I’m Oliver O’Brien, a researcher and software developer at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), an interdisciplinary research group at UCL in London. I’m part of the GENeSIS team, investigating and implementing new ways to visualise spatial data, including working with MapTube.
In the past I’ve analysed educational geodemographics, UK census data (see CensusProfiler) and London travel flows. I studied an MSc in GIS at City University London, before joining UCL’s Geography Department in 2008 and then moving to CASA.
I’m also a contributor to the OpenStreetMap project which aims to create a free Wikipedia-style map of the whole world. In my leisure time, I compete in orienteering races, and have organised several events including the City of London Orienteering Race.
Follow me on Twitter: @oobr
Some work and leisure projects, tools and visualisations are listed on my personal website.