Archive for December 19, 2018

How Often Do You Use the Maps App on Your Phone?

Written by Chad on . Posted in Demographic reporting, Geospatial analysis software, Spatial analysis

The Google Trips app, which was originally created in the year 2016, is categorized as a an orienteering algorithm. With the use of the latest location intelligence software this application and others like it map out a day’s worth of recommended activities for tourists. As teams of programmers work on maximizing the quality of the worst day, for example, they can help the user avoid going back to the same neighborhood to see different sites.
A recent article in The New York Times reports on the Master of Algorithms Donald Knuth. This icon who has been working in the technology industry for 50 years has inspired his former students who themselves draw inspiration from an algorithm that is 300 years old and was created by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler. In his time, Euler sought to map a route through a Prussian city that would cross each of its seven bridges only once. Today, of course