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NCG welcomes its’ new Director, Prof. Chris Brunsdon, by ncg, Wed, 20 Nov 2013
The National Centre for Geocomputation at NUI Maynooth is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Chris Brunsdon as Director. Professor Brunsdon (currently at the University of Liverpool) assumes this position following the departure of Professor Stewart Fotheringham to St … Continue reading

Congratulations to Dr. Pankaj Kumar, by Conor Mc Elhinney, Fri, 09 Nov 2012
Pankaj’s Ph.D. thesis was titled “Road Features Extraction Using Terrestrial Mobile Laser Scanning System” and after a successful defense in his viva voce examination on the 15th of October, Pankaj has been awarded his doctorate. Congrats to Dr. Kumar.  

Open cell phone CDR data challenge from Orange, by Alexei Pozdnoukhov, Wed, 04 Jul 2012
Yet another open data challenge, this time with a massive cell phone dataset: “Data for Development” – D4D Orange “Data for Development” – D4D – is an open data challenge, encouraging research teams around the world to use four datasets … Continue reading

A universal model for mobility and migration patterns?, by Alexei Pozdnoukhov, Sat, 12 May 2012
Our reading group for 11th May looked at “A universal model for mobility and migration patterns.” by Simini, F., González, M. C., Maritan, A., & Barabási, A.-L. (2012). Nature, 484(7392), 96–100. doi:10.1038/nature10856”. We approached the paper from many perspectives as … Continue reading

Home of the NCG The National Centre for Geocomputation (NCG) was founded at the National University of Ireland Maynooth in 2004 through funding provided by Science Foundation Ireland. Since then, the NCG has become firmly established as a leading international research centre in the field of Geocomputation, with over thirty researchers, and is a major intellectual centre committed to extending understanding and utilisation of the capture, analysis and modelling of spatial data.