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Data visualisation: a form of art? | | New Media Lab |

Data visualisation: a form of art? | | New Media Lab | | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
The most useful handmade visualisations date back to the 1600s when people were confronted with a passel of possibilities to make information more meaningful.
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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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[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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groovy!

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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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Semantic Database: Concept, Architecture and Implementation - CodeProject

Semantic Database: Concept, Architecture and Implementation - CodeProject | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
No word has a value that can be identified independently of what else is in its vicinity.; Author: Marc Clifton; Updated: 25 Oct 2014; Section: Algorithms & Recipes; Chapter: General Programming; Updated: 25 Oct 2014...
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Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts - IEEE Spectrum

Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts - IEEE Spectrum | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
Big-data boondoggles and brain-inspired chips are just two of the things we’re really getting wrong
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see the section "Why Big Data Could be a Big Fall" ..

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Data Visualisation Changes How We Think About The World

Data Visualisation Changes How We Think About The World | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
The type of data visualization that is important to Big Data analytics and how they integrate into the Big Data architecture are key elements of a strategy.
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When savvy takes on art ...

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On Geocomputational Determinants of Entropic Variations for Urban Dynamics Studies - Leibovici - 2014 - Geographical Analysis - Wiley Online Library

On Geocomputational Determinants of Entropic Variations for Urban Dynamics Studies - Leibovici - 2014 - Geographical Analysis - Wiley Online Library | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
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Analysing population simulation model results in terms of spatial distribution patterns of the socio-demography of the  areal unit.

This was done whilst I was at the University of Leeds as part of the Talisman project www.geotaslisman.org

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On Semantics, Semantic Web and Services Science - Amit Sheth ...

On Semantics, Semantic Web and Services Science - Amit Sheth ... | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
Second one in the Guardian is by a PhD student Sarah Byrne titled Interdisciplinary research: why it's seen as a risky route. It discusses, fairly accurately, that while funding agencies and academic leaders give lip service to ...
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Very true!

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Swarm Theory - National Geographic Magazine

Swarm Theory - National Geographic Magazine | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it

Swarm Behavior - A single ant or bee isn't smart, but their colonies are. The study of swarm intelligence is providing insights that can help humans manage complex systems, from truck routing to military robots.


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First beautiful picture ... and if we re-scoop this it may become buzz ... then we will have acted like a swarm does! but I guess what is really interesting is when something goes buzz and modify itself at the same time and then another buzz mixes with it creating a quite new ... that's quite complex as one cna only identify the origin at the beginning of the mix of things  / ideas etc.!

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Didier Leibovici's PageMaison

Didier Leibovici's PageMaison | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it

This is the BPMN representation of the SIEL model (Loireau et al. (2006)) some interesting error propagation studies betwen categories (e.g. soil), quantitative attribute (e.g. biomass), positions (e.g. vegetaion map) etc ...are currently investigated. These would make such scientific geoworklfow models very useful for decision making. 

Can meta-propagation with multivariate uptake using copula distribution be more than a theoretical solution? 

I think that would do a very interesting PhD. email me if you are interested!

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Images in the Public Domain - Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts

Images in the Public Domain - Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
Just a reminder that images from our Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts are now available under a Public Domain mark.

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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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Owning the ecosystem.

Clare McDonald about #IoT.

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The Variable Tree: Anatomy of an Emerging Knowledge Network: The Zapnito Graph Vizualized

The Variable Tree: Anatomy of an Emerging Knowledge Network: The Zapnito Graph Vizualized | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
The Anatomy of an Emerging Knowledge Network - great #tech visualisation of community behaviour by @jamessiddle: http://t.co/XMioFM3aKJ
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Is Data Quality a Cash Drain? | SmartData Collective

Is Data Quality a Cash Drain? | SmartData Collective | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
According to a 2009 Gartner study, businesses estimated that they are losing an average of $8.2 million per year because of poor data quality. Five years on, we are storing, managing and relying on more data than ever before.
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MTL Data

Open Data, Quality and Visualization with Données Ouvertes Montréal

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014, 5:30 PM

Radialpoint
2050 Bleury, Suite 300 Montréal, QC

58 Data hackers Attending

This month, we will be talking about open data. We will have a main presentation from Diane Mercier about Montreal's open data portal followed by an example of how to visualize Montreal's open bike data in R from Toby Hocking. For those of you that followed our last meetup, a team has implemented a new solution to Kaggle's Titanic competition. They...

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This month, we will be talking about open data.
We will have a main presentation from Diane Mercier about Montreal's open data portal followed by an example of how to visualize Montreal's op
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Valuing data quality over massive quantity - Experian Data Quality

Valuing data quality over massive quantity - Experian Data Quality | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
Clean data helps companies tackle myriad challenges.
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When Data quality meets analytics ! 

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MOOCs, Maps, and the Geospatial Revolution - Sharing the digital classroom with 48,000 students

MOOCs, Maps, and the Geospatial Revolution - Sharing the digital classroom with 48,000 students | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
Just the facts

Last year saw the emergence of the first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) focused on geospatial topics. Developed at Penn State, Maps and the Geospatial Revolution enrolled over 48,000 students from 150+ countries.  In addition to offering a new (free) way to access skills and...
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OpenGeo : Palantir: An Open Source Development Success Story

OpenGeo : Palantir: An Open Source Development Success Story | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
Palantir's data platform, Gotham, enables data integration, search and discovery, knowledge management, secure collaboration, and algorithmic analysis across a wide variety of data sources.

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Palantir teamed with the OpenGeo to extend PostGIS to support WGS84 coordinate system and geodetic coordinates. This enabled Palantir to migrate from Oracle spatial to PostGIS as the underpinning spatial database for their Gotham platform.  The benefits to the wider spatial community are signficiant since WGS84 based mapping is often a requirement in government and geoscience applications. Palantir's sponsored open source development undertaken by OpenGeo enables other to take advantage of the new features and integrate PostGIS into workflows. Click on the image or title to learn more.

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OpenGeo : Palantir: An Open Source Development Success Story

OpenGeo : Palantir: An Open Source Development Success Story | geocomputational statistics and GIS | Scoop.it
Palantir's data platform, Gotham, enables data integration, search and discovery, knowledge management, secure collaboration, and algorithmic analysis across a wide variety of data sources.

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Palantir teamed with the OpenGeo to extend PostGIS to support WGS84 coordinate system and geodetic coordinates. This enabled Palantir to migrate from Oracle spatial to PostGIS as the underpinning spatial database for their Gotham platform.  The benefits to the wider spatial community are signficiant since WGS84 based mapping is often a requirement in government and geoscience applications. Palantir's sponsored open source development undertaken by OpenGeo enables other to take advantage of the new features and integrate PostGIS into workflows. Click on the image or title to learn more.

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Tour | MapBox

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interesting ... is it that quick?

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