Robert Allison

4月 212017
 

You've got a database containing the addresses of all your customers ... but how can you plot them on a map or analyze them spatially? First, you'll need to convert the address into a numeric coordinate (latitude & longitude). SAS can do that ... with Proc Geocode! But before we [...]

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4月 192017
 

You're sitting in a line of cars at the intersection, waiting for the light to change - when it finally turns green, the 2nd car just sits there for several seconds until someone honks at them, and then they scoot through the light  ... but everyone behind them has to [...]

The post People using smartphones while driving - the numbers are in! appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

4月 182017
 

A new prospective customer enters their personal information on your web page, and they want to have a sales rep contact them ... but you need to know which sales region they're in, so you can assign them to a sales team. Now, multiply that by thousands of prospective customers! [...]

The post Your mapping toolkit tip #5 - determine which sales region your customers are in appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

4月 142017
 

You've probably all seen the images of the passenger being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight, to make room for airline staff flying on standby. The incident caused quite a bit of negative publicity, and quickly wiped out a quarter billion $ of the airline's market value. But did [...]

The post Airlines involuntarily bumping passengers off flights - let's look at the data... appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

4月 132017
 

SAS provides a map for each country, but there are likely other maps you want to use that SAS does not provide. If you have other maps in the Esri shapefile format, you're in luck - you can import those maps and use them! In this blog post I share [...]

The post Your mapping toolkit tip #4 - importing maps into SAS appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

4月 122017
 

In recent versions of SAS/Graph, we have been shipping new/updated maps of each country, with 2 levels of detail (such as state & county, or province & division). But what if you only want a map showing the higher level of detail? In this blog post I share my third [...]

The post Your mapping toolkit tip #3 - removing internal borders appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

4月 112017
 

Have you ever seen a map that just didn't look right to you? Perhaps the map area seemed squished or stretched? Perhaps this was because they used a different map projection than you were accustomed to. Or maybe the map coordinates weren't projected at all. In this blog post I [...]

The post Your mapping toolkit Tip #2 - projecting your map appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

4月 112017
 

With the advent of things like car GPS & Google Maps, and a steady supply of nice maps from certain news sources (such as the New York Times), people have finally embraced the idea that mapping data can be very useful. And if you are into data visualization, you have [...]

The post Your mapping toolkit Tip #1 - reducing border complexity appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

4月 062017
 

For those of you who don't have SAS/Graph's Proc GMap, I recently showed how to 'fake' a variety of maps using Proc SGplot polygons. So far I've written blogs on creating: pretty maps, gradient shaded choropleth maps, and maps with markers at zip codes. And now (by special request from [...]

The post Drawing paths on a map using SGplot appeared first on SAS Learning Post.

3月 312017
 

If you're into data visualization, here's something that might interest you - a free eBook showing several ways to use SAS to visually analyze your data. (Did I mention it's FREE?!?!) We've picked juicy chapters from several books and upcoming books (and a few other sources), to show you what [...]

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