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.
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.
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!
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...
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.