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Sourcemap: where things come from

Sourcemap: where things come from

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HTML5: Flow map of internal migration in England & Wales At the start of this year, I wrote a brief post on how we’ve been looking closely at the emergence of HTML5 as a visualisation platform. This week, we’ve published the first fruit of those labours – an interactive flow map of internal migration data for England & Wales: The aim here was to really stretch the technology and give it a tough visualisation challenge to see what it’s capable of. The underlying data used in the map contains over 60,000 migration flows – yet we have still managed to produce an interactive application that will run on an iPhone. I will aim to write some more details later on the development process and the good and bad experiences of transitioning from a platform like Flash. But the majority of solutions to our problems came from a general realisation that HTML5 doesn’t really exist at all, but is more an amorphous mixture of inter-related technologies and javascript libraries that are becoming increasingly cohesive as a development platform.

Debuts New Open Source Digital Storytelling Tool - BBG The Broadcasting Board of Governors launched KettleCorn today, a new digital tool that will allow journalists to enhance, remix and share interactive web videos by combining audio and video with live web content. KettleCorn is built on the open source popcorn.js framework, adapting the previously existing Mozilla Popcorn Maker for journalists’ needs. Leveraging open source technologies allows the BBG a cost-effective way to adapt existing technology by building in core features crucial to journalists working in a multilingual, fast-paced environment. “KettleCorn is a storytelling tool designed specifically for journalists, even those without a technical background” said Rob Bole, BBG’s Director of Innovation. “By using this tool with the enhancements we tailored for our industry, our journalists are able to create something in 20 minutes which would previously have taken several hours.”

Google's slippery slope: If search giant pays Twitter for content, should it pay all publishers? Toward the end of Bloomberg’s story about a potential deal between Google and Twitter to display tweets in search results, this bit at the end made me sit up: “There’s no advertising revenue involved in the deal between Twitter and Google, one of the people said. That suggests Twitter will receive data-licensing revenue, which was $41 million in the third quarter, up from $16 million a year earlier.” In other words, Google is going to pay Twitter for better access to its content.

Operational Supply Chain Management Introduction Operational supply chain decisions are made hundreds of times each day in a company. These are the decisions that are made at business locations that affect how products are developed, sold, moved and manufactured. Operational decisions are made with awareness of the strategic and tactical decisions that have been adopted within a company. Sophie Calle Sophie Calle (born 1953) is a French writer, photographer, installation artist, and conceptual artist.[1] Calle's work is distinguished by its use of arbitrary sets of constraints, and evokes the French literary movement of the 1960s known as Oulipo. Her work frequently depicts human vulnerability, and examines identity and intimacy. She is recognized for her detective-like ability to follow strangers and investigate their private lives. Her photographic work often includes panels of text of her own writing. Since 2005 Sophie Calle has taught as a professor of film and photography at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.[1] She has lectured at the University of California, San Diego in the Visual Arts Department.[2] She has also taught at Mills College in Oakland, California.

PolyMaps Documentation Polymaps is a JavaScript library for generating “slippy” maps in the style of Google Maps, Modest Maps, CloudMade and OpenLayers. Most mapping libraries focus on 256×256-pixel image tiles, with only limited support for dynamic overlays such as county boundaries and point clouds. These libraries assume that data needed to produce the desired overlay can be loaded into memory all-at-once, making it difficult to visualize large datasets. Furthermore, while image tiles automatically adjust in resolution as the map zooms in or out, the overlay resolution remains constant; this greatly limits multi-scale exploration of data, as the resolution must be fixed either for macro- (e.g., state-level) or micro- (e.g., block-level) observation.

Accept Mobile Payments with Braintree's Mobile Payment Gateway General What is Braintree? Braintree is a full-stack payments platform that makes it easy to accept payments in your app or website. Our service replaces the traditional model of sourcing a payment gateway and merchant account from different providers. Anomaly Detection is the New Black Ted Dunning, Chief Applications Architect, MapR Technologies In a smooth-running business, something that stands out from normal usually is not good. But even if it’s a happy accident, you still need to look at it. Sounds simple, but with huge amounts of data this can be challenging, and the volume of incoming data is growing fast. More and more things are being attached to the Internet, and these things are often continuously making measurements to determine how they are working and what is around them. How can you look at it all and figure out what is anomalous?

Tactical Supply Chain Management Introduction Tactical supply chain decisions focus on adopting measures that will produce cost benefits for a company. Tactical decisions are made within the constraints of the overarching strategic supply chain decisions made by company management. The strategic supply chain decisions cover the breadth of the supply chain for the entire company. Rudolf Arnheim Rudolf Arnheim (July 15, 1904 – June 9, 2007) was a German-born author, art and film theorist, and perceptual psychologist. He learned Gestalt psychology from studying under Max Wertheimer and Wolfgang Köhler at the University of Berlin and applied it to art.[1] His magnum opus was his book Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye (1954). Other major books by Arnheim have included Visual Thinking (1969), and The Power of the Center: A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts (1982).

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