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Finally some decent progress towards integrating two great spatial data analysis platforms? On the other hand it might be one more attempt to kill off any kind of open data formats by ESRI... Time will tell I guess...
 
Esri unveils tools for easier ArcGIS / R data sharing & analysis http://cwrld.us/esriRtools 
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We just wanted to share up-to-date population density estimates for Nepal, for anyone looking for data to aid in support or relief efforts. We produced these maps with newly acquired admin level four census units and high-resolution built-area data.
 
We just released newly  updated population density maps for Nepal to aid in analyses and relief efforts.  You can find the data freely available at the link below, along with a metadata report outlining the methods and data used to produce the updated maps.  Please let us know if there are specific age-structured or other types of analyses that would be of use!
High resolution, contemporary data on human population distributions are a prerequisite for the accurate measurement of the impacts of population growth, for monitoring changes and for planning interventions. The WorldPop project aims to meet these needs through the provision of detailed and ...
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Our PLOS ONE paper that outlines the newest population mapping method used for +WorldpopOrgUk data has been released.  Let me know if you have any questions or comments!
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Just wanted to re-share some news that our WorldPop population mapping data made the front page of the New York times in a map illustrating recent developments in Ukraine!
 
All the News That's Fit to Print - WorldPop population data for Ukraine featured on the front page of the late edition of today's New York Times today. You can find more uses of WorldPop data in stories about the Crimean peninsula region here: 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/02/27/world/europe/ukraine-divisions-crimea.html 
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This is a really nice introduction to two of the most useful packages in R, in my opinion.  Thanks to Garrett Grolemund for producing the talk and +SharonMachlis for sharing the presentation!
 
Slides from this morning RStudio webinar on data wrangling with tidyr and dplyr 
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I'll definitely be sharing this with my R students this Spring:
 
I have a new favorite quote

Hadley Wickham dplyr tutorial at useR 2014
http://youtu.be/8SGif63VW6E?t=4m7s

"The bad news is that when ever you learn a new skill your going to suck. It's going to be frustrating. The good news is that is typical and happens to everyone and it is only temporary. You can't go from knowing nothing to becoming an expert without going through a period of great frustration and great suckiness." - Hadley Wickham
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Population and movement pattern analyses conducted by WorldPop and Flowminder using mobile phone data are now available:
 
As disaster recovery and response efforts started in Nepal after the recent, strong Earthquakes, WorldPop and partner organization Flowminder team members have responded quickly with both mapping and analysis. This links contains the most up-to-date summaries of population and demographic information we've compiled. These include fine-scale population movement as measured by mobile phone data records.

We are constantly getting new and more refined data and if you're working on the ground the link below will always contain our most recent and best available work:
High resolution, contemporary data on human population distributions are a prerequisite for the accurate measurement of the impacts of population growth, for monitoring changes and for planning interventions. The WorldPop project aims to meet these needs through the provision of detailed and ...
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The geek hacker's dilemma: the time/cost of solution vs. thrill of the hunt!

This hit awfully close to home and I'm sure many of you can relate (I'm looking at you Ryan). :)
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Check out our newest publication from our Communities and Forests in Oregon (CAFOR) project. In it we look at how participation in forestry extension and levels of understanding about forests relate to perceptions about forest conditions.
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Catch a nice presentation by Nirav Patel, a UF grad and WorldPop team member present our work at a recent Google event:
 
Check out WorldPop project member Nirav Patel explain the most recent population mapping and modeling efforts at Google's Geo for Good User Summit!
https://plus.google.com/b/106806778891980932500/communities/116361112326032452220
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This is a pretty cool new data explorer created by the USGS and ESRI that allows you to dig into a region's biophysical characteristics as derived from land cover, bioclimate, soils, etc. At first glance it's pretty simplistic but the ability to click on individual classes within the legends and highlight various areas at multiple scales is pretty impressive.
Explore the Ecological Tapestry of the World. Bioclimates +. Landforms +. Rock Type +. Land Cover +.
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