From Gossip to Gospel

From Gossip to Gospel

A brief exploration of how unsubstantiated statements can enter the scientific literature and rapidly take on an air of reliability, in only three generations. In 1675, Isaac Newton famously said “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of...
Seaway distances with PostgreSQL

Seaway distances with PostgreSQL

Seaway distance, or the shortest route between two points via water, is an important measure of risk for disease spread between aquaculture establishments. Salmon aquaculture, for example, is usually located in complex fjords, which means that there are numerous...
Temporo-spatial visualisation of disease outbreaks

Temporo-spatial visualisation of disease outbreaks

In epidemiology, analysis of data by space (mapping) and by time (e.g. epidemic curves) are seen as essential tools for understanding disease dynamics and causal factors. However, temporo-spatial visualisation has been less commonly used because of the complexity of...