Past Meetup

DDV - Plot Wars and Image Mensuration

This Meetup is past

24 people went

Applied Information Sciences

2681 Commons Blvd · Beavercreek

How to find us

Behind the Mall at Fairfield Commons, in the Acropolis office center

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Thanks to Amanda Cinnamon and Evelyn Boettcher for volunteering to speak at our May event! Please note that we're pushing the start time back a half hour to 11:30am.

- 11:30am: Pizza, Sponsors, and Announcements

- 12:00pm: Plot Wars: Matlab vs. R: Amanda Cinnamon will compare and contrast Matlab and R as data visualization tools, sharing the pros and cons of each. Amanda is a software developer with 15 years of experience in modeling and simulation of DoD systems. She is the Founder and President of Dayton Analytics.

- 12:30pm: Image Mensuration: A Primer: An image is a 2D visualization of our 3D world. This visual display of physical objects' data (spectra (RGB), size and position) sometimes is not enough when the raw data is needed. Extracting spectra/color is simple with filters but how does one extract size and position? Evelyn J. Boettcher will go over some basic image mensuration techniques (beyond GSD) that can be used to extract measures of objects within an image. Evelyn J. Boettcher has been working with EO/IR sensors in public and private sectors for 10 years. She currently is the founder of DiDacTex, LLC which develops mobile apps.

- 1:00pm: End

The Dayton Data Visualization group will meet quarterly unless I get enough volunteers to make it happen more frequently. Please volunteer to share a topic with the group! What makes a good presentation topic for DDV? Here are some ideas:

- Case Studies - Show us how you made a cool visualization or infographic

- Development Tips - Show us how to use a cool new tool or framework

- Benchmarks - Comparisons between tools or frameworks

- Data Mining - Show us how you mine/retrieve data to use in your visualizations

- Optimization - Show us how you optimize your visualizations for performance on the web and mobile devices

Presentations are only twenty minutes long. This is to lower the barrier of entry for new speakers and to make the talks less of a time commitment from the speakers (and audience). Keep them short, sweet, and specific.


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