13 Dec 2010

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have recently published a paper on 'redrawing the map of Great Britain' using a network of human interactions (telecom data). What it does is take a new view of the regional geography of Great Britain using a huge dataset (12 billion records). It's best here just to show you the best map from the paper (below) and to look at the video (also below).

Source: MIT SENSEable City Lab, 2010

This work has been developed by the SENSEable City Lab at MIT and is part of the Network&Society stream there. The work is not confined to the US or the UK - nor to regional geography. There is work on Singapore and Copenhagen.

All definitely worth a look!