As the saying goes – a picture says a thousand words
Because of the way the human brain works, it’s much easier for people to understand data represented in a chart or on a graph rather than hidden away in spreadsheets or reports. Data visualisation is key to making data analytics approachable and conveying analysis results effectively.
In its raw form, data can be essentially meaningless. Without the ability to compare and contrast, highlight trends and predict outcomes, the value of data remains trapped. By taking raw datasets and representing them in a visual format, analysts can unlock a wealth of insights and gain a greater understanding of any situation.
Combining the latest visualisation technologies with the huge amounts of data available from companies like HERE – a leader in mapping, navigation and location experiences – allows you to present your data on striking, interactive maps that are not only informative, but also highly engaging.
This year’s Australian Esri User Conference – Ozri 2015 was another huge success. We are proud to be part of such an outstanding event which brings together mapping and spatial professionals from all over the country. We hope you enjoyed the 3-day action-packed program as much as we did.
Committed to powering your next big idea with premium content we took advantage of the conference to launch exciting new applications and deliver helpful demonstrations.
But if you’ve missed out on Ozri 2015 – don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Find a summary of the best bits below.
After previously talking about our place/suggest service and what it can do, we received requests to actually see something in action. What better way to understand! So we’ve put this demo together for you.
Today I am going to discuss an exciting new area of location technology called Visitor Analytics. In my previous post, I covered how to make a Wi-Fi based solution to monitor foot traffic using RaspberryPi kit computers. The focus of this post will be on MapData Services’ Wi-Fi based Visitor Analytics offering, that brings a lot more polish to the concepts I discussed previously.
Just the other day I was reading the popular Australian music website fasterlouder.com.au and I came across an article that I found interesting. It was discussing the frustration live music fans have with bands not touring in areas outside the east coast of Australia. The original reddit post was made by Luke Penman – he drew this map to describe his frustration: Continue reading →
Today is exciting! Why I hear you say? Well today is the day we change the way in which we see our world in maps, and bring power back to the cartographer and their visions. We’ve launched our new Foundation Map.
I’ve been designing the look and feel of MapData Services’ maps now for more years than I care to remember, and I have always had to be conscious of trying to develop a style that will satisfy a broad range of requirements within a single map – juggling the requirements of many, in reality means probably only meeting the needs of a few.
In my world, the time it takes to create millions of map tile images means we’ve been a little gun-shy on offering up customised design for each client or offering, it was all (simply put), too much!