Springer Bookmetrix

2015-10-14 / 0 comments

Bookmetrix is a new and unique platform that Springer developed in partnership with Altmetric. It offers you a comprehensive overview of the reach, usage and readership of your book or chapter by providing various book-level and chapter-level metrics all in one place. http://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors/book-authors-editors/bookmetrix

What is M2M / IoT / IoE?

2015-07-17 / 0 comments

M2M = “[…] modules, sensors, chipsets and SIMs using newtworked resources to connect machines to remote application platforms ” (Tavares 2014, p. 26). Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is used for automated data transmission and measurement between mechanical or electronic devices. The key components of an M2M system are: Field-deployed wireless devices with embedded sensors or RFID-Wireless…

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Google Ngram Viewer

2015-07-15 / 0 comments

Google Ngrams: Google Books Service to analyze arbitrary combinations of words against a subset of the Google Books corpus created for this application. Read a nice (german) description of how to use this service for scientific purposes @ Google Ngram Viewer Example: postal service, telecommunication, internet, email, www  

D3.js – Data Driven Documents

2015-07-10 / 0 comments

Great Java-Script Library with tons of visualizations. Check it out: http://d3js.org/ D3.js is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG, and CSS. D3’s emphasis on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework, combining…

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GeoNames Premium Web Services

2015-06-22 / 0 comments

Geonames provides a number of premium services with various service levels for commercial users of their data. A nice example of how they make money out of open (government) data.

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