Archive for May, 2016

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Rainbow color tables

Nice example of why rainbow color tables can be misleading: Regular readers will be aware of the #endrainbow campaign to reduce the use of rainbow colour palettes in scientific figures. At the recent EGU conference, I gave a talk on ‘making better figures’, which included an example of a published conclusion which was incorrect due […]

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Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Google Maps’ missing cities

This is a great article about the change in balance between cities and roads in Google Maps between 2010 and 2016. He also compares Google Maps versions to an old printed map: Even though it’s from the early 1960s, the old map is more balanced than the Google map. There are a lot of visualization […]

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Thursday, May 5th, 2016

A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning

A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning provides a simple, visual explanation of using decision trees: Recap: Machine learning identifies patterns using statistical learning and computers by unearthing boundaries in data sets. You can use it to make predictions. One method for making predictions is called a decision trees, which uses a series of if-then statements […]

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

ENVI Analytics Symposium 2016

The ENVI Analytics Symposium is happening again August 23-24 this year in Boulder, CO: The 2016 ENVI Analytics Symposium (EAS) continues its exploration of remote sensing and Big Data analytics around the theme of geospatial signatures to analytical insights. Though I don’t use ENVI at all, remote sensing is still interesting to me and I […]

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