Godwin Yeboah

Godwin Yeboah
The University of Warwick · Information and Digital Group (IDG)

PhD, MSc, MSc, BSc

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Introduction
GIS | Sustainable Development | SocioSpatial Data Science | Transport | Geomatics | Social Science | Health | Geography | Energy | Urban Analytics | IT | Informatics | Business | Modelling and Simulation | Statistics | Big Data Analytic | Visual Analytics | Social Media Research
Additional affiliations
October 2021 - present
The University of Warwick
Position
  • Senior Researcher
January 2019 - September 2021
The University of Warwick
Position
  • Senior Researcher
November 2017 - December 2018
The University of Warwick
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Education
September 2010 - July 2014
Northumbria University
Field of study
  • Geography

Publications

Publications (57)
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Objective To identify factors associated with accessing and utilisation of healthcare and provision of health services in slums. Design A scoping review incorporating a conceptual framework for configuring reported factors. Data sources MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, Web of Science and the Cochrane Library were searched from their inception to December...
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Oral diseases constitute a neglected epidemic in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). An understanding of its distribution and severity in different settings can aid the planning of preventive and therapeutic services. This study assessed the oral health conditions, risk factors, and treatment needs among adult residents in the slum and compare...
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This paper is an Editorial for the Special Issue titled “OpenStreetMap as a multidisciplinary nexus: perspectives, practices and procedures”. The Special Issue is largely based on the talks presented in the 2019 and 2020 editions of the Academic Track at the State of the Map conferences. As such, it represents the most pressing and relevant issues...
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The majority of urban inhabitants in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) cities live in deprived urban areas. However, policy efforts and the monitoring of global goals and agendas such as the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UN-Habitat New Urban Agenda are hindered by the unavailability of statistical and spatial data at...
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The academic community frequently engages with OpenStreetMap (OSM) as a data source and research subject, acknowledging its complex and contextual nature. However, existing literature rarely considers the position of academic research in relation to the OSM community. In this paper we explore the extent and nature of engagement between the academic...
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Objectives: To survey on the availability and use of primary care services in slum populations. Design: Retrospective, cross-sectional, household, individual and healthcare provider surveys. Setting: Seven slum sites in four countries (Nigeria, Kenya, Pakistan and Bangladesh). Participants: Residents of slums and informal settlements. Prima...
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Background Slums or informal settlements characterize most large cities in LMIC. Previous evidence suggests pharmacies may be the most frequently used source of primary care in LMICs but that pharmacy services are of variable quality. However, evidence on pharmacy use and availability is very limited for slum populations. Methods We conducted hous...
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Introduction Tracking the progress of universal health coverage (UHC) is typically at a country level. However, country-averages may mask significant small-scale variation in indicators of access and use, which would have important implications for policy choice to achieve UHC. Methods We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional household and...
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Created by volunteers since 2004, OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a global geographic database available under an open access license and currently used by a multitude of actors worldwide. This chapter describes the role played by OSM during the early months (from January to July 2020) of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which - in contrast to past disasters...
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Marine protected areas (MPAs) are rapidly spreading to meet global conservation targets, but new governance arrangements can have unintended impacts on socio-economic development that can undermine and counteract their intended outcomes. We use an exploratory mixed-method research design to understand these development impacts and their underlying...
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This paper examines OpenStreetMap data quality at different stages of a participatory mapping process in seven slums in Africa and Asia. Data were drawn from an OpenStreetMap-based participatory mapping process developed as part of a research project focusing on understanding inequalities in healthcare access of slum residents in the Global South....
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The majority of urban inhabitants in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) cities live in deprived urban areas. However, statistics and data (e.g., local monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs) are hindered by the unavailability of spatial data at metropolitan, city and sub-city scales. Deprivation is a complex and multidimensional conc...
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The majority of urban inhabitants in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) cities live in deprived urban areas. However, statistics and data (e.g., local monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs) are hindered by the unavailability of spatial data at metropolitan, city and sub-city scales. Deprivation is a complex and multidimensional conc...
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At the time of writing most governments around the whole world are prioritising the limiting of the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic through a series of lockdown measures affecting schools, sports, leisure, commercial and travel activities. The gradual reversal of these measures is being carried out individually by countries and regions based on the...
