As large collections of data come together, some very exciting and somewhat unexpected things happen. As data grow, the quality of predictions improves (less false positives, less false negatives), poor quality data start to become helpful, and computation can actually get faster as the number of records grows. Now, add to this, the "space-time-travel" data about how people move about, data that are being created by billions of mobile devices, and what becomes computable is outright amazing. As it turns out, geospatial data are analytic super-food.
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