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John Östh

John Östh


Originally trained as a teacher and geographer (PhD, and Professor in Human Geography) I joined OsloMet in September 2021 to do research and to teach in GIS, spatial analytics and computer aided geo-techniques. I have long experience of microdata research, data creation in GIS, Spatial Big Data studies (primarely using Mobile phone data) as well as development of geo-software. My most widespread software is EquiPop which currently is used in 28 countries.

Research projects

  • UR-data

    Enhancing networking activities in the smart and resilient urban and regional development using data analytics and optimization tools in a data-rich environment.

Scientific publications

Shuttleworth, Ian; Toger, Marina; Türk, Umut; Östh, John (2023). The Geography of Daily Urban Spatial Mobility During COVID: The Example of Stockholm in 2020 and 2021. Celbis, Mehmet Guney; Koutit, Karima; Nijkamp, Peter (Ed.). Pandemic and the city. p. 261-278. Springer.

Toger, Marina; Östh, John ; Gebert Persson, Sabine (2023). What You See is Where You Go: Cruise Tourists’ Spatial Consumption of Destination Amenities. Economic Themes. Vol. 61.

Shuttleworth, Ian; Toger, Marina; Türk, Umut; Östh, John (2023). Did Liberal Lockdown Policies Change Spatial Behaviour in Sweden? Mapping Daily Mobilities in Stockholm Using Mobile Phone Data During COVID-19. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy.

Türk, Umut; Östh, John (2023). Spatial Competition, Spatial Agglomeration and Survival of Small Businesses in Milan during COVID-19. 23 p. Scienze Regionali: Italian Journal of Regional Science. Vol. 22.

Toger, Marina; Türk, Umut; Östh, John ; Kourtit, Karima; Nijkamp, Peter (2023). Inequality in leisure mobility: An analysis of activity space segregation spectra in the Stockholm conurbation. 13 p. Journal of Transport Geography. Vol. 111.

Kourtit, Karima; Nijkamp, Peter; Östh, John ; Turk, Umut (2023). Cyclists as Intelligent Carriers of Space-Time Environmental Information: Crowd-Sourced Sensor Data for Local Air Quality Measurement and Mobility Analysis in the Netherlands. 19 p. The Journal of urban technology.

Türk, Umut; Östh, John (2023). Introducing a spatially explicit Gini measure for spatial segregation. Journal of Geographical Systems. Vol. 25.

Casalone, Giorgia; Michelangeli, Alessandra; Östh, John ; Türk, Umut (2023). The effect of lockdown on students’ performance: A comparative study between Italy, Sweden and Turkey. 13 p. Heliyon. Vol. 9.

Östh, John ; Toger, Marina; Türk, Umut; Kourtit, Karima; Nijkamp, Peter (2023). Leisure mobility changes during the COVID-19 pandemic – An analysis of survey and mobile phone data in Sweden. 10 p. Research in Transportation Business and Management (RTBM). Vol. 48.

Müürisepp, Kerli; Järv, Olle; Sjöblom, Feliks; Toger, Marina; Östh, John (2023). Segregation and the pandemic: The dynamics of daytime social diversity during COVID-19 in Greater Stockholm. Applied Geography. Vol. 154.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete