Visual Crossing Maps allow users to show and analyze the impact of hurricanes

Determining Hurricane Impact Risk in Visual Crossing

A hot topic this season is hurricane risk and impact. Due to the massive damage caused by multiple hurricanes in the 2017 season, businesses and organizations are scrambling to get data on how it affects them. This is one of the classic cases where geographical analysis goes far beyond typical business intelligence.  The ability to do advanced analysis such as a distance buffer capture of data along the path of the storm is invaluable.  Grids and charts simply cannot give enough detail and cannot organize the data geographically.  In this blog entry, we will explore how our customers analyze storms using map tools such as Visual Crossing.

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Map drill from region, state to zip

Using distance-based heat maps and hotspots for improved data analytics

Heat maps and hotspots can be of great value to business users but they often get pushed aside in the GIS world as being statistically insignificant. The complaints of heatmaps relate to with smoothing algorithms as well as the interpolation of data points as not being based on real data. This is true in many cases, but we will discuss the Visual Crossing implementation of heatmaps and why it is different and how we enable our customers to gain significant business value.

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Map drill from region, state to zip

What to expect in the new Visual Crossing for SAP release

This week we will be releasing a major update for the Visual Crossing platform for SAP. Here are the main features we have added to expand the depth of the SAP integration and added major features for cloud based users.

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Map drill from region, state to zip

Map Drilling - give your users more than simple zooming

If you are a user of a Business Intelligence (BI) system like MicroStrategy or SAP, one thing clear is that BI users love their drilling. The ability to start at a simple, high-level dataset and drill down into details has become an invaluable staple of data analysts. Maps are also an essential part of business solutions so it also makes sense that users expect to drill on maps as well - combining the power of drilling and simple map navigation like zooming and panning creates an easy-to-use but extraordinarily powerful analytical experience.

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Visual Crossing Map deeply embedded into Microsoft Excel

Getting started with Maps for Microsoft Excel

Learn how to get started with Visual Crossing map and geospatial analysis in Microsoft Excel.

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