Learn how to identify geographic patterns of events or particular conditions from large datasets in this educational workshop video. With the advent of sophisticated statistical software and geo-location tools, the field of spatial analytics is really taking off. And this presentation will help you get on board quickly.
With this workshop, you will:
Learn how to combine open government data with other location-based information sources such as Twitter to pinpoint trends
Understand the scalable processing of location data through examples that use the Apache Hadoop framework and the Amazon EC2 cloud-computing platform
Get the basics on spatial statistics, correlations, and trends, and discover how to visualize and communicate your results with open source tools
Get started with spatial analytics in a quick and entertaining way with professionals from Twitter, LinkedIn, and FortiusOne.
Pete Skomoroch is a Research Scientist at LinkedIn, focusing on building data driven products. For the past several years, he has been a consultant at Data Wrangling in Washington, DC, working on projects involving search, finance, and recommendation systems. Before joining LinkedIn, he was the Director of Advanced Analytics at Juice Analytics and a Sr. Research Engineer at AOL Search. He spent the previous 6 years in Boston implementing pattern detection algorithms for streaming sensor data at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and constructing predictive models for large retail datasets at Profitlogic. Pete has a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Brandeis University.
Kevin Weil leads the analytics team at Twitter, building distributed infrastructure and leveraging data analysis at a massive scale to help grow the popular micro-blogging service. With millions of monthly site visitors and many more interacting through API-based third party applications, Twitter has one of the world's most varied and interesting datasets. Prior to joining Twitter, Kevin led the analytics team at the Kleiner Perkins-backed web media startup Cooliris. Kevin earned his bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Physics from Harvard University, and has a master's degree in Physics from Stanford University.
Sean Gorman founded FortiusOne in 2005 to bring advanced geospatial technologies to market. With over 10 years of experience at the forefront of the geospatial revolution as a researcher, practitioner, and entrepreneur at FortiusOne, Sean recognizes both the opportunities and challenges presented by the changing Web. Sean brings insight and innovation to the next generation of the Web and seeks to enable users of both GIS and the GeoWeb with solutions that marry the best of both worlds to create actionable intelligence and grow collective knowledge.
Prior to FortiusOne, Sean served as VP of R&D for GeoTel, a telecommunications mapping company, and Director of Strategy for iXOL, a Washington D.C. based incubator. Sean received his PhD from George Mason University as the Provost's High Potential Research Candidate and Fisher Prize recipient.