Algorithm Spotted the Ebola Outbreak Before WHO Announced It

Disease surveillance—monitoring the spread of infection in order to predict its pattern—is vital to any attempt to prevent a pandemic. In the case of the current Ebola outbreak in Central and Western Africa, on-the-ground surveillance is tough. With too few medical resources such as labs to process diagnostic tests, and with international organizations like the …

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Polar Plots and Circular Statistics in ArcGIS

Direction can be difficult to analyze statistically because of its circular nature. The difference between 1 degree and 360 degrees is the same as the difference between 1 degree and 2 degrees, making it difficult to plug into a typical statistical model. There are issues we often face with directional data while describing and analyzing it. Currently in …

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Publish maps and point clouds on the web – in five dimensions

On October 1st 2012, TC5D was released by the company Adtollo. A modern software that allows you to easily view and spin your maps in 3D, directly in your web browser. In addition to the three dimensions there are two more; time and relation. Adtollo develops software for mapping, design and GIS, and Topocad is …

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