Software For Data Analysis

For the Dig Into Data meetup this Wednesday, we’ll be talking about tools to use for analyzing data. If you’d like to follow along in the meeting, you can install these tools before you arrive. The two applications are: Tableau public, for analyzing tabular data. It is a great tool for basic data mining. QGIS, … Read more

Dig Into Data: Street Lights, Land Use and Crime

This Wednesday evening we will be meeting for 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 … Read more

Crime Data Update

We’ve released an update to the crime dataset today. This update is based on reprocessed data from SANDAG and includes some new fields. San Diego Crime Incidents, Revision 3 This update is based on a new extract of the data we got recently from SANDAG. They didn’t tell me what had changed, just that they … Read more

Visualizing Infrastructure with Balloon Animals

What if you got really creative with data visualization and represented the street lights of La Jolla and Pacific Beach with the balloons that are used to make animals? It might like like this:   This image is actually from a dataset I’ve created showing, for every 10m^2 area of the City of San Diego, … Read more