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Spotify’s ‘Serendipity’ shows you a map of people playing the same song in real-time

Citation: Serendipity is a map that shows when two Spotify users are listening to the same song at the same time — or more accurately, the two users must have started the same song within a tenth of a second.

#RealTime   #Maps   #Social  

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HealthMap software flagged Ebola 9 days before outbreak announced

Citation: The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health Organization formally announced the epidemic.

HealthMap uses algorithms to scour tens of thousands of social media sites, local news, government websites, infectious-disease physicians' social networks and other sources to detect and track disease outbreaks. Sophisticated software filters irrelevant data, classifies the relevant information, identifies diseases and maps their locations with the help of experts.

#EmergencyServices   #PredictiveAnalytics   #Maps   #Africa  

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Deadliest Ebola outbreak being driven by urbanisation

Citation: Ebola virus continues its rampage in West Africa. There were 1603 known cases as of last week, and there is no sign of the epidemic slowing. More than half of those infected have died.
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Another concern is that the virus could evolve into a more transmissible form. So far, there are no signs of this happening. The pressure the virus faces to successfully replicate in humans, says Andrew Rambaut of the University of Edinburgh, UK, is far greater than the pressure to transmit more readily.
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It's the magnitude of this outbreak that will make it hard to control, say epidemiologists. "As the number of cases goes up it will become harder to do effective contact tracing," says Rambaut, so the rate of spread could rise.
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So what has made this outbreak so big? The overriding factor could be urbanisation. In the past, village outbreaks remained small, unless people went to hospitals. "Population size and high mobility make it hard to do contact tracing," says Peter Walsh at the University of Cambridge. Cities provide more chances to spread the virus, something that may also have enabled the spread of HIV. According to the African Development Bank, the continent has had the world's highest urban growth rate for 20 years, and the proportion of Africans living in cities will rise from 36 per cent to 60 per cent by 2050.

#BlackSwanEvents   #Urbanisation #Maps   #Healthcare   #Africa  

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Vision of Humanity brings peace research to life, with interactive peace maps, ground breaking reports and the very latest news and videos pertaining to peace.

#Maps   #PositiveLocalImpact   #Transparency  

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10 Sites With Stunning Visual Data That Will Change Your World View: http://goo.gl/C8k1gN #DataVisualisation   #Maps   #Storytelling  

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Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.? #Maps   #USA    #Demographics  

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Nokia's Mapping Unit Buys Predictive Analytics Firm Medio

Citation: Looking to boost its ability to deliver personalized and contextual maps and services, Nokia’s mapping division, Here, has acquired Seattle-based real-time predictive analytics firm Medio Systems Inc. / #RealTime   #PredictiveAnalytics   #Mobile  
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“This next era of computing will be highly dependent on the personalization of services and products,” Del Prete said. “The combination of Here’s at-scale mapping platform and Medio’s predictive analytics is very powerful, and an important part of how technology will transform everyday experiences in the future.” / #Maps   #FutureTechnologies  
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In order to understand what a person might want and need at any given moment, Medio’s cloud-based analytics engine mines vast amounts of real-time activity data now available from sensors and connected devices, then serves it up as business intelligence that companies can use to make better, automated business decisions. / #Cloud   #InternetofThings   #Automation   #DecisionMaking   #BusinessIntelligence  
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“We are entering the age of what I call cognitive mapping, in which maps will understand their environment and anticipate people's intent in order to deliver interactive and smart location experiences,” said Michael Halbherr, CEO of Here. / #AnticipateChange  

Halbherr said Here is planning to extend Medio’s technology, which analyzes millions of connected devices and billions of interactions on the go to, so the company can deliver highly personalized maps and location services for whatever people face throughout their days. / #BigData  

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Uber mobile app/service frustrates London taxi drivers

An example of true  #DisruptiveInnovation .

#Logistics #Mobile #Maps #AnticipateChange   #UK   

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As London taxi drivers strike over Uber, Uber launches a service for London taxi drivers to use.

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Urbanization will drive more logistics spending

Citation: Over the course of just one decade, spending on logistics in urban areas will more than double, according to a new report (2013) from Frost & Sullivan's Visionary Innovation Group. The research firm forecasts that urban logistics expenditures will increase from $2.55 trillion in 2010 to $5.98 trillion by 2020. / #Logistics  
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By 2025, the report predicts, three out of five people will live in urban areas, and there will be 35 "mega cities" across the globe. Those cities are expected to have a minimum of 500 million daily deliveries. "To meet that kind of volume, logistics companies must consolidate their delivery and [segment] their fleets," said Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst Archana Vidyasekar. "Companies will also adopt innovative last-mile options, such as the use of self-collection locker boxes or 'lifestyle couriers' where people volunteer to deliver goods." / #Urbanisation   #DriveInnovation  
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The report said that by 2025, consumers will have multiple connected devices that will provide them with an "omnichannel touch point" with suppliers, making it possible to order goods from anywhere at any time. As technology becomes more proactive and connectivity influences every stage of supply chain activity, logistics will have to become agile enough to provide spontaneous, "on the move" deliveries. "Route planning and scheduling will become imperative," Vidyasekar said. Technologies like traffic-predicting tools, RFID tags, GPS devices, road sensors, bar codes, geofencing, and location-based tracking will help companies optimize trips and ensure they are going as planned. In cases of unexpected disruptions, on-board vehicle telematics will allow deliveries to be redirected or rescheduled, she added. / #SupplyChain   #InternetofThings   #PredictiveAnalytics   #GeoData   #Maps  

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Using Predictive Analytics to Combat Rodents in Chicago

Citation: In partnership with the Event and Pattern Detection Laboratory (EPD Lab) at Carnegie Mellon University, Chicago’s Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) is taking on a predictive approach to the “war on rats.”  By using data in innovative ways to help keep rat populations down, Chicago is putting to use a new strategy that can not only enhance rodent control initiatives, but add precision to other strategies that address a wide range of urban problems.  / #DriveInnovation   #Urbanisation   #Research  
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These inquiries serve as the analytics team’s foundation for predictive analytics strategies.  Thanks to 311 data, DoIT and the EPD Lab are developing models that predict both where rat populations are high and when rat populations can potentially spike.  Furthermore, by providing an eventual geospatial representation of these models, the City can visualize on a map where and when rats strike.   This can hugely benefit the operations of Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation, which manages the city’s large rodent baiting program.  / #DataVisualisation   #Maps  
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Prediction also provides the City with the opportunity to introduce new, enhanced practices that capitalize on data that could maximize efficiency and lower costs.  In many cities, a common model for responding to 311 inquiries is a reactive “first-come, first-serve” model; that is, requests are processed in the order of which they were received.  For rat baiting, this means that rat baiting teams usually process reports of rats chronologically within an assigned area.  / #PredictiveAnalytics   #EmergencyServices  
#USA  

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