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Using Vertica Place to Avoid Cambridge Parking Tickets

Using data sets, the geospatial functionality in Vertica, and R, I was able to create a visualization that provides insight into which metered parking spaces get the most tickets.

Using Looker to Leverage Vertica Capabilities: ORC Reader, Flex Tables, and Place

Want some hints about how to use Looker to visualize data in your Vertica database? The Looker user community, known as Looker Discourse, has published three articles that explain how to use Looker with these Vertica features: ORC reader, Flex tables, and Geospatial functions and data

Using Big Data Analytical Tools for Predicting Potential Global Distribution of an Amphibian Pathogen

During the summer of 2015, I participated in an internship program with HP Vertica. Most interns assisted in software development, but my primary goal was to use HP Vertica, HP Vertica Place, and HP Distributed R to address an ecological problem

High Resolution Mapping of Biological Diversity with Vertica Place

A central goal in ecology and biogeography is to understand the distribution and diversity of biological organisms. In this blog, we use HP Vertica Place, along with R visualization techniques, to gain insight into biological data.

Using Geospatial Data to Perform a Spatial Analysis with Vertica Place – Boston Potholes

Today, more and more cities, companies, and citizen scientists are collecting geospatial data. From industry-leading businesses, to athletes tracking their runs as they train for a marathon, vast amounts of geospatial data are being collected each day. HP Vertica Place can help you analyze your geospatial data and gain insight into real-world challenges.

Using Location Data with Vertica Place

A couple of weeks ago, I went to my favorite museum in the Boston area to see a new exhibition. While I was there, I noticed a lot of visitors walking through the museum using self-guided tours on handheld devices. I knew that the museum rented such devices to visitors, but I hadn’t thought about how the museum could use these devices to gather information about visitor behavior. Because I’ve been working on HP Vertica’s geospatial functionality, HP Vertica Place, I wondered what kind of insight the museum might be able to gather from their visitors’ spatial relationship with the museum and its artwork.