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InstantAtlas Map Tools for Devs This is a great time to be a geodeveloper. There’s more spatial data, geo-processing tools, geo enabled storage and mapping tools than ever. Let’s start with storage – not too long ago geo developers had two choices, file formats or proprietary object-relational databases. Today there are production ready open source object-relational databases such as PostgreSQL/PostGIS and MySQL; even mobile devices have lightweight databases with spatial capabilities such as SQLite. In addition to traditional object-relational databases, NoSQL databases such as Cassandra, CouchDB, and MongoDB have a spatial capabilities. Big Table clones such as Hbase can also store spatial data and there is ongoing work for developing a spatial index which facilitates spatial queries and operations. Manipulating spatial data and performing analysis used to be dominated by specialized proprietary Geographic Information Systems (GIS) desktop software. Mapping Ecosystem

Public Data Explorer Indicateurs de développement humain Rapport sur le développement humain 2013, Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement Les données utilisées pour calculer l'Indice de développement humain (IDH) et autres indices composites présentés dans le Rapport sur le développement humain ... Eurostat, Indicateurs démographiques Eurostat Indicateurs démographiques annuels. Chômage en Europe (données mensuelles) données sur le chômage harmonisé pour les pays européens. Salaire minimum en Europe Salaire mensuel brut minimum en euros ou parités de pouvoir d'achat, données semi-annuelles. Dette publique en Europe Statistiques sur les finances publiques des pays européens.

Jerome Cukier Data Visualization: 4 Swingin’ Infographics | Graphic Swing Data Visualization: 4 Swingin’ Infographics Data visualization has become an active area of research, teaching, and development. In this series, I will showcase every week some of the most creative infographics and data visualization examples. This first installment will feature four beautiful and creative infographics that we found very inspiring. The Socially Optimized Business The anatomy of an agency The Lifecycle of a Web Page on StumbleUpon You may have heard the stat that StumbleUpon drives more traffic referrals than any other social media site. SPAM: More than an Annoyance? You may also check out: Amazing Infographics by Oliver MundayAmazing Infographics by James WestInfographic: The Internet In 2015 Is the Dawn Of Zettabyte EraThe Periodic Table of TypefacesInfographic: The 20 Most Expensive Keywords in Google AdWords

Visual Gadgets Map of Life and CartoDB « The Map of Life It’s been an exciting month for Map of Life! We had a great time at TDWG 2011 in sunny New Orleans, where John Wieczorek and I presented Map of Life‘s big dream: to use existing maps to make better maps of where species actually are. John and Aaron Steele also presented some radical ideas about hooking CouchDB and CouchApp together to build simple, powerful applications. Their switch in strategy made us wonder if perhaps we could pull that off with Map of Life, too. It was in this frame of mind that we attended Javier de la Torre‘s demonstration of CartoDB, a Google Fusion Table-like application to store and render mapping data. Over the last two months, we’ve been working on moving our map tiling infrastructure to leverage CartoDB while continuing to use Google App Engine for indexing and searching. A set of scripts which upload data into a CartoDB database, and;A frontend which queries and accesses that database to create a map to show our users. Like this: Like Loading...

SPARQL Query Language for RDF W3C Recommendation 15 January 2008 New Version Available: SPARQL 1.1 (Document Status Update, 26 March 2013) The SPARQL Working Group has produced a W3C Recommendation for a new version of SPARQL which adds features to this 2008 version. This version: Latest version: Previous version: Editors: Eric Prud'hommeaux, W3C <> Andy Seaborne, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol <> Please refer to the errata for this document, which may include some normative corrections. See also translations. Copyright © 2006-2007 W3C® (MIT, ERCIM, Keio), All Rights Reserved. Abstract RDF is a directed, labeled graph data format for representing information in the Web. Status of This Document This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. This is a W3C Recommendation. Appendices 1 Introduction Data: Query: ? ? ? ?

chartsnthings 19 Sketches of Quarterback Timelines On Sunday Eli Manning started his 150th consecutive game for the Giants, the highest active streak in the NFL and the third-longest streak in NFL history. (One of the other two people above him is his brother, Peyton.) The graphics department published an interactive graphic that put Eli’s streak in the context of about 2,000 streaks from about 500 pro quarterbacks. It’s not particularly important news, but the data provided by pro-football-reference is incredibly detailed and the concept lended itself to a variety of sketches. A couple bar charts in R. And percent of games started (the people are 100% are players like Andrew Luck or RGIII who just haven’t played a lot of seasons.) Ported to a browser, just using total starts: And share of total possible starts A different angle, showing teams with all the QBs who have started for them since 2004. A similar idea, but mapping when each quarterback played for a particular team …or all the way back to 1970

Nervous System – explorations in generative design and natural phenomena Have you ever done a puzzle that has no beginning or end? Where you don’t know up from down? Get lost in the infinite galaxy puzzle. The infinity puzzles are […] Read Article → Ever wanted to get a closer look at what goes into making one of our 3D-printed Kinematics dresses? Read Article → The Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences in Sydney, Australia commissioned Nervous System to create a new Kinematics Dress for their exhibit, Out of Hand: Materializing the Digital, which runs […] Read Article → Our Cell Cycle and Kinematics apps don’t only give you the ability to design your own Nervous System jewelry–they also allow you to order those designs in a variety of […] Read Article → We’ve continued to enjoy collaborating with clients on custom engagement rings during the first half of 2016. Read Article → This winter, we found out about a kickstarter for new 3D-printable ceramic called Porcelite by Tethon3D. Read Article →

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