Dr Gavin McArdle
Selected research projects:
The Dublin Dashboard - city analytics
the Dublin dashboard project seeks to provide citizens, government workers and companies with real-time information, urban indicator and benchmarking data, and other forms of data about all aspects of the city - transport, environment, economy, housing, culture, population, health, etc. - through a series of interactive graphs, maps and apps.
Dubsim - simulating traffic in the city
this research project developed a micro-simulation of urban traffic flows within a large scale scenario implemented for the greater Dublin region in Ireland. Traditionally, the data available for traffic simulations come from a population census and dedicated road surveys which only partly cover shopping, leisure or recreational trips. To account for the latter, this project exploits the digital footprints of city inhabitants on services such as twitter and foursquare to tune the traffic simulation.
Geovisual analysis of movement data
recent technological advances have increased the quantity of movement data being recorded. While valuable knowledge can be gained by analysing such data, its sheer volume creates challenges. Geovisual analytics, which helps the human cognition process by using tools to reason about data, offers powerful techniques to resolve these challenges. This project developed a new Geovisual analytics environment for exploring movement trajectories, which provides visualisation interfaces, based on the classic space-time cube.
R. Kitchin, S. Maalsen, G. McArdle, (2016) ‘The praxis and politics of building urban dashboards‘. Geoforum, 77(Dec. 16), 93-101.
G. McArdle, R. Kitchin (2016). ‘Improving the Veracity of Open and Real-Time Urban Data’. Built Environment, 42(3), 457-473.
L. Etienne, T. Devogele, M. Buchin, G. McArdle (2016). ‘Trajectory Box Plot: a new pattern to summarize movements‘. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 30(5), 835-853.
R. Kitchin, G. McArdle (2016). ‘What makes Big Data, Big Data? Exploring the ontological characteristics of 26 datasets‘. Big Data & Society, 3(1).
R. Kitchin, T.P. Lauriault, G. McArdle (2015) ‘Knowing and Governing Cities through Urban Indicators, City Benchmarking, and Real-Time Dashboards’, Regional Studies, Regional Science, Journal of the Regional Studies Association, Oxford, Taylor & Francis, 2(1):6-28.
L. Etienne, T. Devogele, G. McArdle (2014). ‘Oriented Spatial Box Plot, A New Pattern for Points Clusters‘. Inderscience International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining.
G. McArdle, U. Demšar, S. van der Spek, S. McLoone (2014). ‘Classifying Pedestrian Movement Behaviour from GPS Trajectories Using Visualization and Clustering‘. Taylor & Francis Annals of GIS, 20(2):85-98.
G. McArdle, A. Tahir, M. Bertolotto (2014). ‘Interpreting Map Usage Patterns Using Geovisual Analytics and Spatio-Temporal Clustering‘. Taylor & Francis International Journal of Digital Earth.
G. McArdle, E. Furey, A. Lawlor, A. Pozdnoukhov (2014). ‘Using Digital Footprints for a City-Scale Traffic Simulation’. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology 5(3).
A. Tahir, G. McArdle, M. Bertolotto (2014). ‘A Geovisual Analytics Approach for Mouse Movement Analysis‘. Inderscience International Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management 6(4):315-332
G. McArdle, M. Bertolotto (2012) ‘Assessing the Application of 3D Collaborative Technologies within an E-Learning Environment‘. Taylor & Francis Interactive Learning Environments, 20(1):57-75.
A. Ballatore, A. Tahir, G. McArdle, M. Bertolotto (2011). ‘A Comparison of Open Source Geospatial Technologies for Web Mapping‘. Inderscience International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology, 6(4):354-374. (pre-print)
E. Mac Aoidh, G. McArdle, M. Petit, C. Ray, M. Bertolotto, C. Claramunt, and D.C. Wilson (2009) ‘Personalization in Adaptive and Interactive GIS‘. Taylor & Francis Annals of GIS, 15 (1):23-33.
T. Monahan, G. McArdle, M. Bertolotto (2009) ‘Usability Testing of a Collaborative and Interactive University on a Mobile Device‘. International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM), 3 (4):24-32.
T. Monahan, G. McArdle, M. Bertolotto (2008) ‘Virtual Reality for Collaborative E-Learning‘. Elsevier Journal of Computers and Education, 50 (4):1339-1353.
T. Monahan, G. McArdle, M. Bertolotto (2007) ‘mCLEV-R: Design and Evaluation of an Interactive and Collaborative M-Learning Application‘. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 2 (2):47-53.
G. McArdle, T. Monahan, M. Bertolotto, E. Mangina (2005) ‘Analysis and Design of Conceptual Agent Models for a Virtual Reality E-Learning Environment‘ International Journal on Advanced Technology for Learning 2 (3):167-177.
J.D. Carswell, S. Fotheringham, G. McArdle (Eds.). (2009) Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems. Berlin, Germany: Springer.
