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Interview with Michael Batty

Interview with Michael Batty (07:41)

How do you analyse a billion records of Oyster card tap-ins and tap-outs?

Tobias talks to Michael Batty, Chair of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL, about how work at CASA is beginning to focus on large data sets streamed from huge numbers of sensors in real time, describing everything from the weather and pollution in a city environment, to how its inhabitants are moving from one location to another.

Michael Batty is Bartlett Professor at University College London, where he is Chair of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2004 for services to geography. In 2013, he received the Lauréat Prix International de Géographie Vautrin Lud, often described as the Nobel Prize for Geography.

An ‘Oyster’ card is a smartcard which can hold pay as you go credit, Travelcards and Bus & Tram season tickets in and around London.

You can watch the whole of Tobias’ interview with Michael on YouTube (24:01).

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