Author Archives: Mercy Beckham

Ethics and Sensitivity

My recent speech on ethics seemed to have touch some nerves. It was that I touched “uncomfortable” topics and very specifically –swastika, syphilis, and voter fraud commission. Suggestion was given to stick to neutral topics. I thought this post would … Continue reading

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Custom Geocoding Tips and Tricks

Tableau has geocodes in the maps database for cities with population greater than 15,000. If you are working with rural or small-town USA data, your points will not be mapped. I had some fun(?!) with custom geocoding. When you look … Continue reading

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US Airports

United States have 172 Large airports clustered around the coasts and metropolitan cities, 686 medium airports spread among major cities, and 13,890 small airports scattered across the country. If you look at the point distribution of airports across United States, … Continue reading

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Ethics in Big Data Analytics

Here are the slides from my session yesterday on Ethics in Big Data Analytics for DAMA Philadelphia.

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Cha-ching

As an avid numismatic, I love the United States Mint in Philadelphia. My husband knows where to buy gifts for me 😊 To celebrate the 225th Anniversary of United States Mint in the data way, here is the story in … Continue reading

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Thou Shall Not Covet

Both my husband and my sister are huge fans of crime stories. In those rare family vacations, they like to binge watch “ID”. Last week while I was ironing his shirts, there was this crime story on TV in which … Continue reading

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Global Significant Earthquakes

Global Significant Earthquake database by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration compiled the dataset of significant earthquakes that rocked the world since 2150 BCE to present. Pacific ring of fire has more pronounced tsunamis triggered by earthquakes. The story is here.

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