Posts by Craig Bloodworth

Mapping UK Airspace

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014

As somebody who’s always fascinated by the possibilities & potential of combining mapping and data visualisation knowing somebody who has some fun geo-data leads to some interesting discussions. Knowing somebody who works for the popular European airline Easyjet leads to hours spent thinking of all the possibilities. In one of our more recent discussions Paul Chapman told me: “Britain has the most crowded airspace in Europe. In July there are typically 30,000 which overfly European airspace with one in four of these flying over the UK. The total distance flown by these aircraft is...

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Another set of FREE Alteryx Training sessions for Tableau Users

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014

Now available in September, October, November and December SIGN UP TODAY for our FREE Alteryx training for Tableau users.  These sessions are always popular and we have recently organised several bookings with our training centre in central London to bring you the great opportunity to learn how to use this fantastic tool! We have availability on the following dates: Friday 26th September Friday 24th October Friday 28th November This unique training opportunity is brought to you courtesy of The Information Lab. Email us at info@theinformationlab.co.uk to confirm your place. Get to Know...

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Like to Tableau in Double Click Time?

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014

The Information Lab are not just proud to sponsor the Tableau London conference #DATA14UK, we’re excited to bring our Tableau speed challenge back for a second year. In 2013 we were inspired by the outcome and anticipate being blown away again this year. How does it work? The challenge is simple. Create this 3 chart dashboard as fast as possible How do I enter? Turn up at the London Tableau Conference 7-9 July and visit the Information Lab stand. Can I win anything? Isn’t the admiration of your fellow data geeks enough? OK, how about a Sonos PLAY:5 wireless hi-fi system. And for...

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What Tableau 8.2 Maps Mean for the UK

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014

Tableau are on the verge of releasing Desktop & Server 8.2 to the world with many new features including the PowerPoint killer (my opinion…open for debate) Story Points, updated connection experience and dedicated Mac build. For those of you who use and enjoy Tableau’s single click mapping capability you will also be interested to hear that the background maps have had a complete refresh. Some of the main updates were recently posted by Mike Klaczynski of Tableau but lets take a look at what these changes mean for the end user and especially those of us in the UK. Totally New...

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Data Viz Truly Can Blow You Away

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014

When you bring Alteryx, Tableau and Mapbox into your data project anything is possible. Check out our visualisation of 24 hours of UK storms

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