Sparklines are word-sized charts that live in individual cells. This great feature was added to Excel in 2010 but still remains massively underutilized.
BusinessInsider.com is a financial news web site. But in the financial world, they use a lot of Microsoft Excel. So every once in a while they post one of their favorite features of Excel. Here is a good video on how to use VLOOKUP.
I remember some past discussions about finding kill boxes in Halo where in test people tended to get crushed in a certain area of the game so they would adjust the map so it wouldn’t be that hard. Now using power maps, you can put in your own custom background and map the geo-code data right on top. I love that.
HD Space Video
I can imagine using the HD Video from Space to review traffic patterns at shopping malls or sporting events. Being able to determine mining output or even farm fields and the success or failure of their crops.
Using identification technologies, creating models on top of these live images to assess the increase or decrease in movement/production.
Amazing, the next big thing in BIG DATA is coming soon.
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Enjoy the video, Patrick
I stumbled upon this the other day and thought this is worth sharing. This is exactly why I started my company because we wanted to do innovative insights like these. Check out the videos.