Abdishakur Hassan
Geographic Information System Expert at Somali National Bureau of Statistics
Expertise: Geospatial Data Science
Education: University of Gothenburg

Abdishakur Hassan is an urban planning and geospatial data science consultant. Currently Hassan works with Somalia’s National Bureau of Statistics as a geographic information system (GIS) expert. Previously, Hassan worked with the UN Refugee Agency as a data visualization and design developer. He also worked in geographic information system project manager for the UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Program). Hassan has worked in data science and geospatial information systems since 2012. He was also a lecturer at Mogadishu University where he taught research methods for undergraduate students in economics and management science from 2012 – 2016. Hassan earned his master’s degree in geography, urban and environmental geography from the University of Gothenburg. 

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Mar 07, 2023
We use cluster analysis in machine learning, image analysis, data mining and pattern recognition. Here’s how it works and when you’ll find it most useful.
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Mar 01, 2023
A command-line interface (CLI) allows you to navigate, run programs or configure your computer system by entering text commands. Here’s what makes a CLI distinct from a GUI.
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Feb 06, 2023
Extrapolation is a statistical technique used in data science to estimate values of data points beyond the range of the known values in the data set.
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Feb 06, 2023
Geospatial Intelligence provides transformative insights by connecting location data with other spatial and non-spatial data. This is how it works.
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Data architecture helps companies leverage their data as a strategic asset, translate the data into an effective model and build their data strategy.
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Dec 21, 2022
Statistical analysis helps you pull meaningful insights from data. The process involves working with data and deducing numbers to tell quantitative stories.
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Next time, use one line of code to automate your EDA. Here’s how.