Peer Reviewed Conference Publications:
G. McArdle, R. Kitchin (2016). The Dublin Dashboard: Design and Development of a Real-Time Analytical Urban Dashboard. International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities (Urban Data Management Society).
M. Ashfaq, A. Tahir, G. McArdle, M. Bertolotto (2016). Using an Open Source Platform for Performance Evaluation of Geospatial Big Data Processing. Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling (SDH), Beijing.
T. Suzumura, G. McArdle, H. Kanezashi. (2015). A high-performance multi-modal traffic simulation platform and its case study with the Dublin City. Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference. (IEEE Press).
R. Nair, C. Lee, G. McArdle (2015). Robust Transit Design Based on Big Unrepresentative Data. Proceedings of Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society Workshop 2015 (Forthcoming).
F. Calabrese, G. Di Lorenzo, G. McArdle, F. Pinelli, E. Van Lierde (2015). Real-Time Social Event Analytics. Proceedings of NetMob 2015, MIT Media Lab, Boston, USA.
L. Etienne, T. Devogele, G. McArdle (2014) State of the Art in Patterns for Point Cluster Analysis. Proceedings of Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2014), Guimaraes, Portugal, pp. 252-266 (Springer)
G. McArdle, U. Demsar, S. Van der Spek, S. Mcloone (2013) Interpreting Pedestrian Behaviour by Visualising and Clustering Movement Data. Proceedings the 12th International Symposium on web and Wireless GIS (W2GIS), Banff, Canada, pp. 64-81 (Springer). Best Paper Award.
A. Tahir, G. McArdle, M. Bertolotto (2013). Comparing Close Destination and Route-Based Similarity Metrics for the Analysis of Map User Trajectories. Proceedings the 12th International Symposium on web and Wireless GIS (W2GIS), Banff, Canada, pp. 117-128 (Springer)
G. McArdle, E. Furey, A. Lawlor, A. Pozdnoukhov (2012). City-scale traffic simulation from digital footprints. Proceedings of the ACM SIGKDD International Workshop on Urban Computing, Beijing, China, pp. 47-54.
G.McArdle, M. Petit, C. Ray (2012) Recommendations based on Region and Spatial Profiles. Proceedings the 11th International Symposium on web and Wireless GIS (W2GIS), Naples, Italy, pp. 167-184 (Springer).
G. McArdle, A. Tahir, M. Bertolotto (2012). Spatio-temporal Clustering of Movement Data: an Application to Mouse Movement. International Annals of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (Proceedings the XXII Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)), Melbourne, Australia
A. Tahir, G. McArdle, M. Bertolotto (2012). Identifying Specific Spatial Tasks through Clustering and Geovisual Analyasis. Proceedings IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), Geoinformatics 2012, Hong Kong
G. McArdle, U. Demsar (2011). Investigating Similarity of Trajectories Through Physical Decomposition of Movement in a Space-Time Cube. Proceedings the 14th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
A. Tahir, G,McArdle, M. Bertolotto (2011) Visualising User Interaction History to Identify Web Map Usage Patterns. Proceedings the 14th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Utrecht, the Netherlands .
A. Tahir, G. McArdle, M. Bertolotto (2011) A Web-based Visualisation Tool in Support of Map Personalisation and LBS, Proceedings the 1st International Workshop on Spatial Information Modeling, Management and Mining (SIM3), Hong Kong, Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science .
G. McArdle, A. Ballatore, A. Tahir, M. Bertolotto (2010) An Open-Source Web Architecture for Adaptive Location-Based Service. Proceedings the 14th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling (SDH), Hong Kong.
A. Ballatore, G. McArdle, C. Kelly, M. Bertolotto (2010) RecoMap: An Interactive and Adaptive Map-Based Recommender. Proceedings the 25th ACM Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC) Sierre, Switzerland.
A. Tahir, G. McArdle, A. Ballatore, M. Bertolotto (2010) Collaborative Filtering – A Group Profiling Algorithm for Personalisation in a Spatial Recommender System, Proceedings Geoinformatik 2010, Kiel, Germany.
S. Di Martino, F. Ferrucci, G. McArdle and G. Petillo (2009) Automatic Generation of an Adaptive WebGIS, Proceedings Web and Wireless GIS 2009 Maynooth, Ireland, pp.178-194.
G. McArdle, T. Monahan, M. Bertolotto (2009) Motivations and Challenges in the Development of Effective 3D Collaborative Learning Environments, Proceedings of the 9th Virtual University Conference Warsaw, Poland.
G. McArdle, T. Monahan, M. Bertolotto (2008) Interactive Interfaces for Presenting Online Courses: An Evaluation Study, Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2008) Galway, Ireland.
