Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Robert Rouse
3,184 followers -
Bible & Data Geek
Bible & Data Geek

3,184 followers
About
Robert's interests
View all
Robert's posts

Post has attachment
I made some updates to my Bible dashboards in Tableau: they're faster, viewable on mobile, and there are more search options.

I'm especially excited about map improvements. This upgrade is not much more than a new map background. Finding that resource led me to a treasure trove of data and tools I can use for a total revamp of Bible maps.

https://m.viz.bible/upgrades-to-skills-speed-and-searching-a99ba0da1571#.j07gtv4tu

Post has attachment
How God showed us his majesty in a meager little birdhouse.

Post has attachment
Stats on word usage in prayer.

Report: Average Christian Spends 37% Of Prayer Time Saying Word 'Just' | The Babylon Bee

Post has attachment
Some time ago I found a detailed digital map of the Roman Empire (http://dare.ht.lu.se/) and thought, "Wouldn't it be nice to have a map like that for biblical geography?" It's open-source, so I could use the available map as a background layer for New Testament periods. The problem is that you need a different map for each period.

Now, the same group (Pelagios) is developing map data that's time-based, similar to what I'd envision. See it in action here: http://bit.ly/2jFJuUQ Notice that there are over 100,000 places in the database.

There are less than 2,000 identifiable places in the Bible, making this idea seem more achievable. Stay tuned for updates as I work out a plan to build the backbone.

Photo
Photo
1/17/17
2 Photos - View album

Post has attachment
Here's a neat feature on biblewebapp.com: customize how to handle "you" singular or plural based on regional dialect. Check y'allselves!
Photo

Post has attachment
Merry Christmas! Enjoy this animated Christmas story based on the Gospel of Luke. +The Bible Project 

Post has attachment
It's not every day I get to record a podcast with the Chief Product Officer at a tech company valued at $3 billion. Naturally, we talked about office pranks and geeked out about databases and product development.

He's the most accessible executive I've ever heard of, spending around half his time just talking to customers (and partners like +InterWorks).

https://www.interworks.com/blog/interworks/2016/12/20/pyd22-francois-ajenstat-chief-product-officer-tableau

Post has attachment
Cool stuff released today:

Adobe XD for Windows - I've been using this app on my personal Mac for interactive mockups. Now I can use it on my PC at work, which is a great thing for me.

Project Felix - I've used 3D rendering interfaces like this before. They were easy to learn but way too expensive. Adobe CC is expensive too, but nowhere near the price of competitors.
Photo

Post has attachment
There are several informative, beautiful maps here. My favorites are the railroad and waterway tonnage because they're a little different than the kind I see most often and the insight jumps right out. I used ot work in the power industry and could never find data to map the whole power grid. I want to know how they got it!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/maps-of-american-infrastrucure/
Wait while more posts are being loaded