MapBrief™

Geography · Economics · Visualization

Category: Geography

Geographically Balancing Supply and Demand: Car Sharing in Denver

How do you geographically match supply and demand in the new sharing economy? For lodging, the old way was to have a fixed number of hotel rooms whose prices rise as the beds fill up. The new way is having AirBnB email potential providers of rooms and informing them of demand spikes in their local area […]

5 Mapping Industry Trends I Saw At JS.Geo

Wait long enough to blog a conference, and you’ll find others have beat you to it.  Bill, Derek, and the folks at Cesium have done a great job with both talk-by-talk reviews as well as a few big picture reflections here, here, and here.  In addition, we posted most of the talk decks/links here.  As […]

Why We’re Smarter on Sunday: Sports Analytics & Business Analytics, Part I

We all remember when we first fell in love with tabular data. For me it was the list of baseball batting averages of every major league player that was published in the Sunday newspaper. Still in church clothes, I’d commandeer the sports section and, donut in hand (the other Sunday indulgence), spend the next twenty-five […]