If you have ever tried to parse XML using SSIS and/or SQL Server, and found it to be a little tedious, then you may want to try using ‘Power Query’ for your XML parsing. 492 more words
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The Internet of Things: what does it mean for libraries? (and not forgetting Linked Data and the Semantic Web!)
The other day, I bought a new electric toothbrush. I looked online at the various types available and found a toothbrush with a bluetooth connection to an app on a smartphone, so I could record how often and how well I brush my teeth!* 614 more words
The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) has released a huge amount of collection data to the general public. Under Creative Commons Zero.
“This data release includes all of the works that have been both accessioned into MoMA’s collection and cataloged in our database. 31 more words
What on Earth are coordinate systems and which one should I use? Part 2/3. Choosing the right coordinate system.
Here I’ve made a collection of common problems I’ve found with data sets, projections and coordinate systems on my spatial data journey. I suggest some ways to solve them. 855 more words
Canonical example of apophenia: a ‘human face’ recognized on the surface of Mars (photo: NASA, 25 July 25, 1976, Wikipedia Commons)
In a book from 1890 the French sociologist and criminologist Gabriel Tarde was already recording the rise of information surplus and envisioning a bright future for the discipline of statistics as the new eye of mass media (that is as a new computational or algorithmic eye,we would say today). 582 more words