How the UN is using open data to tackle Ebola

The United Nations has launched a web page aggregating open data on the Ebola crisis from international organisations, governments and civil society groups. The page features an interactive map of the worst-affected areas, a graph of the number of cases and deaths since August, and the main figures for tracking responses to the outbreak. It […] more…

New Tool in Fighting Corruption: Open Data

Why We Welcome the G20 Open Data Principles Yesterday in Brisbane, the G20 threw its weight behind open data by featuring it prominently in the G20 Anti-Corruption working action plan. Specifically, the action plan calls for effort in three related areas: (1) Prepare a G20 compendium of good practices and lessons learned on open data […] more…

Mike Olson: “Open Data Center of the Future” – Strata Europe 2014

Read more here:: http://www.scoop.it/t/open-data-by-yves-mulkers/p/4032222261/2014/11/22/mike-olson-open-data-center-of-the-future-strata-europe-2014/original more…

Majken Sander: “Yes, Open Data Has Value!” – Strata Europe 2014

Read more here:: http://www.scoop.it/t/open-data-by-yves-mulkers/p/4032223058/2014/11/22/majken-sander-yes-open-data-has-value-strata-europe-2014/original more…
Visualizing Real-time, Geotagged Data with Amazon Kinesis

Visualizing Real-time, Geotagged Data with Amazon Kinesis

Nick Corbett is a Big Data Consultant for AWS Professional Services Amazon Kinesis is a fully managed service for processing real-time data at massive scale. Whether you are building a system that collects data from remote sensors, aggregating log files from multiple servers, or creating the latest Internet of Things (IoT) solution, Amazon Kinesis lets […] more…
Geomarketing Politically Speaking

Geomarketing Politically Speaking

10 November 2014 By Michel Lejeune-Mengwang, Consultant The notion ‘Geomarketing’ is often confined within the brick-and-mortar sector, yet in reality it applies to so much more. One of which is politics and more precisely, electoral campaigns. As the evolution from citizen-voter to citizen-consumer becomes more relevant, so does the notion of Geomarketing. Excluding the social […] more…

broadband wi-fi: Shopping WiFi Analytics takes the “Cookie”

Online shoppers will already be familiar with how websites use “cookies” to track their online shopping behaviour in order to serve more personalised offerings. Now brics-and-mortar shopping venues and retail stores in the real world are able to use WiFi Analytics and WiFi tracking systems to achieve similar ends. Shopping venues and retail stores want […] more…

Let’s celebrate Location Intelligence becoming mainstream!

By combining geographic and location-related data with other business data, organizations can gain critical insights, make better decisions and optimize important processes and applications. #location intelligence offers organizations opportunities to streamline their business processes and customer relationships to improve performance and results. Read more here:: http://www.scoop.it/t/location-analytics-by-yves-mulkers/p/4032061513/2014/11/20/let-s-celebrate-location-intelligence-becoming-mainstream/original more…
Leading banking group in Thailand, Kasikorn uses Location Intelligence

Leading banking group in Thailand, Kasikorn uses Location Intelligence

6 October 2014 To be the leading Bank in IT Innovation, Kasikorn bank introduces “Location Intelligence System” Kasikorn Bank, a leader in iBanking business, chose to deploy “#galigeo location intelligence” solution to enhance its information management performance, as well as to support decision-making and to optimize geographical operations. Galigeo is an off-the-shelf solution used across […] more…
How to Spatially Enable Customer Care with Bing Maps and Parature

How to Spatially Enable Customer Care with Bing Maps and Parature

Most enterprise data have a #location component, and data related to customer support interactions are no exception. When interacting with a customer, knowing where they are physically located can enable us to provide them with location-specific insight and information. Further, by visualizing larger groupings of customers, interactions, or social media events on a map, we […] more…
Short on Analytics Talent? Seven Tips to Help Your Company Thrive

Short on Analytics Talent? Seven Tips to Help Your Company Thrive

Demand for #analytics professionals far outstrips supply. How can companies do without — and still move forward? advertisement Headlines and anecdotes paint a bleak picture for organizations that need analytical talent. Demand for talent currently far exceeds the supply. #it may be difficult and painful until we reach an equilibrium. In the meantime, how can […] more…
How Effective Is Location-Targeted Mobile Advertising?

