In addendum to my second article on hurricanes and data visualisation, I examine a rather epic fail relating to Hurricane Ophelia.
The second in a series on Data Visualisation and Hurricanes. Here we grapple with hurricane prediction and cover some issues with data visualisations that are intended to convey safety information to the public.
A robust argument against rainbow colourmaps using the Mona Lisa as a case study. Inspired by a Quora post by Hyunjun Ji.
The first of two articles looking at how data about hurricanes is displayed and communicated. This includes a worked example illustrating some of the issues that can arise when adopting a rainbow colour palette in data visualisation, specifically with respect to rainfall contour maps.
A review of some of the problems that can beset Data Lakes, together with some ideas about what to do to fix these from Dan Woods (Forbes), Paul Barth (Podium Data) and Dave Wells (Eckerson Group).
A retrospective of the 35 articles published on peterjamesthomas.com during the course of 2017, including the ones that the author enjoyed writing most.
Part two of three articles focussed on the structure and components of a Data Function, together with how they interact to support each other and business goals.
My attempt to navigate the maze of data and analytics terminology. Everything from algorithm to web analytics.
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