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Marine protected areas (MPAs) are often heralded as the solution to issues associated with the overexploitation of natural resources. There are extensive international targets for the declaration of MPAs, which are likely unachievable. However, these targets drive countries to make quick and often short-sighted decisions regarding MPA development,...
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We propose a generalizable framework for the population estimation of dense, informal settlements in low-income urban areas--so called 'slums'--using high-resolution satellite imagery. Precise population estimates are a crucial factor for efficient resource allocations by government authorities and NGO's, for instance in medical emergencies. We uti...
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Introduction With COVID-19, there is urgency for policymakers to understand and respond to the health needs of slum communities. Lockdowns for pandemic control have health, social and economic consequences. We consider access to healthcare before and during COVID-19 with those working and living in slum communities. Methods In seven slums in Bangl...
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This study explores the following research questions using OpenStreetMap-based mapping approach and healthcare facility survey from one of seven slums being studied in Africa and Asia. What are the differentials of spatial proximity to health care providers in informal settlements like slum? What are some of the lessons learnt from using OpenStreet...
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This study examines OpenStreetMap data quality at different stages of a participatory mapping process developed for understanding inequalities in healthcare access of informal urban residents in Africa and Asia. Recent studies have examined quality intrinsically and extrinsically. However, in both cases, the data production processes are often not...
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This work presents an initial inquiry into the relations between the Academic and Mapping communities in OpenStreetMap, based on a review of recent publications, interviews of colleagues, and self-reflection of the authors. By this, we aim to understand how and when research-community interactions come to be, what is their nature, and how can these...
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State of the Map featured a full day of academic talks. Building upon the motto of SotM 2019 in "Bridging the Map" the Academic Track session was aimed to provide the bridge to join together the experience, understanding, ideas, concepts and skills from different groups of researchers, academics and scientists from around the world. In particular,...
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This paper presents results from the application of a methodological framework developed as part of an ongoing research project focused on understanding inequalities in the healthcare access of slum residents of cities in four countries: Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and Nigeria. We employ a systematic approach to produce, curate and analyse voluntee...
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This paper investigates factors influencing public transport passengers' pre-travel information-seeking behaviours in a British urban environment. Public transport traveller surveys were conducted to better understand the journey stages at which information was sought and the information sources used. A multivariate explanatory model of pre-travel...
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Background Household surveys are a key epidemiological, medical, and social research method. In poor urban environments, such as slums, censuses can often be out-of-date or fail to record transient residents, maps may be incomplete, and access to sites can be limit, all of which prohibits obtaining an accurate sampling frame. This article describe...
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This paper presents results from the application of a methodological framework developed as part of an ongoing research project focused on understanding inequalities in the healthcare access of slum residents of cities in four countries: Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and Nigeria. We employ a systematic approach to produce, curate and analyse voluntee...
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This paper reports a spatial analysis of Electric Vehicle registrations across the local authorities of the United Kingdom during the early phase of market development. Spatial autocorrelation tests are applied in order to identify any spatial organisation in registrations rates and spatial regression models are specified to consider the effect of...
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The advancement in technology on data capture procedures has overcome many of the challenges associated with data acquisition for transportation studies. The use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is increasingly becoming significant in transport application domains where there is the need to track and analyze patterns of vehicles...
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Social media platforms are seeing increasing adoption by public transport agencies, as they provide a cost-effective, reliable, and timely mechanism for sharing information with passengers and other travellers. In this paper, we use a case study of the @GamesTravel2014 Twitter account to evaluate how this social media platform was used over the cou...
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Targets for reductions in carbon emissions and energy use are often framed solely in terms of percentage reductions. However, the amount of energy used by households varies greatly, with some using considerably more than others and, therefore, potentially being able to make a bigger contribution towards overall reductions. Using two recently releas...
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This paper explores the spatial variation of levels of car ownership across the 34,753 Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOA) in England and Wales. Using an enhanced set of data from MOT and DVLA records to provide the number of private and business cars registered in each LSOA, bivariate correlation analysis and Geographically Weighted Regression a...
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Peak residential electricity demand takes place when people conduct simultaneous activities at specific times of the day. Social practices generate patterns of demand and can help understand why, where, with whom and when energy services are used at peak time. The aim of this work is to make use of recent UK time use and locational data to better u...
