28 January 2020
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Registration: Free for those with a professional/research interest in calculating journey times. Please register attendance using the Book Now button and include brief details of why you are interested in attending (which helps us to shape the event). If you are planning to attend, please also share this event with others in your network who may be interested.
Calculating journey time is a complex geographical data problem for which accurate estimation can be sensitive to the data available and the method or technology adopted.
Accurate and consistent calculations of journey times contribute to a shared understanding of the public’s access to key services, help describe the accessibility or connectivity of populations around the UK, improve estate management, and contribute to an understanding of improvements in productivity. However, a range of methods are currently in use by different organisations, departments and agencies.
This event explores approaches to, and implications of, journey time calculations across a range of organisations, drawing upon specific case studies. It will address, amongst other things: methodologies, data requirements, calculation parameters and assumptions, building organisational knowledge and capacity for this work, and finding the right balance around transparency, accuracy, reproducibility and accountability with the tools available.
While focused on public sector applications, we encourage anyone involved in the generation, analysis or presentation of journey time data in the private or public sector to attend.
Arrive at the Society for a 1.00pm start. Registration is open from 12.30pm via the Society's Exhibition Road entrance. Programme timings below are approximate. Please note that lunch is not included in the event, but tea & coffee will be available on arrival and you are welcome to bring your lunch with you.
1pm to 1.10pm
Welcome and housekeeping
1.10pm to 2.45pm
Part 1 presentations Q&A and discussion
Assessing access to services using multimodal transport networks
Guy Hannay, Data Science Campus, Office for National Statistics
The Logistics of Travel Time Calculations (and Associated Pitfalls)
Patrick Rickles, Head of Business Intelligence and Spatial Data Science, HM Courts and Tribunals Service
Generating granular estimates of job accessibility measures: challenges and opportunities
Stef Garasto, Principal Researcher, Data Science, Creative Economy & Data Analytics, Nesta
Integration of journey times information to support Census 2021 and Census Rehearsal 2019
Niamh Jefford, Geospatial Researcher in Data Architecture, Office for National Statistics
2.45pm to 3.15pm
Tea/coffee break and networking
3.15pm to 4.50pm
Part 2 presentations, Q&A and discussion
Journey time and connectivity measures for London
Simon Cooper, Principal Analyst, City Planning - Streets Analysis, Transport for London
Modelling public transport with the TravelTime API
Daniel Cronin, Associate - Geospatial Enterprise, Knight Frank
Fair access: towards a transport system for everyone
Helen McKenzie, Senior GIS Consultant, Steer Group
Journey time analysis at the NAO
Marc Adams and Helen Roberts, National Audit Office
4.50pm to 5.00pm
Wrap-up and thanks
5.00pm to 5.30pm
Networking drinks reception
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