Explore everything that's happening in the Neo4j community for the week of 26 May 2018 including West Africa Leaks from the ICIJ, an online meetup about the GQL proposal, a Deep Drive into the Geospatial Data Type, analysis of CoinMarketCap data, and more.
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ICIJ West Africa Leaks
Read about ICIJ: West Africa Leaks
Earlier this week the ICIJ released West Africa Leaks, a bid
to shine a light on abuses of trust and ethics by business
and political leaders in 15 countries. datanami have an
interview with Will Lyon in which he explains how the
techniques used can also be applied by large banks and
retailers to spot fraudulent activity
in their systems.
Deep Dive: Neo4j 3.4 Geospatial Data Type
Deep Dive into Geospatial
David Allen takes a deep dive into the geospatial data type
that was introduced in Neo4j 3.4. David starts by showing
how to create points via Cypher’s LOAD CSV command,
before computing distances between points
on the globe. He concludes the post by
suggesting different applications that can be
built with this new functionality.
Stefan Dreverman loads data from the CoinMarketCap API
into Neo4j and shows how to query the database to find
the current exchange rate between two Crypto currencies.
He goes on to visualise this exchange rate over time and
suggests other uses of the dataset, such
as Portfolio based balanced switching and
Spotting low cap high potentials.
Analyzing CoinMarketCap data with Neo4j,
Read the blog post
GQL Online Meetup
Watch the interview
In this week’s online meetup Amy Hodler interviewed
Alastair Green, Stefan Plantikow, and Petra Selmer about
the GQL proposal that was published last week. In the
session the authors explain why they came
up with the proposal, how languages such
as Tinkerpop fit into the picture, and the
next steps for the project.
Atlas: A smart GIS system based on OpenStreetMap
Read about Atlas
Mihai Raulea wrote a blog post in which he shows how to
use Neo4j to build Atlas, a smart GIS system based on
OpenStreetMap. In the article Mihai gives an introduction
to graphs, explains the use cases this
graph would serve, and goes through
some the modelling decisions taken.
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This Week in Neo4j - 26th May 2018