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big data

Twitter is an excellent way to gain insight into a wide variety of social phenomena. Data can be sliced in many different ways, looking at user, geography or topic/hashtag as well as diving down to the level of individual tweets. In fact, MapD originated when Todd Mostak needed to build a better interactive analysis tool to understand the Arab Spring. Streaming data from Twitter was added later. MapD recently released an open source Tweetmap Demo online showing roughly 390 m... read more

It's nearing the end of my summer as an intern at MapD, and looking back, I've learned quite a few essential engineering skills and completed some impactful work. At the top of my list of projects is a redesign of the Tweetmap Demo. Tweetmap is a living visualization of Twitter data built on top of MapD database technology. There are a lot of gems hidden in this dataset, including the path of the 2017 solar eclipse. The new Tweetmap is open source and serves as a guide for bu... read more

A few years back, the American Statistical Association put out a dataset of hundreds of millions of US airline flights from 1987 to 2008, as part of a supercomputing competition. The dataset includes every single flight record known by Bureau of Transportation Statistics for that two decade period; every prop plane, every jet plane, balloon or blimp. We wanted to put the MapD database and visualization software through its paces, as well as help you figure out whether your l... read more