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.
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Following on from last year’s successful visit, we are once again going to be at Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona later this month (Feb 27th – Mar 3rd). This time around we have some of our real-time contextual analytics work and products on display on the Dell EMC/VMware stand in Hall 3 (Stand 3K10).
Whilst browsing some datasets in the new year we spotted that something interesting was going on with London's Cycle Hire scheme, Santander Cycles, during the festive period. It seems that Christmas Day sees a real spike in cycle hire journeys, but the nature of these journeys is very different to an ‘average’ day of journeys in December. This seemed like a great excuse to try out some symbology techniques and open the lid on Carto capabilities.
It’s gone faster than we could have imagined as we are about to celebrate our second anniversary (we formed at the beginning of 2015) and it’s fair to say that it’s been an exciting couple of years for us...
Our Head of Data Insight, Jonathan Smith, is giving a webinar with Esri UK this week talking about Agile concepts and how they can be applied to reporting, analytics and GIS, using Esri technology. Here he talks through some of the concepts and how they have been applied in the real-world...(hint - its actually got nothing to do with dog agility).
Emu Analytics are going to be at the Telco Data Analytics conference in Madrid next week (Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th). We'll be on Dell EMC's stand showcasing some of our real-time contextual analytics applications built on mobile network data streams. These solutions cover use cases including mobility, data monetisation, fraud and CVM, so if you are representing a Mobile Operator with aspirations in these areas, then stop by and take a look. Of course our Duty of Care (insert link here) product will also be on display too, allowing businesses to assist their employees in a crisis.
Last month we brought you 'The Heights of England', a map of building heights across the country. Many of you also asked for information about how we created the map. Happy to oblige, we're going to take you on a deep-dive into the technology behind the map and explain how we visualized 13,000,000 buildings without melting our servers or your browser.
Our Head of Data Insight recently made an appearance in an article published by the Environment Agency (EA), promoting the use of LiDAR data in startups. We use a lot of the open data outputted by the EA as part of their Open Defra programme and this was a great opportunity to showcase some of it and thank the EA for their work.
It's been a busy 6 months since we released our 'Building Heights of London' application and associated Open Data download based upon the Environment Agency's LiDAR data. Since then the Emu Analytics team has been busy working on a new dataset to allow us to output building heights across England and introduce our new Emu DataPacks product.
This week we are showcasing the work of our intern from last year, Alice Millard. Alice really impressed us with her ideas around applying GIS analysis techniques to environmental crime and fly tipping in particular. As a result, we asked her to join us for a short-term internship. So over to Alice to talk about working with a startup and applying GIS analysis techniques to real social issues...