G. McArdle (2008) Enhancing E-Learning using Collaborative and Interactive Interfaces, Invited Paper European Conference on Intelligent Systems and Technologies (ECIT 2008) Iasi, Romania.
G. McArdle, T. Monahan, M. Bertolotto (2007) Web-Based Communities in E-Learning, Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Web-Based Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST 2007) Barcelona, Spain, pp.265-272.
T. Monahan, G. McArdle, M. Bertolotto (2007) Using Virtual Reality to Learn and Socialise Online, Proceedings World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA 2007) Vancouver, Canada, pp.4225-4234.
G. McArdle, T. Monahan, M. Bertolotto (2006) 3D Collaborative Virtual Environments for e-Learning and m-Learning, Proceedings International Conference on Web-Based Education (WBE 2006) Vallarta, Mexico, pp.1-6.
T. Monahan, G. McArdle, M. Bertolotto (2006) Interactive and Collaborative M-Learning, Proceedings International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Learning (ICL 2006) Villach, Austria.
T. Monahan, G. McArdle (2005) CLEV-R: A New Way to Learn, Collaborate and Socialise Online, The 2005 European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2005)Dublin, Ireland.
T. Monahan, G. McArdle, M. Bertolotto (2005) Using 3D Graphics for Learning and Collaborating Online, Proceedings Eurographics 2005 Dublin, Ireland, pp.33-41.
T. Monahan, G. McArdle, J. Kilbride, E. Mangina, M. Bertolotto (2005) 3D User Interfaces and Multimedia in E-Learning, Proceedings The World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA 2005)Montreal, Canada, pp.4306-4313.
G. McArdle, T. Monahan, M. Bertolotto, E. Mangina (2005) Conceptual Agent Models for a Virtual Reality and Multimedia E-Learning Environment, Proceedings The International Conference on Web-based Education (WBE 2005) Grindelwald, Switzerland, pp.119-124.
G. McArdle, T. Monahan, M. Bertolotto, E. Mangina (2004) A Web-Based Multimedia Virtual Reality Environment for E-Learning, Proceedings Eurographics 2004, Grenoble, France, pp.9-12.
T. Monahan, G. McArdle, M. Bertolotto (2004) A Collaborative Learning Environment with Virtual Reality, Proceedings 31st ACM Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH 2004) Los Angeles, USA.
G. McArdle, T. Monahan and M. Bertolotto, (2004) Virtual Reality and Multimedia for use within Higher Education, Proceedings 5th Irish Workshop on Computer Graphics 2004, Eurographics Irish Chapter Cork, Ireland, pp.1-6.
T. Monahan, G. McArdle, J. Kilbride, E. Mangina, M. Bertolotto (2004) Collaborative M-Learning Using Agents and Virtual Reality, Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Mobile Learning (MLearn 2004) Rome, Italy.
G. McArdle, D. Wilson (2003) Visualising Case-Base Usage, Proceedings International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR 2003) Trondheim, Norway, pp.105-114.
R. Kitchin, T.P. Lauriault, G. McArdle (2015). ‘Smart Cities and the Politics of Urban Data’. In: Smart Urbanism: Utopian Vision Or False Dawn?.
M Bertolotto, G. McArdle (2010) ‘Data Reduction Techniques for Web and Mobile GIS’ In: Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications. London, UK: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis)
G. McArdle, B. Schoen M. Bertolotto (2010) ‘Assessing the Application of 3D Collaborative Interfaces within an Immersive Virtual University’ In: Shalin Hai-Jew (eds). Virtual Immersive 3D Learning Spaces. USA: IGI.
G. McArdle (2009) ‘Exploring the use of 3D Collaborative Interfaces for E-learning’ In: H.N. Teodorescu, Junzo Watada, L. Jain (eds). Intelligent Systems and Technologies – Methods and Applications. Germany: Springer.
G. McArdle, T. Monahan, M. Bertolotto (2008) ‘Multimedia and Virtual Reality for Web-Based Collaborative Learning on Multiple Platforms’ In: Jerzy Kisielnicki (eds). Virtual Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Application. Hershey Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Publishing.
G. McArdle, T. Monahan, M. Bertolotto (2008) ‘Introducing Communities to E-Learning’ In: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing – Web Information Systems and Technologies. Germany: Springer.
G. McArdle, T. Monahan, M. Bertolotto (2007) ‘Using Multimedia and Virtual Reality for Web-Based Collaborative Learning on Multiple Platforms’ In: Miltiadis D. Lytras, Ambjorn Naeve (eds). Ubiquitous and Pervasive Knowledge and Learning Management. USA: IDEA Group Publishing.
T. Monahan, G. McArdle, J. Kilbride, E. Mangina, M. Bertolotto (2005) ‘Collaborative M-Learning Using Agents and Virtual Reality in Mobile Learning Anytime Everywhere’ In: Mobile Learning Anytime Everywhere. UK: LSDA publishers.