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C3s2i

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Adaptive Computation: The Multidisciplinary Legacy of John H. Holland

Adaptive Computation: The Multidisciplinary Legacy of John H. Holland | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
John H. Holland's general theories of adaptive processes apply across biological, cognitive, social, and computational systems.

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ComplexInsight's curator insight, August 8, 5:13 AM
I first came across John Holland's work in a an article while I was at High School some 30 years ago. A few years later he kindly answered my questions in an out of the blue phone call and then over the years in conversations at conferences and in emails.  I have always been in awe of the breadth of his vision and interests, intrigued by his ideas and appreciated the fact he would take time to encourage research and passionate discussion. Sadly with his passing last year - we lost a truly original insight. Stephanie Forrest and Melanie Mitchells article for the ACM captures the breadth of his interests, his wonderful legacy of ideas and perhaps more importantly  the example he set in his humanity and generosity. Well worth reading.
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Easier Composite U.S. Choropleths with albersusa

Easier Composite U.S. Choropleths with albersusa | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
Folks who’ve been tracking this blog on R-bloggers probably remember this post where I showed how to create a composite U.S. map with an Albers projection
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the CDC mapping service is interesting as well.
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Science meets farming to reveal Africa’s best bean

Science meets farming to reveal Africa’s best bean | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
As climate change hits home, the race is on to find beans that can withstand random weather patterns.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, July 22, 11:02 AM
Science and the best beans.
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Caravel is a data exploration platform designed to be visual, intuitive, and interactive

Caravel is a data exploration platform designed to be visual, intuitive, and interactive | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
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This should be inspiring
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A great divide in American death: Statistics show widening urban-rural health gap

A great divide in American death: Statistics show widening urban-rural health gap | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
Data suggest risky behaviors are working to defy modern trends of mortality, most starkly among middle-aged white women.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, July 22, 11:04 AM
Why are death rates climbing?
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Perform analysis—Portal for ArcGIS | ArcGIS for Server

Perform analysis—Portal for ArcGIS | ArcGIS for Server | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it

You can execute a variety of spatial analysis functions on layers in your map.

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Meningitis cases triple in two weeks in Niger, more than 400 dead: WHO

Meningitis cases triple in two weeks in Niger, more than 400 dead: WHO | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - An outbreak of meningitis with "unprecedented features" is spreading rapidly in Niger, with a tripling of cases in the past two weeks, hundreds of deaths so far this year and vaccines in short supply, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The outbreak is predominantly caused by serogroup C, which is normally found in wealthy countries and has never been of high concern in Africa, where it has been seen only in sporadic cases and localized outbreaks, the U.N. health agency said. Vaccines against this form of the disease were in short supply and the outbreak was of particular concern because it was affecting more than one million people in densely populated urban areas including the capital, Niamey, its website said. Meningitis is common across the "meningitis belt" from Senegal to Ethiopia in the dry season between December and June.

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Brian Altonen's curator insight, May 15, 2015 9:32 PM

[Figure source: Friedrich Schnurrer. ‘Charte Uber die geographische Ausbreitung der Krankheiten . . . ’ (1827)]

 

This particular form of meningitis in Africa is a classical example of the spatial disease patterns first define in the late 18th and early 19th century.   The notion of latitudinal diseases probably began in the 1690s to mid-1700s when the fevers were completely mapped by Friedrich Schnurrer.   This 1827 (publ. 1828) global map of disease is in the process of being translated and reconstructed, provides important insights into the early endemic and epidemic spatial disease patterns of Africa. 


 

More than likely, the meningitis on this map appears amongst those few combined tetanus and fever patterns described by Schnurrer.  The traditional tetanus or lockjaw on this map is indicated by the older medical synonym "trismus."

 

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ISSDQ'2015 - Home - ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015

ISSDQ'2015 - Home - ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015 | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
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9th International Symposium on Spatial Data Quality (ISSDQ 2015) Montpellier - La Grande Motte, France

29th - 30th September 2015

http://www.isprs-geospatialweek2015.org/

Specific call for papers for the session:

"Crowdsourcing for data integration: quality assurance, data fusion and conflation issues"

The value of crowdsourcing including citizen science data has been recognised as providing timely and complementary data in many different situations but this value is diminished as the data is often considered of low quality and potentially biased compared to authoritative. Quality assurance of crowdsourced data is therefore looked for either at the data collection stage or as a post-process. This quality assurance needs also to consider future use of this data (usability criterion) and particularly its combination under conflation or fusion schemes with authoritative data within spatial data infrastructures.

Contributions related to quality assurance considered in tandem with conflation or fusion within the remits of the ISSDQ for any crowdsourcing setting from citizen science to web crawling will be welcome to this session. Particular discussions around the following topics will be looked for:

-fusion and conflation algorithms in environmental policy making -quality standards and other metrics for fusion algorithms

-decision making improvement from data conflation/fusion of authoritative data and crowdsourced data

-metaquality aspects in data conflation/fusion and impact in decision making -impact of the multivariate role of the quality elements

Submission

Submissions should fit to the ISPRS Meeting Template - http://www.isprs.org/documents/orangebook/app5.aspx - and should range between 4 and 6 pages. You will be asked to mention the session where you wish to present your paper where you will mention “Crowdsourcing for data integration: quality assurance, data fusion and conflation issues”. This follows the general call for papers http://www.isprs- geospatialweek2015.org/files/ISSDQ2015_CallForPaperAndSession.pdf where more information on the conference can be found.

