeholders. In our daily lab life, we support each other with mutual help, respect and kindness.