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The communication of information between public transport service providers and their customers has changed dramatically with the advent of GPS, smartphones, and digital social networking. Far from the days of reliance upon static timetable information posted at stops and paper-based maps, providers have widely embraced real-time updates, internet-...
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Targets for reductions in carbon emissions and energy use are usually framed in terms of national and international percentage reductions. However, the amount of energy used by households varies greatly, with some households using considerably more than others and therefore potentially being able to make a bigger contribution towards societal reduc...
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The widespread diffusion of Electric Vehicles (EVs) represents a cornerstone of the Scottish Government's strategy to transition to a sustainable transport system. This diffusion is often discussed in temporal terms which relate to the time required to attain specified sales targets. A somewhat overlooked aspect of this diffusion concerns its spati...
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The neglect of non-motorized transportation options in transport planning and demand modelling is gradually being addressed in the United Kingdom. In route choice research there has been, in recent years, a trend away from modelling hypothetical situations towards field testing. This is partly due to the effective use of emerging GPS technologies f...
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This paper describes work undertaken to evaluate how a social media platform (in this case Twitter) was used over the course of the 2014 Commonwealth Games hosted in Glasgow, Scotland to provide and share transport-related information, and respond to information requests. Previous studies have identified factors of interest in evaluating the use of...
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Cycling in British cities is increasing but at a slow rate nationally. The ultimate realizations of cycling benefits in urban areas, such as cities in North East England, are hampered by lack of appropriate data to aid in our understanding of cycling behaviors to inform policy strategies and improve cycling uptake as well as data processing methodo...
Data
The dataset is made up of GPS data and other information from 58 utility cyclists, derived from my PhD research, and contains 219 home-to-work trips taken using a bicycle. The dataset is drawn from a bigger dataset covering data from 79 urban utility cyclists. More details are given in the dataset specification sheet as part of the zipped folder.
Data
The dataset is made up of GPS data and other information from 58 utility cyclists, derived from my PhD research, and contains 219 home-to-work trips taken using a bicycle. The dataset is drawn from a bigger dataset covering data from 79 urban utility cyclists. More details are given in the dataset specification sheet as part of the zipped folder. T...
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The future of GIS within the context of Big Data from social media platforms, such as Twitter, potentially depends on the possibility to capture, analyse, and make sense of the spatially referenced social media data such as Tweets. In this project, the broader aim is to study how people look for and respond to information on travel disruption relat...
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This study presents global and local models explaining household car ownership elasticity in England and Wales based on new datasets from Experian household median income and 2011 Census released by UK Government agencies. Latest empirical evidence on car ownership elasticity across the area is based on 2001 Ward level household average income esti...
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This paper contributes to the evidence base of spatial variability of cycling prevalence in British urban environment and at sub-regional levels. Very little is known about the visualisation of spatial variability of cycling prevalence in available literature; particularly, when it comes to our understanding of behaviours in the British geographica...
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This paper reports on findings from the EPSRC/RCUK Energy Programme project MOT (Motoring and vehicle Ownership Trends in the UK). It examines the first five years of the relationship between annual vehicle ownership patterns, vehicle use and socio-demographic factors at a fine level of geography in the UK. Further analysis is presented of the impa...
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Background: Understanding perceptions of cyclists is fundamental in pioneering a successful cycling uptake. Recent cycling related research has shown interest in theoretical studies where considerations are given to how cyclists perceived their environment and their attitudes. This interest has been motivated by the need to understand how cycling u...
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The aim of this research thesis was to understand how the urban built environment interacts with utility cycling behaviours in space and time. Using mixed methods entrenched in the philosophy of pragmatism, the research contributed to an as yet under-developed research evidence-base within the British context by addressing the gap in knowledge rela...
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Recent literature concludes that there is a likelihood of activity-space approach to physical-activity analysis receiving much attention in the developed world (Schonfelder and Axhausen, 2010). Recent call for further research in detection and representation of activity spaces from portable GPS trackers, within the context of mobility pattern resea...
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Motorised transport contributes to greenhouse gas emissions which also impact on climate change. But, cycling as a means of transport has the potential to ameliorate this situation; hence, understanding cycling as means of transport is paramount. This research is partly a response to calls from UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellen...
Technical Report
This STSM report, as part of the work in progress, contributes to the use of ABM in reconstructing cyclists’ travel behaviour inferred from collected and cleaned GPS data with associate travel diaries and questionnaire forms. In doing so, technically , a particular ABM platform called NETLogo is explored in terms of how: 1) Polylines from collected...

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