I’m in training this afternoon for using the API for San Diego’s CityIQ Smart street lamps. These street lamps have cameras and computers that can detect and report: Parking, cars moving into and out of a parking space Count and speed of cars in street Pedestrian counts, speed and direction Environmental measurements: temperature, humidity I’ll … Read moreSan Diego Smart Streetlamp Training
Help build a water quality data repository for exploring one of our most important environmental issues. We’ll be collecting data to create statistical analyses and try to predict beach closures.
For Summer of 2017, The San Diego Regional Data Library will be running a data internship program, working on pro-bono data analysis projects for nonprofits, governments and journalists in San Diego County. If your organization has questions that can be answered with data, you can have an undergraduate data analyst work on your project, with … Read morePro Bono Data Analysis This Summer
We completed our 2015 Data Contest with final presentations and winners at the awards ceremony on Tuesday. Here are the winners and their presentations: UCSD MAS Data Science, Time and Space Analysis of Food Distribution Presentation Narrative irHacker, California Suspensions Presentation Flash and Shadow, A Visual Geographical Study on Location, Availability, Public Transportations and Crime Exposure … Read more2015 Data Contest Winners
We completed the 2015 SDSU Data Contest on Saturday, with a fantastic collection of excellent submissions. The Judges are reviewing them now, but until you learn the winners at the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, you can see all of the submissions here. Everyone is welcome at the Awards Ceremony, so follow the link to register. UCSD … Read moreData Contest Submissions
Probably the most common statistic that people deal with is the average, which can often be a good approximation of the typical or general case. However, there are many cases where the average fails, and the most extreme example I’ve seen in recent data is lawyers’ salary distributions. The NALP has been publishing salary distributions … Read moreWhen Average Fails: Bimodal Distributions
Along with SDSU and Teradata, the San Diego Regional Data Library is running a data analysis contest for San Diego area High School and College students. The contest starts February 28. Top prize is $1200. For complete details and to register, see the contest announcement page.
A Rhythm Map is a heat map that displays time in the X and Y dimensions. They are an excellent way to visualize repeating patterns in time, such as how crimes occur by hour and data of week. Here we look at some interesting patterns in burglaries in the City of San Diego. First, here is … Read moreBurglary Rhythm Maps
Here is an interactive data application that explores how crime incidents vary over the day of week and time of day. In the checkbox below, select one or more crime types, and the heatmap will show the relative intensity of those crime types over day of week and time of day. There many interesting patterns … Read moreDay/Time Crime Heatmaps
We recently converted the SWITRS database of traffic collisions in California, extracting the records for San Diego County and creating a basic visualization in Tableau Public. Tableau Public is a fantastic data analysis tool, although it takes a bit of training to do complex things. Below is a simple visualization of the number of people … Read moreVisualizing Traffic Accidents