How Effective Is Location-Targeted Mobile Advertising?

Mobile advertising that is targeted based on a consumer’s #location can be effective — particularly with customers who have a high level of interest in the type of product you’re selling. advertisement Advances in mobile communication and geo-positioning technologies in recent years have presented marketers with a new media channel: location-targeted mobile advertising. Location-targeted mobile […] more…
Analytical Value From Data That Cries Wolf

Analytical Value From Data That Cries Wolf

Imperfect data can still be put to good uses. advertisement It’s never a good idea to assume your dataset is capturing all the information you need to make good decisions — but there are ways to mitigate uncertainty. Data can lie. Sometimes it tells you things that just aren’t true. A positive cancer screening, for […] more…
Predictive Analytics Are a Traveler’s Best Friend

Predictive Analytics Are a Traveler’s Best Friend

Amadeus uses #analytics to help customers avoid the headaches of air travel. advertisement With millions of data points and an amazing array of analysts, Amadeus turns air travel into an exercise in data science. “#travel intelligence” may seem an oxymoron when flying today’s cramped, choked, and often cheeseparing skies. But Amadeus, one of the largest […] more…
PathSense: Precise Location without GPS… and Battery Drain

PathSense: Precise Location without GPS… and Battery Drain

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Getting out of stealth mode today at the #demo conference in the #silicon valley, PathSense is a #santa monica-based start-up that wants to offer precise #location without the battery drain experienced today in using GPS technology. See it on Scoop.it, via Location Analytics And Intelligence Read more here:: http://www.scoop.it/t/location-analytics-by-yves-mulkers/p/4032061183/2014/11/20/pathsense-precise-location-without-gps-and-battery-drain/original more…
Open Data Site of the Week: North Frontenac

Open Data Site of the Week: North Frontenac

Governments and organizations have been hard at work creating Open Data sites to make their authoritative data accessible, discoverable, explorable, and collaborative. There are over 100 sites in the ArcGIS Open Data site gallery for you to explore! The Site of the Week is a series that profiles one ArcGIS Open Data site each week. […] more…
We need open models, not just open data

We need open models, not just open data

Writing my post about AI and summoning the demon led me to re-read a number of articles on Cathy O’Neil’s excellent mathbabe blog. I highlighted a point Cathy has made consistently: if you’re not careful, modelling has a nasty way of enshrining prejudice with a veneer of “science” and “math.” Cathy has consistently made another […] more…
NASA Explores New World Of Open Data

NASA Explores New World Of Open Data

#nasa has been publishing a lot of data for a long time, but getting it into standard machine-readable formats is still a herculean task. NASA Spinoffs: 6 Innovations In Health & Medicine (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) NASA has been an open data operation since the passage of the National Aeronautics and Space […] more…
EnterpriseDB Releases New Open Source Tool for Linking Postgres and MySQL Databases

EnterpriseDB Releases New Open Source Tool for Linking Postgres and MySQL Databases

London, UK, November 13, 2014: EnterpriseDB (#edb), the leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and database compatibility solutions, today announced the release of a new Postgres extension that lets users seamlessly connect MySQL and Postgres databases. Such extensions for enabling Postgres to federate data gives end users broad new powers to realise greater value […] more…
The TOP 10 Location Services that Will Change Your Experience at Airports

The TOP 10 Location Services that Will Change Your Experience at Airports

Tim is at an international airport. He’s just out from a security check procedure which took 40 minutes in total — instead of the 20 minutes he had estimated. After a fierce scanning of arrivals/departures from a screen he recognizes his flight & gate information, and begins to follow signage that would eventually lead to […] more…
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