Category Archives: Data

What would McHarg do?

designWithNatureBookIan L. McHarg grew up in Clydebank, Glasgow and after serving in the Second World War went on to study and practice Landscape Architecture in the US. His ideas were influential in modern Landscape Architecture, Planning and Design, and his 1969 book Design With...
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Are you data rich and information poor?

We are living in an era of big and voluminous data of a huge variety. You are possibly drowning in tables and data portals at work that are supposed to provide you with the answers you need. Data is no longer the preserve of government. It’s not just a luxury for larger companies. Data availability,...
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Our ten top tips for managing address data

1. Standardise, standardise, standardise. Train your staff to understand why it matters which field they post the postcode into. Spend time creating standard protocols for titling, addressing, multiple occupancy, etc and it will pay dividends in avoiding duplicates and non-matches later.   2. Design your database with its final end use in mind – optimise for querying,...
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