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    Pelo professor Antônio Caldas, do curso Produção de Cartografias e Análise de Mapas Atualmente a plataforma Google Maps, criada em 2005, é um dos maiores repositórios de geoinformações do mundo. Utilizado diariamente por milhares de pessoas, uma das vantagens de dominar as funcionalidades dos mapas online e imagens de satélite da Google Inc. estão no fato
  • Analyzing Social Media in R

    It goes without saying that the internet itself is one of the richest datasets available to anybody interested in data analysis and research. Of particular interest are social media websites, which are a treasure trove of information. Well, the good news is that some of this information is free to use, and it is very

  • Text Analysis – The Parliamentarians’ speeches during the impeachment voting session

    Journalist and political science teacher, Fábio Vasconcelos, published a quick analysis on the blog Na Base dos Dados which we created on the parliamentarians’ speeches during the impeachment voting session in the Chamber of Deputies on 17th April. For the curious, the database was the Chamber of Deputies’ PDF (yes, believe it or not). I tried to

  • Public Budget Analysis course

    Understanding the processes of formulating and executing the federal public budget is fundamental for government relations professionals. Firstly, knowledge of the topic is paramount to understand the country’s current political and economic setting. The federal budget is constantly on display in the main media outlets. As an example, recent news regarding the 2015 public deficit;

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