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.
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...
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...
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.
On the corroborating crowdsourced information! or even here forecasting!
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...
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 ...
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.
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.!
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!