LandScan Home Using an innovative approach with Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing, ORNL's LandScan™ is the community standard for global population distribution. At approximately 1 km resolution (30" X 30"), LandScan is the finest resolution global population distribution data available and represents an ambient population (average over 24 hours). The LandScan algorithm, an R&D 100 Award Winner, uses spatial data and imagery analysis technologies and a multi-variable dasymetric modeling approach to disaggregate census counts within an administrative boundary. Since no single population distribution model can account for the differences in spatial data availability, quality, scale, and accuracy as well as the differences in cultural settlement practices, LandScan population distribution models are tailored to match the data conditions and geographical nature of each individual country and region.
Become Data Literate in 3 Simple Steps Become Data Literate in 3 Simple Steps Just as literacy refers to “the ability to read for knowledge, write coherently and think critically about printed material” data-literacy is the ability to consume for knowledge, produce coherently and think critically about data. Data literacy includes statistical literacy but also understanding how to work with large data sets, how they were produced, how to connect various data sets and how to interpret them. Poynter’s News University offers classes of Math for journalists, in which reporters get help with concepts such as percentage changes and averages. Interestingly enough, these concepts are being taught simultaneously near Poynter’s offices, in Floridian schools, to fifth grade pupils (age 10-11), as the curriculum attests. That journalists need help in math topics normally covered before high school shows how far newsrooms are from being data literate.
The 70 Online Databases that Define Our Planet Back in April, we looked at an ambitious European plan to simulate the entire planet. The idea is to exploit the huge amounts of data generated by financial markets, health records, social media and climate monitoring to model the planet’s climate, societies and economy. The vision is that a system like this can help to understand and predict crises before they occur so that governments can take appropriate measures in advance.
Critical Issues 08 The Measure of Success Nonprofit metrics In the mission-driven world of nonprofits, emphasis is usually placed on qualitative values rather than quantitative ones (the intangibles of human dignity, spirituality, education, or the arts, rather than revenue or market share). If the truly important things are qualitative, how can quantitative measures be meaningful to us? How can the real value of what we stand for be measured in any meaningful way? GPOPDB Home Page The database divides the earth into Big Cells, rectangular grids of 20 minutes of latitude by 30 minutes of longitude, an area of around 2,000 square kilometers at the equator. Some country data are more detailed. The smaller Mini Cells make rectangular grids of 5 minutes of latitude by 7.5 minutes of longitude. There are 6 Big Cells in a "square" degree, and each Big Cell contains 16 Mini Cells.
Einleitung European health statistics measure both objective and subjective aspects of population's health. They cover different kinds of health-related issues in different sides of everybody's life, including key indicators on the functioning of the health care systems. These aspects include: Public health Health status: self-reported health and morbidity, functional and activity limitations, injuries Health determinants: overweight and obesity, physical activity, dietary habits, risky behaviours such as tobacco and alcohol consumption Health care: health care expenditure, health care resources (staff and facilities) and activities (hospital and ambulatory services) Morbidity: diagnosis-specific morbidity (prevalence and incidence rates for defined diseases). This domain is under development. Uses of the data
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Southeast and Texas Comprehensive Centers at SEDL - Designing and Implementing Teacher Evaluation Systems About the Institute Nearly 50 state education leaders convened in New Orleans, Louisiana, on July 27–28 to learn more about teacher evaluation systems. SEDL’s Southeast and Texas Comprehensive Centers sponsored the institute, which included participants from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas. Participants engaged in sessions led by experts in the field, learned about the progress and challenges of other states, and discussed with their colleagues the steps their respective states need to take to implement a comprehensive teacher evaluation system.
Map & Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT) Compiled by Peter Linberger The University of Akron July 2, 2001 Warning: some links no long available U.S. Government Data | Repackaged Data | Data Archives | International | Commercial U.S. Home Incidence of TB in Cattle, Great Britain - Data to January 2014 Release time: 9:30am Agriculture and Environment | Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | GB Latest national statistics bringing together various sources of statistics relating to the incidence of TB in Cattle, Great Britain according to arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. Regional labour market statistics - April 2014 Labour Market | Office for National Statistics | UK