• Predicting Collisions in NYC with New Data Streams and Spatial Analysis

    Predicting Collisions in NYC with New Data Streams and Spatial Analysis

    Since GPS devices first appeared in cars in 1995, routing technology has been guiding us from Point A to Point B. In addition to its utility at the individual level, this now-ubiquitous technology can provide insights on wider human mobility when collected and aggregated. But how can we use these new derivative data streams in conjunction with spatial data science methodologies to help understand the health of our road networks, make them safer, and more efficient?

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  • Census Oddities

    Census Oddities

    U.S. Census data and boundaries are used in a lot of different projects, but sometimes we’ve encountered some unexpected, and, frankly, odd results from forays into census data. So we wanted to share some tips learned while making sense of these census oddities so you can avoid these common pitfalls!

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  • What divides the U.S.? The 2016 Presidential Election Visualized

    What divides the U.S.? The 2016 Presidential Election Visualized

    After the inauguration of President Trump, and the mobilization of millions of people around the world to protest his presidency, it seems timely to examine the data behind the results of the U.S. Presidential Election. Citizens were fueled and deflated by pollster data, with many believing random data from divergent...

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