The Platial Analysis Lab is a research group based out of McGill University at the intersection of geoinformatics and quantitative behavioral geography…

As the name suggests, the Lab pulls apart the concept of place, taking a data-driven and behavioral approach to understanding the dimensions of our world.

Jump e-Bikes in Montreal

Last night, approximately 200 vehicles from Uber’s electric-assist bicycle-sharing service Jump, appeared on the streets of Montreal…

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Presentation to the MTL Machine Learning Group

Last week Grant McKenzie presented a talk entitled “A machine learning approach to identifying urban neighborhood names” at the Montreal Machine Learning Group meetup in downtown Montreal. Check out the video below.

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Platial at the Annual AAG Meeting in D.C.

Another American Association of Geographers (AAG) meeting has come to a close, this time in Washington, D.C. By all accounts the meeting was a success and it is always great to catch up with spatial scientists in their natural habitat.

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Montreal Building Footprints

Microsoft just recently published their Building Footprints dataset for Canada. A quick analysis of the coverage for the Island of Montreal shows that there are considerable differences…

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