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[liberationtech] Pls Help Cambridge Computer Lab w/ Hoodsquare

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Thu Nov 15 08:37:04 PST 2012


From: Anastasios Noulas <an346 at cl.cam.ac.uk>

Our research group at the Computer Laboratory in Cambridge University has
launched a tool for discovering activity hotspots and neighborhoods in
cities. The tool is powered with 6 months of public check-in data sourced
from Foursquare. At the moment we have provisionally launched it for three
major cities: New York, London and San Francisco.

If you are enjoying location-based services you are welcome to play around
with the tool here:

http://pizza.cl.cam.ac.uk/hoodsquare/

If you are a local in one of the cities you are welcome to fill our survey
(bottom left of the screen). It takes only 2 minutes and your feedback is
valuable.

We aim to understand how tools like hoodsquare can help citizens augment
awareness about their cities, but also understand the bias that these
new emerging data sets may involve.

Best,
Anastasios

--
Anastasios (aka Tassos) Noulas
PhD Student, Computer Lab, Cambridge University
Web: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~an346
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