Note that the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015 is from the 28th of September to the 3rd of October with the opportunity to register to multiple events/conferences.


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Spatial.ly

Spatial.ly | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
Spatial Analysis, Visualisation and Resources
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Mapping infectious disease in real time

Mapping infectious disease in real time | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
By Amy VanderZanden, special to Humanosphere Imagine how useful it would be if you could look at a world map and know the exact risk of catching an infecti

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what about finer scales!

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Scientists Use Wikipedia to Predict Disease Outbreaks - Tech Times

Scientists Use Wikipedia to Predict Disease Outbreaks - Tech Times | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
Researchers say they can predict the outbreak of an infectious disease by watching people search Wikipedia for information and symptoms. The technique could yield a global disease-forecasting system, they suggest.
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On the corroborating crowdsourced information! or even here forecasting!

 

 

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A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
A new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops that underpin national diets originally came from somewhere else — often far away.
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Neil Bombardier's curator insight, July 18, 6:34 AM
Fascinating map of where your food comes from
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Interesting maps. 
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TeradataVoice: Is A Picture Worth A Thousand Words? The Truth About Big Data And Visualisation

TeradataVoice: Is A Picture Worth A Thousand Words? The Truth About Big Data And Visualisation | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
Data visualisation has always been a vital weapon in the arsenal of an effective analyst, enabling complex data sets to be represented efficiently and complex ideas to be communicated with clarity and brevity.
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Statistics: When Confounding Variables Are Out of Control

Statistics: When Confounding Variables Are Out of Control | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
Does ice cream cause drownings? Let's think about this statistically. Consider that, in any given city, daily sales of ice cream are, most likely, positively correlated with daily rates of drownings.
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Isn't it where causation may meet correlation? what about the correlation between drowning and temperature?
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Help Stop TB

Help Stop TB | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
Become part of a global virtual supercomputer modeling and analyzing vulnerabilities in the tuberculosis bacterium
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power of the crowd
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Datafloq - The One-Stop source for Big Data

Datafloq - The One-Stop source for Big Data | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
Datafloq - Connecting Data and People
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This is linking companies to you!
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Overview of GWR Analysis of Spatial Data

Chenliang Wang discusses: - An overview of Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR) analysis of spatial data - Motivation about spatial statistics and GWR wi...

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Spatial Accuracy 2016 - Home page

Spatial Accuracy 2016 - Home page | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
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/// Only two weeks remaining to submit abstracts (500 words) to Spatial Accuracy 2016. Do not miss this opportunity. Please circulate this information ///

The international conference Spatial Accuracy 2016 will be held in Montpellier (southern France) from the 5th to the 8th of July, 2016. The call for abstracts is open at https://colloque.inra.fr/spatial-accuracy2016/

The 12th International symposium on "Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences" is the latest in an academic conference series held every two years since 1994 under the auspices of the International Spatial Accuracy Research Association (ISARA,http://www.spatial-accuracy.org/).

The Symposium is a unique place to bring together experts from environmental sciences, natural resources, spatial statistics, and geographic information science, among other disciplines, developing theory and methods for assessing and understanding spatial accuracies and spatial uncertainties in, for example, mapping, monitoring systems, and spatial simulation platforms. This 12th edition of the symposia will focus on sensitivity analyses techniques for spatial modelling (ranking the importance of spatial input uncertainties) as well as the management of spatial uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems. Of course, treatments of other relevant accuracy and uncertainty topics are welcome, too.

Students are encouraged to submit and compete for the best Student Paper award, which will cover conference costs.

Important deadline dates

15 February 2016: Abstract submission (500 words)

31 March 2016: Abstract notification

22 April 2016: Short final paper submission (between 1000 and 1500 words)

17 May 2016: Author registration deadline

5-8 July 2016: Spatial Accuracy'16

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maps.stamen.com / watercolor

Stamen's watercolor map style is lovingly crafted and free for the taking.
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When technology meets art: beautiful colouring ... wtatercolor

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Geospatial Analysis - spatial and GIS analysis techniques and GIS software

Geospatial Analysis - spatial and GIS analysis techniques and GIS software | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
Geospatial analysis, a comprehensive guide to principles, tools and techniques. Including the full spectrum of spatial analysis techniques and GIS software
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always to have a handy book!

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Google Fusion Tables

Google Fusion Tables | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
RT @CultureGrams: Try data visualization with Google's fusion tables #tlchat #bigdata http://t.co/8o8aDqtRLW
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How the development of standards will affect the internet of things

How the development of standards will affect the internet of things | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
As the internet of things (IoT) grows, so will the number of applications developed to control internet-connected devices and objects

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pretty thing!

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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, November 27, 2014 1:30 PM

Owning the ecosystem.

Clare McDonald about #IoT.