Centre for Computational Geography, University of Leeds

A story about the organisation that gave me a long standing vocation.

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In 1992 Stan Openshaw moved to Leeds and founded the CCG with Phil Rees. Stan dropped the focus on Human Geography as it was apparent that the computational science paradigm applied as much to all geography as it did to any one part.

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In 1997 I did a Master of Arts Geographical Information Systems Dissertation on Road Traffic Accident Patterns with a focus on Leeds, UK.

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I decided that I wanted to honour Stan's legacy by putting together a biography of his work. After discovering that he spent time at the University of Leeds, I spoke to Dr Andy Evans, who is a personal friend and the current director of the Computational Geography Group (CGG), to gain some guidance on what to do next. He sent me in the direction of another Leeds geographer, Andy Turner... Andy had previously worked with Stan as part of the CGG in the late 1990's, and had organised a Festshrift at GISRUK 2012 to commemorate Stan's work.
From The biography of Stan Openshaw by CalamityCake

Exposing the dark archive into the light. Pararchive: Open Access Community Storytelling and the Digital Archive

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