Category Archives: Big Data

Solving the Traffic Jam Problem – Getting Cities Moving Again

I got pretty excited when I read the press release about Volkswagen getting together with D-Wave, using quantum computing to demonstrate real time traffic optimised routing at the Web Summit conference in Lisbon which starts tomorrow. I wish I was … Continue reading

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Kiwi and Australian Retailers Need to do Change to Beat Amazon

Yesterday I saw a story on CNN about Toys R Us filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. It is big news for retailers and their CEO says they will survive by competing with Amazon and meeting customers needs with new store … Continue reading

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Mobility as a Service

Most mornings as I ignore my car navigation directions and go to work the fast way, I drive past the same yachts in a marina, which are mostly all there in the middle of summer and on the weekends too … Continue reading

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American Panorama is a series of interactive maps that let’s you explore American history.

a wealth of uses for this American Panorama is a series of interactive maps that lets you explore American history. Sourced through Scoop.it from: linkis.com In an age when mass migration has grown to epic proportions, the ability to see … Continue reading

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An Inside Look at How Big Data Is Changing Fleet Management – Smart Data Collective

While you don’t hear a whole lot about it outside of the industry, big data has fundamentally and systematically changed the trucking industry forever. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.smartdatacollective.com I had the privilege of speaking on a panel of experts … Continue reading

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Maps show which US regions use specific swear words more than others – Daily Mail

Jack Grieve, a linguist at Aston University in the UK, has created a series of maps breaking down where residents are most likely to use offensive words such as f**k and ‘sh**’. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk I’m not totally … Continue reading

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When Maps Lie – CityLab

Tips from a geographer who’s seen it all. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.citylab.com This is a really good detailed article, and if you want an in-depth understanding of  the world of maps,  think it’s a good read. It highlights a … Continue reading

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Navman Wireless delivers BI to fleet management – iTWire

Navman Wireless’s new Adaptive Intelligence BI-as-a-service lets fleet managers make more sense of their data. Fleet management systems such as those… Source: http://www.itwire.com Interesting, its been a lot of years since I first presented to Navman Wireless on map based … Continue reading

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18 Examples of Why Up-to-the-minute maps will be critical for autonomous cars

Up-to-the-minute maps will be critical for autonomous cars Automotive News DETROIT — History’s most intrepid explorers were often at the mercy of their maps. The self-driving cars of the future won’t be any different. Source: http://www.autonews.com I’ve spent many years … Continue reading

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