Demystifying Data Science

& Putting it to Work 

Guido Stein

Geospatial Data Alchemist

Applied Geographics, Inc.

Spring NEARC 2018

Hands up!!!

Geographic

Information

System

First Class Data Type

1992

Oracle 7 adds SDO

2001

PostGIS adds spatial types to PostGRES

2008

SQL Server adds Spatial Data Types

2017

MongoDB adds GeoJSON

 

What does a GIS Analyst do?

  • Data Collection
  • Data Cleanup
  • Data Analysis

What does a Data Scientist do?

  • Data collection
  • Data cleanup
  • Data analysis

You are a Data Scientist!

Demystifying Data Science

  • Definitions
  • Tools
  • Resources

Mysticism

Mysticism is popularly known as becoming one with God or the Absolute, but may refer to any kind of ecstasy or altered state of consciousness which is given a religious or spiritual meaning.

Science

Science

  • Problem
  • Idea
  • Iterate
  • Solution or Understanding
  • Reproducible

Data

Structured Data

Semi-Structured Data

Unstructured Data

Big Data

Analysis 

 

Data

 

Data

Data

Data

Data

Question

Understanding

Data

Data

Data

Data

 

Data

 

Synthesis

Analytics

Business Information (BI)

Data Science

"Data science is a multidisciplinary field that combines the latest innovations in advanced analytics, including machine learning and artificial intelligence, with high-performance computing and visualizations"

Chambers, Michele, et al. Breaking Data Science Open. O’Reilly Media, Inc., 2017.

ArcGIS API for Python