Patrick Weber

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Awarded VEIV EngD

My research builds upon a previous project in collaboration with the foreign direct investment promotion agency Think London, where I developed a Geographical Information System for the agency. Through the EngD I will continue this collaboration and develop more advanced analysis and visualisation tools for the promotion of inward investment in London.

The development of a set of tools for exploratory data analysis and decision support will enable Think London to visualise a wide set of spatial variables, analyse relations between these factors and develop innovative analytical visualisations of economic variables to build a better understanding of the relative attractiveness of different London neighbourhoods for business clusters. This Spatial Decision Support System will help potential investors to make more informed location choices and help stakeholders gain a better understanding of the competitiveness of London.

Primary Supervisor: David Chapman

Industry Sponsor: ThinkLondon

GIS modelling for company location decisions