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Category Archives: Location Intelligence

04/15
2014

Transform Energy 2014 – The Value of Shared Experiences

By Steve Farr, Oil & Gas Industry Expert

Everyone in our industry attends functions, conventions, and shows that hint at the future of data analytics. Sure, we go to shows, but let’s be honest: who really remembers every detail of every presentation, 12 months earlier on a particular day?

BkUiy3hCYAApZ4i 300x150 Transform Energy 2014 – The Value of Shared ExperiencesVery few people.

But, sometimes you do. And when that happens, it’s because the presentation is insightful and has a deep impact. And that’s just what happened to me at last year’s Transform 2013.

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04/02
2014

Location Analytics: Powerful Visual Metrics to Save Time, Money

What do real estate and big data analytics have in common? While it may sound like the lead-in for a bad joke, the answer is: “Location, location, location!”

Geospatial representation is a complex term for something that’s visually simple. It may look complicated at first, but we intuitively understand what we see faster than what we read.

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And in today’s digital age, these statistical representations allow data analysts to review color-coded, segmented, map-based data upon insertion of the data, not upon evaluation of it. And the faster andmore accurately your data analysts can process data, the more efficient and effective they can be.

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10/11
2013

The Four Pillars of the Data-Driven Enterprise

Recent research shows us that four factors or what we call four pillars of the “data-driven enterprise” are the main factors driving organizations that want to compete in the global economy today.

shutterstock 14742577 225x300 The Four Pillars of the Data Driven EnterpriseThese are enterprise mobility; event-driven analytics; location-specific analytics; and the cloud.

In the 2013-2014 World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness study, technological readiness, business sophistication and innovation are among the most important factors determining whether a country’s economy is prepared for the future in terms of competition.

Side note: The report uses Spotfire to help you visualize this comprehensive report on where each company stands in economic readiness. We thought that was pretty cool.

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03/29
2013

Location, Location, Location – A New Addition to Spotfire Analytics

In real estate, news, retail and many other industries, location gives businesses and business people an advantage – that’s even the case for big data analytics.

maporama Location, Location, Location – A New Addition to Spotfire AnalyticsIn fact, 80% of enterprise business data has a location component, according to Deloitte.

To enable our customers to leverage location intelligence and geospatial analytics, TIBCO announced this week the acquisition of Maporama Solutions, a privately held, cloud-based provider of these services.

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10/16
2012

Future Uses for Data Analysis and Location-based Data

Companies are increasingly using or exploring the potential of location-based data for providing new services or generating new applications for connecting with customers.

Many people are familiar with Starbucks’ use of location-based data to send customers offers when they’re close to Starbucks’ outlets.

location data Future Uses for Data Analysis and Location based DataNow, new applications are beginning to emerge. Take, for example, the app the City of Boston has developed that uses smartphone technology to collect geotagged vibrations that help the city determine where additional roadwork is needed.

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12/22
2010

Location Intelligence Can Solve Mysteries

mapinfologo Location Intelligence Can Solve MysteriesIf  data visualization is the key to grown up business intelligence, then location intelligence may be an adolescent path towards adulthood. Location data is inherently visual, and plotting data on a map can provide additional insight that isn’t obvious until you see it.

For example, in 1854, an outbreak of Cholera in London killed 127 people in just three days. A week later, it had killed 500 people. At that time, the common belief was that Cholera was caused by breathing “bad air,” but Dr. John Snow believed otherwise. Dr. Snow, now considered the father of Epidemiology, interviewed affected families in an attempt to find the source of the infection. Then he plotted the deaths on a map which revealed that they were centered around a water pump on Broad Street. With this map, he was able to convince authorities to remove the handle from the pump, which put an end to the outbreak.

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11/10
2010

Location Data + Business Intelligence = Location Intelligence

buk yellow Location Data + Business Intelligence = Location IntelligenceDuring the third week of November, the U.S. celebrates National Geography Awareness Week, an annual celebration to promote geographic literacy — something that should be high on the list for anyone involved with business intelligence today.

Geographic data has not been commonly used by businesses in data analytics until very recently. In the past, only large government agencies could afford the expensive and complex databases and tools needed to use this highly specialized information. Google and Microsoft changed that by popularizing geographic data with consumers, and it became economically feasible for businesses to use the data with a Web 2.0 services model. (1)

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