Researchers in the Centre for GeoInformatics (CGI) in the School of Geography and Geosciences at the University of St Andrews have been selected for a prestigious award under the Q-Step Quantitative Methods Programme funded by a combination of the Nuffield Foundation and the ESRC. This programme will employ two new ...
- Tue 03 December 2013 cfarmer
- Fri 22 November 2013 cfarmer
The 3rd in a series of tutorials on using Python for introductory statistical analysis, this tutorial covers methods for describing data via simple statistical calculations and statistical graphics. As always, the notebook for this tutorial is available here.
In the 1880s, Sir Francis Galton, one of the pioneers of statistics ...
- Mon 11 November 2013 cfarmer
Two MSc positions are available at the University of Victoria in the Department of Geography‘s Spatial Pattern Analysis and Research (SPAR) Lab. Students will be involved in the development of the thesis topic with potential research areas including web mapping (e.g., bike accidents), mining and mapping social media ...
- Sat 09 November 2013 cfarmer
The second in a series of tutorials on using Python for introductory statistical analysis, this tutorial covers data, including cases, variables, samples, and a whole lot more. As always, the
iPython Notebookassociated with this tutorial is available here on github.
Data used in statistical modeling are usually organized into ...
- Fri 01 November 2013 cfarmer
Welcome to the first in a series of tutorials on using Python for introductory statistical analysis. As I put more of these tutorials online, you should be able to access them easily by clicking or searching for the relevant category: “Statistical Modeling for Python”.
This series of tutorials is based ...
- Tue 15 October 2013 cfarmer
I recently decided to drop
ftools.ca, since I hadn’t updated it in a very long time, and it was really just costing me money to keep a ‘dead’ website up and running. Additionally, with the new QGIS plugin infrastructure, hosting my own plugins (the website’s primary purpose) was no longer needed. The site has served me well for many years, and really helped get fTools (the plugin) into the QGIS core codebase. The website has served its purpose, and now that I have very little involvement with fTools and the QGIS Processing Toolbox that is poised to replace it, I’m moving on:
ftools.cais dead, long live
However, now that QGIS 2.0 has rolled out, it seems that at least one part of ftools.ca is missed: my old cartogram plugin. If I have some spare time, I’ll try to update the plugin to the latest and greatest QGIS 2.0 standards and upload it to the new QGIS plugins system. In the mean time, for those out there who would like to use it right away, you can get the original code from here or grab it from github. In fact, if someone is able and willing, they can grab the code from github, update it for QGIS 2.0, and submit a pull request which I will (more than likely) happily accept.
- Thu 10 October 2013 cfarmer
Nathan Storey will be speaking to my spatial data analysis class later today, October 10th, 2013, and you are invited to attend! Nathan is a former Hunter Urban Affairs student and current Open Data Guru working with Ontodia doing GIS/open data projects for NYC. Check out PediaCities, their platform to curate, organize, and link data about cities.
This will be a great opportunity to see GIS data applied to real-world problem sets here in NYC. The discussion will go approx 1 hour, beginning at 5:35 in the large lab of Hunter College, CUNY, North Building, Room 1090B. Due to the location, no refreshments will be served, but its a good opportunity to feed your brain :)
Here is what Nathan (the speaker) has to say about this talk:
I will be speaking to Carson Farmer’s spatial data analysis class next week about open data in NYC, data discovery, and PediaCities, a data encyclopedia project I’ve been working on for the past 6 months.
- Tue 08 October 2013 cfarmer
Here’s a TED talk from Janette Sadik-Khan, the New York City Transportation Commissioner, on how they’ve transformed New York City streets over the past several years.
I love the Citi Bike program (especially the data), which she helped introduce, so it is interesting to hear her talk about how and why the program was started. There is also an interesting article on Sadik-Khan on the TED blog which provides some additional insight into her and the various programs she’s helped develop.
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