Geospatial Data Analysis and Simulation

TALISMAN Publications

Works in progress

Richard Milton has completed a draft paper (titled ‘Cities Diagnostics’) examining methods for analysing real-time data related to transport systems. Research relating to the paper includes work on real-time animated 3D London Underground visualisations of tube station locations in WebGL that brings together new web services for pre-processing and presenting real-time data in a format suitable for visualisation, analysis and the detection of problems. An NCRM working paper will be available soon.

Accepted / In press

Birkin, M., Harland, K., Malleson, N. and Martin, D. (2013) Microsimulation of daily movement patterns in a British city. Accepted for presentation at MODSIM 2013, the 20th International Conference on Modelling and Simluation, Adelaide, December 2013.

Malleson, N., See, L., Heppenstall, A.J. and Evans, A. (in press) Optimising an agent-based model to explore the behaviour of simulated burglars. In: Mago, V. and Daggabian, V. (eds.) Modelling and Simulation of Complex Social Systems.

Ross, C., Carnall, M., Hudson-Smith, A., Warwick, C., Terras, M.M. and Gray, S (in press) Enhancing museum narratives: Tales of things and UCL’s Grant Museum. In: Farman, J, (ed.) Digital Storytelling and Mobile Media: Narrative Practices with Locative Technologies. Routledge.


Al-Ahmadi, K., See, L. and Heppenstall, A.J. (2013) Validating spatial patterns of urban growth from a Cellular Automata Model. In: Emerging Applications of Cellular Automata, A. Salcido (ed.)

Batty, M. (2013) Visually-driven urban simulation: Exploring fast and slow change in residential location. Environment and Planning A, 45(3), 532, 552

Batty, M., Gray, S., Hudson-­Smith, A., Milton, R., O’Brien, O. and Roumpani, F. (2013) Visualising spatial and social media. CASA Working Paper 190, CASA, UCL.

Birkin, M.H., Zuo, C., Clarke, G., McEvoy, F. and Bloodworth, A. (2013) Spatial modelling, GIS and network analysis for improving the sustainability of transporting aggregates in the UK, In: Stimson R; Haynes K (Ed) Studies in Applied Geography and Spatial Analysis, Edward Elgar, 55-78.

Birkin, M.H. (2013) Dynamic Spatial Microsimulation, In: Tanton R; Edwards K (Ed) Handbook of Spatial MIcrosimulation, Ashgate, pp.223-246.

Birkin, M. and Malleson, N. (2013) Investigating the behaviour of Twitter users to construct an individual-level model of metropolitan dynamics.  NCRM Working paper 05/13. Available from here.

Harland, K. (2013) Microsimulation Model User Guide: Flexible Microsimulation Guide. NCRM Working paper 06/13. Available from here.

Heppenstall, A.J., Harland, K., Olner, D. and Ross, A.N. (2013) Simulating spatial dynamics and processes in a retail gasoline market: An agent-based modeling approach, Transactions in GIS. DOI: 10.1111/tgis.12027.

Kavroudakis, D., Ballas, D. and Birkin, M.H. (2013) Using spatial microsimulation to model social and spatial inequalities in educational attainment, Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 6, 1-23.

Lambert, P. and Birkin, M.H. (2013) Occupation, education and social inequalities: a case study linking survey data sources to an urban microsimulation analysis, In: Pagliara F; Simmonds D; de Bok M; Wilson A (Ed) Advances in Employment Modelling, Springer, pp.203-222.

Liebovici, D. and Birkin, M. (2013) Simple and multiway correspondence analysis applied to spatial census-based population microsimulation studies using R. NCRM Working paper 07/13. Available from here.

Malleson, N., Heppenstall, A.J., See, L.M. and Evans, A.J.  (2013) Using an agent-based crime simulation to predict the effects of urban regeneration on individual household burglary risk, Environment and Planning B, 40, doi:10.1068/b38057.

Thomas, M., Stillwell, J. and Gould, M. (2013) Modelling residential mobility behaviour using a commercial data set: An analysis of mover/stayer characteristics across the life course. NCRM Working paper 04/13. Available from here.

Wu, B. and Birkin, M.H. (2013) Moses: A dynamic spatial microsimulation model for demographic planning, In: Tanton R; Edwards K (Ed) Handbook of Spatial Microsimulation, Ashgate, pp.171-194.


Birkin, M. and Wu, B. (2012) A Review of Microsimulation and Hybrid Agent-Based Approaches. In: Agent-Based Models of Geographical Systems. Springer, pp. 51-68. ISBN 978-90-481-8926-7 Item not available online.

Harland, K. , Heppenstall, A. , Smith, D. and Birkin, M. (2012). Creating Realistic Synthetic Populations at Varying Spatial Scales: A Comparative Critique of Population Synthesis Techniques. Department of Sociology, University of Surrey. Journal of Artifical Societies and Social Simulation. Vol 15. no. 1. Article.

Khawaldah, H., Birkin, M. and Clarke, G. (2012) A Review of Two Alternative Retail Impact Assessment Techniques: the case of Silverburn in Scotland. Town Planning Review, 82 (2). pp. 233-260. ISSN 0041 0020 Item not available online.

Jordan, R. and Birkin, M. (2012) Agent-Based Modelling of Residential Mobility, Housing Choice and Regeneration. In: Agent-Based Models of Geographical Systems. Springer, pp. 511-524. ISBN 978-90-481-8926-7 Item not available online.

Thomas M, Gould M, Stillwell J. (2012) Exploring the potential of microdata from a large commercial survey for the analysis of demographic and lifestyle characteristics of internal migration in Great Britain. Working Paper 12/03. School of Geography, University of Leeds.

Wu, B. and Birkin, M. (2012) Agent-Based Extensions to a Spatial Microsimulation Model of Demographic Change. In: Agent-Based Models of Geographical Systems. Springer, pp. 347-360. ISBN 978-90-481-8926-7 Item not available online.