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OD Maps for Studying Historical Internal Migration in Ireland

Slingsby, A., Kelly, M., Dykes, J. and Wood, J. (2012). OD Maps for Studying Historical Internal Migration in Ireland. Poster presented at the IEEE Conference on Information Visualization (InfoVis), 14 - 19 Oct 2012, Seattle, Washington, US.


We study internal migration in Ireland, an aspect of migration that is little-studied. OD Maps have enabled us to characterise aspects of spatial patterns in county to county migration more effectively than with other techniques. We found that internal migration is relatively local, but relatively national for Dublin. Although migration increased between 1851 and 1911, there was a decrease in more local migration. This work explores the origins of trends that would continue for over a century and had a profound effect on the population geography of the island.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science > giCentre
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