The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) is one of the leading research centres in the science of cities, generating new knowledge and insights for use in city planning, policy and design, and drawing on the latest geospatial methods and ideas in computer-based visualisation and modelling. CASA forms part of The Bartlett, UCL’s global faculty of the built environment. CASA’s interdisciplinary mix of architects, geographers, mathematicians, physicists, archaeologists and computer scientists make it a unique department within UCL.
CASA website here.
Ordnance Survey – Industrial Sponsor
Ordnance Survey (OS) is the national mapping agency for Great Britain. Ordnance Survey provide geographic data covering all 243,241 square kilometres of Great Britain for both business and the public sector. With two aircraft and a team of 300 surveyors they record 10,000 geographic updates per day in the OS MasterMap database which consists of over 460 million individual geographical features including over 35 million buildings and over 27 million residential addresses. The OS also have an active research programme which, in collaboration with university partners, seeks to understand the way people interact with geographic information and the means for supporting this through new practices and technologies.
Ordnance Survey website here.
EPSRC – UK Government Sponsor
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £800 million a year in a broad range of subjects, from mathematics to materials science, and from information technology to structural engineering.
EPSRC website here.
ICRI Urban IoT
The Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Urban IoT is a joint venture between Intel, UCL, Imperial College and the Future Cities Catapult to explore how Internet of Things technologies can support and sustain the social and economic development of cities, focusing on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Projects include Nature Smart Cities, bringing together environmental researchers and technologists to develop the world’s first end-to-end open source system for monitoring bats.
ICRI website here.