World Surnames!

Posted on : September 2, 2008 | post in : News,Press |Leave a reply |

On Friday 29th August we launched our worldnames mapping service. This has been picked up by a great number of news outlets all round the world and got us plenty of youtube views. Over the weekend we have had around 250,000 people visit the site which has unfortunately caused a number of technical errors to emerge. We are busy fixing the site and hope to have it back up to full speed soon! Thank you for your patience.

Press Coverage:

BBC Online – [link]
BBC Radio 4 – [link] and [link]
The Independent [link]
Channel4 news – [link]
Telegraph – [link]
The Scotsman – [link]
The Press Association [link]
New Zealand Herald – [link]
SG.HU (Hungary)- [link] (Germany)- [link]
Telekom Presse (Austria) – [link]
Presstext (Germany)[link]
Globo (Brazil) – [link]
Yahoo News Hong Kong (Hong Kong) – [link]
Saigon Giai Phong Online (Vietnam) – [link] (Australia) [link] (Iceland) [link] (Germany) [link]
WebUser – [link]
hddmag – [link]
Worthing Herald – [link]
Portugal Diario – [link]
The Dominion Post – [link]…

JOB: Research Assistant / Programmer

Posted on : August 4, 2008 | post in : Job |Leave a reply |

The Department of Geography at UCL is looking to recruit a Researcher/ Programmer to work on a project associated with the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis which examines the integration of socioeconomic and demographic (geodemographic) information within spatial interaction models for use in Higher Education research. Geodemographics are small area measures of neighbourhood conditions, and spatial interaction models provide a computer programming framework for analysing the flows of goods and services between areas.

The successful candidate will be a very competent programmer, with experience in the management and statistical analysis of large databases using desktop or web based software.

The post has funding for 12 months and is due to commence as soon as possible after the 1st October 2008. Salary for this post will be £27,784 p.a ( inclusive of London Allowance ) on UCL Grade 6.

Full details of the position and how to make an application are available [here]

Applications should be sent to Dr. Alex Singleton ( by the deadline given below.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 30th August 2008.

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