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A Classification of Multidimensional Open Data for Urban Morphology

Alexiou, A; Singleton, A; Longley, PA; (2016) A Classification of Multidimensional Open Data for Urban Morphology. Built Environment , 42 (3) pp. 382-395. 10.2148/benv.42.3.382. Green open access

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Abstract

Identifying socio-spatial pa erns through geodemographic classification has provenutility over a range of disciplines. While most of these spatial classification systems include a plethora of socioeconomic attributes, there is arguably little to no input regarding attributes of the built environment or physical space, and their relationship to socioeconomic profiles within this context has not been evaluated in any systematic way. This research explores the generation of neighbourhood characteristics and other attributes using a geographic data science approach, taking advantage of the increasing availability of such spatial data from open data sources. We adopt a SOM (Self-Organizing Maps) methodology to create a classification of Multidimensional Open Data Urban Morphology (MODUM) and test the extent to which this output systematically follows conventional socioeconomic profiles. Such an analysis can also provide a simplified structure of the physical properties of geographic space that can be further used as input to more complex socioeconomic models.

Type: Article
Title: A Classification of Multidimensional Open Data for Urban Morphology
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.2148/benv.42.3.382
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.2148/benv.42.3.382
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © Alexandrine Press, 2016. This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: geodemographics, open data, neighbourhood, SOM (Self-Organizing Maps)
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1545862
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