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Dig Into Data: Street Lights, Land Use and Crime

This meeting will be a hands-on introduction to datasets related to city infrastructure, crime, landuse, business permits, and other factors. We will talk about how to use the data sets and how to analyze them using Excel, GIS tools and statistical programs.

The contents will start mildly technical, with the most technical aspects towards the end, so if your analysis skills are basic statistics and Excel, you'll benefit from the first half of the meeting.

If you want an early peek at the data, visit our repository at:

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  • Tony S.

    Repeating an FYI at the last meeting,
    My current effort is to build a "Big Data Analysis" tool for this Project which I expect should be immensely flexible querying the data in numerous ways.

    For those who may not have heard of Elasticsearch, it's an alternative to the more usual Pig/Hive/Solr which is often deployed on Hadoop.

    The solution I'm putting together will be similar to Tableau in that once the data is inputted, queries and results are performed with live, interactive data visualization.

    Contact me directly if this floats your boat.
    tonysu at su-networking dot com

    Looking for people with the following talent to enhance this effort
    Javascript coding - intermediate to advanced
    Statistics - Standard deviation, median, calculus, differential equations
    Machine Learning - neural networking, etc
    Graph database (almost any) - The type of noSQL I'm currently using is document-based but I do understand the benefits of running a graph database as well. Let's sit down and discuss.

    August 2, 2013

  • Steven A.

    This just in... Tableau Public now accepts files with up to 1 million rows! Eric, now you can look at all those street segments in San Diego :-)

    August 2, 2013

  • Steve De L.

    I know Real Estate data. Title Plants, Property Tax Plants, Record Document Plants, Legal Descriptions, Property Profiles, Property Data, etc.

    July 31, 2013

  • VM

    I wont be in sd this day, I'm sorry I am missing it.

    July 23, 2013

  • Bryan V.

    I'm a high school teacher with students who have been involved in various types of advocacy in City Heights. I want to learn how to use and analyze these kinds of datasets so I can teach my students.

    July 9, 2013

  • VM

    I will only be observing

    July 3, 2013

  • Tony S.

    My primary search tool is Elasticsearch, looking for others who use it. Also have PSPP installed.

    July 3, 2013

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