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This Week in Neo4j - 26th May 2018

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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This Week in Neo4j - 26th May 2018

  1. 1. This Week in Neo4j 26th May 2018
  2. 2. Mark Needham Developer Relations Engineer at Neo4j / @markhneedham 2
  3. 3. The week's graph database news in one handy slide deck! Find the archive at
  4. 4. Featured community member: Jérôme Baton Learn more about Jérôme
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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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