Jake, our Junior Web Application Developer and newest member of Emu, has been very busy lately taking a leading role in the development of our new product, Aurora. And as we do with every new joiner, we challenged him to write a blog that showcased his interests, is based on location insights and uses our technology. As Jake is a bit of a language buff he chose to create a Toponomy map of the UK, and as he needed to display a lot of location data in a performant environment he chose the visualisation components of Aurora to do it on.
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Emu Analytics are excited to be attending GeoData this year. Join us at our stand in the exhibition area to meet the team and learn about our Location Intelligence, GIS and Data offerings. We'll also be showcasing our new analytics and visualisation platform, 'Aurora'.
Emu Analytics recently teamed up with London YIMBY to help them communicate the issues around the lack of affordable, safe and decent housing in London, through a map-based interface. Crucially they wanted to show that there are many opportunities to intelligently build up within London, without contributing to urban sprawl.
The team at Strava have just updated and released their Global Heatmap. This heatmap, updated from 2015 shows 1 billion + Strava activities recorded through their GPS app, including cycling and running.
It has been a while since we last posted a blog so we thought we would quickly talk about a dataset that caught our eye last week during half-term. Public Health England have recently updated their dataset on child obesity.
Bliss is a Big data Science MSc (with industrial experience) student at Queen Mary University of London, currently on a year long Data Science internship at Emu Analytics. Before launching into the Big data space, she worked as a Network Operations Engineer in one of the largest telecommunications providers in the Middle East and Africa. Aside from being so techie, Bliss loves to sing and has been a part of various gospel choirs over the years. Here is what she has got to say about working at Emu Analytics so far...
A few months ago, we applied to Innovate UK’s Energy Game Changer competition, which sought to disrupt the energy sector by using novel and innovative techniques from small companies based in other industries. We are very proud to announce that we were successful in this application and have been awarded project co-funding by Innovate UK – the UK government’s innovation agency!
Hands up who wants to work in a start-up? How about one that offers a real chance to make an impact, listens to your ideas and helps you grow with the company? Still not tempted....? What if we throw in flexible working, a central London location in a thriving start-up scene, generous holiday allowance, competitive salary, a shiny MacBook Pro....oh and free Bagel Tuesdays...?!
We've teamed up with Londonist to map a slightly different side to the London Marathon. Check out our interactive map to find out the location of pubs and toilets along the route and the best places to load up with carbs before and after the race. There is also a handy pace guide so you don't miss your favourite runners!
After Emu Analytics' successful visit to Mobile World Congress our GIS expert in residence, Alice Goudie, gives us her Top 5 MWC Takeaways, and explains why we will be bowing to our robot overlords sooner than you might think.