Friday, January 08, 2010

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Random links which I hope you enjoy.

Top 20 Best-Selling Vehicles of 2009

Complications of stomach cancer did him in.
"Mr. Yamaguchi said he was less than 2 miles away from ground zero. His eardrums were ruptured and his upper torso was burned by the blast, which destroyed most of the city’s buildings and killed 80,000 people.

Mr. Yamaguchi spent the night in a Hiroshima bomb shelter and returned to his hometown of Nagasaki the following day, according to interviews he gave over the years. The second bomb, known as “Fat Man,” was dropped on Nagasaki on Aug. 9, killing 70,000 people there."

(Spatial analysis is one component of GIS... i.e. what I do for a living. Check out this snippet from an ESRI blog post... the Microsoft of GIS software click on the title for the final results)

Select the 12th BIG TEN School with ESRI Business Analyst!

by Kyle Watson
Ah the BIG TEN. The major collegiate athletic conference that isn't vewy good at math (currently 11 teams) is looking to add a 12th. Who will it be? The rumored suspects are Missouri, Rutgers, Pitt, Syracuse, Cincinnati, Iowa State, and Notre Dame. I've even heard the Detroit Lions threw their name in the hat?

So let's have some fun using Business Analyst Desktop to analyze the potential suitors. First, I added the existing and potential conference locations using the "Store Setup - empty layer" feature. There I went clicking on the map, building a database, all the while using the ArcGIS Online imagery to pan and find the college campuses. Then I added all the respective states using the Standard Levels of Geography Trade Area tool. Here's a nice map showing this:

Digital Revolution? Kindle Ebooks Outsell Real Books on Christmas
Mashable! by Ben Parr

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