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Changing the Light Azimuth in Shaded Relief Representation by Clustering Aspect

September 24, 2014
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Some time ago I published an article on "The Cartographic Journal" regarding a method to automatically change the light azimuth in shaded relief representations.This method was based on clustering the aspect derivative of the DTM. The method was develo...

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Charting/Mapping the Scottish Vote with R (an rvest/dplyr/tidyr/TopoJSON/ggplot tutorial)

September 20, 2014
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Charting/Mapping the Scottish Vote with R (an rvest/dplyr/tidyr/TopoJSON/ggplot tutorial)

The BBC did a pretty good job live tracking the Scotland secession vote, but I really didn’t like the color scheme they chose and decided to use the final tally site as the basis for another tutorial using the tools from the Hadleyverse and taking advantage of the fact that newer gdal libraries can read

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The New Consumer Requires an Updated Market Segmentation

September 18, 2014
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The New Consumer Requires an Updated Market Segmentation

The new consumer is the old consumer with more options and fewer prohibitions. Douglas Holt calls it the postmodern market defined by differentiation: "consumer identities are being fragmented, proliferated, recombined, and turned into salabl...

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Stay on track: Plotting GPS tracks with R

September 18, 2014
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Stay on track: Plotting GPS tracks with R

Many GPS devices and apps have the capability to track your current position via GPS. If you go walking, running, cycling, flying or driving, you can take a look at your exact route and your average speed.Some of these devices or apps also allow you to...

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The Traveling Salesman with Simulated Annealing, R, and Shiny

September 17, 2014
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The Traveling Salesman with Simulated Annealing, R, and Shiny

I built an interactive Shiny application that uses simulated annealing to solve the famous traveling salesman problem. You can play around with it to create and solve your own tours at the bottom of this post. Here's an animation of the annealing process finding the shortest path through the 48 state capitals of the contiguous...

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Mortality Rate of Children Under 5 and Gender Differences

September 16, 2014
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This post displays two animated choropleths. One for global mortality rates for children under 5 (per 1000 live births) and the second for the difference in global mortality rates for males and female children under 5 (per 1000). This was put together after my wife sent a link to this optimistic story on NPR’s site. It was regarding...

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Using great circles and ggplot2 to map arrival/departure of 2014 US Open Tennis Players

September 16, 2014
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Using great circles and ggplot2 to map arrival/departure of 2014 US Open Tennis Players

This was one of the few visualizations I worked on during the 2014 US Open Tennis Championships. Thanks to Alex Bresler and Aragorn Technologies for the data and opportunity to work with a great group of people. In this one, we’ll take a look at player’s countries, particularly the potential flight paths to and from New York...

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Creating a map showing land covered by rising sea levels

September 15, 2014
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I joined the Geekli.st climate Hackathon this weekend at the Hub Westminster (my favorite venue for Hackathons). While the organizers had lots of enthusiasm they had very little in the way of data for us to work on. No problem, ever since the Flood-relief hackathon I have wanted to use the SRTM ‘whole Earth’ elevation

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Mapping every IPv4 address

September 15, 2014
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Mapping every IPv4 address

During July I was working with a commercial data source that provides extra data around IP addresses and it dawned on me: rather than pinging billions of IP addresses and creating map, I could create a map from all the geolocation data I had at my finger tips. At a high level I could answer “Where are all the IPv4 addresses worldwide?” But in...

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PCA / EOF for data with missing values – a comparison of accuracy

September 15, 2014
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PCA / EOF for data with missing values – a comparison of accuracy

Not all Principal Component Analysis (PCA) (also called Empirical Orthogonal Function analysis, EOF) approaches are equal when it comes to dealing with a data field that contain missing values (i.e. "gappy"). The following post compares several methods by assessing the accuracy of the derived PCs to reconstruct the "true" data set, as was similarly...

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