Revolution #19: Subnational Sleuthing: A quick primer of GeoData

In 2015, the United Nations unveiled 17 goals, titled the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for member nations to strive towards in the quest towards sustainable development. These goals target entire subdivisions in the field of international development and aid such as gender equality, poverty reduction, and clean energy solutions. To ensure that these goals are […]

Summer Progress – New Data & More

Things get quiet over the summer in academia, but we’ve been making strong progress on GeoQuery features, data and more.  A few things to look forward to this coming Fall: -> A new release of the GeoBoundaries dataset, including full integration with the GeoQuery tool -> New datasets for precipitation and temperature extending up to […]

Revolution #16: Breaking Boundaries

Written by Rachel Oberman and Seth Goodman Statistics By Rachel Oberman Maps By Leigh Seitz, John Napoli, Josh Panganiban, Graham Melville, Grace Grimsley, Lauren Hobbs Brave explorer and want to jump straight to the data? Check out our early alpha soft launch at: http://geoquery.org/geoboundaries/. Every Sunday, nine students pile into a tiny lab in Williamsburg, Virginia […]

Revolution #15: Code Spaghetti

I happened across a nice graphic over on codeproject.com that helpfully illustrates the types of development processes we use for GeoQuery. Enter “how much engineering does my software need”: Different elements of GeoQuery are engineered to different standards depending on two key factors: (1) if we believe it will be a long-term element of the […]

Revolution #13: “The Cloud”

We’ve had a lot of buzz around the office this week about the cloud, generally fostered by our discovery of paperspace (a cool startup that makes rolling your own computers in the cloud much easier).  We’ve dabbled with AWS, Google Compute, and a few other offerings before, but we’re constantly asked (at conferences and internally) […]

Revolution #11: The Holiday Season

With the holidays soon upon us, I wanted to briefly reflect on the pattern of users we’ve seen over the year – it’s been very busy, and very exciting.  The takeaway is, we had 944 users put in 3,098 requests for data since we went live. Not just surprising, but shocking to us that we’ve seen […]