Using next-gen geodata for advanced network planning

Back when I was in my late teens–a time I now think of as “the dark ages”–the idea that every teenager would one day own a cell phone would have been incomprehensible. Cell phones were only seen in the back of limos, or on the ears of Gordon Gecko-esque Wall…

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Processing big data with GeoWave (part 1)

What happens when Big Data repositories become too big to analyze? GeoWave is a software library that connects the scalability of distributed computing frameworks and key-value stores with modern geospatial software to store, retrieve and analyze massive geospatial datasets.

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Eliminating malaria with the power of the crowd

The information health workers need is straightforward. Where do people live? How many people live there? Are those homes at risk for malaria? In rural Zambia, for instance, those are hard questions to answer. And for community health workers who need to know how many bed nets are needed or what…

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